Professional Development

Advance your career in supply chain

As Australasia's Premier Professional Supply Chain Community, ASCI offers a comprehensive Professional Development program to foster talent and build networks in the industry. 


Professional Development Offerings

ASCI continuously works with the broader supply chain community to host a range of Professional Development events and courses.  Along with an ongoing program of Virtual Classrooms, Webinars and Networking Events, regular short courses, site visits and podcasts are also secured throughout the year building a comprehensive supply chain professional development calendar.

ASCI is very conscious of the fact that most professionals are time poor and are working hard to maintain work/life balance.  With this in mind we have worked hard to ensure our Professional Development events are made up of both digital and physical offerings.

Many of these offerings are exclusive to or provide discounts to ASCI and ASCI Plus Members.  Head over to our Membership Page to see the membership options available to you to take advantage of these great offerings.


Principles of Operations ManagentDemand Driven Planner and LeaderProject Management Ecademy
Professional Development CoachingCareer AdviceProfessional Development Matrix

State of Supply Chain Annual Report

Webinars and Networking EventsPodcasts and Industry News
 Annual Conference 



APICS Principles of Operations Management

Discounts for Members

APICS Principles of Operations Management is an education-based program made up of five courses designed to help those new to the field of operations management establish a solid foundation of knowledge to excel in the fields of inventory, production and distribution management. Principles offers organisations an efficient and effective approach to educate and develop professionals on the basics of operations management.

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DDI Demand Driven Planner and Demand Driven Leader

Discounts for Members

For 2019, ASCI and the Demand Driven Institute (DDI) have worked together to devise etirely online based self study options for their DDP and DDL programs.  What is unique to these offerings is the ability to schedule live check in with Carol Ptak and Chad Smith at various times throughout the program.

Find Out More About DDP          Find Out More About DDL


Project Management Ecademy

Member Exclusive Offering

Ecademy is an Online, On Demand video based Project Management training offering provided through our partner Elemental Projects.  

The knowledge is delivered via a series of "bite sized" educational videos that can be accessed by an internet enabled computer or mobile device. Learners will have ability to improve their knowledge base in all facets of project management by viewing over 12 hours of content, when and where it suits you. Access to the knowledge bank, along with pragmatic tools and templates, is complimentary for the first month, allowing you to navigate and absorb what is on offer and understand the value this can add to your professional development. Should you wish to continue to reap the rewards after your initial month, ASCI have negotiated a reduced subscription fee for our members down to $90 per year. 

For those who want to take their studies to the next level, learners will have the option to register and complete the BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management at an ASCI Members exclusive price of $3700 GST free (a saving of $800).

Should you wish to take advantage of the reduced annual subscription, Click HERE to register your interest, you will receive a coupon and instructions on how to obtain your discount. 


Professional Development Coaching

Member Exclusive Offering

ASCI has partnered with Laura Hefer and her team at Value Addicts to offer ASCI Members coaching services to help you reach your professional goals.

With a range of options to help meet your coaching needs take your career and professional development to the next level with expert advice and support.

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Supply Chain Sustainability School

ASCI is an Industry partner with the Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS).  The SCSS provides free e-learning, information and face-to-face training for construction and infrastructure suppliers, contractors and service providers. Companies, teams or individuals signing up can access a wealth of free resources and tools to meet increasing sustainability demands and performance benchmarks, and to help build clever, collaborative and competitive construction and infrastructure sectors.

Registered members can access:

  • A comprehensive virtual learning environment that helps construction and infrastructure suppliers and sub-contractors develop their sustainability knowledge and competence
  • A means to address learning and competence efficiently across tiers of supply chain
  • A wide range of e-learning modules, plus unique management system to track progress
  • Opportunities for involvement at supplier development days and sustainability workshops
  • Other groups and initiatives within the wider Supply Chain Sustainability School network (including groups focused on construction, infrastructure, and research).

Register with the SCSS


Capability Unlimited - Operations Optimisation and Efficiency Training

Member Exclusive Offer

Ishan Galapathy has built a career on finding efficiency and optimising Supply Chain Operations and through his company, Capability Unlimited, is offering ASCI Members the opportunity to attend workshops and receive a month of 1:1 coaching post workshop to really help make the most of your new found knowledge.  For programs that already have a coaching component built in, you will gaet an extra month at no extra cost!

This offer is exclusive to ASCI Members and upon Registering Your Interest you will be issued a unique code to use during the sign up process to the workshop of your choosing.

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Frontline Leader Program - Helping Frontline Leaders perform at the highest level

Member Exclusive Discount

ASCI has Partnered with John Bradbury and Workplace Culture to offer the Frontline Leader program. 

The programs address the key requirements for a Frontline Leader to perform at a high level. These are:

  1. A high performing relationship with their manager
  2. A positive, motivated and engaged mindset
  3. The skills to lead and engage a team of people 
  4. The ability to collaborate with peers and individuals in other departments

Email to register your interest and to be provided with an exclusive code to access the exclusive discount.


Career Advice

Member Exclusive Offering

ASCI has partnered with Michael Page to offering Members complimentary discussions with their Supply Chain Recruitment Consultants.

Email to be put in touch with a Michael Page consultant.


Professional Development Competency Matrix

Member Exclusive Resource

You've decided to focus your career in Supply Chain but the world of Supply Chain is changing at a rapid pace.  How do you stay on top of the skills and knowledge that will ensure a long and fruitful career in this industry you love?

ASCI has collaborated with Michael Page and a number of industry professionals to develop the Professional Development Competency Matrix.  A simple to read matrix that identifies the skills and knowledge to move between the various supply chain roles and functions allowing you to plan your development.

Click Here to Access the Matrix


State of Supply Chain Management Annual Report

Member Exclusive Resource

The State of Supply Chain Management is an Annual Report created in partnership with UTS that measures the pulse of Supply Chain Management in Australia.

Today’s Supply Chain Managers are increasingly being asked by their CEOs to be more strategic and help generate more value within their organisation. A greater investment than ever before is being made within the supply chain in order to increase efficiencies; be innovative; achieve a competitive advantage and deliver a better customer experience.

Along with this, more and more Australian companies will compete on a global basis and will have supply chains that span across the world. In fact, Australia’s competitive position will increasingly depend on your organisation's supply chain management prowess.

Become a Member today to secure your copy of the report



Keeping across topical issues surrounding the supply chain is a must for any supply chain professional wanting to develop their career.  To aid in this, ASCI continuously works with industry thought leaders and experts to provide regular webinars that address the industries biggest topics.

Click HERE to be taken to our Courses and Events page to find your next Webinar.


Networking Events and Site Visits

Discounts for Members

Sometimes it just pays to rub shoulders with others in the industry.  Throughout the year ASCI works closely with our State Chapters and Partners to bring together fun and informative networking events.  These events are a great way to discuss issues and interests and learn how others in the indusry are doing things.
ASCI also works closely with the industry to pull together a range of site visits throughout the year.  Sometimes these are standalone visits, othertimes they may be coupled with a networking event.  Either way they are alway interesting and always popular.

Click HERE to be taken to our Courses and Events page to find a Networking Event near you.


ASCI Annual Conference

Discounts for Members

The ASCI Annual Conference is peak gathering for supply chain professionals bringing together local and international leaders in the ongoing goal of professionalising the field of supply chain management.

Click HERE to be taken to the ASCI Annual Conference page



Established in 2016, ASCI in partnership with VOC Productions, ASCI has been producing regular podcasts.  Hosting discussions with industry experts, ASCI alumni and thought leaders, the ASCI Lounge podcast channel has been extremely popular and continues to ramp up and grow.

Click HERE to be taken to the ASCI Lounge Podcast Channel


Industry News

In addition to all the great resources that ASCI provide we have also utilised the power of the news service to provide a regularly updated, curated newsletter focussing on the Supply Chain Industry - The Supply Chain Roundup.  With so much happening globally why spend all day searching through a tonne of sights when you can make the Supply Chain Roundup your one stop shop.

View the Supply Chain Roundup