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APICS Courses - Australian Recognised Diplomas and Certificates

Supplier: Australasian Supply Chain Institute
22 June, 2012

APICS provides courses under license from APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) as well as programs developed by apics and recognised by DEST.

APICS delivers four competency-based, nationally accredited and recognised qualifications:

Certificate IV in Materials and Operations Management (40447SA)

Identical in scope to Fundamentals of Materials and Operations Management (FMOM), this is a DEST registered qualification covering inventory control, planning, manufacturing control, materials handling, warehousing and operations management.

Fundamentals of Purchasing and Contract Management (BSBPUR401B)

A DEST registered (Certificate IV) unit designed to provide the student with a foundation in purchasing practices.  Attainment of this qualification will lay the foundation for the Diploma of Purchasing.

Diploma of Purchasing (BSB51507) - supersedes BSB51404

The Diploma of Purchasing provides graduates with an Australian Government recognised Diploma.  The Diploma of Purchasing consists of 4 modules (comprising 9 units of competency in total).

APICS courses

Who should participate?

The programmes established by APICS provide results-oriented supply chain management information applicable to:

  • Supply Chain professionals who want training on world-class, leading-edge practices
  • Individuals wanting career recognition and advancement
  • Individuals seeking APICS CPIM or CIRM certification  

Entry level

The entry-level courses are designed to teach the basic APICS Body of Knowledge. These classes stress the fundamentals and provide the foundation for the CPIM program. The Fundamentals of Materials and Operations Management program offers an exciting classroom-based, instructor-led educational opportunity for people new to materials and management operations-or people working in positions that interact with this field.

Participants gain practical, essential skills that help them become more effective and productive in their jobs. The five-module format of the course teaches basic concepts, techniques, and terminology.

Fundamentals of operations and materials management (APICS)

The chapter-led Fundamentals course is designed to educate professionals working in the fields of warehousing, materials management or operations management, or in a functional area that interfaces with them. The Fundamentals modules are:

  • Fundamentals of Inventory Control
  • Fundamentals of Planning
  • Fundamentals of Manufacturing Control
  • Fundamentals of Operations Management
  • Fundamentals of Warehousing


The certification courses provide the educational platform leading to professional skills assessment and industry recognition.

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

As a practitioner, you may want to pursue certification through the CPIM program. The CPIM designation reflects your commitment to an internationally recognised standard of excellence and is attained by passing these five exams:

  • Basics of Supply Chain Management
  • Master Planning of Resources
  • Detailed Scheduling and Planning
  • Execution and Control of Operations
  • Strategic Management of Resources

Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM)

Once you earn your CPIM designation you are eligible to take your professional credentials to the next level with a CFPIM designation. This designation is awarded to an elite group of professionals who share their knowledge with others through presenting, publishing, teaching, and participating in other professional development activities.

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)   

The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program was developed in response to changing educational needs in the field of supply chain management. It is ideal for more experienced supply chain professionals and provides students with the knowledge necessary to understand and manage the integration and coordination of activities within today's increasingly intricate supply chains.

The CSCP body of knowledge is organised into four modules:

  • Supply chain management fundamentals
  • Building competitive operations planning and logistics
  • Managing customer and supplier relations
  • Using information technology to enable supply chain management

Professional development

Workshops or in-company training

It is also possible to request that any of these courses be presented "in-house" for any company. APICS workshops can help you build a skill-laden workforce with a competitive advantage. Participate in interactive discussions, examine case studies, and develop strategic problem-solving skills to expand your industry knowledge and advance your career. Certain conditions apply with respect to lecturers and number of students. Please direct any enquiries to your local APICS office.

Select other learning formats

APICS also offers educational opportunities through the Australian Chapters, which host monthly professional development meetings, seminars and site visits. At the regional Society level APICS sponsors publications and conferences.

Join apics

To begin your apics professional education, development, or to continue on your current path, contact your local Chapter.