Diploma of Logistics - 2017

Please note: This course has recently undergone a major change. Please refer to Transition Arrangements for more information.

Please note: OUA is pleased to offer this course in Logistics. The national code for this course is TLI50415 - Diploma of Logistics.

Course summary

Course summary - 2017

Level: Vocational
Qualification: Diploma
Number of units: 15 units to complete

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The Diploma of Logistics will provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for specialised and/or skilled work and/or further learning in the Logistics field.

RMIT’s logistics courses 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
  • Developing a transport and logistics business plan
  • Conducting an environmental audit
  • Understanding sustainable and legislation impacts on logistics plan.

The Diploma of Logistics will teach practical skills and knowledge and offer an ‘open-ended’, flexible way to gain qualifications and recognition and pathways to higher level qualifications.

Job roles and titles vary across different sectors. The course will prepare you for a career in logistics including roles in warehousing, road transport and freight forwarding.

Minimum Academic Requirement

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent
Completion of Post Secondary studies (including Certificate III)
Successful completion of the Australian Senior VCAL Certificate

Alternate Entry - Work experience requirement

At least 6 months work experience

RMIT's equity access schemes can support you to access and succeed in education. Equity access schemes allow additional consideration in the selection process. However, an equity access application cannot bypass the minimum entry requirements. More on equity access schemes is located at https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/applying-to-rmit/local-student-applications/equity-access-schemes/types-of-equity-access/

International Students

This program is not offered to international students.

To qualify for the award for the TLI50415 Diploma of Logistics you must complete the following 15 units.

The School of Vocational Education (VBE) of RMIT University offers the following units of competency which combine to meet the qualification requirements:

  • BSBMGT517 Manage Operational Plan
  • TLIP5035 Manage Budgets and Financial Plans
  • TLIR5014 Manage Suppliers
  • TLIL5020 Develop and Maintain Operational Procedures for Transport and Logistics Enterprise
  • TLII5018 Manage Customer Service    
  • TLIL5055 Manage a Supply Chain
  • BSBWRK510 Manage Employee Relations     
  • BSBMGT605 Provide Leadership Across the Organisation          
  • BSBRSK501 Manage Risk           
  • BSBWHS501 Ensure a Safe Workplace            
  • TLIU5006 Conduct Environmental Audits           
  • TLIU0001 Develop Workplace Policy and Procedures for Environmental Sustainability  
  • TLIP5011 Develop and Evaluate Strategies for Transport and Logistics Enterprises          
  • TLIP5004 Develop a Transport and Logistics Business Plan
  • TLIF0002 Administer Chain of Responsibility Policies and Procedures

Online submission of assessments will be required for all units via the RMIT University learning management system. It is a requirement of the course that you have access to a computer and internet connection.

Total number of units to complete: 15 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
BSBMGT517 Manage Operational Plan
TLIT023A RMI SP1 - - -
TLIP5035 Manage Budgets and Financial Plans
TLIT025A RMI SP1 - - -
TLIR5014 Manage Suppliers
TLIT020A RMI SP1 - - -
TLIL5020 Develop and Maintain Operational Procedures for Transport and Logistics Enterprise
TLIT014A RMI SP1 - - -
TLII5018 Manage Customer Service
TLIT016A RMI - SP2 - -
TLIL5055 Manage a Supply Chain
TLIT017A RMI - SP2 - -
BSBWRK510 Manage Employee Relations
TLIT022A RMI - SP2 - -
BSBMGT605 Provide Leadership Across the Organisation
TLIT027A RMI - SP2 - -
BSBRSK501 Manage Risk
TLIT024A RMI - - SP3 -
BSBWHS501 Ensure a Safe Workplace
TLIT015A RMI - - SP3 -
TLIU5006 Conduct Environmental Audits
TLIT021A RMI - - SP3 -
TLIU0001 Develop Workplace Policy and Procedures for Environmental Sustainability
TLIT026A RMI - - SP3 -
TLIP5011 Develop and Evaluate Strategies for Transport and Logistics Enterprises
TLIT019A RMI - - - SP4
TLIP5004 Develop a Transport and Logistics Business Plan
TLIT018A RMI - - - SP4
TLIF0002 Administer Chain of Responsibility Policies and Procedures
TLIT028A RMI - SP2 - SP4

If you have undertaken formal study associated with this qualification or if you have current skills, knowledge and work skills in this area, you may be able to receive credits for this program. RMIT will assist you to gather all the relevant information and will then formally map this to the TLI50415 Diploma of Logistics qualification.

If you are successful in gaining credits at either the whole course or individual unit level, you may not need to undertake any formal training as you have already met the qualification requirements through your study and/or work and life experience.

For further information contact Theresa Lyford on (03) 9925 5444 or email theresa.lyford@rmit.edu.au.

All applicants must apply through OUA for this course.

This course is restricted. Students are required to apply and be approved by RMIT before they can enrol in units through OUA.

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

There are specific criteria students must meet to be eligible for a loan through VET Student Loans.

Students must have been assessed as academically suited to undertake the eligible course and their FEE-HELP balance must be greater than zero. Furthermore, a student must be:

  • an Australian citizen;
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and usually reside in Australia;
  • be a qualifying New Zealand citizen.

Find out more about VET Student Loans

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001

The national accreditation body has issued a new version of the Diploma of Logistics (TLI50415) which replaces TLI50410.

From 28 February 2017, RMIT University will no longer be able to issue the Diploma of Logistics TLI50410. Students in TLI50410 must be transitioned to TLI50415.

RMIT University will manage the transition of all students to the new program. Students will receive communication from the university outlining the changes and how they may be affected and the specific units that they need to complete in order to graduate from the new qualification TLI50415. Individual transition plans will be developed. This could involve credit transfers, RPL or enrolling in courses in the new program, as applicable.

Students will be advised of full details in a timely manner.

The impact on students will be as follows:

Student's graduating from the program after 28 February 2017 will need to:

  • Complete a total of 15 units (up from 14 units)
  • The additional unit that students will need to complete is TLIF0002 Administer Chain of Responsibility Policies and Procedures.  To accommodate students who may only need to complete this unit to finish their qualification RMIT will offer this unit twice in 2017 (SP2 & SP4).
  • The unit BSBMGT515A Manage Operational Plan has been superseded and is not equivalent to the new unit BSBMGT517 Manage Operational Plan.  Students who completed BSBMGT515A will be assisted to complete a Recognition of Prior Learning process in order to demonstrate competency for BSBMGT517 Manage Operational Plan BSBMGT517. Students who completed the unit BSBMGT515A as part of their studies in this program will not be charged any fees for the RPL process to the new unit.
  • Students will be given credit transfer for all other units completed as part of the Diploma of Logistics TLI50410.

For further enquiries regarding this change, you may contact Theresa Lyford at theresa.lyford@rmit.edu.au or +61 3 9925 5444.

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