DurationFull-time 1 year
Next intakeFebruary, July
Next intakeNot applicable
Gain an understanding of key business areas while you develop specialist knowledge in transport and logistics planning, supply chain management, and operations and risk management.
This combination of skills, plus opportunities to engage in practical projects and collaborate globally with students and clients, will prepare you to move straight into the workforce after graduation.
You can also move on to study a bachelor degree. RMIT pioneered supply chain management education in Australia and has Australia’s largest concentration of scholars in the field.
To understand how to manage the supply and demand of local, imported and exported goods applicable to any industry, start your journey with our diploma.
Most of your classes will be held in RMIT's Swanston Academic Building which features innovative learning spaces interspersed with retail and social spaces resulting in a stimulating environment for students.
Part-time classes can include blended delivery, flexible education and/or evening classes.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations and group discussions.
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Blackboard, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account. Educational software, the Learning Hub, resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
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Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects and practical assignments.
You will develop logistics strategies and plans for real companies incorporating transport and logistics systems, international distribution, contract negotiation and business planning.
Recently, cross-disciplinary projects have been undertaken with international business students form RMIT, collaborating with students overseas.
- RMIT students worked on a project with Seattle North College using Google Apps, including Hangouts, to collaborate online from classrooms in Melbourne and Seattle before presenting to Boeing in the USA.
- Selected RMIT students collaborated with students in Malaysia and the US before presenting to industry client PKT Logistics in Kuala Lumpur.
In addition to the expertise offered by the College of Business Industry Advisory Board, feedback and guidance was sought from a cross-section of organisations both within the transport and logistics industry, as well as those impacted by it to develop this program.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
You will study core and elective courses. Studies will focus on:
- transport and logistics planning
- supplier management
- customer service
- workplace leadership and employee relations
- budgeting and finance
- risk management.
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Program code: C5369
National curriculum code: TLI50415
Graduates work in areas like:
- warehousing management
- distribution operations
- purchasing and inventory control
- importing and exporting functions.
Career opportunities for logistics graduates span a large number of sectors and industries: aviation, automotive, computing, construction, manufacturing, mining, retail, shipping, import and export, transport and distribution, and warehousing. Job functions include procurement, inventory planning, transport and fleet management, and event management in both private sector and public institutions.
Current Year 12: Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; or the Australian Senior VCAL Certificate.
This program does not select on ATAR.
Non Year 12: Completion of post-secondary studies; or at least 6 months’ work experience.
Graduates of the Diploma of Logistics can apply for exemptions from the following degrees, subject to meeting each program's entry requirements:
- Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
- Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance)
- Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship)
- Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)
- Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)/Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
- Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
- Bachelor of Business (Information Systems)
- Bachelor of Business (Information Systems) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (International Business)
- Bachelor of Business (International Business) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
- Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (Management)
- Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
- Bachelor of Business (Marketing) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy)
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
- 2020 government subsidised place: AU$7,250* per annum
- 2020 full-fee place: AU$13,750* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$308 maximum fee for 2020.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Eligibility criteria waver
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving two (2) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and already have a qualification, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility.
VET Student Loans
The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.
How does a VET Student Loan work?
If your VET Student Loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT your tuition fees on your behalf, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.
Your VET Student Loan becomes part of your VETSL debt. You will start repaying your accumulated VETSL debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is adjusted each year (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
Vet Student Loan cap
If your program is eligible for the VET Student Loan scheme and has a loan cap that doesn’t cover the total amount of the tuition fees for your program, then you’ll need to pay RMIT the difference by the due date once you exceed the cap.
It’s easy for you to keep track of your VET Student Loan debt, and you can choose to make upfront payments at any time before the census date.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2020 is $308.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.