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Transport and logistics industry insights

Employment/positions projection 9% growth to 2023
Earnings (Average full time earnings) $1,650 per week
Flexibility 24/7 opportunities - logistics never stops!

Transport and logistics: Australia’s powerhouse

Without transport and logistics professionals, Australia’s economy would slow to a crawl. And those folks are going to be even more important in future. According to the Australian Logistics Council, the quantity of goods being shipped to, from and across Australia will triple by the year 2050. Government stats suggest the sector is responsible for nearly 5% of GDP. That’s just under $80 billion a year!

There’s plenty of room for productivity improvement, too. The Aussie transport and logistics sector is still about 10% less productive than our average global competitor. But exciting technology, such as automation solutions, is changing the face of logistics all over the world. You could be part of the innovation that makes Australia a world leader in years to come.

Get in on the ground floor

With the right real-world education and insight from industry veterans, you could ride the wave of the massive projected growth in employment. In addition to the numbers above, you can look forward to climbing the ladder at an employer that’ll value your loyalty and hard work. According to a Department of Employment paper, transport and logistics employers are more likely than others to employ an apprentice or trainee because they plan to up-skill them and keep them for the long term. Great things are coming for those who’ve been in the industry for some time, too. For example, there’s set to be a spectacular 20.9% growth in the number of jobs for specialist supply, distribution and procurement managers.  It’s up to you to be ready to step up and take on management responsibilities. Luckily, we can help with that.

Study flexibility is just one of the ways Monarch Institute fits in with your life and your future in transport and logistics. Whether you’re preparing for a career change, or stepping up in your current organisation, you’ll love learning with us.

Your next step

The TLI50415 Diploma of Logistics could be your path to the great opportunities in this sector.




Sources:,,,, 2017 Industry Employment Projections’ Australian Government Department of Employment,

Meet your trainers

You'll be guided and supported by experts and thought leaders
Ian Burns
"If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on" – Sheryl Sandberg

I have over 30 years’ combined industry experience as a logistician in high volume manufacturing, warehousing and supply chain industries. I’ve also had experience in the superannuation industry. Past industry projects I’ve contributed to include the 2000 Olympic Games Project  in Sydney.

Over the years, I’ve accumulated several high level tertiary qualifications in logistics, supply chain, sustainability, and management.

What makes him jump out of bed each morning?

I am always looking for opportunities to make a difference and support people in their career choices. I believe that education is a silver bullet that can be used as a platform for on-going success.

David Wilson
"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become."
- Steve Jobs

I am a geographer and transport and logistics researcher. I’ve served as the Director of the Ministry of Transport in Victoria, Australia, as the Executive Logistics Manager at Willow Ware Australia, a transport planner at the Chicago Area Transport Study and the Southern California Rapid Transit District. I have also acted as a consultant on major transport projects for Bunge, as well as Kmart, Humes Pipes, the Port of Melbourne, Australia Post and Australian Air Express.

I have been an invited guest lecturer for many organisations and presented at seminars in Australia and the U.S. I’ve delivered lectures for companies all over Australia, as well as in Indonesia and Singapore.

Over the years I have held lecturing appointments at the Universities of Melbourne, New South Wales and Monash in civil engineering, geography, marketing and information systems. In March 2005 I was a guest lecturer at Purdue University.

I specialise in supply chain modelling, production operations management and modelling and simulation. In terms of modelling, I have advised Ratio (one of Australia’s leading urban and transport planning consultancies) on the development of mathematical and statistical models for urban planning.

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What transport and logistics course would you like to study?

Without logistics professionals, Australia’s economy stops. From fresh food to fashion, mining to materials, you name it – transport and warehousing is a part of it.

If you’re looking for a career with great future growth potential, you’re on the right track. Your logistics qualification from Monarch Institute will help you stand out of the crowd. It’s also a great way to step up if you’re already in the industry.

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Transport and logistics courses

Monarch Institute is the first registered training organisation (RTO) in Australia to offer a fully supported online Diploma of Logistics certified by the Chartered Institute of Logistics Transport Australia (CILTA). What’s more, rolling enrolments mean you can start at anytime. Without tricky prerequisites. That’s because we get it. We know what it’s like to be working in transport and logistics – it’s a 24/7 kind of deal.

Our trainers are logistics professionals with decades of combined experience. Like Ian Burns, who has worked in tech, automotive, and fashion retail over his 20+ year career. He’s also an internationally published article author, and contributed to an R&D program for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Ian and his team will help make sure that you graduate with real-world skills – not just a piece of paper. Previous students have worked across industries from major infrastructure and food distribution to international freight. Whether you’re changing careers or stepping up in your organisation, you’ll love studying with Monarch Institute.

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