Courses & Units

Supply Chain and Logistics Management ZAA254

Cradle Coast, Launceston


This unit will provide you with an understanding of how organisations manage the supply chain and logistics processes associated with manufactured and purchased goods, ensuring the successful flow of materials between organisations and external suppliers. The logistics aspects and methodologies you will be exposed to include manufacturing demand planning, inventory and stock control, packaging, warehousing, distribution networks, transportation, value chains and managing supplier relationships. You will also consider how current and future use of technologies and automated processes in the logistics environment can be utilised to achieve logistics improvements for the organisation.
In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit builds on concepts of learning through practice in Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences.
You will be introduced to:
- discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences
- concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others
- the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice
- the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice.
You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual .


Unit name Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Unit code ZAA254
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Business and Management UC
Coordinator Mr Rene Kling
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and articulate the activities associated with successful supply chain and logistics management practices in the organisation.
  • Investigate and critically analyse solutions to supply chain and logistics challenges in organisations.
  • Evaluate and apply practice and discipline-based skills to recommend a range of technological and operational improvements to current supply chain and logistics operations.
  • Reflect on and communicate relevant behaviours and skills to supply chain and logistics practices.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
089901 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $2,702.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

On-campus students: Weekly 1 hour tutorials; 2 x half to full day workshops per semester.

Off-campus students: Weekly 1 hour online tutorials.

AssessmentAT3: Logistics Improvement Project (50%)|AT1: Site Visit Observation, Overview and Reflection (20%)|AT2: Case Study: Logistics Problem Business Report (30%)
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