Course Title: Plan and implement a Transport and Logistics System for an International Trade Organisation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OMGT5021

Course Title: Plan and implement a Transport and Logistics System for an International Trade Organisation

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

David Graham

Hayley van de Grint

Nominal Hours: 60

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 covers the knowledge and skills required to develop and implement a transport and logistics system within an international trade organisation or relevant workplace environment. It also includes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and
evaluate the effectiveness of the transport and logistics system.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBP162 Plan and implement a Transport and Logistics System for an International Trade Organisation



1. Determine a suitable transport and logistics system for international trade organisations

2. Develop a transport and logistics system for an international trade organisation

3. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of tghe transport and logistics system

Performance Criteria:

1. Determine a suitable transport and logistics system for an international trade organisation
1.1 Transport and logistic systems are analysed to assess potential contribution to the attainment of organisational goals and objectives
1.2 Transport and logistics needs of all stakeholders are identified
1.3 Constraints that may impact on transport and logistic systems are researched and analysed
1.4 Operating environment of the transport and logistic systems is identified and analysed
2. Develop a transport and logistics system for an international trade organisation
2.1 Policies, procedures and work practice guidelines to ensure a legal, ethical and functional transport and logistic systems are established
2.2 Resource requirements of the transport and logistic system are established
2.3 Organisational review and reporting protocols for the transport and logistic systems are established
2.4 Implementation plan for the transport and logistic system is developed in accordance with relevant regulatory and organisational requirements
2.5 A local and international receiving and distribution network is established
3. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the transport and logistics system
3.1 Critical success factors and key performance indicators for a transport and logistics system are established
3.2 Timelines for the objectives of a transport and logistics system are established

Learning Outcomes

The required outcomes described in this unit of competency contain applicable facets of Employability skills.

Details of Learning Activities

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

The self paced activities will be delivered through various technology platforms and include your contribution to wikis, 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 your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment.

We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.

Teaching Schedule

Week Topic  =  Assessment Performance  =  Criteria

1 Introduction to course outline and forming groups 1.1

2 Identify T & L needs of stakeholders            1.2,

3 Identify T & L system constraints                   1.3

4 Analyse T & L operating environment Short Assessment – 10%     1.4

5 Develop T & L strategy                                     1.5

6 Identify T & L guidelines and determine resource requirements 2.1, 2.2

7 Develop reporting protocols and T & L plan                                  2.3, 2.4

8 Develop international receiving and distribution network         2.5

9 Identify critical success factors and key performance indicators for a T & L system 3.1

10 Group Mid way Project Presentation Group Project 1 Presentation 40%

11 Identify timelines for T & L objectives               3.2,

11 Identify timelines for T & L objectives               3.2,

12 Develop performance monitoring systems linked to the management information system 3.3

13 Finalising the projects

14 - 15 Presentation of case studies Final Group Project 2 Export Plan 50%

16 - 18 Final Feedback session

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



Supply Chain Management A Logistics Perspective 8e
Authors: Coyle, Langley, Gibson, Novack and Bardi
Publisher: South-Western Cengage Learning, ISBN 13 9780324376920

Other Resources


A Framework for Supply Chain, Roger Oakden and Katia Leonaite, McgrawHill,
ISBN 13 9780070997783

Achieving Supply Chain Excellence through Technology:

ARC Advisory group:

RFID Update:

Reed Business Information:


Overview of Assessment

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

  • Project work
  • Written reports supported by practical assignments or tasks for individual assessment
  • Observation of workplace practice supported by personal interviews
  • Practical display with personal interview, presentations or documentation
  • Case studies

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.

Assessment Tasks

Short Assessment Group Projects (Mid – way and Final)
Specific requirements for Report and Oral Presentations will be handed out in class in third week.

Employability Skills
On completion of this course student will have the following skills –

Skills                                                                                         From                                                                                     Level
Collecting/analysing information                                        Researching Transport & Logistics Systems              2
Communicating ideas and information                             Writing Report & Oral Presentations                             1
Planning & organising activities                                          Planning Report                                                                1
Working with others & in teams                                          Assignment work                                                               1
Using mathematical ideas & techniques                         Evaluating Transport & Logistics Systems                    2
Solving Problems                                                              Relating research to outcomes & recommendations     3
Using Technology                                                                 Accessing software to research markets                      1

Level 1: Undertake tasks effectively to meet requirements
Level 2: Manage tasks (with guidance for complex processes)
Level 3: Use concepts for evaluating & reshaping tasks

Assessment Matrix

Marking Guide (Grading)

After achievement of competency we then grade your performance in this course and this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognised against industry standards and employability skills.

You will receive one of the following grades

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit for Assessment

The grading is according to the following criteria:


We are looking for you to demonstrate broad individual research to support your business implementation and complete the business plan in the manner outlined


We are looking for your plan to show and demonstrate an excellent understanding of the industry and quote a series of industry documents


We are looking for – you to comply with the designated format and presentation of an appropriate International Trade Transport and Logistics’ system plan.


We expect to see ongoing uploading of information into your document that is relevant to the unit, full utilisation of Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required material.


We expect to see……. attendance and involvement in relevant discussions in the scheduled sessions, utilization of relevant networking tools as outlined in Blackboard, and the report should be presented using appropriate business language. Clear expression is expected in your plan.

Other Information

In adherence with RMIT’s commitment to sustainability, course teachers will seek to incorporate environmental concerns in the facilitation of this course.

These include, but are not limited to:

• Conserving natural resources
• Using recycled materials wherever possible
• Minimising pollution
• Applying energy savings measures
• Reducing waste

Students are encouraged to identify and follow environmental and resource efficient ways of working whilst studying this course.


Students who require general assistance should,

in the first instance, approach their class teacher.

Secondly, students should contact the course coordinator and lastly, the program coordinator.

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