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. 

Gain the knowledge, skills and experience for a career in a growing, worldwide industry or upskill your current qualifications to get ahead. When you graduate you can choose from a variety of paths including roles in warehousing, import and export, road and rail transport, and much more.

Short courses

Keen to study a stand-alone course?

Whether you are an individual who wants to upskill or a business looking for specialised staff training, this is where you'll find it.

Find out more about logistics short courses.

Potential jobs and salaries
Job Average Salary>>
Business Analyst $81K - $104K per year
Customs Broker $35K - $90K per year
Customs Officer $48K - $67K per year
Forklift Operator $16 - $21 per hour
Freight Forwarder $35K - $70K per year
Heavy Truck Driver $17 - $30 per hour
Importer / Exporter $35K - $75K per year
Purchasing / Supply Officer  $45K - $110K per year 
Purchasing / Supply Managers $140K - $200K per year
Store person (Experienced or Manager) $17 - $30 per hour

>>Salary source from: careers.govt.nz (as at  March 2019)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at MIT 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 us on 0800 62 62 52 or email enquiries@manukau.ac.nz.

Why choose MIT?

Offered by our School of 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, site visits, and get real experience working on real assignments. Start your logistics career here.

Logistics staff profiles