TLI42016 - Certificate IV in Logistics

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Course essentials

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. 


Possible job titles include:

  • Logistics Operations
  • Warehousing Team Leader
  • Load Supervisor
  • Freight Scheduler
  • Fleet Controller

Study pathways

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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.

Course objectives

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.

Course structure

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;

- 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. Up to three (3) of the general elective units  may be selected from any relevant nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Electives must be industry relevant as well as be approved by Victoria Polytechnic.

Admission requirements

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.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

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.

How to apply for this course

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.

Direct applications due 31 December 2017.

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Direct applications due 31 December 2017.

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