Course Title: Plan and implement a transport and logistics system for an international trade organisation

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6144 Advanced Diploma of International Business

Course Title: Plan and implement a transport and logistics system for an international trade organisation

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OMGT5035

City Campus

TAFE

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2016,
Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact Email: timothy.wallis@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a transport and logistics system within an international trade organisation or relevant workplace environment. It also includes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the transport and logistics system.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21668 Plan and implement a transport and logistics system for an international trade organisation

Elements:

1. Determine a suitable transport and logistics system for international trade organisations.

2. Develop and implement a transport and logistics system for an international trade organisation.

3. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the transport and logistics system


Learning Outcomes

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a transport and logistics system within an international trade organisation or relevant workplace environment. It also includes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the transport and logistics system.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of final printed documents
  • demonstration of techniques
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Performance Evidence

You are required to provide evidence of what someone competent in the workplace is able to do and what is acceptable evidence to permit an assessor to make a professional judgment. Evidence provided is to be related to:

  • developing a transport and logistics system for an international trade organisation including:
    - an implementation plan for transport and logistics system; policies
    - procedures and work guidelines,
    - resource requirements,_ reviewing and reporting protocols
  • monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the transport and logistics system
  • knowledge of transport and logistics systems in international trade.

Further, you will be required to provide evidence of the following:

communication skills to:

  • convey information in order tmanage international freight transfer operations
    - complete documentation pertaining tinternational transport and logistics systems
    - maintain workplace records and documentation pertaining ttransport and logistics operations
    - question, clarify, discuss and report on logistics needs with stakeholders
    - access, read and interpret business and market data, regulatory requirements and other planning information
  • numeracy skills for the analysis of statistical data
  • language and literacy skills tread and interpret instructions, procedures and information
  • planning skills to:
    - implement performance monitoring and management information systems
    - monitor work activities in terms of planned schedule
    - modify activities depending on differing operational contingencies, risk situations and environments
  • technological skills tselect appropriate transport and logistics information systems and procedures.

Knowledge Evidence

Further, you are required to provide evidence of the following:

  • transport and logistics system in international trading
  • Government and the impact of legislation on transport and logistics policies, practices and conventions – national and international
  • logistics contractual obligations and liabilities
  • insurance requirements for human resources, inventory, plant and equipment
  • internal and external logistics brokers
  • technological developments including automated handling and electronic data interchange (EDI)
  • informational and points of contact for varying types of transport and logistics operations/alternatives – politicians, industry advisory bodies and brokers
  • budgetary considerations for development, implementation and operation
  • public and private ownership of transport networks
  • inventory systems in the transport and logistics industry
  • integration of transport and logistics system reporting intMIS
  • sourcing and purchasing and materials management – policies, procedures and planning
  • organisational critical success factors and key performance indicators
  • technology used in transport and logistics
  • transport and logistics systems:
    - automated and manual
    - just in time (JIT)tracking
  • transport and storage of hazardous materials
  • transport and logistics local and international trends
  • customer service processes in the transport and logistics industry
  • management information and reporting requirements in the transport and logistics industry
  • cost/benefit analysis processes
  • legislative requirements, policies and procedures transport and logistics industry
  • materials handling equipment

Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.