If you’ve got a brain for details and a knack for problem solving, then maybe a career in logistics could suit you.
We’ve put together a guide on what it is, how it works and how to get into it below.
Why should I study logistics?
As the world becomes more interconnected, as more companies seek to grow their business in new markets, and seek out materials and labour from different regions, then the need for trustworthy logistics becomes more important.
However, as logistics becomes more important it also becomes more complicated, which brings with it a need for qualifications. If you’re looking for a new career, career change, or just want to move up the supply chain yourself, then be sure to have a look at the best logistics courses available online.
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SAP : Supply Chain Logistics in R/3 from Udemy
This course covers sales and distribution (SD), material management (MM), Purchasing, handling unit management and warehouse management (WM) modules in SAPView details
Logistics for Management Consultants - A Practical Guide from Udemy
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What are the courses for logistics?
You’ll find plenty of logistics courses available online, at all levels, prices and durations, so it is really easy to find the education that suits you best.
If you’re looking for a wide foundation of knowledge that will be gained over a number of years, then it is worth thinking about studying a bachelors degree. Course lengths, prices and curriculums will vary, so be sure to study yours thoroughly.
- Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) at RMIT University.
- Bachelor of Maritime and logistics management at Australian Maritime College.
- Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) at Swinburne.
If you already have an undergraduate degree and are interested in taking it to the next level, then there are a couple of masters degree available online. Again, be sure to study to the details of the courses thoroughly to ensure it will suit your needs.
- Master of supply chain management at Curtin University.
- MBA suite of programs (maritime and logistics management) at Australian Maritime College.
Short courses and professional development
Finally, if it’s something shorter that you’re after, then why not look around at the following short courses and professional development courses?
- Graduate certificate of supply chain management at Curtin University.
- Diploma of logistics at Swinburne.
- Diploma of maritime and logistics management at Australian Maritime College.
- Diploma of logistics at Careers Australia.
What are the tuition fees and other expenses to study logistics?
The tuition fees to study logistics will vary depending on the level of qualification and the institution. For example, bachelor of business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) at Swinburne, will cost around $10,266 per years of study, for a course that is expected to take three years, that means a total cost of study of $30,798.
If you’re looking for a shorter course then the graduate certificate of supply chain management at Curtin University is expected to take around six months to complete and will set you back $13,500.Back to top
What are the best institutes in Australia to study logistics?
The best institute to study logistics in Australia will really be whatever the best is for your taste and circumstance. It is vital to ensure that the price, duration and the course content suit you.
For example, if you aren’t interested in maritime logistics, then it is probably wise not to study the bachelor of maritime and logistics management, even if you do think that the Australian Maritime College name might open doors for you later on. The important thing with online study is that you find a course that suits your needs and requirements, and that you believe that you will complete the qualification within the time frame, at a price that you can afford.Back to top
What are the career opportunities for logistics?
It is obvious to say that the variety of business and industries out there have a variety of logistical needs, and as such there is a wide scope for types of work within the field. You could end up working in a large team, in a job that constantly varies and offers up new challenges and problems to solve, or you could working in a small team taking care of one, or a handful, of particular details.[what is next]
The average salary for a logistics job in Australia is $67,129 per annum.
However, wherever it is you want to work, it always helps to have qualifications in your corner. So have a think about what area of logistics you might like to work in and find the online course that most closely matches your needs.