Courses & Units

Air Freight Transport JNB161


This unit covers a wide range of topics such as management and organisation of the air freight industry, economic and market characteristics, airports and aircraft, marketing and pricing strategies, forecasting, cargo handling and terminal management, which will give you a holistic picture of the air transport industry. Both management and operational issues of air transport will be covered. The discussion of air transport will focus on the movement of freight of both domestic and global markets. The unit will also introduce you to policies and regulations that govern the air transport industry.


Unit name Air Freight Transport
Unit code JNB161
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management
Coordinator Doctor Vera Zhang
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and explain the key commercial drivers and trends in the air freight transport industry.
  • Recognise and explain the roles of major stakeholders, regulatory bodies and operators within the air freight transport system
  • Explain and evaluate the functions involved in air freight transport management

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


Teaching Pattern
  • On-Campus:¬†Weekly 3-hour workshops (combination of lecture and tutorial.
  • Off-Campus: Weekly live recorded audio/video workshops.
AssessmentEngagement Activity|Academic Essay (10%)|Online Quiz (15%)|Report (35%)|Examination (40%)
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