Course Title: Apply knowledge of logistics

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: OMGT5031C

Course Title: Apply knowledge of logistics

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4359 - Certificate IV in International Trade

Course Contact : Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

William James

Nominal Hours: 20

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to analyse and apply knowledge of logistics.

The application of this knowledge is required by people who are not currently specialists in the field but need the knowledge to inform their decision making.

The application of logistics knowledge is specific to a variety of component processes in logistical activities including the logistics support to operations, logistics support to capability and the application of logistics systems.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TLIX4028A Apply knowledge of logistics


1 Access and interpret relevant logistics information

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Relevant logistics requirements are identified and obtained

1.2 Logistics information obtained is analysed to determine the relevance and application to the organisation

1.3 Outcomes of the analysis are documented and recommendations relevant to logistics are determined


2 Use knowledge of logistics

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Logistics requirements and recommendations relevant to work are applied in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

2.2 Effectiveness of the recommendations is assessed, reviewed and recorded in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

2.3 Recommendations are adjusted if required and documented for future application in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

Learning Outcomes

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to analyse and apply knowledge of logistics.

Details of Learning Activities

In class discussion and debate, research case study activities and relevant work related assessments

Teaching Schedule

1Feb 8Course Induction
• Course overview
• Overview of weekly learning
• Reading material and assessment timings
Student engagement activity
2Feb 15

Business Writing -  Plain English  - Business letters

3Feb 22Business Writing - Plain English - CV writing

4Feb 29CV writing, email writing

5Mar 7 Report Writing - formatting
6Mar 14


Report Writing - Planning, drafting

7Mar 21

Report Writing - Planning Structuring - Review best practice

8Arp 4

Technical writing and using Illustrations

9April 11In class report  plan reviews
 10April 18

Writing executive summaries, paraphrasing and summarising.

11April 25

Tenders, public notices, contracts

12May 2Proof reading
13May 9Adapting written communication to oral - presentations and speeches
14May 16.

 Tender & Contracts              

15May 23


 Submission & Review

16May 30 Resubmits and consultations

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No formal texbook is required.  Texts will be provided by RMIT


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

This course is co-delivered and co-assessed with OFFC5310C Write Complex Documents

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.

Performanc Evidence


You must provide evidence of the ability to:

  • adhere to relevant logistics requirements
  • apply knowledge of logistics to assist in work and to guide problem solving
  • demonstrate understanding of personal role in relation to wider organisational or project context

This evidence must be demonstrated over time and should be observed in a range of actual or simulated work contexts.

Knowledge Evidence

You must demonstrate evidence of the following required knowledge:

  • Logistics information or information systems
  • Logistics knowledge relevant to the work performed
  • Logistics relevant to logistics support to capability and logistics support to operations
  • Safety, legislative and statutory requirements, including environmental, sustainability issues relevant to logistics


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.

Assessment Tasks

This course is co-delivered and co-assessed with OFFC5310C Write Complex Documents

Assessment Task 1
Date handed out: Week 1
Date and time due: Week 6
Group or Individual: Individual

Upon graduating from the Diploma of International Business, you will be well equipped to start to find part-time work in International Business – the first ‘professional document’ that you will need to work on regularly and consistently will be applications for jobs. Presenting these applications professionally is a key to getting the first foot in the door.

You are required to write a cover letter, a resume and a sheet that highlights the criteria stipulated within the job advertisiement to which you are replying.

Assessment Task 2 – This assessment has 2 parts
Date handed out: week 2
Date and time due: weeks 9, & 14
Group assignment, maximum group size 4 people.

When you commence a career in International business, you will be tasked with the creation of reports, information and general promotion documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources. The research and development of this report will allow you to build the skills required to meet these requirements.

This is a multi-part assessment that requires the preparation and agreement of a draft plan(week9),and a final report preparation(week14)
The draft plan has no word limit and is not marked, but must be discussed with the lecturer prior to moving into the final preparation stage. The final report must be at least 2,000 words, and written in accepted format of 11 pt font, arial, 1.5 spacing.

Assessment Task 3 Presentation
Date handed out: Week 2
Date and time due: Week 14
Group or Individual: Group

Purpose: Creates documents for a specific audience using cohesive and well-structured language to convey detailed and accurate information

Requirements: To create and present an audio visual presentation to support the written report.
Details of Assessment: 5 minute presentation using powerpoint or similar vusual aids to disseminate the information contained in the written report in a manner suitable to the target audience.

Assessment Matrix

Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.
You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.

Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.
You will be provided with an assessment matrix in the assessments area of the unit blackboard shell. Generally, your grading will be assessed against how well you demonstrate:
• Perform the activities as required by the learning elements of this unit of competency.
• Demonstrate the required knowledge for this unit of competency.
• Execute the required skills for this unit of competency.
• Demonstrate your employability skills through contribution to learning activities related to this assessment, timeliness, use of technology and teamwork.

Final Grades table:
DNS - Did not submit for assessment
NYC - Not yet competent
CAG - Competency achieved – graded
CC - Competent with credit
CDI - Competent with distinction
CHD - Competent with high distinction


Other Information

Submission requirements:
You are required to meet the following criteria for all assessments. Failure to do so may result in you being deemed not-yet-competent:

• Submit all assessment tasks online through blackboard, and include the RMIT e-submission declaration (see below).
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date.
• Retain a copy of your assessment tasks.

Electronic Submission
When submitting work online, you need to include the cover sheet supplied by your teacher. This includes the following declaration:

RMIT Electronic Submission of work for assessment
I declare that in submitting all work for this assessment I have read, understood and agree to the content and expectations of the assessment declaration.

If you are found to be Not Yet Competent (NYC) in an Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission to demonstrate competence. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is “CAG”.

Late Submissions
Students are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates. If a student is to be prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside their control, they may apply in advance to the teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days. To be eligible for an extension, you must lodge the extension form availabile at the following link with your teacher:

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, the student must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination. More information on special consideration and how to apply can be found here:

Final Date for All Assessments
No assessment tasks or resubmissions will be accepted after 5pm Friday, week 16.

Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. Information on circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted can be found at the following website:

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