Certificate IV in International Freight Forwarding (Senior Operator)
- Students who have successfully completed the 11 units in this program may be permitted to sit for the National Examination. When this examination is passed, students may apply for a Customs Broker's Licence.
- To develop the skills and knowledge necessary for successful employment as a customs broker agent or consultant. Typically, people in this profession would provide technical advice on matters relating to the importation and exportation of goods.
Program Commencement Dates
25 February 2013
- Customs broker
- Freight forwarder
- Importer and exporter
- Various roles with the Australian Customs Service
Tuesday 6 - 9pm & Saturday 9am - 5pm for 30 weeks.
Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.
- VCE or equivalent
- Experience in the customs industry
- Basic computer skills
- A good command of the English language, both written and verbal
Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQTF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.
How to Apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment. An Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice. Contact the AAC on 13 38 73 or australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.
Directly to Holmesglen
Contact the Short Courses Department directly to apply for this program.
Apply through VTAC for the program's February intake (full time study).
The VTAC code for this program is TLI41610
Applicants must also submit a VTAC Personal Statement via the VTAC website.
Fee-for-service: $3500 Government funded: $2100
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible students.
Fees are calculated according to the level of course being studied, and the number of hours being undertaken, up to Government established maximums. Eligible students are able to access a Government Subsidised Place and certain categories of Full Fee Paying students may be able to access an Eligibility Exemption. Assistance is available in the form of VET FEE HELP or a Holmesglen Payment Plan for students who are unable to afford fee payment up front.
For further information please visit the Fees and Charges page or contact the department via phone, email or through the Enquire Now form on this page.
Qualification & Recognition
On successful completion of this program, you are eligible to receive a statement of attainment covering the 11 competencies in the National Customs Brokers Course. Graduates may apply for membership of the Customs Brokers & Forwarders Council of Australia Inc (CBFCA).Successful completion also allows students to sit the national exam. On passing the exam, students may apply for a Customs Brokers Licence.