Certificate in Logistics Level 4


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Programme Details

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Your point of origin for a career in logistics
Get a solid grounding in this essential and expanding industry with a Certificate in Logistics. This course is the ideal start if you’re a school leaver or someone who wants to enter the logistics industry. Or you may already be working in the industry and aim to progress into supervisory or middle management roles, or pursue futher study. Our part-time course is designed for people with industry experience who want to continue working while they study.

This practical hands-on programme includes regular field trips and site visits so you can experience the industry at first-hand. You’ll also acquire a good understanding of the concept of logistics. A variety of case studies and tests will help develop sound time-management and study skills.

At the end of the course you’ll be ready to start working in any sector of the transport, distribution or logistics industry, or you can continue studying at diploma level with MIT courses in supply chain management or shipping and freight.

Programme Code MN4445
Study Method Full time or part time
Qualification MIT Certificate
Duration One semester full time or up to two years part time
Applications Close when the programme is full
Start Dates February and July
Level 4
Credits 60
Fees $2,900 (approx)
International Student Fees $8,725 per semester

Offered by

New Zealand Maritime School

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • NCEA level 2 38 credits
    or
  • have successfully completed a STAR programme in Distribution. 

Applicants will be interviewed to assess the following attributes: 

  • suitable knowledge, experience and attitude
  • have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English.  Any applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 5.5 (with no score below 5.0) or equivalent. 

Applicants will be accepted in order of application.

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

Programme Summary

Students complete the following courses:

  • Organisational Principles
  • Team Building Skills
  • Logistics and Purchasing Principles
  • Warehouse and Inventory Operations
  • Transport Operations
  • Product Care and Handling
  • Records and Documentation

Full-time: Monday to Friday at MIT’s Manukau campus

Part-time: Wednesdays 5pm–8pm at MIT’s Manukau campus

Further Training or Study

Diploma in Supply Chain Management
Diploma in Shipping and Freight
Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Career Opportunities

Positions in any sector of the transport, distribution or logistics industry such as importers, exporters, freight forwarders, road transport operators, container depots, warehouse operators and logistics providers.

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