Course Title: Manage export logistics

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

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

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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


Develop contingency management strategy

Performance Criteria:

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


Monitor and coordinate systems for export logistics

Performance Criteria:

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


Plan efficient export logistics

Performance Criteria:

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


Produce operation schedules for export logistics

Performance Criteria:

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

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

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative class room based activities.

• The self-based activities will be delivered through various technology platforms and will include student contribution to wikis and discussion threads, reflective journals, quizzes and interactive sessions.

• The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice skills in a simulated workplace environment.

Teaching Schedule

Week    Date         Topic
1 8 JulyIntroduction to Logistics and Marketing Channels
2 15 JulyChannel Structure - Retailing and Wholesaling
3 22 JulyCargo and Freight Transportation, Domestic and International
4 29 JulyContext of Domestic Distribution and International Distribution
55 Aug Revision Weeks 1-4, Followed by Class Test No 1
612 AugTransport, Storage and Terminals. Concept of Consolidation
7 19 AugIntermodal operations
8 26 AugLogistics Management and Warehousing
  2 – 6 Sep 
9 9 SepGlobalisation issues
10 16 SepExport marketing
11 23 SepMaketing Channel Planning and Channel Conflict, Outsourcing - Third and Fourth Party Logistics
12 30 SepRevision followed by Class Test No 2 To cover Weeks 6 to 11.
13 7 OctFinance of International Trade and INCOTERMS
14 14 OctInternational Marketing
15 21 OctPresentations
16 28 OctFinalisation of results, interviews and feedback

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text


Baluch, Issa, 2005, Transport Logistics, Winning Books, Dubai

Stern,Louis et al, Marketing Chanels,Prentice Hall,USA.

Southern, R.Neil, Transportation and Loistics Basics, Continental Traific Publishing Company, USA

David, Pierrre, et al, 2010, International Logistics , Cengage, USA 

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

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 material for weeks 1-4. 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 Week 6 to 11

TASK 3: Group Assignment
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.

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.

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.
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:
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

The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course includes all planned activities including face to face classes, lectures. Workshops and seminars; workplace visits, on line learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning. The total scheduled hours also covers the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including observation of work performance, discussions with supervisors and others providing third party evidence and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.

Regardless of the mode of delivery, it represents a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete a particular competency/module. This may include the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


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