International Logistics

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
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About this unit

This online International Logistics unit offered by Open Universities Australia and RMIT University enables students to learn about the nature of logistics in the age of globalisation.

Transport accounts for a large portion of logistics, so international transport operations will be explored. You will learn about the importance of strategically located warehouses and logistical infrastructure facilities, and will be introduced to a variety of geo-strategic locations across the globe. The increasing concern with security in international transport operations will also receive special attention. You will become aware of the different types of transport available for moving goods internationally, and will become familiar with their limitations and advantages.

The unit also addresses inventory management, procurement and outsourcing, and will familiarise you with the various parties involved in a global supply chain.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Master of International Business

Areas of study

In this logistics unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Globalisation and international logistics
  • International transportation operations
  • Logistics inventory management
  • Logistics, procurement and outsourcing

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of International Business, RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will give you an understanding of the global context in which logistics chains operate. You will become familiar with practical issues that many organisations face when their commercial activities transcend national borders, and will develop the working knowledge needed to identify potential risks and mitigate them. You will also develop a practical understanding of the advantages and limitations of the various modes of transport available for moving goods internationally.

You will gain sufficient understanding of the international logistics landscape and will walk away from this unit with the ability to analyse logistics operations on a global scale.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in International Logistics from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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