Transport and Logistics Training

06 Jul 2011

Training and Development • transport & logistics

Transport and logistics training serves the fastest growing industry in Australia, offering a wide range of work opportunities with great pay and conditions. Its network consists of ports, roads, railways, freight terminals, airports, and distribution and materials handling centres. Employment in any of these areas requires appropriate transport and logistics training.

Transport and Logistics Training For Industry

The transport and logistics industry generally affects the economy and touches many other industries. Transport and logistics covers various sectors including:

  • road transport
  • aviation
  • maritime
  • stevedoring
  • logistics operation
  • warehousing and rail

This industry regularly employs workers numbering hundreds of thousands in a variety of positions such as crews of vehicles, trains, vessels and aircrafts, engineering staff and other personnel in infrastructures, tourism, hospitality, security, retailing, warehousing, administration and IT.

Transport and Logistics Training Programs

A training program is essential for anyone to join this industry. The Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council is currently responsible for developing world-class training qualifications for this industry. Its support extends to the development of appropriate training packages in consultation with the organization involved.

Flexibility of Transport and Logistics Training Packages

Unlike most training programs in other industries, transport and logistics training is not one-size-fits-all. Competency units are determined according to the needs of a business. Thus, enterprises and training organizations need to create training programs suitable for existing and new employees.

Competency standards

Transport and logistics training must follow established competency standards. These serve as benchmarks for training and assessment. Competency standards specify the scope of knowledge and skills for each industry qualification. These standards are composed of the:

  • unit code
  • unit descriptor
  • employability skills
  • applications of the unit
  • elements
  • performance criteria
  • required skills and knowledge
  • range statement
  • evidence guide

All of these components provide the basis for designing transport and logistics training and assessment strategies.

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