C5302 - Diploma of Logistics

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Plan: C5302ROLL - Diploma of Logistics
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Diploma of Logistics
Qualification national code: TLI50410
Nominal hours: 1020
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year Full Time 2 years Part time
Location: Onshore Melbourne
Owning school: TAFE Business (650T)
Owning school URL: rmit.edu.au/businesstafe
Partnered offering / Corporate client:  
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Purpose of the Program


The objectives of this program are to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to operate in the transport, distribution and shipping industries in Australia and internationally.

The Logistics and Supply Chain Industry is booming. RMIT's Diploma of Logistics responds to the growing demand for graduates.

Logistics is planning, implementing and controlling the flow of goods, services and related information from the initial purchase of raw materials through to the final delivery of a product to customers. It involves purchasing, materials management, inventory control, warehousing, transport and distribution.

This program combines generic knowledge of international trade business functions with skills and knowledge of logistics operations, transport and distribution. It provides broad knowledge and skills for students who do not have industry experience.


General areas of study include:

business operations

computing and e-business

customs and clearance

economics and industrial relations

logistics and supply chain management


risk management

Career Prospects


Developed through close links to industry this new program will prepare graduates for careers in areas such as:

management of warehousing

distribution operations


purchasing and inventory control

importing and exporting functions


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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Graduates may apply for exemptions for up to eight courses from the following degrees:

  • Bachelor Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
  • Bachelor Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)—Applied

Gaining credit for previous study or experience

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfer are ways that RMIT recognises applicants’ skills and knowledge gained through formal and informal education and training, work experience, and/or life experience (including volunteer work, committee responsibilities, family duties and/or hobbies).

Further information about gaining credit for previous study or experience: http://www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply

Further information about pathways: http://www.rmit.edu.au/programs/pathways


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Entrance requirements

Current Year 12—there are no prerequisite studies.

Non-Year 12 - applicants are encouraged to apply and may be required to have relevant employment or evidence of experience and/or ability to meet the demands of the program.

Equity admissions schemes

RMIT understands that people’s backgrounds and circumstances can affect their access to education and training. RMIT’s equity admissions schemes allow applicants to explain the circumstances that have adversely affected their education, and demonstrate their capacity for future academic success.

Further information is available at equity admissions schemes: http://www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply

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External accreditation and industry links

Advice regarding this proposal has been sought from a cross section of organisations both within the Transport and Logistics Industry as well as those impacted by it e.g. Import and Export organisations. There has been unanimous support from those organisations contacted.

A snapshot of the kind of endorsements provided is as follows:

Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (Robert Adams, CEO) "....where time is a critical issue and through creating a supportive learning environment which is an area where RMIT excels you will ensure that this new program is highly successful".

Australian Chamber of International Trade (Pat McCormack, Chairman) "There is a great demand for quality education in the area of Logistics. This program will be of great benefit to the logistics industry by providing increased access and opportunity to a broad range of students".

TDT Victoria (Ian McMillan, Executive Officer) "With available time being spent the one commodity people have of these days the option to study is very attractive particularly where there is support for the student cohort. RMIT has a reputation for delivering quality training products that are industry focused so it is pleasing to see you move into this space".

Commonwealth Bank (Kevin Maher, Manager Trade a Working Capital Finance) "Supply Chain Management is essential to customer satisfaction and company success. As such, any course that increases knowledge and skills in Logistics would be well received".

"This course would be a great addition to RMIT's existing International Business & Logistics courses" Fujitsu (Trevor Barrows, Principal Consultant Sustainability) "Fujitsu is supportive of the delivery of the Diploma of Logistics TLI50410 through OUA as the delivery model and the knowledge applied will be a catalyst for communicating sustainable supply chain best business practices and logistics awareness in the Asia Pacific Industry.

This Diploma provides thought leadership to participants on both legislative and emerging innovation in carbon accounting, sustainable product development and environmental management (ISO14001), including transport innovation and waste/recycling management. This reduces GHG emissions and operational costs, increases asset and productivity performance whilst balancing financial, resource, sourcing, social and environmental constraints".

Hamburg Sud (Barry Thomas, Manger for Victoria and Tasmania) "We support the development of the Diploma of Logistics TLI50410 and the skill set that it will provide the students. We believe that the skill set gained through the successful completion of this course, will make the students attractive to potential employers within the Industry".

The RMIT International Trade/Logistics Program Advisory Group was also consulted regarding the introduction of a Diploma of Logistics and unanimously supported the proposal. The members of this group included:


Supply Chain Logistics Association of Australia

ANL Container Line

Victorian Freight and Logistics Council


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.
Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT

RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. 

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, numeracy and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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