About this course

This course specialises in the logistics and transportation function within a supply chain. It focuses on demand management, customer service, information technology as well as reverse logistics and international logistics. The role of packaging in material handling is also covered.

You will be equipped to run a well-managed supply chain that reduces expenditure and improves customer satisfaction, therefore, contributing to brand image, word-of-mouth marketing, higher sales and profits.

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Logistics and Transportation Management


Short Course


Fully Online


14 weeks


8 h/week

Pay as little as R417* / monthly

Flexible payment options available

Course summary
  • 9 Units

  • 14 weeks at 8 hours/week
  • Certificate included
  • Lecture-led

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What you will learn about

This course contains 9 units and can be completed in 14 weeks at the recommended pace of 8 hours per week:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to logistics management
  • Unit 2: Demand management
  • Unit 3: Packaging and materials handling
  • Unit 4: Logistics information systems
  • Unit 5: Transportation
  • Unit 6: Reverse logistics
  • Unit 7: Customer service
  • Unit 8: International logistics
  • Unit 9: Logistics control

With our structured approach to teaching, you will be able to acquire valuable knowledge and skills with ease. All courses include an orientation week, assessment and feedback opportunities as well as guided lesson plans from your course lecturer every week.

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Explain the role of logistics in the context of the South African economy, its evolution and how it differs from supply chain management;
  2. Plan, implement and manage the forecasting process;
  3. Minimise the costs of packaging and improve company performance;
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the logistics information technologies and systems, as well as their selection, best practices, trends and challenges;
  5. Select the appropriate transportation method for a product considering the characteristics of the product, available transportation options and cost versus risk trade-off;
  6. Implement a reverse logistics process;
  7. Outline how to identify customers’ expectations of service against their perceptions of actual service delivery;
  8. Demonstrate understanding of distribution channel intermediaries in international trade and the trade documents used in international logistics; and
  9. Explain the concepts and frameworks associated with logistics performance, quality and control.
You can expect to gain practical skills in the following areas:

  • Demand management
  • Forecasting
  • Packaging
  • Carrier selection
  • Waste management
  • International Logistics
  • Quality management
  • Performance management
  • SCOR model

Is this course right for me?

The course is aimed at individuals that already work within logistics, supply chain, or transportation, as well as those who want to enter this career field. Positions in this field include but are not limited to; Fleet Controller, Logistics Planner, Logistics Controller, Road Haul Accounts Controller, Junior Logistics Administrator, Imports Documentation Administrator, Senior Logistics Supervisor, Logistics Coordinator, Transport Scheduler, Transportation Manager, Logistics Manager, and Regional Transport Manager.

Logistics and Transportation costs have a direct impact on the bottom line. This course aims to build knowledge of principles, concepts, and techniques that underlie the effective management of logistics and transportation in the supply chain.

Knowledge of the management of logistics and transportation can equip junior and middle management employees or those who aspire to move into these positions, with a holistic view of the logistics function enabling individuals to provide their organisation with a competitive advantage.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be equipped to pursue a range of exciting careers such as:

  • Fleet Controller
  • Logistics Planner
  • Logistics Controller
  • Road Haul Accounts Controller
  • Junior Logistics Administrator
  • Imports Documentation Administrator
  • Senior Logistics Supervisor
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Transport Scheduler
  • Transportation Manager
  • Logistics Manager

When can you start this course?

Our Short Courses are administered in various intakes throughout the year. Enrol for a date that suits you or enquire now if you’d like more information.

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Short Course Admissions

  • Minimum of Grade 10 (Standard 8)
  • Grade 12 or NQF 4 equivalent preferred
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Alternate admission is possible on the basis of Mature Age exemption (23 years and older)
  • Ability to read and write in English, which is the language of instruction
  • Students should also possess a basic level of digital literacy skills

In order to secure a spot in any cohort, students are required to first successfully complete the application process and register by the cohort registration deadline. Registration includes documentation submission and payment of the course fee, there are no registration fees.

Fees payable upon registration will differ depending on the payment option you choose, your Enrolment Consultant will explain this in detail during the application process.

At iQ Academy, we have transitioned all of our programmes to be exclusively delivered through online learning. This means that our students must have regular access to a device and a stable internet connection, whether it’s through a mobile device or any other means.

Don’t worry about course materials, as they are all available online and can be downloaded. Although we do not provide printed textbooks, most of our courses have printable e-books that you can access at your convenience. If you prefer printed materials, you can easily download and print them yourself.

Our teaching and learning activities primarily occur online, which means that you will participate in online classes and learning activities. If you require more information please feel free to enquire now.

  • A PC, Tablet or Smartphone
  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • An active email account

Recommended data:

  • At least 1GB of data per month for online-only courses
  • +/- 500MB of data for internet-supported courses

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Our course fees are all-inclusive, there are no hidden costs. Get access to feature-rich learning and exclusive student benefits.

Total course fee

  • All inclusive

  • Choose how you pay: Upfront or in monthly instalments

Monthly instalments

Pay as little as R417* / monthly

  • Interest free payment plans

  • Recieve your certificate when you have finished paying off your plan

*Terms and deposit are subject to affordability. View our payment options for more information.

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Enhance your job prospects with a verified way to showcase your new skills and knowledge.
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“Thank you for the lessons, experience, support, opportunity to study at an affordable price, and most of all for adding value to my life.”

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Short Course FAQ’s

Our short course programmes are courses that can be completed over several weeks or months, depending on the course you enrol for. Short courses are designed to complement a working professionals lifestyle through flexible distance learning. Assessments are done through the submission of assignments, no exams are required.

Our curricula are developed by industry experts and are internally quality-assured and approved by our Academic Board. Our short courses are institutional programmes and are non-credit bearing. For more information on our institutional registration and accreditation status view our accreditations.

Short courses are typically non-credit-bearing programmes, affording students the opportunity to build their professional credentials without the higher cost and time associated with studying for a university degree or qualification.

There are no written examinations for this course. As part of your learning, you are encouraged to complete short quizzes throughout each module, which help you build and test knowledge. You will be required to complete and submit one summative assessment at the end of each module. To meet the requirement for this course, you will have to pass the final summative assessment for each module, before you can get certified.

Once you have completed your course, you will get an iQ Academy Short Course Certificate. Your certificate demonstrates that you have acquired industry-relevant skills which can enhance your promotional and employment opportunities. In order to qualify for a certificate you will need to:

  • Pass all your assignments
  • Pay up your student account
  • Email a certified copy of your ID document to: certificate@iqa.ac.za
  • Your certificate will be couriered to you at no extra cost provided you confirm your delivery address and it is accurate and up-to-date.

All short courses are lecture-led. The mode of delivery is distance education and all instruction takes place on our student portal, iCan. Your course lecturer will prepare a teaching and learning plan for the duration of the course as well as lesson plans for each week. Students should work through the learning material independently, according to the course schedule in the iCan Calendar. Support is available for academic and technical-related queries on iCan.

Your lecturer will also host regular online classes. The content covered will be in line with the course schedule and weekly lesson plan. Sticking to the schedules provided will ensure you don’t miss out on any opportunities to learn and ask questions. In between classes you can engage with your lecturer directly on iCan or you can discuss the learning content with other students in the discussion forums, which are set up per module for your convenience.

Our short courses integrate interactive media with e-learning activities as well as traditional didactic components such as written notes. There are also opportunities for collaborative learning through discussion forums. The following learning activities form part of the overall learning path:

  • Reading activities
  • Multimedia activities such as video clips and podcasts
  • Online announcements of activities and assignment submission
  • Discussion forums
  • Self-reflection
  • Case studies
  • Live online lectures
  • Assessment activities & compulsory submission of formative and summative assessments per module