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1 year full time or longer for part time
Delivery mode: 
Face to Face

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time


Prepare yourself for entry level management positions within the logistics industry with a Diploma of Logistics at Victoria Polytechnic.

In this course, you’ll gain a broad range of skills and knowledge for managing the distribution of goods and materials. You’ll learn to work 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. Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be qualified and ready for leadership roles in the logistics industry.

Please note: this qualification is not open for general enrolments. Contact Victoria Polytechnic to find out more about our workforce training solutions.


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

  • logistics manager
  • transport manager
  • warehouse manager
  • administration supervisor
  • inventory supervisor
  • distribution 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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Course structure

To be awarded TLI50415 Diploma of 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, plus;

  • six (6) general elective units  from the 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 or accredited course. 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.

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.

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

Fee type: VET

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).

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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. 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.

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.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

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.

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.

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

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