New Zealand Certificate in International Freight and Logistics (Level 4) (with strands in Forwarding and Shipping)

Programme highlights

Get a solid grounding in this essential and expanding industry with the Certificate in International Logistics (Level 4). 

This programme is the ideal start if you are a school leaver, or someone who wants to enter the logistics industry. Or you may already be working in the industry and aiming to progress into supervisory or middle management roles, with options to pursue further study.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February and July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
MIT Manukau
Level 4
Domestic fees $2,900 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee
Programme Code NZ2914
Duration

19 weeks (full-time) or one year (part-time)

Study Method 19 weeks (full-time) or one year (part-time)
Credits 60
International Fees NZD $10,500 (approx)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship
Qualification NZ Certificate

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Information is correct as at August 2017. 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 on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. 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.

Entry requirements

Academic

Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme:

40 Credits at NCEA 2 or above or equivalent

a. Includes a minimum of 10 NCEA Literacy credits at Level 1 or above

and

b. Includes a minimum of 8 credits Mathematic credits at Level 1 or above.

Mature students must demonstrate previous work experience or an ability to study at level 4.

Interviews

Applicants must also be able to demonstrate the discipline for self-directed study at this level, and the motivation to learn. These attributes will be assessed through an interview process. Students who are unsuccessful will be directed to another suitable programme within the Faculty or Foundation Studies.

English Language entry requirements

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.

International students

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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 Faculty Dean.

Career opportunities

Operational roles in product logistics, shipping and freight forwarding including but not limited to: documentation administrator, warehouse assistant, sea or airfreight entry positions.

Employment in any sector of the transport, distribution or logistics industry.

Programme structure

Freight Operations
  • Modes of transportation of goods and people
  • Containers and other cargo unit load devices
  • Equipment and cargoes on modes
  • Features of products moved in logistics processes, including people, foods, dangerous goods, and other specialized items
  • Features of care required in handling and storing products
  • Special needs of customers and clients
  • Regulations for packaging and handling of products classed as foods, perishables, and dangerous goods, including HSNO and OSH. Emergency risks and procedures related to products. Packaging techniques
Warehousing and Distribution
  • Definitions including Supply Chain, Logistics, Distribution
  • Inventory control principles
  • Domestic and International issues in trade and logistics
  • Purchasing and procurement evolution, principles, and terminology
  • Planning and strategies used in logistics and purchasing
  • Purchasing quality, price, timing, and quality initiatives
  • Controlling and measuring efficiency and effectiveness in logistics and purchasing
  • The basis of inventory control and Customers and the impact of inventory control
  • Principles used in inventory management
  • Technology systems and their application
  • Recording, valuation, and forecasting of inventory
  • Systems used for processing goods in and out of the warehouse
  • Inventory identification and location systems
  • Evaluation of warehouse inventory systems
  • Protecting and keeping inventory safe
Logistics Documentation
  • General principles of insurance across all modes
  • Loss and damage claims procedures
  • Carrier’s liability and conditions of carriage
  • Import and export documentation
  • Documentation required by Government and statutory legislation
  • Legal Issues and Internal company records and documentation
Health and Safety
  • Legislation
  • Responsibilities and parties involved
  • Hazard Identification and recording
  • PPE
Shipping / Forwarding Project

Essentials of the Forwarding Processes and Shipping Processes, Bill of Loading, Containers, Forwarding products by land, sea and air.

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

New Zealand Diploma in International Logistics (Freight Forwarding) (Level 5)

Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Level 5)

Offered by

New Zealand Maritime School

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 as at August 2017. 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 on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. 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.