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Certificate of International Freight Forwarding

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Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

International freight forwarders are key players in the movement of cargo into and out of Australia.  If you’re ready to start your career in international freight forwarding, this course is ideal.

The Certificate of International Freight Forwarding will prepare you for a career in an innovative and fast-paced industry where change is always around the corner.

In this online international freight forwarding course you will learn how to move cargo safely, quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively while meeting Government regulatory requirements.

This online freight-forwarding course includes: how to complete and check import and export documentation, maintain freight records, consolidate freight and organise transport.

On completion of this course, you will feel confident in your knowledge of the critical elements of both the logistics and international freight forwarding industries.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Complete and check import/export documentation

  • Document procedures
  • Regulations and legislation
  • Quarantine legislation
  • Biosecurity legislation
  • Export documentation
  • Timeline for document completion
  • DIBP client registration
  • EXDOC exporter registration
  • Import declaration forms (N10)
  • Export declaration form
  • Export control manual
  • Permits
  • Import permit
  • BICON
  • CITES requirements
  • Customs clearance
  • Import declaration and
  • Non-compliance penalties
  • Cargo clearance screening
  • Letters of credit
  • Payment process
  • Complete documentation
  • Customs requirements
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Workplace procedures
  • Data entry
  • Import / export database systems
  • Document completing assistance
  • Coding
  • Goods classification
  • Legislative requirements
  • Checking documentation
  • Letters of credit
  • Certificate of origin (CO)
  • International Commercial Terms
  • Dangerous goods documentation
  • Lodge documentation

Unit 2 - Organise transport of freight or goods

  • Transport operations
  • Knowledge of products
  • Dangerous goods
  • Package marking
  • Perishable products
  • Fragile goods
  • High-value goods
  • Domestic regulations
  • International regulations
  • Procedures for transport
  • Employer/employee responsibilities
  • Australian standards
  • Driver fatigue laws
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Control measures
  • Handling equipment
  • Timelines
  • Complaints procedure
  • Freight requirements
  • Intermodal transportation
  • Multimodal transportation
  • Organise freight transport
  • Budgets
  • Secured freight
  • Packaging procedures
  • Vehicle mass and permit schemes
  • Freight safety
  • Risk management
  • Mechanical-handling equipment
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Transport equipment
  • Communication
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Freight discrepancies
  • Complete organisational processes
  • Track and trace systems
  • Information security

Unit 3 - Maintain freight records

  • Freight record receipts
  • Consignment/cartnote details
  • Action Documentation
  • Workplace procedures
  • Legislative requirements
  • Dangerous goods
  • Shipping documents
  • Freight tracking systems
  • Loading and storage
  • Load risk assessment
  • Record freight dispatch
  • Process freight documentation
  • Incorrect documentation

Unit 4 - Manage export logistics

  • Export logistics
  • Plan efficient export logistics
  • Safety data sheet (SDS)
  • Classes of dangerous goods
  • Marine orders
  • International maritime dangerous goods codes
  • Road and rail transport codes
  • Transport license/ permit requirements
  • Export quarantine requirements
  • Environmental protection legislation
  • Workplace relations regulation
  • Consignment loads
  • Customer instructions
  • Quality customer service
  • Capacity of transport modes
  • Intermodal transportation
  • Multimodal transportation
  • Weighing up cost versus time
  • Company objectives
  • Urgent orders
  • Equipment and technology
  • Efficient and effective delivery
  • Types and compatibility of load
  • Bond and customs requirements
  • Fatigue management / breaks
  • Operational deficiencies
  • Workplace process flow
  • Outsourcing components of operation
  • Contingency management strategy
  • Infrastructure support
  • Continuous improvement
  • Establish times and routes
  • Planning and scheduling movements
  • Contingency planning
  • Operational schedules
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Fatigue management
  • Employee training / support
  • Tracking procedures
  • Terminal operating systems
  • Customer purchase order
  • Packaging and labelling
  • Non-compliance
  • Australian Border Force (ABF)
  • Regulations and legislation
  • DIBP client registration
  • EXDOC exporter registration
  • Import declaration forms (N10)
  • Export declaration form
  • Compliance audit
  • Law and Ethics

Unit 5 - Consolidate freight

  • Capacity and capability of transport
  • Transportation systems
  • Types of freight
  • Packaging and labelling
  • Hazards and risks
  • Risk assessment
  • Control measures
  • Consignment documentation
  • Segregation requirements
  • Segregation devices

Unit 6 - Assess and confirm customer transport requirements

  • Goods / stock to be transported
  • Quality customer service
  • Customer loyalty
  • Customer service policies
  • Consulting with customers
  • Types of goods to be transported
  • Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM)
  • Aggregate Trailer Mass (ATM)
  • Heavy vehicles
  • Dangerous goods (9 classes)
  • Correct packing of goods
  • Dangerous goods shipping document
  • Environment protection
  • Load handling
  • Injury risks
  • Mechanical handling aids
  • Securing loads / tie-down lashing
  • Distribution management
  • Urgent customer orders
  • Intermodal transportation
  • Multimodal transportation
  • Scheduling driver hours
  • Freight pickup and destination
  • Site safety checklist
  • Cost versus time
  • Transit times
  • Risk management
  • Parameters of service requirements
  • Quotations
  • Cargo insurance

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

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  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
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  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate/Statement of Attainment issued for your CV; and
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