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|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||Maritime and Logistics Management|
|Coordinator||Doctor Wei (Vera) Zhang|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Explain the principles, concepts and procedures for the movement of air cargo in international trade.
- Explain the commercial drivers, trends and roles of major stakeholders within the air freight transport system.
- Evaluate the selection of air freight transport aircraft for the movement of international cargo.
- Identify marketing approaches to assist air freight carriers to meet customer requirements
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
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On-campus: 1 x 3 hour class weekly comprising lecture and tutorial components.
Distance: Study Guide and Readings.
|Assessment||Online Quiz (15%)|Examination (40%)|Assignment (35%)|Engagement Activity|Essay (10%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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