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Whether you are looking to take your first steps into a new career or if your business would benefit from employees gaining a better understanding of the shipping industry, Shipping Australia Limited's on-line training courses are a great starting point.

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Introduction to Shipping

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
  • $300 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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Course audience

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 complement program for employee induction training.

Course objectives

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.

Duration

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.

Timeframe

This course will remain open for 12 months for completion or revision.

Fundamentals of the Maritime Industry

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.

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Audience

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.

Course objectives

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.

Duration

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.

Timeframe

This course will remain open for 12 months for completion or revision.

Reefer Cargo Handling

The Reefer Cargo Handling course aimed to extend the knowledge of this unique and increasingly important sector of the shipping industry. The course explores the important factors that influence the transport of perishable goods and provides the learner with an appreciation of the; who, what, where, why and how of refrigerated cargoes.

With assistance of industry professionals the Reefer Cargo Handling course has been design to provide practical and relevant information to all supply chain participants.

About this course

Reefer Cargo Handling has been developed to provide a broad understanding of the handling and ocean transportation of goods under refrigeration.

The wider range of content in the Reefer Cargo Handling course is aimed at providing a learning opportunity that SAL believes to be unique as the following list of subjects and topics that make up the course demonstrates.

Reefer Trade and Transport

This subject serves as an explanation of the context of seaborne trade of refrigerated cargo. It is particularly important for outlining factors which can impact on trade volumes and the valuable contribution made by refrigeration in ocean transportation mostly in reefer containers but also in reefer ships.

Topics

  • Demand and Supply of Perishable Products
  • Trade in Refrigerated Products
  • Ocean Transport Options
  • The Reefer Container
  • Special Requirements

The Cold Chain

Separating the cold chain into identifiable stages for a reefer container shipment enables an explanation to be made of each stage from harvest and container preparation and packing, transportation and delivery at the destination. Each stage identifies individual responsibilities.

Topics

  • Planning the Movement
  • Cargo Preparation
  • The Reefer Container
  • Transportation to the Terminal
  • From Shore to Ship to Shore

Commercial Considerations

Some of these considerations are standard across most shipments in the Liner Trade. However, some aspects of the Bill of Lading in regard to carrying temperature are emphasised as well as clauses affecting the carriage of reefer cargo. The relatively high value of perishable commodities and the resultant high costs associated with any cargo damage claims is discussed.

Topics

  • The Bill of Lading
  • Carrier Liability

Reefer Cargo Handling Course Fees

  • $100 for employees of Shipping Australia Limited Member companies
  • $200 for individuals and non member employees
  • Discounts apply for purchase of 3 or more enrolments
  • Prices in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive.

Course Enrolment

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Audience

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 by sea.

Course objectives

  • The Reefer Cargo Handling course broadly aims to enable participants to be able to:
  • Outline the size and nature of global trade in perishable products
  • Explain the role of refrigeration in ocean transportation
  • Discuss the application of logistics management in maintaining the integrity of the Cold Chain
  • Identify individual responsibilities for the safe movement by sea of goods under refrigeration
  • Identify Bill of Lading functions and clauses specific to reefer cargo
  • Outline key elements of carrier and exporter/importer cargo liability.

Certificate of completion

On successful completion of all courses SAL's Chief Executive recognises the candidate's achievement with a signed Certificate.

Duration

The estimated time to complete this course is 3-4 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.

Timeframe

This course will remain open for 12 months for completion or revision.

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