Supply Chain Operations Traineeship

TLI30321 – Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations

Kickstart your career in warehousing with a paid traineeship

Logistics and supply chain management are among the fastest growing industries. As e-commerce and online retail becomes more and more popular, the need for warehouses to house all those goods continues to grow. And these warehouses need expert team members to seamlessly manage day to day operations.

A Supply Chain Operations traineeship will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work as a warehouse/logistics operator. As part of your traineeship, you will be given the opportunity to gain your forklift licence which is an incredibly valuable skill to have as you progress throughout your career.

This Certificate will provide you with the knowledge and hands-on experience to move, store, receive, and dispatch goods. It also covers the receipt and dispatch of products, warehouse equipment operations, occupational health and safety, teamwork and resource management.

Completion Time

  • 1 year

      Registration Criteria

      • Sound literacy and numeracy skills
      • You must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid visa that allows you to work in Australia
      • You need to be at least 18 years old to earn your forklift licence


      • Participation in the Trade Taster program and relevant work experience is not necessary but highly desirable.

      Career Outcomes

      • Procurement officer/manager
      • Inventory control specialist
      • Warehouse coordinator/manager
      • Warehouse operator
      • Logistics coordinator/operator
      • Supply chain administration operator
      • Logistics officer
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      Earn while you learn with East Coast Apprenticeships

      East Coast Apprenticeships combines both theory and practical on-site skills learning. Our approach is to directly employ potential trainees such as yourself by placing you with ‘Host Employers’ which are usually local, small to medium sized businesses. You will work and train under the supervision of an experienced workplace team leader upon placement with a Host Employer.

      When you commence employment with us, you will be officially signed up to a Supply Chain Operations traineeship with a Training Contract which is nationally recognised.

      Whilst you are working on-site, you will earn an hourly wage. Your wages will depend on several factors, such as your age and your level of education. Your wages may increase with each completed year of your traineeship.

      In addition to your paid practical work, you will need to attend classroom lessons for 1 or 2 week periods 2-3 times throughout the year. These lessons will take place at one of our recommended/approved Supervising Registered Training Organisations (SRTOs). SRTOs can include TAFE colleges and institutes, adult and community education providers as well as other relevant industry organisations. This will all be arranged with you by East Coast Apprenticeships.

      Successfully passing these theory modules is necessary to obtaining your qualification.

      What skills does it take to successfully complete this traineeship?

      • Ability to multitask
      • Ability to grasp & understand different technologies (there are a number of commonly used technologies in Supply Chain
      • Comfortable working with heavy machinery/equipment  
      • Strong analytical skills
      • Physically fit
      • Good people and communication skills in order to work as a team, effectively communicate with suppliers, customers
      • Attention to detail and time management
      • Problem solving capabilities

      What are the costs of enrolling?

      There are no costs involved in being employed as an East Coast trainee – instead you get paid during your traineeship

      Student fees may apply for the enrolment in the necessary theory modules and to attend classes at your designated SRTO. However, upon successful completion of these modules, you will be fully reimbursed for all fees.

      Units of Competency

      To obtain your Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations, you must complete a total of 14 Units of Competency

      Click here to view the elective and core Units of Competency.

      How do I apply? 

      To apply for an exciting career in Supply Chain Operations and to start earning while you learn, visit the Apply Now page.

      Applying online is mobile friendly but you will need to submit a resume. If you don’t have access to your resume on your mobile at the time of application, please upload it later to your profile.

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      Why should you choose East Coast Apprenticeships?

      East Coast Apprenticeships is a community-based, not for profit organisation which has been in operation since 1988. We take pride in our workmanship and strive for a reputation of integrity and providing the highest level of guidance and support to all our apprentices and trainees.

      Our Point of Difference:

      As one of Queensland’s largest Group Training Organisations we are more likely to be able to rotate you to different employers to either keep you working in your trade or provide you greater exposure to the full scope of the trade as well as develop a wider set of skills by learning from different tradesmen. Throughout your traineeship you will also establish a number of contacts within the industry to enhance your prospects within the sector upon completion of your traineeship.

      Pastoral Care:

      Finally, as a Group Training Organisation, East Coast Apprenticeships offers a unique service of “Pastoral Care” to apprentices and trainees. The value of Pastoral Care offered to students is that they are nurtured and supported by experienced Field Officers who foster encouragement, a positive influence, improved decision-making skills and increased self-esteem by ensuring each apprentice is making strong progress within their apprenticeship and supporting them through any challenges.

      Click here to read more about our Pastoral Care policy.

      East Coast offices providing management / support are located at: 

      • Brisbane North (Strathpine)
      • Brisbane South (Upper Mount Gravatt)
      • Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore)
      • Bundaberg
      • Hervey Bay
      What are the differences between an apprenticeship and a traineeship?

      Talk to the team at East Coast Apprenticeships.

      Do you have some questions about whether a Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations is right for you, or how our paid traineeships work? Simply fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you.

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