Launch My Career - Logistics


Logistics is the science of planning, organising and managing activities that provide goods and services right through to consumers. It’s getting the right product to the right place at the right time with the right quality and at the right price.

Start your logistics career here. Job opportunities after graduation include import/export clerk, customs broker, inventory controller, purchasing officer, container controller and so on. Over 90% of our graduates get jobs in our local booming logistics industry.


Logistics Programmes

Certificate in Distribution Level 3

The Certificate in Distribution is a self-paced programme, with a combination of study and work-based training. This programme has been designed for people already employed in the industry, or any person wishing to enter the distribution industry. If a person is already in employment the delivery of the programme will be adjusted in liaison with their employer to address their specific demands (e.g. workshop hours). If they are new to the industry MIT will assist them to find work placement in relevant companies in order to carry out the on-job assessments.

Certificate in Logistics Level 4

The Certificate in Logistics (Level 4) teaches students the foundation knowledge required for a responsible level of employment in this important and growing industry sector.

Field trips and industry site visits are incorporated into the calendar to add to the practical, hands-on nature of the programme. Sufficient theory is included to enable students to understand the concept of logistics.

Diploma in Shipping and Freight Level 5

The Diploma in Shipping and Freight and the Diploma in Supply Chain Management are the only dedicated full-time programmes of study available in New Zealand that specifically prepare students for employment in the shipping, freight and logistics industries. These programmes teach students the foundation knowledge required for employment in this important and fast growing industry sector.

Diploma in Supply Chain Management Level 5

The Diploma in Shipping and Freight and the Diploma in Supply Chain Management are the only dedicated full time programmes of study available in New Zealand that specifically prepare students for employment in the shipping, freight and logistics industries. These programmes teach students the foundation knowledge required for a responsible level of employment in this important and fast growing industry sector.

Certificate in Commercial Logistics Level 5

The Certificate in Commercial Logistics (Level 5) consists of two distinct certificates: the MIT Certificate in Commercial Logistics (FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding) and the MIT Certificate in Commercial Logistics (Shipping).

This programme aims to enhance the skills and knowledge base of industry employees already working in the freight forwarding and shipping sectors of the transport industry.

Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management Level 7

This programme is designed for those involved in, or interested in, the freight forwarding or logistics provider industry.

The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management addresses the needs of people currently working in the industry, wishing to enhance their industry skills and knowledge with a view to further developing their career along a management path. The programme is suitable for those currently in “middle” management as well as those aspiring to enter a management level of responsibility in the future.

Graduate Certificate in Shipping Level 7

The Graduate Certificate in Shipping is designed for those employed in, or interested in, the shipping industry or its related sectors, such as import or export companies involved in significant shipping activity.

The programme addresses the needs of people currently working in the industry, wishing to enhance their industry skills and knowledge with a view to further developing their career along a management path. The programme is suitable for those currently in “middle” management as well as those aspiring to enter a management level of responsibility in the future.

Graduate Certificate in Shipping Level 7

The National Certificate in Security is a part-time work based training programme. It has been designed for people who are already employed and those who are actively seeking employment within the security industry. The delivery of the programme is flexible towards the hours security staff operate and considers both the current and future needs of the New Zealand security industry.