1 year part time
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Prepare yourself for entry-level management positions within the logistics industry with a Diploma of Logistics TLI50219 at Victoria University Polytechnic.

In this course, you’ll gain a broad range of skills and knowledge for managing the distribution of goods and materials. You’ll become adept at working with others to perform complex technical operations. 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 operations
  • contract negotiations
  • purchasing and inventory
  • distribution
  • supplier management
  • customer service
  • leadership and employee relations
  • budgets
  • planning
  • workplace health and safety
  • environmental sustainability.

This course will give you strong theoretical knowledge and practical experience developing logistics strategies. You will need to have considerable analytical and communication skills. It is suited to individuals with at least three years' working experience in the transport and logistics industry. Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be qualified and ready for leadership roles in the logistics industry.

Careers in logistics

The logistics and freight industry is an essential component of the national economy. Logistics is a dynamic and flexible profession which is expected to grow over the next few years.

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 leadership roles in the logistics sector and in logistics roles in other industries such as:

  • aviation
  • automotive
  • computing
  • construction/manufacturing
  • mining
  • shipping
  • retail.

Job roles and titles vary across different sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • logistics manager
  • transport/fleet manager
  • warehouse manager
  • administration supervisor
  • account executive
  • operations manager
  • client relationship manager
  • inventory supervisor/controller
  • procurement analyst/manager
  • inventory analyst/manager
  • sales and marketing analyst/manager
  • distribution manager.

Course structure

The course structure has been chosen from the following core and elective units.
To be eligible for the award of TLI50219 Diploma of Logistics, learners must successfully complete a total of fifteen (15) units comprising:

  • Two (2) core units  listed below, plus 
  • Seven (7) technical elective units from Group A technical elective units listed below, plus 
  • Six (6) general elective units from Group B general elective units or remaining technical elective units listed below.  
  • Up to three (3) of the general elective units may be selected from any relevant nationally endorsed Training Package. The general elective units must contribute to the vocational outcomes of the qualification.

Where imported units are selected, care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisite units specified are complied with.

VU Polytechnic delivers the electives listed in the ‘course structure and units’ below. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).

Core Units

Group A Technical elective units

Group B General elective units

Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfer

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 qualification and be assessed as appropriate by Victoria University Polytechnic.

A general qualification for the integrated management of logistics. Successful completion will require the self-directed application of knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques for self and others. Applications involve participation in the development of strategic initiatives as well as personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations and organising others. It may include participation in teams, including those concerned with planning and evaluation functions. Group or team coordination may be involved.

Fees & scholarships

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  • government subsidised place pay subsidised tuition fees (the government contributes the rest), and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee along with any material fees
  • full fee-paying place pay the full fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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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.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for TLI50219 Diploma of Logistics, although it is expected participants are already employed in a transport and logistics industry role and have a minimum of three (3) years relevant experience. A written application will be required to be provided.
This course is delivered in blended model online and face-to-face, and therefore it is expected participants will have the digital skills and knowledge to operate IT equipment and IT skills to undertake the course. Participants require ability to operate workplace equipment and use a variety of software applications and tools to access, monitor and organise information.

As part of the Victoria University Polytechnic Pre-Training Review process, all applicants are required to complete a literacy and numeracy (LN) assessment using the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online. This tool determines the ACSF level in the core skills of reading and numeracy to assist us with determining the right level of study for you. Upon completion of the online application and LN assessment you will be contacted by a staff member to discuss your application.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

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Use our credit calculator to find out how much credit you can receive toward Victoria University higher education courses based on your previous studies.

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.

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following degree and in some cases receive credit for your study:

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

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How to apply

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.

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