Diploma in Shipping and Freight Level 5

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.

Programme Details

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Build on your opportunities with one of the most sought-after diplomas in the logistics industry, and obtain IATA qualifications.

Develop your foundation knowledge in all transport sectors on a global scale and in a global environment, including the application of logistics principles, cargo care, the importation and exportation of all types of products, and the law relating to transportation.

Field trips and site visits add to industry experience and through practical assignments you will learn real industry practice, time management and writing and presenting skills. At MIT, you will get first-class credentials, job ready skills and IATA approved courses.

MIT Manukau's fast wireless technology combines with specialist spaces including computer labs and project rooms for a unique learning environment. At the New Zealand Maritime School, you will be right in the middle of the maritime industry where you will be, or may already be, working. Our strong industry relationships mean you will keep pace with current logistics practice.

Programme Code MN4462
Study Method Full-time
Qualification MIT Diploma

One year (full-time)

Applications Close when programme is full
Start Dates February and July
Level 5
Credits 120
Fees $6,057 (approx.)
International Student Fees $18,700 (approx.)

Offered by

New Zealand Maritime School

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • minimum of 48 NCEA credits at Level 2 or equivalent or
  • have successfully completed the MIT Certificate in Business or
    equivalent or
  • have successfully completed the MIT Certificate in Logistics or
    equivalent or
  • demonstrate evidence of academic achievement at Level 4 (prospective students may be required to complete a research essay to show academic prowess) and
  • Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicant whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 5.5) or equivalent.

All applicants will be interviewed.

The interview will be conducted by a panel of at least two staff. The interview will also provide an opportunity to outline the programme and to ensure the student is aware of the course content and assignment policies. The interview will also ensure that the applicant has applied for the most mappropriate level of programme by assessing work experience, prior learning and aptitude. The interview will provide an opportunity to assess the following attributes:

  • personal presentation and discipline
  • communication skills
  • attitude and motivation to learn and succeed.

Applicants will be accepted in order of application.

Preference may be given to graduates from the MIT Certificate in Logistics (Level 4).

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

This programme comprise six core compulsory courses, plus six compulsory courses in Shipping and Freight.

Semester 1
Students complete the following courses:

  • Transport Geography
  • Applied Logistics
  • Cargo Care (including Land & Sea Dangerous Goods)
  • Import Export Practice Hazardous Goods
  • Transport Law
  • Reports and Presentations

Semester 2
Students complete the following courses:

  • Supply Chain Economics and Costing
  • Customs Law and Practice
  • Agency Practice
  • Container Practice
  • IATA Air Cargo and Dangerous Goods
  • Freight Technology


Further Training or Study

MIT Graduate Certificate in Shipping or Supply Chain Management
Bachelor of Applied Management.
Graduates of the Diploma in Shipping and Freight will also be eligible to apply for the IATA/FIATA Introductory Diploma (additional fees may apply).

Career Opportunities

Port agency, import/export, shipping, air freight, freight forwarding, customs agency and general transport customs brokering, customs delivery co-ordinator.

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