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Manukau Institute of Technology
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New Zealand Certificate in International Freight and Logistics (Level 4) with a strand in Freight Forwarding

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study



17 weeks

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Manukau Institute of Technology


Programme highlights

Get ahead with a job in the logistics industry?

Study the Certificate in International Freight and Logistics (Level 4) and you will get the right skills to upgrade or secure a job in distribution, manufacturing, transport forwarding or warehousing.

Career opportunities

Operational roles in product logistics, shipping and freight forwarding including but not limited to: documentation administrator, warehouse assistant, sea or airfreight entry positions.

Employment in any sector of the transport, distribution or logistics industry. You could manage transport operations or become a specialised freight forwarding operator.

Programme structure

You will need to complete five courses (total 60 credits):

723.401 Health and Safety (10 credits)

945.411 Freight Operations (15 credits)

945.412 Warehousing and Distribution (15 credits)

945.413 Logistics Documentation (10 credits)

945.414 Forwarding Processes (10 credits)

Further training or study

  • New Zealand Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in International Logistics (Freight Forwarding) (Level 5)

Entry criteria

  • 40 NCEA credits at level 1 with a minimum of;
    • 10 NCEA credits in English at level 2
    • 10 NCEA credits in mathematics at level 2


  • Completed a New Zealand certificate level 3 in retail, distribution, business


  • Completed a New Zealand certificate level 3 in another field.

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

IELTS test: Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge English Examinations: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36.

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