The ability to strike a balance between space, inventory costs, lead times and anticipated customer demand is complex. The challenge for inventory managers is in juggling competing priorities to maintain optimal operational productivity.
This online Certificate of Facility and Inventory Management professional development program will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to plan and control inventory levels and manage facility and inventory requirements. You will learn to plan and implement inventory control systems to meet current and forecasted operational and customer demands, and monitor inventory control systems for continuous improvement.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to meet inventory demands to achieve successful business outcomes for an organisation.
Unit 1 - Manage facility and inventory requirements
Medium and long term storage needs
Storing dangerous goods
Small item storage
Volume and weight requirements
Safety and security requirements
Formal/informal hazard identification
Manager / supervisor role
Risk assessment nomogram
Security program and procedures
Storage handling security
Incident /emergency procedures
Fire prevention systems
First aid facilities
Recording stock location
Receival and dispatch
Customer, carrier communication
Design storage zone
Double deep racking
Drive in racking
Maintenance and cleaning areas
Code of practice
Safe lifting practices
Product damage and stock losses
Stock to sales ratio
Return on investment
Economic order quantity
Unit 2 - Administer inventory systems
Inventory control systems
Forms of third-party logistics
Third party inventory control
Forecasting methods and tools
Open to buy merchandise
Forecasting methods and tools
Policies and procedures
Inventory valuation methods
Radio frequency identification system (RFID)
Processes (receiving and despatching)
Workplace despatch flow chart
Monitoring and reordering stock
Stock sorting, recycling and disposal
Stock damage and losses
Checking quality of stock
Monitoring and tracking inventory
Informing buyers of stock levels
Monitoring inventory transactions
Inventory turnover ratio
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) systems
Inventory audits and cycle counts
Conducting a stocktake
Team member tasks and responsibilities
Preparing reports for management
Estimated duration 30 Hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% Online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
I have found that while studying and doing this course online that I still managed to achieve full knowledge in Inventory Management and that I had full support online along the way.
H.Davidson, Wynnum West, QLD | Certificate of Facility and Inventory Management
I found the course easy to access and satisfying
R. Cockinos, Forster, NSW | Certificate of Facility and Inventory Management
It is good experience to learn online with Australian online courses
S. Patel, Blacktown,NSW | Certificate of Facility and Inventory Management
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 30 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $100.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.