New Zealand Certificate in Distribution (Level 3) with optional strand in Mechanised Goods Handling

Programme highlights

The Certificate in Distribution (Level 3) is a self-paced programme, combining study and work-based training and is delivered by the Skills Update Training Institute.

Learn practical skills in stock control, inwards goods, dispatch, customer legislation, health and safety and customer service. 

If you are already employed within the industry, the delivery of the programme is flexible and can be tailored around your and your employers' needs.  

Skills Update have simulated distribution environments at the Kelston, Mangere and Papakura campuses which provide an authentic, real life, non-commercial venue where you will be able to practice your skills and undertake the practical components of the assessments.

Please note: All or part of this programme is delivered under a sub-contracting arrangement with Skills Update Ltd.

For more information or to apply contact Skills Update on 0800 500 193 or distribution@skillsupdate.co.nz.

Key facts

Start Month(s) Monthly intakes
Study Location(s)
  • Skills Update Training Institute"> 59 Tidal Road"> Mangere"> Auckland
  • Kelston Campus"> 12-145 Cartwright Road"> Kelston"> Auckland
  • Papakura Campus"> 15/17 Walters Road"> Papakura"> Auckland
  • Delivery may be undertaken at Distribution business sites where the demand is proven and the company/employer has appropriate training facilities.
Level 3
Domestic fees Zero fees
Youth Guarantee
Programme Code NZ2572
Duration

One year (part-time)

Must be completed within 5 years

Study Method Part-time
Credits 60-75
International Fees Not available to international students
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

General

This qualification will provide the route to those who wish to pursue a career in the Distribution, Freight Forwarding or Logistics industries.

or

Anyone already employed in the Distribution, Freight Forwarding or Logistics industries wanting to gain a formal recognised qualification

Driver Licence Requirements – Strand Mechanised Goods Handling

In order to successfully complete the optional strand, Mechanised Goods Handling, the student must hold a full Driver License Class 1.  An eyesight screening check will be carried out each time you apply for (or renew) a driver licence, unless you present an eyesight or medical certificate that states that your eyesight has been tested by a recognised Optometrist.

Academic

No academic entry requirements

Interviews

All applicants will be required to attend an orientation interview where prior learning, work experience and motivation to work in the Distribution Industry will be established. The interview will also provide an opportunity to outline the programme and ensure that the applicant has applied for the most appropriate level of study.

English Language

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English.

Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as follows a minimum of IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 across all academic bands) or TOEFL 550 for students whom English is not their first language.  This will be demonstrated by meeting the current NZQA requirements.

Other requirements

  1. Applicants must be physically capable of completing the programme.
  2. Applicants enrolling in the optional strand, Mechanised Goods Handling, are required to hold a full Driver License Class 1.
  3. Applicants put forward by their employer will not be interviewed but may attend the orientation session.

Provisional Entry

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 Director/Head of School.

International students

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Career opportunities

Employment in any sector of the transport, distribution or logistics industry, but mainly in transport, distribution and warehousing.

Programme structure

The Certificate in Distribution (Level 3) is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in distribution. Courses cover such subjects as inward goods, stock control, dispatch, customer legislation, health and safety and customer service.

This programme consists of five courses made up of four compulsory courses totalling 60 credits and one elective course of 15 credits.

Compulsory courses

  • Health and Safety, Communication and Professional Conduct in the Distribution Industry
  • Distribution and Warehousing Operations
  • Store Operations 1
  • Store Operations 2

Optional strand

Mechanised Goods Handling Equipment

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Further training or study

Students graduating from this programme have a variety of possible pathways to further education including but not limited to:

  • Certificate in Logistics (full-time or part-time)
  • Diploma in Shipping and Freight
  • Diploma in Supply Chain Management

Offered by

School of Logistics

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Information and Application Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.