Associate Degree in Global Logistics and Maritime Management
Get to know the business of the logistics and maritime industries.
Build your understanding of the maritime industry, including shipping and ports managements. Unpack business concepts including exporting and importing. This online business course gets you started in international trade or further logistics studies.
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Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon successful completion of this degree, students should be able to:
- Identify, coherently explain and synthesise business management concepts, with depth in some areas, within the field of international maritime and logistics management
- Apply reasoning and analytical skills towards decision-making for routine business management tasks in the international maritime and logistics industries
- Exercise judgement in contributing towards solutions to routine problems in the maritime and logistics contexts; incorporating social, ethical, regulatory, global, and business management perspectives
- Communicate knowledge and concepts of business management in the maritime and logistics context, in a clear and coherent manner
- Reflect on performance feedback in the maritime and logistics context to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvement
The course will allow graduates to contribute to operations and management in the international logistics and maritime industries.
Organisations active in international trade, such as those involved in exporting and importing, global transport, ship management, international freight forwarding and ports and terminals will be potential employers.
The course will provide a solid grounding in international logistics and maritime transport issues for people employed in government and other policy-related areas.
Open enrolment subjects
Successful completion of any three Open Access OUA subjects within the course schedule will qualify an applicant for admission into this degree.
Applicants who have previously undertaken higher education studies meet the General Entry Requirements if they:
- Have completed the UTAS University Preparation Program or an equivalent enabling program offered by another Australian university; or
- Have completed a course at Diploma level or above at any Australian higher education provider (or equivalent overseas qualification); or
- Have partially completed a course at Associate Degree level or higher at any Australian higher education provider (or have partially completed an equivalent overseas qualification). Applicants must have completed the equivalent of at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points). If an applicant has failed any units the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made.
If an applicant has been excluded or suspended, whether permanently or temporarily, from any tertiary institution, in Australia or elsewhere, all details of the exclusion or suspension must be included in the application. Further information is available from the Readmission website.
Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. In 2019, the lowest ATAR to receive an offer into this course was 65.3. The lowest ATAR to receive an offer may change from year to year based on the number of applications we receive.
Applicants who have previously undertaken VET / TAFE studies meet the GER if they have completed a Certificate IV or above.
Applicants who have completed a Certificate III (or equivalent overseas qualification) may be eligible for several pre-degree courses. Enquire online for more information.
Work and Life
Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work and life experience must complete a personal competency statement. We are only able to offer students a place in a course where we are satisfied that they have sufficient experience to enable them to succeed in their chosen course.
If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors, including economic hardship, serious medical condition or disability. We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course.
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
The Associate Degree in Global Logistics and Maritime Management provides students with problem-solving skills and knowledge of critical elements of both the logistics and maritime industries. Studying this course develops a range of skills that enhance decision-making and can be applied to complex issues that arise in international logistics systems and its associated maritime transport sector. As logistics and shipping are major components of international trade, this course will appeal to students planning careers in organisations associated with global business, both in Australia and overseas.
Subjects offered in the Associate Degree in Global Logistics and Maritime Management will allow students to become knowledgeable in a range of appropriate business activities such as logistics, international business management, exporting and importing and marketing. This knowledge is essential for a sound understanding of issues that are faced by such specialised industries. Successful completion of this course provides a pathway into the Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended. If students are undertaking part-time study, we recommend that students complete all first year compulsory subjects prior to completing elective subjects to maximise success.
- 8 core subjects including:
- TAS-JNB154 International Business Communication
- TAS-JNB156 Introduction to the Maritime Industry
- TAS-JNB160 Exporting and Importing
- TAS-JNB163 Commercial and Transport Law
- TAS-JNB204 Port and Terminal Management
- TAS-JNB253 Maritime Law
- TAS-JNB260 Maritime Economics
- TAS-JNB261 Ship Operations Management
- 4 subjects from the following majors:
- Maritime Business Management
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Maritime Technology Management
- 4 UTAS electives
Satisfactory completion of 16 subjects, as required in the schedule, within 5 years from commencement.
Students who complete Year 1 of the Associate Degree in Global Logistics and Maritime Management may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Global Logistics and Maritime Management.
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
Once you've checked your eligibility, apply and enrol for this degree following the steps. This degree also allows you to get started with Open access.
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You can apply for the degree later and the subjects may be credited towards the degree.
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This degree offers Open access entry, exclusive to Open Universities Australia.
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