National code: TLI40221

Certificate IV in International Freight Forwarding (Senior Operator)

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Overview About this course

Study to become part of the supply chain/logistics industry. Develop skills in team leadership and manage the packing, insurance, documentation and other regulatory requirements associated with international freight logistics.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Supervise international freight transfer

  • Ensure the safety of transport activities

  • Follow security procedures when working with goods and cargo

  • Estimate and calculate the mass, area and dimensions of loads

  • Combine and consolidate freight prior to shipment

  • Market international freight forwarding services

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level

  • Confidence to organise and manage freight transportation

  • Engage in calculating the costs associated with freight transportation from simulated transport documents

  • Ability to complete and check import and export documentation

  • Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Completed a Certificate III and/or IV in a related field

  • 12-18 months experience working or are currently employed in the logistics industry

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

  • If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Senior import and export operator, Senior airfreight and ocean freight clerks, Senior shipping clerk, Senior transport/cartage co-ordinator and Customer service operator

Study pathways

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The Certificate IV in International Freight Forwarding (Senior Operator) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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The Certificate IV in International Freight Forwarding (Senior Operator) does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in International Freight Forwarding (Senior Operator) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 11 Units of competency, including 6 core and 5 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Market international freight forwarding services TLII0001

  • Consolidate freight TLIA0027

  • Manage international freight transfer TLIA5035

  • Calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions TLIE0008

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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