Offering Info

Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations

  • National Course Code: TLI30319
  • TAFE NSW code: TLI30319-01V01-21SGR-515

Location – St George


Part Time


On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

7.5 Hours per week


27 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations is the perfect way to begin or advance your career in this industry. Through a blend of theoretical and practical learning, this unique course will help you develop your skills in leadership, handling of goods and customer service.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
  • Load and unload goods/cargo
  • Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions
  • Lead a work team or group


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Happy being outside
  • Excited to operate machinery
  • Strong leaders with the ability be part of a small team
  • Committed to the safety of themselves and others
  • Able to work in various weather conditions
  • Willing to work varying times and hours

Career opportunities:

  • Logistics operator
  • Warehouse operator
  • Supply chain administration operator
  • Supply chain administration officer
  • Rail terminal operator


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Warehouse Operations

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

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

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Supply Chain Operation as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the transport industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.


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

  • An openness to working long hours or weekends
  • Willingness to travel for work
  • A Class C driver's licence

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


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:
-Regular attendance to classes, completion of assessment as required, be willing to undertake broad research outside the class sessions regarding matters affecting warehousing and distribution.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course


This is a Part Time Evening, Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class, over 2 evenings a week, for 27 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 1.5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 4.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including research, private study, workplace information gathering and assignment preparation.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • This course is aimed at those who are employed or want to pursue employment in a warehouse or distribution centre involved in the movement of cargo and freight both domestically and internationally.


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Wednesday from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
TLIF0009 Ensure the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility)
Elective Units
Number Title
TLII4001 Coordinate quality customer service
TLIA0004 Complete receival and despatch documentation
TLIA0010 Identify goods and store to specifications
TLIA0015 Organise receival and despatch operations
TLIA1001 Secure cargo
TLID2003 Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
TLID2004 Load and unload goods/cargo
TLIE3002 Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions
TLIF1001 Follow work health and safety procedures
TLIF3022 Implement/monitor procedures when warehousing/storing dangerous goods/hazardous substances
TLIG3002 Lead a work team or group
TLIH2001 Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes
TLIJ3002 Apply quality systems
TLIL1001 Complete workplace orientation/induction procedures
TLIO0003 Follow security procedures when working with goods and cargo
TLIX0013X Maintain stock control and receivals

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Job roles and titles vary across different sectors. Possible job titles include:

  • logistics operator
  • warehouse operator
  • supply chain administration operator
  • supply chain administration officer
  • rail terminal operator.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

St George, Main Campus
Corner Princes Highway & President Avenue, Kogarah
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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