Brimming with practical information, examples and interactive activities, this course provides a detailed look at the role and functions of the shipping industry and the responsibilities of organisations, companies and agencies that support it.
About this course
“Introduction to Shipping” aims to build an understanding of the shipping industry by explaining the role and functions of shipping in three key areas. Each topic is comprised of a number of modules that form the knowledge areas.
Trade, Ships and Cargoes
Module 1. International Trade
Module 2. Ship Types for Seaborne Trade
Transporting Different Cargoes and Port Operations
Module 1. Cargo in Containers
Module 2. Bulk and Break Bulk Cargoes
Module 3. Cargo Handling at Australian Ports
Industry Structure and the Shipment Cycle
Module 1. Structure of the Shipping Industry in Australia
Module 2. The Shipment Cycle – Liner Trade
Module 3. The Shipment Cycle – Cargo in a Chartered Ship
Introduction to Shipping course fees
$200 for employees of Shipping Australia Limited Member companies
$250 for individuals and non member employees
Discounts apply for purchase of 3 or more enrolments
Prices in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive.
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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. It is an ideal compliment program for employee induction training.
This course has been designed to introduce you to major aspects of shipping mainly in Australia but also internationally. By successfully completing 'Introduction to Shipping' you will be able to:
Explain why international trade is important to countries and give examples of the benefits from trade as well as identifying those actions that generate trade and those that impede it. You will also be able to outline Australia’s position as a trading nation.
Describe how the shipping industry responds to the international trade task and outline the different sectors in which ships are employed, the different types of ships engaged and international waterways important to shipping.
Outline the advantages of moving suitable cargoes in containers and how different types of containers are available for different goods and describe methods used to ensure the availability of containers for exporters.
Identify the major bulk cargo types and the list the characteristics of the ships most suitable for carrying those cargoes and outline the related cargo handling methods.
Provide examples of the functions of a port and port authorities. As well as describe the activities you would expect to find in a port including cargo operations and locate main Australian ports and the main cargoes that flow through those ports.
Identify the major Australian government and non-government organisations that have an involvement with shipping in Australia and outline what their responsibilities are. List some of the main international organisations and summarise their responsibilities.
Trace the movement of an export consignment in a container including the formation of the contract between exporter and importer, outline how “Incoterms” might be used and list examples of documentation including the ocean “Bill of Lading” and their functions. Outline the chartering process and explain some key terms.
The course content has been developed in consultation with member companies of Shipping Australia Limited who have a full appreciation of what knowledge you need to gain from your introduction.
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 3 training modules and tests is 4-6 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.