Launch your future career in the transport, storage and logistics industry with a Certificate IV in Logistics from Victoria Polytechnic.
This logistics certificate is a practical course that has been developed with industry. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to confidently work in technical, operational or administrative roles in the logistics industry. An efficient supply chain is a fundamental component of every type of business and essential to the transport and logistics industry.
You will learn a broad range of essential logistics skills including:
- supply chain and logistics operations
- warehouse operations
- transport operations
- business administration
- purchasing and inventory
- dangerous goods
- import and export documentation
- workplace health and safety.
You’ll gain on-the-job experience through our industry partnerships. Upon graduating, you’ll be both confident and competent.
Please note: this qualification is not open for general enrolments. Contact Victoria Polytechnic to find out more about our workforce training solutions.
Everything you learn at Victoria Polytechnic has direct links to the real world. Learning with us means you’ll get the hands-on learning to be job-ready when you graduate. Our logistics courses are broadly recognised in the industry.
You’ll learn from teachers who have valuable industry contacts and the latest industry-standard skills and knowledge. You’ll also develop links with industry and professional experience through:
- guest speaker presentations
- excursions/site visits
- scenario-based learning and assessments
- industry projects.
You’ll benefit from the partnerships we have with leading logistics and transport companies. For example, we work with Linfox to provide quality, professional education opportunities. This partnership aims to enhance supply chain and logistics capability across Australia.
Victoria University has a strong and well-respected logistics program, offering qualifications from TAFE (Victoria Polytechnic) through to postgraduate level. We have partnerships with a number of leading logistics and transport companies, such as Linfox.
VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.
Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses.
We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.
Our programs include:
- drop-in sessions
- peer mentoring
- maths and writing resources
- resume and career guidance.
Careers in logistics
The logistics and freight industry is an essential component of the national economy. Logistics is a dynamic and flexible profession expected to continue to grow. This Certificate IV in Logistics at Victoria Polytechnic can help you get your foot in the door.
You’ll graduate with a broad range of skills in current logistics and supply chain practice. You’ll be able to confidently seek employment in a wide range of technical, operational or administrative positions.
Potential job titles include:
- logistics supervisor/coordinator
- warehousing team leader
- load supervisor
- freight scheduler
- fleet controller
To be awarded TLI42016 Diploma of Certificate IV in Logistics, a student must successfully complete a total of fifteen (15) units of competency, comprising of:
two (2) core units, and;
seven (7) technical elective units from the technical elective units listed in the TLI42016 Diploma of Certificate IV in Logistics qualification, and;
six (6) general elective units from the general elective units or remaining technical elective units listed in the TLI42016 Diploma of Certificate IV in Logistics qualification, of which:
- up to three (3) of the general elective units may be selected from any relevant nationally endorsed training package or accredited course.
The general elective units must contribute to the vocational outcomes of the qualification as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.
Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers
Previous completion of units at the Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the training package and be assessed as appropriate by the Polytechnic.
This is a qualification for those engaged in logistics operations in the transport and logistics industry in a variety of operational roles. It involves a broad range of skilled applications including requirements to evaluate and analyse current practices, to develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices, and to provide leadership and guidance to others in applying skills and planning skill development.
What's a unit?
A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.
Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.
Fees & scholarships
The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.
If you enrol in a:
- Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution.
- full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).
Scholarships & assistance
Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.
We can help with fee assistance and advice.
Admission & pathways
Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.
Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.
Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.
You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.
Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.