As the south-west region looks to almost triple its commodities growth by 2045, RMIT University is introducing a new Diploma of Logistics to Hamilton.
Careers in logistics can mean anything from transport and operating sophisticated computer systems to international trade, warehousing, fleet management and inventory control.
Industry sectors include aviation, automotive, construction, mining and export.
Logistics was one of the growth areas identified by SW TAFE, the Southern Grampians shire, Glenelg and Southern Grampians LLEN and RMIT when looking at what would be the highest demand in jobs for the area in the future that needed more local training places.
Director of Shire Futures at Southern Grampians shire, Michael McCarthy, said transport and logistics was one of the shire's priority industries.
RMIT University, Senior Manager in Hamilton, Dr Kaye Scholfield said students could save by staying in the region longer, possibly during their gap year, and earn credits towards further study while obtaining their Diploma in Logistics.
"On average students pay $20,000 per annum living away from home, excluding the cost of earning a degree," Dr Scholfield said.
"It makes sense to study at home for as long as possible and save before moving away.
"There is no reason why you couldn't get onto a training and learning pathway that could really take you to some exciting places - beginning right here in Hamilton."
This initiative is part of the Cooperative Learning and Business Incubator Project supported by the Victorian Government.
To find out more please contact RMIT Hamilton: (03)5572 0500 or email email@example.com.