Where to go for more information

You can get more information on careers and find key contacts from these websites: • Victorian Transport & Logistics Industry Round Table – www.supplychainvictoria.com.au/interactivetools/careers • The Logistics Information and Navigation Centre (LINC) – www.the-linc.com.au • TDT Victoria – www.tdtvictoria.org.au • Australian Logistics Council (ALC) – www.austlogistics.com.au • Transport & Logistics Skills Council – www.tlisc.com.au • Institute for Logistics and Supply Chain Management – http://ilscm.vu.edu.au • Transportal – www.transportal.com.au/lenya/tlp/live/index.html • Careers at Sea – www.careersatsea.com.au

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Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain

The Industry
Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain is a large and diverse industry with a wide range of functions from ordering, transporting, receiving, storing and distributing merchandise within Australia and overseas to planning, arranging, controlling and tracking the movement of goods for customers. A ‘supply chain’ is the system of organisations, people, technology, activities, information and resources involved in moving a good or service from a supplier to their customer.

Careers in Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain
Every organisation is dependent on logistics and supply chain to function. Hospitals, restaurants, manufacturers, tourist operators, banks, mining companies and farms all need to use logistics expertise and services in their day to day functioning. Careers in transport, logistics and supply chain can be found not only within businesses that deliver traditional services such as transport, distribution, freight forwarding, customs brokering, warehousing, rail, aviation and stevedoring, but can also be found within companies such as manufacturers, exporters, importers, wholesalers and retailers. As you can see there are many exciting opportunities in transport, logistics and supply chain and this Career Map is designed to give you a quick snapshot into the types of careers, qualifications and salaries that you can expect.

A map to guide your career direction
The Transport and Logistics industry can offer you a variety of exciting career and job opportunities which are highlighted in this map. You will find a range of career pathways available across and between industry sectors, links between various jobs and indicators of: • entry points into the industry; • qualification levels; • training requirements; • salary ranges; and • movement between sectors to further explore career options. This is a map to assist you in making career and pathway development choices. Please note: the quoted salaries and qualification levels are only indicative. All of these vary significantly depending on the size and type of the employment organisation and their operational environment. You should seek further specific information before choosing any career or pathway options.

Careers Logistics and Supply Chain
Supply Chain Director Supply Chain / Logistics General Manager Supply Chain Manager Supply Chain / Logistics Systems Architect Supply Chain / Logistics Implementation & IT Logistics Manager Supply Chain/Logistics Analyst

Qualification Level

Indicative Salary Range
$30,000 $45,000 $60,000 $75,000 $90,000 $105,000 $120,000 $135,000 $150,000 $165,000 $180,000 $195,000 200+ 200+

Post Graduate Post Graduate Post Graduate Post Graduate Post Graduate Degree Degree


Planning and Scheduling
Operations Manager Demand Manager Inventory Manager Demand / Inventory Planner Diploma / Degree Diploma / Degree Diploma / Degree Diploma / Degree

Procurement and Purchasing
Director / GM Procurement / Strategic Sourcing Procurement / Strategic Sourcing Manager Contracts Manager Purchasing Manager Category / Commodity Manager Procurement Analyst Senior Buyer Post Graduate Post Graduate Degree Degree Diploma / Degree Diploma / Degree Diploma / Degree

Originated by T&L Industry Round Table. © State of Victoria, June 2009. Published by the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development. 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Transport & Logistics (T&L) Industry
JUNE 2009
Careers Management
General Manager National Manager State Manager Post Graduate / Degree Degree Degree

Qualification Level

Indicative Salary Range
$30,000 $45,000 $60,000 $75,000 $90,000 $105,000 $120,000 $135,000 $150,000 $165,000 $180,000 $195,000

Sales Director National Sales Manager State Sales Manager Contract Account Manager Business Development Manager Account Executive Marketing Manager Sales and Marketing Analyst Degree Degree Degree Diploma / Degree Diploma / Degree Diploma / Degree Diploma / Degree Diploma
200+ 200+

Customer Service
Call Centre Director Client Relationship Manager Call Centre Manager Diploma / Degree Diploma Diploma

Freight Forwarding
Freight Forwarding Manager Freight Scheduler Diploma Certificate IV

Customs Brokers
Customs Manager Customs Broker Diploma / Licence Certificate IV / Licence

Operations Superintendent Equipment Controller Shift Supervisor Vessel Planner Yard Planner Crane Driver / Straddle Driver Degree Certificate IV / Diploma Certificate III / IV Certificate III / IV Certificate III / IV Licence/Certificate II / III

Ship Master Marine Pilot Marine Engineer Deck Officer Ship Planner Integrated Rating Advanced Diploma / Licence Advanced Diploma / Licence Diploma / Advanced Diploma / Licence Certificate IV Diploma Certificate III

Operations Manager Duty Supervisor Load Supervisor Load Assembly Officer Documentation Clerk Leading Hand / Storeman Diploma / Assoc Degree / Licence Diploma / Degree / Licence Certificate IV / Licence Certificate III / Licence Certificate II / Licence Certificate III / IV

Terminal Manager Train Controller Terminal Operator Train Planner Train Driver Diploma Diploma Diploma Certificate VI Certificate VI

Line-Haul Manager / Controller Site / Depot Manager B Double Driver Semi Driver Bus and Light Commercial Driver Diploma / Degree Certificate IV / Diploma Licence/Multi Combination Licence/Heavy Combination Licence/Medium Rigid

Warehousing and Distribution
State / National Distribution Manager Distribution Centre Manager Distribution Analyst Warehouse Manager Inventory Manager Inventory Analyst Stock / Inventory Controller Import / Export Officer Forklift Driver Post Graduate Diploma / Degree Degree Diploma / Degree Diploma / Degree Diploma Diploma Diploma Licence

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