This IIE qualification is suitable for students who would like to pursue a career in the logistics and supply chain management industry. Graduates are enabled to work within a variety of logistics and supply chain related positions with demonstrable hands-on skills in functions related to retailing, merchandising, or distribution.





The skills shortage in the business, economics, and management sector of the South African economy provides an opportunity for the graduates of Logistics and Supply Chain Management qualifications to enter the world of work. As a result, there is a need for skilled logistics and supply chain management graduates to fulfil the high demand and needs within the South African economy.




  • Customs clerk
  • Scheduling clerk
  • Provisions clerk
  • Junior buyer
  • Procurement officer
  • Warehouse assistant manager
  • Assistant facilities manager
  • Assistant distribution manager
  • Assistant supply chain manager
  • Logistics administrator
  • Planner



Full-time: This is a three-year full-time qualification offered by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) at IIE Rosebank College. Full-time lectures take place during the day on weekdays at the following campuses: Braamfontein, Bloemfontein, Pretoria CBD, Cape Town, Durban, Polokwane, Pietermaritzburg, and Nelson Mandela Bay.


Online/Distance: This IIE qualification is available through IIE Distance Learning for individuals wanting to study and work. Speak to one of our student advisors for more information.



The IIE Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 360-credit qualification on Level 6 (SAQA ID No:  111308). On successful completion you will receive a Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), a leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.



The Independent Institute of Education (THE IIE) offers you the opportunity to start with a higher certificate and progress into a diploma or degree.  There are several pathways offered at IIE Rosebank College that enable access to higher-level qualifications.  Speak to the student advisor for more information.



The following is required to be considered for admission:

Minimum Admission Requirements EnglishNotes
NSC: Diploma with30% 
NC(V): Diploma pass with 40% 
SC: Endorsement -none with33.3% 
SC(a): Diploma passA minimum of 30% in LOLT in NSC/ SC(a) OR with a min. of 33.3% in SC.
InternationalA SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence with 30% or equivalent in English.
Alternatively, a cognate Higher Certificate (or equivalent) or Advanced Certificate may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to diploma studies.If discipline not cognate at least 20% of credits must be academic literacy or numeracy related.
Senate Discretionary AdmissionsMature Age ExemptionCandidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate or equivalent, attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years' work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communication skills; OR Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Where candidates do not satisfy the formal admission requirements for this qualification, The IIE may consider an admission application in terms of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer, Recognition of Prior Learning and Qualification Completion Policy (IIE010).
USAf approved cognate foundation programmeCandidates who have completed an USAf approved cognate foundation programme from a registered and accredited provider may be admitted.
Transfer studentsCandidates who have successfully completed at least 120 credits on the first year of a cognate 3- year diploma may be admitted.  However, if a student completed less than 120 credits, the admission criteria on the NSC or equivalent or higher certificate or advanced certificate apply.
OQSF qualificationsCandidates with an OQSF Level 5 cognate qualification may be admitted, provided the OQSF qualification has at least 120 credits at NQF Level 5.
General Education Development (GED) - An USA qualification developed by the American Council on Education (ACE)Candidates with a GED qualification may be admitted if they have a SAQA Evaluation certificate with NSC L4 equivalence as well as A score of at least 38 for Academic Literacy (AL) and a score of at least 38 for Quantitative Literacy (QL).

​Candidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate or equivalent, attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years' work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communication skills; OR Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.



Programme Type



  • Quantitative Thinking and Techniques
  • Digital and Academic Literacy
  • Marketing Principles
  • Supply Chain Management 1A: Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Business Management 1
  • Supply Chain Management 1B: Operations Management
  • Logistics Management 1A: Introduction to Logistics Management

Introduction to Economics

  • Supply Chain Management 2A: Procurement Management
  • Business Information Systems
  • Retail Management
  • Logistics Management 2A: Transportation Economics
  • Logistics Management 2B: Business Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management 2B: Inventory Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Work-Integrated Learning

  • Business Management 2A
  • Logistics Management 3A: Transportation Management
  • Project Management
  • Logistics Management 3B: Warehouse Management
  • Supply Chain Management 3A: Contemporary Issues in Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics Management 3C: Managing Logistics across the Supply Chain
  • Risk Management
  • Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) year module


 To be awarded this qualification, a minimum final year mark of 50% for each module must be achieved.


 This factsheet is valid for the 2021 academic year only.

Free software is available to all registered IIE Rosebank College students. The software includes and is not limited to MS Excel, MS Project, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook, which come with Office 365 bundle. Students can access the software using their RCONNECT email address at FTP//


The fees for all Online IIE qualifications include textbooks (ebooks).



To get the best out of the blended learning experience, you will need a computer or laptop with WIFI, Windows 8.1 or higher, Intel Pentium 4 Processor or higher, 1Ghz Processor or higher, 4 GB RAM or higher, 3 GB of available disk space, and a screen resolution of a minimum 1280 x 800.


NB: this fact sheet is accurate at the time of publication.  The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) reserves the right to alter any of the content prior to commencement of registration due to changes in regulation, policy, market requirements or any other valid reason."