The shipping industry plays a vital role in international trade and in the economic progress of most countries. Because of its international involvement and operations it is different in many respects from other industries. Because of this it offers interesting and diverse career opportunities.
Shipping operates in a keenly competitive international market and as the growth in international trade increases and ships to carry the trade are in greater demand, career prospects also improve.
Employment opportunities arise for bright young people with or without their higher school certificate or university degrees. On-the-job training is available for everyone to learn about the shipping industry. Positions also become available for graduates or those who already have professional qualifications. The shipping industry attracts a wide range of disciplines including accounting, IT, customer service, marketing, logistics and international business. In more specialised sectors of the industry, ship chartering and broking skills are often in demand.
In addition to the short courses offered via Shipping Australia, several Australian universities offer degrees with major studies in transport related fields. The Australian Maritime College offers certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate level studies in business and transport, as well as vocational training in ship operations and stevedoring.
Young Shipping Australia is non-profit organisation developed for young professionals within the shipping industry. Established in 2007 and guided by the YSA NSW Committee, Young Shipping Australia has provided the shipping community with regular educational and social events targeted at the ‘under 35s’ age group. Members of YSA benefit from discounted attendance and preferential selection to popular events.
Become a YSA member today!
Shipping Australia’s on-line training courses teach and assess the basics of the shipping industry. Whether you are looking to take your first steps into a new career or if your business would benefit from employees gaining a better understanding of the shipping industry, Shipping Australia Limited’s on-line training courses are a great starting point.
If you are 18+, have one year’s experience working in the shipping industry these courses present a stepping stone to further your career. Successfully complete both e-learning courses and the Australian Maritime College can offer you placement in, and partial credit towards a Bachelor of Business (Maritime and Logistics) or a Bachelor of International Logistics (Freight Forwarding) degree. Enrolment in these degrees can be full-time or part-time and either on-campus or by distance education.
Introduction to Shipping is highly recommended for new staff of companies and government agencies who are connected to the shipping industry. Since it was first introduced in 2009, it has proven very popular by making high standard informative content convenient and easily accessible.
Fundamentals of the Maritime Industry utilises the same successful format and refines the domain of international shipping industry into its key elements within ten training subjects. Released in 2012.
This CoR training course is for operators, owners, managers, schedulers, brokers and freight forwarders, loaders, packers and drivers. It will provide you and your team with a firm understanding of everyone’s responsibilities under the Chain of Responsibility, and the knowledge required to prevent breaches of mass, dimension, loading, speed and fatigue laws from occurring.
Reefer Cargo Handling covers the many elements that make the logistics of chilled and frozen cargoes such a unique and important sector of the shipping industry.
On successful completion of all courses SAL’s Chief Executive recognises the candidate’s achievement with a signed certificate. Please follow the links for further course descriptions and details on costs and the discount available for multiple purchases.
Looking for exciting opportunities in the shipping industry? Explore the current job vacancies offered by Shipping Australia’s distinguished members. Our member organisations are known for their commitment to innovation, excellence, and integrity, and they’re eager to add talented professionals like you to their teams.
Why not visit the web pages of our members?
You can also try these pre-saved searches on Seek.com.au: