Diploma of Logistics

Diploma of Logistics - TLI50221

VOCATIONAL

Get moving and develop specialist knowledge in logistics strategies and plans.

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Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
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Duration:
Full-time 1 year
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Next intake:
February
Location:
Melbourne City
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Overview

Gain an understanding of key business areas while you develop specialist knowledge in transport and logistics planning, blockchain in supply chain management, and operations and risk management.

This combination of skills, plus opportunities to engage in practical projects and collaborate globally with students and clients, will prepare you to move straight into the workforce after graduation.

You can also move on to study a bachelor degree. RMIT pioneered supply chain management education in Australia and has Australia’s largest concentration of scholars in the field.

To understand how to manage the supply and demand of local, imported and exported goods applicable to any industry, start your journey with our diploma.

Guaranteed Pathway options available

Didn't get the ATAR you needed? Guaranteed Pathways lets you preference pathway packages in VTAC so you can secure your place in your goal degree and graduate with two internationally-recognised RMIT qualifications.

Details

Classes in this diploma may include face to face, blended and flexible delivery.

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including small classes sessions, workshops, presentations and group discussions, and global work integrated learning in partnership with our industry experts.

Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes assignments, reports writing, role plays, case studies, presentations, group projects and portfolios, research projects and practical assignments.

 

Blended learning options

Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.

Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.

RMIT’s logistics qualifications have been developed with considerable industry input and are strongly career-oriented. Workplace competency standards apply in the traditional areas of Logistics studies, which include:

  • understanding the policies and procedures in transport and logistics enterprises
  • conducting an environmental audit
  • understanding sustainable and legislation impacts on logistics plans
  • the use of blockchain technology in the supply chain management.

You will develop logistics strategies and plans for real companies incorporating transport and logistics systems, international distribution and contract negotiation..

Recently, cross-disciplinary projects have been undertaken with international business students form RMIT, collaborating with students overseas.

  • RMIT students worked on a project with Seattle North College using Google Apps, including Hangouts, to collaborate online from classrooms in Melbourne and Seattle before presenting to Boeing in the USA.
  • Selected RMIT students collaborated with students in Malaysia and the US before presenting to industry client PKT Logistics in Kuala Lumpur.

In addition to the expertise offered by the College of Business Industry Advisory Board, feedback and guidance was sought from a cross-section of organisations both within the transport and logistics industry, as well as those impacted by it to develop this diplomaprogram.

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this diploma and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

You will study core and elective subjects. Studies will focus on:

  • transport and logistics planning
  • supplier management
  • customer service
  • workplace leadership and employee relations
  • budgeting and finance
  • risk management.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Diploma of Logistics
Program code: C5420
National curriculum code: TLI50221

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Diploma of Logistics
City Campus
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
C5420
Location
City Campus
Duration
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Plan code
C5420
CRICOS

Note: International student visa holders can only study full-time.

Career

Graduates work in areas including:

  • warehousing management
  • distribution operations
  • transport and freight forwarding
  • supply chain, purchasing and inventory control
  • importing and exporting functions.

Career opportunities for logistics graduates span a large number of sectors and industries: aviation, automotive, computing, construction, manufacturing, mining, retail, shipping, import and export, transport and distribution, and warehousing. Job functions include procurement, inventory planning, transport and fleet management, and event management in both private sector and public institutions.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 (or equivalent)

or

At least 6 months’ work experience.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Guaranteed Pathways gives you the option to preference pathway packages in VTAC.

If you apply and are successful in gaining a place in a Guaranteed Pathway package, you will progress straight into the Bachelor Degree upon successful completion of the relevant vocational degree (otherwise known as TAFE) first.

With a Guaranteed Pathway package, you can graduate with two internationally-recognised RMIT qualifications.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Graduates of this course will be guaranteed entry into the courses below.

For more information, explore our Pathway finder, or contact Study@RMIT.

Fees

2023 fees

The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.

  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$8,000* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$14,500* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Defer your payment

The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2023 is $326. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

VET Student Loans

The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.

How does a VET Student Loan work?

If your VET Student Loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT your tuition fees on your behalf, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.

Your VET Student Loan becomes part of your VETSL debt. You will start repaying your accumulated VETSL debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is adjusted each year (this also applies if you are still studying).

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.

For more information see VET Student Loans or Study Assist.

VET Student Loan cap

If your program is eligible for the VET Student Loan scheme and has a loan cap that doesn’t cover the total amount of the tuition fees for your program, then you’ll need to pay RMIT the difference by the due date once you exceed the cap.

It’s easy for you to keep track of your VET Student Loan debt, and you can choose to make upfront payments at any time before the census date. 

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.