The Fundamentals of the Maritime Industry aims to establish a foundation of industry knowledge.
The course content covers international trade and Australia’s involvement, how the shipping industry responds to the transport task is explained with examples of types of ships and how cargo capacity is determined. The role shipping plays in the supply chain is explained as well as the concept of logistics management. Ports are a key transfer stage in the supply chain and their role and the different cargo types handled are described.
Later in the course the commercial aspects of a liner trade shipment are explored including functions of the Bill of Lading. Learners will be introduced to key components of Shipbroking and Chartering with examples of chartering documents provided.
The Maritime Directory module details many of the government and non-government organisations that make up the maritime industry, and explains their roles and responsibilities. The industry is highly regulated and the reasons for this are explained in the Regulatory Regime and the organisations that ensure compliance are identified.
Fundamentals of the Maritime Industry is brimming with practical information, examples and interactive activities, and while this course builds on the knowledge learned in the “Introduction to Shipping” course the introduction course is not a prerequisite for enrolment.
About this course
The course content consists of an introduction and 10 training subjects.
- Getting Started
- International Trade
This subject will cover basic facts and important details about international trade and Australia’s involvement.
- Seaborne Trade and Shipping
How the shipping industry responds to the transport task.
- Ship Characteristics
Different ship types, cargoes and cargo capacity.
- International Maritime Logistics
The role shipping plays in the supply chain is explained as well as logistics management.
- Ports – the Vital Link
Ports as key transfer links in the supply chain with examples of different cargoes handled.
- “All in a Day’s Work”
A video produced by the Port of Brisbane gives an excellent overview of day-to-day operations in a major port with diversified cargo handling.
- Liner Trade Cargo Shipment
The commercial aspects of a liner trade shipment are explored including functions of the Bill of Lading.
- Shipbroking and Chartering
Learners will be introduced to key components of Shipbroking and Chartering with examples of relevant documents.
- The Maritime Directory
Government and non-government organisations their roles and responsibilities.
- The Regulatory Regime
The industry is highly regulated and the reasons are explained and the organisations responsible for ensuring compliance are identified.
Fundamentals of the Maritime Industry Course Fees
$500 for employees of Shipping Australia Limited Member companies
$600 for individuals and non member employees
Discounts apply for purchase of 3 or more enrolments
Prices in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive.
For course enrolment enquiries please complete the form below. We’ll contact you and organise your enrolment. Payment is accepted by direct deposit or by credit card.
Prefer to talk to us?
Please call Matthew Whittle on (02) 9266 9905 to discuss your training requirements.
More about this course
This is an open course; it will be useful for anyone working either in shipping or in an organisation that has a connection with the movement of goods or people by sea.
Fundamentals of the Maritime Industry aims to establish a foundation of industry knowledge and to take that a step further by introducing the learner to more detailed subjects and building on that foundation.
On successful completion of this course the learner will have gained a comprehensive understanding of shipping that can be applied in the workplace in many types of organisations.
Detailed objectives of each subject are listed in the opening page of each subject.
Certificate of completion
On successful completion of all courses SAL’s Chief Executive recognises the candidate’s achievement with a signed Certificate.
The estimated time to complete the 10 training modules and the associated tests is 8-10 hours. The training does not have to be completed in one session, you may return to it as often as you like, the system will bookmark your last page so you are returned directly to where you exited the program.
This course will remain open for 12 months for completion or revision.