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Certificate of Import and Export Logistics


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Are you looking to expand your business into the international market? Or are you starting an import-export business? Whether you’re aspiring to work for an international trade company or expand your own business, this online course will give you a comprehensive understanding of import-export logistics.

The Certificate of Import and Export Logistics is an online course that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to complete and/or evaluate import and export documentation. You will also discover how to check documentation in accordance with the requirements of Customs and related legislation and workplace procedures.

In this online import and export logistics course you will gain an understanding of bond and customs requirements, contingency management planning and scheduling movements to meet operational schedules. You will also learn how to manage import and export documentation, including permits and customs clearance requirements.

On completion of this import and export logistics course you will feel confident in your knowledge of import-export procedure, management and legislation to improve business operations for your own business or fast track your career in import-export logistics.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - 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
  • CITES requirements
  • Customs clearance
  • Import declaration and clearance process
  • 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
  • Documentation meets legislative requirements
  • Collating and checking documentation
  • Letters of credit
  • Certificate of origin (CO)
  • Incoterms
  • Dangerous goods documentation
  • Lodge documentation for processing

Unit 2 - 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 3 - Manage a transport and logistics business

  • Manage a transport and logistics business
  • Customer feedback
  • Complaints and responses
  • PDCA cycle
  • Transformational change
  • Target potential customers
  • Business unit objectives
  • Key performance indicators
  • Contingency plans
  • Risk assessment matrix / nomogram
  • Hazard tools and processes
  • Business planning operations
  • Market competitors
  • SWOT analysis
  • Customer needs
  • Business objectives
  • Financial flows
  • Cash flow projection
  • Determine job profiles
  • Training needs analysis (TNA)
  • External and internal training
  • Self-paced learning
  • Simulated work setting
  • Technology-based programs
  • HR and recruitment
  • Business unit performance
  • Assess profit/productivity
  • Profit expectations
  • Productivity standards
  • Purchasing
  • Leasing
  • Stakeholder needs
  • Profit and loss reports
  • Financial cost analysis
  • The Problem-Solving Model
  • Regulations and legislation
  • Biosecurity legislation


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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Payment Information

Certificate Course



  • 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;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

Future growth




  • Export Documentation and Logistics Officer
  • Export Documentation Officer
  • Ocean Freight Import Specialist
  • Sea freight Import Invoicing Clerk
  • Best value option
  • Includes unlimited access


  • $150 deposit
  • $25/week
  • No credit checks required