Logistics

Logistics is the science of planning and optimising the delivery of goods and services, from producers right through to the end consumer. It's getting the right product to the right place at the right time, with the right quality and at the right price.

Today's logistics industry needs well-organised people with excellent analytical, communication and negotiation skills. It's a fast-growing area as people change the way they buy things, and businesses need quicker and more efficient ways to distribute their products.

Job opportunities after graduation include roles in warehousing, import/export, customs, inventory control, shipping, trucking, road and rail transport, purchasing and much more. Over 90% of our graduates get jobs in our local booming logistics industry.

Potential jobs and salaries

Job Average Salary>>
Store person (Experienced or Manager) $22 - $28 per hour 
Stevedore (Supervisor) $60K - 90K per year
Importer / Exporter $35K - 75K per year
Customs / Freight Broker  $35K - $100K per year
Customs Officer  $39K - 56K per year
Purchasing / Supply Officer  $45K - 65K per year 

>>Salary source from: careers.govt.nz (as at  March 2017)

Recognition of Prior Learning Programme

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money, but also help you to complete your qualification faster.

To learn more about what our programmes can offer you, view our available programmes by subject area, or make an appointment to speak with one of our RPL facilitators by phoning 0800 62 62 52 (or email enquiries@manukau.ac.nz).

Why choose MIT?

Offered by our Faculty of Maritime and Logistics, MIT's logistics, supply-chain and freight programmes deliver all the practical and management skills you need for exciting career opportunities.

You'll get qualifications that are fully supported by the industry and the opportunity to gain international IATA qualifications. Plus, you'll go on field trips and site visits and get real experience working on real assignments. Start your logistics career here.