Course Title: Establish blockchain in supply chains

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2023

Course Code: OMGT5052C

Course Title: Establish blockchain in supply chains

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School: 525T Business & Enterprise

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5420 - Diploma of Logistics

Course Contact: Steven Hansen

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5705

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Wayne Beasy

Nominal Hours: 80

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to establish blockchain in supply chains. It includes preparing for blockchain, developing a strategy for blockchain, implementing and managing blockchain, managing change associated with blockchain and reviewing and reporting on blockchain.

Blockchain is a decentralised, shared, immutable database of transactions that uses consensus mechanisms to operate. Blockchain networks can be public with anyone able to join and see any transaction that happens. A private (permissioned) blockchain, that restricts who can access the network, is required when working with supply chains. Participants in the supply chain using blockchain will determine what data is seen by whom.

The digitisation of transactions and data using blockchain enables supply chain organisations to implement and monitor their ethical practices, contract management, traceability, transparency, authenticity and compliance programs.

The unit is applicable to those with management or team leadership responsibilities within a supply chain.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TLIX0011X Establish blockchain in supply chains


1. Prepare for blockchain

Performance Criteria:


Collaborations, relationships and stakeholders in the supply chain are mapped


Applicable legislative requirements, industry standards and codes of practice for blockchain are identified


Level of responsibility and authority for establishing blockchain is confirmed


2. Develop a strategy for blockchain

Performance Criteria:


Blockchain strategy, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), is developed


Policies, procedures and processes, including data distribution and customer assistance protocols, are developed to support the blockchain strategy 


Supply chain stakeholder communication plan is determined


Compliance protocols are developed, in accordance with legislative requirements and industry standards, to support the blockchain strategy



Risks associated with blockchain are ascertained and risk controls are developed, in accordance with risk management procedures and industry standards


3. Implement and manage blockchain

Performance Criteria:


Blockchain is established, on completion of trialling activities, in the supply chain


Policies, procedures and processes are applied, in accordance with the blockchain strategy 


Risk controls and compliance protocols are defined and implemented to support blockchain use



Support processes for blockchain users are implemented and managed, in accordance with the blockchain strategy and industry standards


Onboarding and access control mechanisms for blockchain use are managed, in accordance with the blockchain strategy and industry standards


4. Manage blockchain change

Performance Criteria:


Blockchain requirements and timelines are communicated to supply chain stakeholders



Training, coaching, mentoring and networking opportunities for supply chain stakeholders are managed, in accordance with the blockchain strategy


Supply chain stakeholder concerns and complaints are documented and addressed, in accordance with blockchain procedures 


5. Review and report on blockchain

Performance Criteria:


Blockchain strategy and KPIs are reviewed, in consultation with supply chain stakeholders


Report on blockchain implementation is prepared and presented to approved supply chain stakeholders


Continuous improvement actions to support blockchain use in the supply chain are documented

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

The delivery of this unit will be face to face on-campus. 

The activities will include some elements of lecture style, some research-based and self directed learning. There will be a large part of the activities incorporating simulated business meetings, in class.

The emphasis will be mainly on interactive learning.

Teaching Schedule

Teaching / Class Schedule

Course:  Establish Blockchain In Supply Chains
Semester 2  -  2023

Week / Topic

Topic details

Learning Material and Activities



Introduction to Blockchain 

Introduction review as covered in the semester 1 induction.

This week we will explore what Blockchain is through examining its history and what form it takes today.

Back to blockchain basics & how this may apply to the supply chain in the future.




Examine stakeholder management plans and how they can help our Blockchain strategy.

This week we identify different Stakeholder Management frameworks, responsibility and authority that can help our Blockchain Strategy

Introduction to the Assessment tasks in this course 


Understanding the legislative requirements of Blockchain in international and Australian settings

This week we will research the different legislative requirements that Blockchain has in different countries in addition to compliance measures. 




Develop the strategy for Blockchain strategy with KPIs, including policies and procedures 

This week we will examine how to build a Blockchain strategy for your organisation, beginning with organisational KPIs, then developing policies and procedures




Identifying Communication Plan protocols that can be used  

This week we discuss different Communication Plan Protocols.




Identify the Risks of Blockchain Currency use in International Business  

This week we examine different risks for Blockchain, including Standard Risks, Value Transfer Risks, Smart Contract Risks and look at appropriate strategies to mitigate risk.




Identify the Risks of Blockchain Currency use in International Business – 2

This week we continue to look at different risks, including regulatory risks.


Break – 28th Aug – 1st Sept  (inclusive) 



Implementation of Blockchain

This week we investigate and discuss methods of implementation for Blockchain, including relevant policies and procedures.




Onboarding and Access Control for Blockchain

This week we develop examine the HR process for onboarding, and how they can aid the access control protocols for Blockchain.




Training, Coaching and Mentoring Blockchain Technologies  

This week we will discuss the HR policies that we can use training, coaching, and mentoring procedures for Blockchain technologies.




Complaint handling in relation to Blockchain procedures

This week we explore different ways to deal with concerns and complaints from supply chain stakeholders, according to our Blockchain procedures




Report on Blockchain Implementation

This week we will discuss the ways that we can communicate our findings on Blockchain using agreed reporting formats. 





This week will be student presentations of assessment 1

Assessment 1 Due   



Continuous Improvement in Blockchain 

This week we will discuss the future of Blockchain Technology in areas including International Finance.




Course revision / Presentations 

This week we will go through the entire course learning objectives as a general revision as well as completing presentations as needed

Assessment 2 Due



Assessments feedback and support

This week will be dedicated to assessment feedback and support for students with needs




Resit and Resubmit

This week will be the final week for re-submission of assessments if needed



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral/written presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1  -  Practical blockchain business case - Proposal and presentation 

Due:  Week 13


This assessment task is the first (1st) of two (2) assessment tasks you need to complete satisfactorily, in order to be deemed competent for this unit. All two (2) assessment tasks must be satisfactorily completed to be deemed competent in this unit.

 This assessment task will allow you to demonstrate your ability to establish blockchain in supply chains. It includes preparing for blockchain, developing a strategy for blockchain, managing blockchain, and managing change associated with blockchain.


• You must satisfactorily answer all 18 questions (all parts of each question if multiple)
• You should answer all questions in the spaces provided, using full sentences, word count and dot points when specified
• All work must be your own.



Assessment Task 2 - Knowledge Test and Review Report

Due: Week 15

Summary and Purpose of Assessment

 This assessment task is the second (2nd) of two assessment tasks you need to complete satisfactorily, in order to be deemed competent for this unit.

 This assessment task will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of blockchain in supply chains, including implementation, review, and reporting.  


This assessment is based on a business case study ‘DeBeers Diamonds’.

There are two parts to this task, you will be required to complete both as follows:

Part A: Business case project proposal

Part B: Presentation (in a simulated meeting forum)  

Assessment Matrix

This course is one individual unit within the Diploma of Logistics - TLI50221.

All two (2) assessments must be completed successfully to deem this unit satisfactory.


The assessment matrix for competency based training is non-graded.

The following matrix will apply.

* Satisfactory
* Not Yet Satisfactory (NYC)
* Did Not Submit (DNS)

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