Key Benefits

Nationally recognised

The Diploma of Logistics is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This means you can use it as a pathway to university qualifications around Australia.

CILTA certified

This is the only Diploma of Logistics course in Australia that’s certified by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTA).

Free software

You will have access to a free student edition of the Planimate software package as part of the course. Planimate is a general purpose simulation tool for modelling supply chain inventory management.

Government funding

If you live in Victoria, Monarch Institute has government funded places.

To see if you are eligible for a government funded place, please click here to see the criteria. Or get in touch with one of our friendly course consultants.

Course Accreditation

In total, you need to complete 15 nationally recognised units of competency to be awarded the TLI50415 Diploma of Logistics. This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Module 1

Logistics and Supply Chains

Module 2

Logistics Operation

Module 3

Integrating Demand and Supply

Module 4

Measurement and Management of Logistics

Course Assessments

The experts who design and deliver our courses (click back to Course trainers to meet some of them) have developed an assessment framework that’s uniquely designed to help you gain a deep understanding of the material. They’ll give you the kind of knowledge and skills you can use in the real world as a business operator or manager. Assessment formats include:

Career Opportunities

Key opportunities include:

Logistics – A growing industry!

The logistics industry in Australia is estimated to account for 8.6 per cent of GDP, employing over 1,000,000 Australians. It involves part of the supply chain that plans, implements and controls the efficient, forward and reverse flow of storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption. This involves freighting hundreds of billions of tons of goods each year in Australia alone! Ensuring an effective supply chain is a not only a competitive advantage for Australian companies but a requirement for long term survival. Logistics careers have continued to develop in Australia and around the world, and have recognised value within small, medium and large Australia companies.


The Diploma of Logistics is a fantastic way to launch your career in the industry that drives Australia’s economy. It’s also a great step up for those who’ve been in the industry for years.

If you want to take your learning and professional development even further, you can use the Diploma as a pathway to university studies. You may be able to apply and/or get course credit towards a related degree, such as a Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management). It’s best to check first with the uni you’re thinking of applying to, before you enrol with Monarch Institute.

Entry requirements

There aren’t any formal prerequisites. But to make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:

What equipment will I need?

You will need access to the following equipment to successfully complete the course:

Am I eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning?

We may be able to take into account relevant knowledge and skills you’ve possibly gained through previous formal or informal training, education and employment. To find out more, refer to our Student Information Guide by clicking here, or get in touch with one of our friendly course consultants.

Course Topics

Module 1

Logistics and Supply Chains

Module 2

Logistics Operation

Module 3

Integrating Demand and Supply

Module 4

Measurement and Management of Logistics

Course Duration

What is the average course completion time frame?

This course is designed to be completed within 24 months.

Students who are highly motivated and well organised can complete the full course at an accelerated pace.

The key factors that influence course completion are a student’s experience, time availability, how fast they work and how committed they are!

How it works

Study online. With a difference.

You’ll get:

How does it work?

This course has been developed to give you absolute flexibility. Study on your couch, on public transport, on your break at work, out in the park – wherever and whenever you like. The best part is, with Monarch Institute, ‘online’ doesn’t mean ‘alone’. You’ll be backed by our trainers at every step along the way.

What support will I get?

Your trainer will be happy to contact you via phone, Skype, Zoom, TeamViewer, or email (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm). So you definitely won’t feel alone. You’ll also have access to our student Facebook groups, so you can discuss the material with other students. It’s a handy way to stay in touch with trainers and others in the same course

Do you offer corporate workshops?

Yes. We’re the corporate training partner of choice for several large organisations. Our trainers can also conduct onsite training for groups of six staff or more. Corporate workshops can be scheduled for any location in Australia. Got a new satellite office with staff in need of training? Running a training retreat in an idyllic location (yes please!)? Our trainers can be there.

Corporate workshops are tailored to your organisation’s needs. Get in touch with our friendly course consultants for more information.

Course Price

Upfront payment

$2,500 (total)

The most cost-effective option. Pay up front and save 20% compared to the total payment plan. Payment options include electronic funds transfer (EFT), credit card (MasterCard or Visa), cheque, or cash.

Payment plan

$115.38 per week, paid over 26 weeks (total $3,000)

This option is suitable for students wanting to manage their cash flow. It’s handy if you want to get started right away, but don’t have the full amount on hand. Payment must be made with MasterCard or Visa.

Government Funding

If you live in Victoria, Monarch Institute has government funded places.

To see if you are eligible for a government funded place, please click here to see the criteria. Or get in touch with one of our friendly course consultants.

Meet your trainers

Industry 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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Diploma of Logistics


  • Get comprehensive logistics knowledge and real-world industry skills
  • Launch a successful career in supply chain logistics
  • Study anywhere, anytime – whatever works best for you
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DurationUp to two years
How it worksStudy online. With a difference.
Price$2,500 up front | $115.38 per week (payment plan) | Gov. funding if eligible
Career opportunitiesLogistics manager | Supply chain analyst
Course topicsFour modules
Units15 units of competency | Nationally recognised | CILTA accredited
Course trainersIndustry experts and thought leaders

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Entry requirements

No formal prerequisites | RPL available | Some equipment needed

AssessmentsMultiple small assessments | No exams
Start dateImmediately, or whenever you’re ready.
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