Course Title: Outline the Supply Chain

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6051

Course Title: Outline the Supply Chain

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business


Course Contact: Geoff Thomas

Course Contact Phone: 03 99255413

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to:
1. The technology, processes, and characteristics of the physical distribution system, particularly the international sector, including the planning and organising of the movement of cargo
2. The process of negotiating contracts for the movement of cargoes together with an appreciation of the legal ramifications associated with the movement of cargo

This course is designed to prepare students to extend their preparations to negotiate for transport services in the global context. The emphasis is upon the ability to research and investigate available international transport services, particularly the transport industry infrastructure in either/or the Pacific or Atlantic rim nations. The recent development of global trading has placed a greater importance upon the international logistics chain and upon intermodalism. This course seeks to open up both the similarities and the differences across national boundaries with the intention of assisting students to achieve a smooth transport flow across and between national and continental borders. Emphasis will be placed upon the Pacific Rim, but this does not preclude student interest in alternative locations.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBN104 Outline the Supply Chain


Identify and classify the major physical and commercial elements in an international supply chain

Monitor and evaluate the options for the international movement of freight from exporter (seller) to importer (buyer).

Plan a route, with appropriate documentation, which will successfully deliver a product from its original source to its target destination

Practise the legal requirements for the international movement of freight

Learning Outcomes

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Overview of Assessment

Learning Activities
Students will study Transport systems that support Supply Chain systems and theory and then apply it to situations in industries they may like to work in. These concepts will also be explored through the investigation of appropriate real world and simulated environments.

It is expected that students will read theory provided in Power Point Presentations &/or relevant chapter of the text book prior to Seminar time in order to discuss the theories at length, sometimes guest speakers may be present. Activities including group work, site visits, case studies and excursions will be held in class times. Students may be responsible for entry fee and transportation costs.

Competency Based Assessment
Students will be provided with more than one opportunity to demonstrate competence. Competency based assessment is detailed below in “Assessment methods” and “Assessment Tasks”.

Assessment Methods
The student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, online activities and in class exercises, written tests, practical problem solving exercises, presentations and practical tests. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.