Graduate Diploma in Integrated Freight Systems Management

Course N19AA (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Year and Campus: 2011 - Hawthorn
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 100 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


Associate Professor Sophia Everett.


Melbourne Consulting and Custom Programs

Level 3, 442 Auburn Rd Hawthorn

Phone: 9810 3300


Course Overview:

Please note: this course is currently closed and MCCP is not accepting enrolments. The last intake into this course was Sem 1, 2010.

The GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN INTEGRATED FREIGHT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT is an advanced degree that focuses on understanding the dynamics and structure of chain and supply chain systems. Particularly, it focuses on the role of third party service providers traditional transport and logistics operators such as trucking firms, railroads, shipping lines, airlines and ports for example and on the ways and means by which these firms achieve efficiency and business success in their supply chains and in their markets.

There is a desperate need in the freight industry for a change in the mindset that sees only efficiency in handling and storage and freight movement activities as the essential goal of management. This mindset perpetuates segmented, atomistic chains and freight systems. But all freight moves in corporately structured chains and supply chains from seller to buyer and final customer; and it is the chain, not the individual firm in the chain, that delivers value to the buyer. The critical and pressing task for those involved in managing the movement of freight is to ensure the integration of chain functions and operations to the extent possible on a sustainable basis. This view informs this program.


Its objectives are to understand:

  • The bases of chain and supply chain integration and disintegration'
  • Ways and means of integrating the activities of different firms to ensure value delivery to buyers, sellers and to third party service providers
  • The critical factors that can deliver business success in equitable environments on a sustainable basis.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Students must successfully complete the equivalent of 100 points to be awarded the Graduate Diploma. Half of the 100 points required will be awarded as credit for successful completion of a relevant graduate certificate or for completion of a relevant undergraduate degree and/or recognition of professional experience as detailed under Entry Requirements. The remaining 50 points are awarded for successful completion of the three following subjects
360838 Advanced Chain Systems Management (16.7 points)
360839 Investment Planning for Chain Systems (16.7 points)
360840 Business Success in Supply Chains (16.7 points)

Subject Options:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Entry Requirements: Successful completion of:
  • The Graduate Certificate in Integrated Freight Systems Management; or
  • The Graduate Certificate in Urban Freight Systems Management; or
  • The Graduate Certificate in Bulk Freight Systems Management, or

An equivalent Graduate Certificate

OR completion of a relevant undergraduate degree and at least two years relevant documented professional work experience.

OR recognition of Professional Experience pathway as required for entry to a Masters level course.

Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:
Further Study: Students can articulate into the Master of Integrated Freight Systems Management.
Graduate Attributes: • Respect for truth, intellectual integrity and ethical behaviour,
• Intellectual curiosity and creativity,
• Willingness and ability to use their skills and knowledge for constructive public purposes, and
• An appreciation of the world outside their national, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Professional Accreditation: NA
Generic Skills: Please refer to the subjects offered in this course.
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