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TLI30321 Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations

Free TAFE Transport & Logistics

Next intake Ongoing 2024
TraineeshipFull-time: 2 Years | Part-time: 4 Years

Course description

Do you currently work in supply chain operations? This course will upgrade your skills in logistics and warehousing operations and is available to those employed under a training agreement in the workplace.

Businesses and organisations adapt to emerging market trends by providing services through supply chains to ensure the output meets demand. You will learn about business supply to the marketplace, including managing time constraints.

Possible career outcomes

  • Logistics Operator
  • Warehouse Operator
  • Supply Chain Administration Operator
  • Supply Chain Administration Officer

Applications & attendance

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants

To become an apprentice or trainee, you will first need to find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider can assist you with this and will also start your application and enrolment process. Find a local provider here

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2024 Ongoing
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 15 Dec 2024 
Traineeship:Full-time: 2 Years | Part-time: 4 Years    


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

  • Applicants must be 16 years and over at the time of course commencement.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2.
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide an Exemption from School form prior to undertaking the course.

  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Work placement requirements

Trainees must be employed in the warehousing industry for a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Apprenticeship and traineeship requirements

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.

Pre-training review

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Code Hours
Ensure the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility) TLIF0009 20
Shift materials safely using manual handling methods TLID0020 20
Electives Code Hours
Apply quality systems TLIJ0003 50
Complete receival and despatch documentation TLIA0004 40
Complete workplace induction procedures TLIL0007 30
Consolidate manifest documentation TLIE0003 20
Deliver and monitor a service to customers BSBOPS304 35
Follow security procedures when working with goods and cargo TLIO0003 40
Identify goods and store to specifications TLIA0010 40
Load and unload goods/cargo TLID0015 30
Maintain stock control and receivals TLIX0013X 55
Monitor storage facilities TLIA3026 30
Operate a forklift TLID0016 40
Organise personal work priorities BSBPEF301 30
Organise receival and despatch operations TLIA0015 55
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices TLIU2012 20
Participate in stocktakes TLIA0021 20
Pick and process orders TLIA0022 20
Use communications systems TLIE2007 20
Work effectively with others in a team TLIG0003 40


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on work    
  • Workplace tasks    
  • Written assignments

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $1.36 per hour 655 AUD $891.00 AUD $4,500.00
Standard Tuition AUD $6.81 per hour 655 AUD $4,461.00 AUD $4,500.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $10.25 per hour 655 AUD $6,714.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Education Levy AUD $98.25
Resources AUD $350.00


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 15/04/2024 12:00:49 PM