Course Title: Manage export logistics

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: BUSM6186C

Course Title: Manage export logistics

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6101 - Advanced Diploma of International Business

Course Contact : Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Barry Whyms

Nominal Hours: 100

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 course applies to individuals required to manage export logistics in accordance with relevant regulatory requirements.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TLIL2607B Manage export logistics


1. Plan efficient export logistics

2. Develop contingency management strategy

3. Produce operation schedule for export logistics

4. Monitor and co-ordinate systems for export logistics

Performance Criteria:

1. Plan efficient export logistics
1.1 Australian and international codes and regulations and workplace policies for export logistics are identified
1.2 Consignment loads are evaluated in terms of critical parameters and customer instructions
1.3 Capacity and capability of different local and overseas transport modes available to the organisation are assessed against proposed logistics tasks
1.4 Preliminary schedules are matched against operational capacity and capability of available transport systems, equipment and staff
1.5 Export logistics are planned for efficient and effective delivery and load handling in accordance with relevant regulatory and workplace procedures, taking into account key requirements
1.6 Strategies to address identified deficiencies in operational capability and availability are undertaken in accordance with workplace procedures
2. Develop contingency management strategy
2.1 Quality standards and procedures for export logistics processes are confirmed and/or updated in accordance with workplace procedures
2.2 The nature, extent and impact of potential issues or incidents in the planned export logistics are assessed
2.3 Contingency management strategies for identified issues/incidents are established and evaluated including reference to previous scenarios of similar nature
2.4 Implementation procedures, including resource and infrastructure support, are documented and continually upgraded in regard to established quality standards and any changes in both the Australian and the international operating environments
3. Produce operation schedules for export logistics
3.1 Local and overseas transportation modes, times and routes are established to maximise effective and efficient operations
3.2 Resources are arranged in association with relevant Australian and overseas personnel to meet the operational schedules
3.3 Australian and international regulatory requirements, codes of practice and workplace procedures are identified and accounted for in operational schedule
3.4 Tracking procedures are applied to consignment(s) using relevant technology and systems in accordance with workplace procedures
3.5 Schedule is consolidated and forwarded to appropriate personnel
3.6 Schedule is stored in accordance with workplace procedures
4. Monitor and coordinate systems for export logistics
4.1 Export logistics are monitored against identified quality standards, planned processes, and compliance with Australian and international regulatory requirements
4.2 Non-compliance with quality standards, planned processes or regulatory requirements is identified and appropriate action is initiated to report and rectify any identified problems
4.3 Customer satisfaction with export logistics operations is monitored using appropriate methods
4.4 Customer concerns and suggestions for service improvements are acted upon in accordance with workplace procedures
4.5 Reports and other required documentation related to export logistics are completed and referred to relevant personnel in accordance with workplace procedures
4.6 Any changes in Australian and international regulations and codes of practice relevant to export logistics are monitored, identified and appropriate action is initiated to ensure ongoing compliance of export logistics processes and systems

Learning Outcomes

This course involves the skills and knowledge required to manage export logistics in accordance with relevant regulatory requirements and workplace procedures, including planning efficient export logistics operations, developing appropriate contingency management strategies, producing the required operation schedules for export logistics, and monitoring and co-ordinating the required systems for export logictics.

Details of Learning Activities

Overview of Assessment

: Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.

A range of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills and knowledge, for example:
• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate if applicable
• review of authenticated documents from the workplace or training environment
• demonstration of techniques

Critical aspects of assessment

The critical aspects of assessment are:
Validity – the assessment tool is designed and implemented so that it measures performance accurately and precisely
Reliability – the assessment tool is designed and implemented so that the measurements received are consistent over a period of time or a number of assessment events
Fairness – the assessment tool is designed and implemented so that it is non-discriminatory and unambiguous
Flexibility – the assessment tool is designed to allow for its application in a range of different contexts and conditions, and uses a range of methodologies.

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including in-class exercises, problem-solving exercises, assignments, group or individual projects, presentations and written or practical tests, as well as homework activities.

Other activities may be workplace-based or simulate work practices. These may include the production of technical requirements documents, direct observation of workplace practices and the presentation of a portfolio of evidence. This portfolio may include documents, photographs, video and/or audio files.

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. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.

Teaching Schedule

Week and Detail

0.Pre-training review

1. Introduction to Logistics and Marketing Channels

2. Channel Structure - Retailing and Wholesaling

3. Cargo and Freight Transportation, Domestic and International

4. Context of Domestic Distribution and International Distribution

5. Student Study Week

6. Transport, Storage and Terminals. Concept of Consolidation

7. Intermodal operations

8. Logistics Management and Warehousing

Mid Year Break

9. Globalisation issues

10. Export marketing

11. Maketing Channel Planning and Channel Conflict

12. Outsourcing - Third and Fourth Party Logistics

13. Finance of International Trade and INCOTERMS

14.International Marketing

15. Presentations

16. Presentations

17. Fianlisation of results, interviews and feedback

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feeback throughout the course to check their progress

Assessment comprises: Workshops, Case Studies, Major Report

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks
You are required to complete 3 tasks. You must successfully complete all 3 tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.

TASK 1 Class Test This test is based on lecture slides, and handouts for the following:
L.1 Introduction to logistics and distribution channels
L.2 Channel structure and retailing
L.3 Channel structure and wholesaling
L.4 Cargo and freight
L.5 Transportation
L.6 Transportation, storage, terminals and consolidation
TDTL2601/01 Performance Criterion 1
TDTL2601/02 Performance Criterion 2
Calculators may be required for the test

Task 2 Class Test
This test is based on lecture slides and handouts for all criteria covered in class for sessions L8 to L12
TDTL2601A/02 Performance Criterion 2
TDTL2601A/03 Performance Criterion 3
TDTL2601A/04 Performance Criterion 4

Calculators may be needed for the test

TASK 3 In consultation with your teacher select a product and trace the various flows, distribution channels and processing steps through which the product passes from origin to final consumption at destination.

Take care to detail where the product moves from being a raw material and emerges from a processing activity as a semi-finished good or as a finished good. The overall process is commonly referred to as Logistics, but included in the total process are areas of materials management, transportation and storage activities. Towards the end of the process many of the channels may only be re-sellers who market the product that someone else has produced.

Describe each stage, illustrate the process and flow chart the logistical chain through which the product moves. Where appropriate describe consolidation and packaging functions and the where such packaging is obtained. Geographical locations of manufacturing/processing plants, warehousing facilities and transportation routes should be included in your final report.

Again, take care to note not only each of the various marketing activities but also to select a product and or a distribution process that is neither too large nor too small. Select a project that is manageable.

As this is a group assignment students will be expected to work in groups up to six students (this is to fit in with the configuration of the new facilities in SAB in late July.

Time will be allocated in the workshop sessions each week for students to seek further guidance on the project and to show evidence of progress. Each group will make a presentation at the end of semester.

For this assessment task you need to draw upon what you have learned in this unit.

The above task will be presented in report format

Assessment Matrix

Other Information


Submission Requirements

Written assessment tasks must be submitted via Blackboard.

You should:

• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.

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.

Please refer to the Final Grades table below.

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.

The grading is according to the following criteria:


We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to the task


We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required in the assessments system. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all requirements in all the assessment tasks.


We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended audience. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in managing pertinent issues and how these might be addressed.


If required by the teacher we would expect to see ongoing uploading of information into Pebble Pad that is relevant to the unit, full utilisation of Pebble Pad and Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.


We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions and scheduled Collaborate sessions. In addition your tasks should demonstrate a very good understanding of strategies for a collaborative approach to management issues in the workplace.

Final Grades table:

CHD - Competent with HighDistinction

CDI - Competent with Distinction

CC - Competent with Credit

CAG - Competency Acgieved - Graded

NYC - Not Yet Competent

DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment

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