Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations

Supply Chain

Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations

Course Code
Construction & Engineering
Study Area(s)
Traineeship, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Free TAFE
Course Length
Full-time(6 weeks)

Start Date(s): Rolling enrolment - start anytime
End Date(s): 5 weeks for non forklift unit; 6 weeks with forklift unit
Days and Time: Monday to Friday 8:30pm to 3:30pm (subject to change)

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with Kangan Institute's Vaccination Policy

This course is designed for those seeking to enter the Supply Chain, Logistics and Warehousing industries.

The course is designed to give you all the skills and knowledge you need to begin working in a warehouse environment. As part of this course, you will also undertake training to attain LF Forklift licences.


You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government's FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. It's important to know you may incur fees that you will need to cover yourself, such as student service fees or materials fees. Skills First (eligible) students are usually entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. You may also be able to get an exemption if you don't meet the upskilling requirement. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
TLIF0009Ensure the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility) (TLIF0009)20
TLID1001Shift materials safely using manual handling methods (TLID1001)20


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
TLIA0004Complete receival and despatch documentation (TLIA0004)40
TLIA0008Coordinate stocktakes (TLIA0008)20
TLIA0010Identify goods and store to specifications (TLIA0010)40
TLIA0015Organise receival and despatch operations (TLIA0015)55
TLIA3026Monitor storage facilities (TLIA3026)30
TLID2010Operate a forklift (TLID2010)40
TLIE3002Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions (TLIE3002)30
TLILIC0003Licence to operate a forklift truck (TLILIC0003)40
TLIO0002Apply and monitor workplace security procedures (TLIO0002)40
TLIX0004XAdminister inventory systems (TLIX0004X)50
TLIX0013XMaintain stock control and receivals (TLIX0013X)55
TLIF3003Implement and monitor work health and safety procedures (TLIF3003)30
TLIG3002Lead a work team or group (TLIG3002)40
TLIJ3002Apply quality systems (TLIJ3002)40
TLIK2010Use infotechnology devices in the workplace (TLIK2010)40

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessments may include written, oral or practical assessment methods.

You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

To view a complete unit listing, please click on the 'course module listing' link in the course overview section of this page.

This course contains a total of 14 units.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
570 570 $1.94 $0.39 $4.33

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer), or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

Where and how can I study?

This course is predominantly done online with practical assessments undertaken at our Broadmeadows campus which has a fully equipped Warehouse Training Facility.

For traineeships - training can be delivered onsite

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in the logistics, warehousing and supply chain industries in any of the following roles:

  • Logistics operator
  • Warehouse operator
  • Rail terminal operator

NB: Job roles and titles vary across different sectors.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in supply chain operations and can specialise in logistics and warehousing operations within the transport and logistics industry.

You will learn a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities. These activities involve known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures within known time constraints. It may also include responsibility for coordinating the work of others. Topics may include:

  • Receiving incoming goods, checking for damage and for discrepancies between goods and invoices
  • Unloading vehicles, opening packages and removing contents
  • Operating computers to obtain details of location and quantity of items in stock
  • Labelling goods with details of storage location
  • Packing and weighing goods and sealing boxes
  • Operating machines to lift, place and remove goods on high levels
  • Operating specialised equipment and checking goods off picking list
  • Assisting and coordinating regular stocktakes
  • Using materials handling equipment, such as hydraulic jacks and hand trucks, to move goods

What qualifications will I receive?

On completion of this course, you will be awarded the nationally-accredited Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations (TLI30319).

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

On completion of this course, you can progress to studying the Certificate IV in Logistics (TLI40319) and then the Diploma of Logistics (TLI50219).

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here' button above. For more information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants for this course will complete an assessment to evaluate their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.