Courses & Units

Transport and Freight Strategies ZAA250

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2020. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.


Unit delivery is subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.


Freight transport plays a critical role in organisational supply chains, both domestically and globally, requiring careful analysis of the various options and strategies available. In this unit, you will examine a range of freight transport modes; Australian transport infrastructure and regulations; documentation and other considerations related to the import and export of goods; transport planning and operations; transport costing issues and strategic transport considerations.

In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit builds on concepts of learning through practice in Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences.

You will be introduced to:

  • discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences
  • concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others
  • the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice
  • the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice

You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual.


Unit name Transport and Freight Strategies
Unit code ZAA250
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Business

Rene Kling

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 3 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 3 On-Campus Off-Campus International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 3 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 3 20/7/2020 10/8/2020 25/8/2020 25/9/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Investigate, compare and contrast the local transport and freight industry
  2. Analyse and recommend processes and procedures related to the transportation of goods to market
  3. Apply appropriate strategies to manage transport and freight within organisations
  4. Communicate solutions to transport and freight challenges



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,702.00 089901

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern
  • Online lectures
  • Tutorials 1-2hrs per week
  • Workshops up to 4 days per term (compulsory)

AT1: Synopsis of the Local Transport Industry (20%)

AT2: Case Study Report (30%)

AT3: Organisational Transport and Freight Strategy (50%)

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