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Introduction to Shipping

The 'Introduction to shipping' course aims to establish a basic foundation of shipping knowledge both in the Australian and international environment.

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What You'll Learn

The 'Introduction to shipping' course aims to establish a basic foundation of shipping knowledge both in the Australian and international environment, by explaining the roles and function of shipping in key role areas. The content has been determined by industry as important knowledge areas that will achieve that aim.

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.

The training and assessment should take 4 to 5 hours to complete.

Course Content

The "Introduction to Shipping" course aims to establish a basic foundation of shipping knowledge both in the Australian and international environment, by explaining the roles and function of shipping in key role areas.

The content has been determined by industry as important knowledge areas that will achieve that aim. 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.

This subject is an introduction to the course and provides instruction on how best to study it.

This subject aims to build an understanding of the shipping industry by explaining the following key areas:

  1. International Trade
  2. Ship Types for Seaborne Trade

This subject aims to build an understanding of the shipping industry by explaining the following key areas:

  1. Cargo in containers
  2. Bulk and break bulk cargoes
  3. Cargo handling at Australian ports

This subject aims to build an understanding of the shipping industry by explaining the following key areas:

  1. Structure of the shipping industry in Australia
  2. The shipment cycle - Liner trade
  3. The shipment cycle - Cargo in a chartered ship

Audience

Anyone working either in the shipping industry or in an organisation that has a connection with the movement of goods or people by sea.

Or, for anyone who would like to understand more about shipping especially those wishing to pursue a new career.

Instructions

'Introduction to Shipping' aims to build an understanding of the shipping industry by explaining the role and functions of shipping in four subjects.

Subject 1 – Getting started
Subject 2 – Trade, ships and cargoes
Subject 3 – Transporting different cargoes and port operations
Subject 4 – Industry structure and the shipment cycle

Each subject is comprised of a number of short modules that form the knowledge areas.

Getting started
Module 1. Read me first

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

Objectives

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 major cargo types and the list the characteristics of the ships most suitable for carrying those cargoes and outline the related cargo handling methods.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 what chartering a ship means, the different ways in which a ship might be chartered, the function of a charter party and list examples of the responsibilities of the different parties and describe the meaning of key chartering terms.

Approval

This online course does not provide formal accreditation.

Duration

There are four subjects to complete in this course. The nominal completion time for all subjects is five hours.

This training program will remain open for completion for twelve months from the enrollment date.

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