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International freight forwarding diploma launched

by Rob McKay last modified May 06, 2010 01:31 PM

Australian international freight forwarders will soon be able gain a vocational education qualification to rival that of their counterparts in Europe.

This follows a joint initiative by the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia and the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council to create a new Diploma of International Freight Forwarding and make it available as part of the national training system in Australia.

The diploma, which contains a mix of 14 key technical forwarding modules combined with business related modules, is currently going through the endorsement phase at the National Quality Council.

It is expected to be available for delivery in Australia by July.

CBFCA professional development and training manager Bill Murphy said the diploma would be recognised at the same level of the benchmark International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations.

The new qualification also forms part of an academic pathway for school leavers entering the industry through its articulation from the newly created certificates III and IV in international freight forwarding.

"This means that school leavers can now access a dedicated academic pathway which matches the occupational pathway into the role of international freight forwarder," Mr Murphy said .

Enquiries should be directed to Bill Murphy on (07) 3256 0146 or email at

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