Course Title: Manage outsourced supply chain operations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5420 Diploma of Logistics

Course Title: Manage outsourced supply chain operations

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


525T Business & Enterprise

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2023,
Term1 2024,
Term2 2024

Course Contact: Jeremy Glover

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1485

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to manage outsourced supply chain operations. It includes planning and confirming contracted services, determining the capacity of contracted services, managing contracted services and reporting on contracted services.

Outsourced supply chain operations, Third/Fourth Party Logistics (3PL/4PL) contracted services, typically use a variety of resources, capabilities and technology to manage parts or complete supply chain operations. Contracted services can include transportation, warehousing, inventory management, container receipt and de-stuffing, order management and processing, cross docking, sourcing, procure to pay, customs brokerage and freight forwarding.

The unit is applicable to those with team leadership responsibilities within a supply chain.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

TLIX0016X Manage outsourced supply chain operations


1. Plan and confirm contracted services

2. Determine capacity of contracted services

3. Manage contracted services

4. Review and report on contracted services

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral/written presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS.