New Zealand Diploma in International Freight Logistics (Freight Forwarding) (Level 5)

This qualification is ideal for those who are already experienced operators in international freight logistics, as well as those wanting to enter the industry and study online.

You'll gain advanced knowledge of international freight logistics concepts, legislation and practice, for employment in sectors like air freight, sea freight and customs broking.

Content Details

During the programme you'll develop a broad range of skills. Topics include:

  • Managing compliance and legislation
  • Understand freight forwarding business operations
  • Manage customers
  • Manage staff
  • Managing air freight
  • Managing sea freight


Planned intakes*: February
Delivery modes: Full-time/part-time
Locations*: Online
Duration: One year

* subject to change. Intakes may vary between locations.

To see full details of the next available intake please visit the application form.

Indicative Fees

2017 full-time domestic students Feb start $5,383.00

2017 full-time international students Feb start $19,952.00

2017 New Zealand citizens residing outside New Zealand (zero gst) $4,680.87

2017 New Zealand permanent residents and international students residing outside of New Zealand (zero gst) $17,349.57

Part-time and mid-year start students please enquire

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive:

  • New Zealand Diploma in International Freight Logistics (Freight Forwarding) (Level 5)

Career Opportunities

Potential employers include; distribution companies, freight companies, supply chain companies, logistics companies, local authorities, warehousing companies.

Study Pathways

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Pathways

New Zealand Diploma in Supply Chain Management (Level 6)

Entry Criteria

To gain entry into this programme, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed 60 NCEA credits at Level 2; with a minimum of 12 NCEA English credits at level 2; and 12 credits in Mathematics at Level 2
  • OR equivalent tertiary study
  • Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who do not meet the academic entry requirements above, but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success, may be eligible for special admission


International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency.

English Competency

Level 5 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.

For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required.