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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in International Freight Logistics (Level 4) with strands in Freight Forwarding, and Shipping
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 60
Subject Area
  • Management and Commerce » Business and Management » International Business
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide global and local organisations with people who have the skills and knowledge to undertake intermediate-level operational and administration roles in either the shipping or international freight forwarding sectors.
Learners will benefit by having a qualification which recognises skills and knowledge to enable improved job performance and/or a credential to advance career opportunities in the international freight logistics industry.
The freight forwarding strand provides the industry with people who have good understanding of concepts, legislation and practice to undertake intermediate-level operational and administration tasks related to organising international shipments for individuals or companies for the carriage of goods from the manufacturer or producer to a market, customer or final point of distribution.
The shipping strand provides the industry with people who have good understanding of concepts, legislation and practice to undertake intermediate-level operational and administration tasks related to organising and providing international carriage of goods by ship.
This qualification is targeted at people with some entry-level experience or prior learning related to the international freight logistics industry.
Graduates will be capable of working at an intermediate level under broad guidance with a degree of self-management in either a shipping or international freight forwarding context.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Monitor and maintain legislative and company requirements to contribute to a safe and effective workplace in the international freight logistics industry.
- Apply knowledge of international freight logistics to successfully engage in the international movement of freight.
- Provide customer service and work effectively within a team within the international freight logistics industry.
- Complete and process international freight logistics documentation accurately and reporting within timeframes in the international freight logistics industry.

Graduates of the Freight Forwarding strand will also be able to:
- Apply knowledge of freight forwarding dangerous goods, options for freight forwarding consignments, and freight forwarders' responsibilities and liabilities to undertake freight forwarding within the international freight logistics industry.

Graduates of the Shipping strand will also be able to:
- Apply knowledge of processes for shipping dangerous goods, components of shipping, costing and routing of shipping consignments, and shippers' responsibilities and liabilities to undertake shipping-specific practices within the international freight logistics industry.
Education pathways
This qualification can follow on from the New Zealand Certificate in International Freight Logistics (Level 3)

[Ref: 2913].

This qualification leads to the:

- New Zealand Diploma in International Freight Logistics (Freight Forwarding) (Level 5) [Ref: 2915]

- New Zealand Diploma in International Freight Logistics (Shipping ) (Level 6) [Ref: 2916].

This qualification may also lead to related higher-level qualifications in business, supply chain management, or port operations.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work in operational roles in shipping

and freight forwarding including but not limited to: shipping assistant, chartering trainee/assistant, shipping

documentation administrator, trade assistant.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
N/A
Education Organisation 4 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2914
Status Current
Created September 2015
Next Review April 2026
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