Course Title: Manage export logistics

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: BUSM7882C

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

Peter Caly

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 those with responsibility for resource coordination and allocation in the management of export logistics.  The course requires discretion and judgement for self and others in planning and using resources, services and processes to achieve required outcomes within workplace policy and procedures.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TLIL5026A Manage export logistics


1 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


2 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


3 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


4 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

Learning Outcomes

This course will develop 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 coordinating the required systems for export logistics.

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

1 10 Feb Introduction
2 17 FebFactors affecting efficient export logistics 
3 24 FebFactors affecting efficient export logistics
4 3 MarFactors affecting efficient export logistics
5 10 MarDeterminants of a transport logistics system
6 17 MarDeterminants of a transport logistics system
7 24 MarDeterminants of a transport logistics system
831 MarQuality standards and procedures, potential issues and contingency management strategies are identified.
9 7 AprQuality standards and procedures, potential issues and contingency management strategies are identified.
10 14 AprQuality standards and procedures, potential issues and contingency management strategies are identified.
  Mid Semester Break
11 28 Apr Developing a transport/logistics schedules and system.
12 5 May Developing a transport/logistics schedules and system.
1312 May         Systems performance monitoring and co-ordinating
14 19 May Systems performance monitoring and co-ordinating
15 26 MayRevision and Review
16 2 JuneResubmissions and Resits

Week 1 will consist of an induction to the course which will include completion of a pre training review and familiarisation with:
• Your teacher(s) and other students.
• Services and facilities
• Student responsibilities
• Where to get support
• Course requirements, key learning outcomes, assessment, feedback and grading.
• Submission requirements and the resubmission policy
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Extensions and Special Consideration
• Privacy

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students 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 assignments, journals, presentation and written or test. 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.

Assessment Tasks

This course is codelivered an coassessed with OMGT5021 - Plan & Implement a Transport System for Int’l Trade Organisation

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

Assessment Task 1 – In class test on topics 1 & 2
Date handed out: Week 1
Date and time due: Week 9
Group or Individual: This assignment is to be completed individually

This assessment allows you to demonstrate your knowledge of regulations, constraints and competing demands/criteria planning and managing export logistics.

The test will be 1 hour, and you will have 15 Minutes reading time.

Assessment Task 2 – Research and problem solving assignment
Date handed out: Week 1
Date and time due: Week 12
Group or Individual: This is a group assessment to be completed in groups of no more than 2 persons.

This assessment allows you to demonstrate your knowledge of international shipping schedules, alternative transport modes and routes through a practical problem solving activity based on a real world scenario.

You are required to review the problem below and answer all questions, referencing any relevant sources. Your assignment answer should not exceed 3000 words in total. In order to answer the problem below, you will be required to conduct research and undertake analysis of your findings.

Assessment Task 3 – Designing and Managing a Transport/Logistics system
Date handed out: Week 3
Date and time due: Week 14
Group or Individual: This is a group assessment to be completed in groups of no more than 2 persons.

When designing and managing an international transport system, various theories and technological innovations influence the final outcome. An understanding of these forces will give you an insight into how various transport solutions are determined.

This assignment gives you the experience of understanding the theories and technological equipment impacting upon SCM design.

This is a research assignment in which you are required to both explain / illustrate varioust theories and concepts, and also to analyse which concepts/theories are applicable to the two given examples.


Submission requirements:
Assessment tasks must be submitted online through blackboard.

You must:
• Retain a copy of your assessment tasks.
• 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.
• For group assignments - all group members must complete and sign the cover sheet.
• Each page of your assessment you should include footer with your name(s), student number(s), 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.

If you are found to be Not Yet Competent in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. 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”.
If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.

Final Date for All Assessments.
Unless the Late Submission Procedures (see above) are applied, No assessment tasks or resubmissions will be accepted after 5pm Friday, Week 16.

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

Late submissions
If circumstances outside your control are likely to prevent you from submitting an assessment item on time, you may apply to your teacher for an extension of up to seven calendar days.
You must apply for an extension at least one working day prior to the submission deadline.
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Special Consideration
Extensions of greater than seven days will only be granted to eligible students through the special consideration process. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.
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Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:
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