Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Freight Forwarders Qualification for Australia

CBFCA Announce Training Programme
Shipping News Feature

AUSTRALIA – The Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia (CBFCA) have announced their intention to standardise the professional qualification awarded to Freight Forwarders in the Country.

The CBFCA already run courses including the National Customs Brokers course to which additional units of competency can easily be added. The new qualifications can be obtained on line through the CBFCA web college. A Diploma in International Freight Forwarding is also on the agenda for next year to meet the requirements of FIATA enabling successful students to qualify for FIATA’s own diploma which is recognised world wide.

The CBFCA see the new qualifications as a step up from previous courses by industry registered training organisations (RTO’s) and has sought to rectify that shortcoming through supporting work being done with the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) by firstly creating a specialised set of qualifications at Certificate level III and level IV and then extending these qualifications to Diploma level for existing and future managers in the industry.

CBFCA are working with Future Force an RTO and recruitment company, and are confident that Federal funding will be available to employers who wish to enhance their employees work skills.

Interested parties should contact the CBFCA’s Bill Murphy