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What is meant by the term Logistics?
Logistics is the management of the flow of goods between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet some requirements, of customers or corporations.
The resources managed in logistics can include physical items, such as food, materials, animals, equipment and liquids, as well as abstract items, such as time, information, particles, and energy. The logistics of physical items usually involves the integration of information flow, material handling, production, packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing, and often security.
The complexity of logistics can be modeled, analyzed, visualized, and optimized by dedicated simulation software. The minimization of the use of resources is a common motivation in logistics for import and export.
Supply Chain superstar
Rani Pathak chose a VU study pathway that helped her land a job at Toyota.
"Logistics is a dynamic and rapidly-growing industry that I wanted to be a part of.
I chose Victoria University because it offered a variety of logistics courses and pathways that other universities didn't. The lecturers come from the industry and have real experiences to share.
While studying my Certificate IV in Logistics, I got hands-on experience in a warehouse. We learnt to drive a forklift and use other equipment such as shrink wraps and pallet jacks.
It was through the University's recommendation that I gained my current full-time logistics job at Toyota Motor Corporation Australia.
I help to maintain smooth operations by managing issues from stakeholders and customers. A big part of my role is to ensure we minimise waste in all its forms.
Working as a logistics and supply chain professional is demanding but really rewarding. There's always something new to learn and new challenges to face."
- Certificate IV in Logistics [formerly Logistics and Supply Chain Principles], 2007
- Diploma of Logistics, 2008
- Bachelor of Business (Supply Chain and Logistics Management) [formerly Global Logistics and Transport], 2011
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TLI42010, Certificate IV in Logistics
Launch your future career in the transport, storage and logistics industry. An efficient supply chain is a fundamental component of every type of business and essential to the transport and logistics industry.
VU's Certificate IV in Logistics is a practical course that has been developed with industry to provide you with the knowledge and skills to confidently seek employment in a wide range of technical, operational or administrative roles.
You will learn a broad range of skills in:
- Supply chain and Logistics operations
- Transport operations
- Business administration
Course Objectives & Careers
This qualification is for those working in the Logistics Industry in a variety of operational roles. Students are trained in a broad range of skilled applications to evaluate and analyse current practice and provide some leadership in the logistics sector. The qualification aims to equip students to work at a mid range level in a variety of contexts in the logistics field.
Expected Careers May Include:
- Logistics Operations
- Warehousing Team Leader
- Load Supervisor
- Freight Scheduler
- Fleet Controller
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- Course objectives
Footscray Nicholson street campus, Industry and off-shore
Full Time and Part Time
On campus and workplace