Fundamental Transport Economics Short Learning Programme

20 credits, NQF Level 5
Successful logistics and supply chain management is based on sound development, evaluation and implementation of logistic and supply chain principles.

The aim of this SLP is for a student to develop the ability to apply principles of supply and demand to the transport sector. This short learning programme will suit individuals who want to prepare themselves for a career in the transport sector.

admission requirements

You must be able to communicate effectively using English in written and/or oral form. There are no further admission requirements for self-enrichment programmes

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What can Students Expect?
Duration
3 DAYs OR 6 MONTHS

Option 1: Three-Day Contact Sessions 
These sessions can be done in-house at a company and allows:

  • Three days of focused contact sessions that offer a compact, yet value-filled approach to the area of learning
  • Flexibility: contact sessions can be offered at your company premises
  • Training from industry experts that includes practical, on-the-job/real-time advice

Option 2: Six Months Distance Learning
Once registered for the SLP, students will receive login details to the Student Portal where they can access their material electronically. Study material will also be sent to students and they will be notified of contact sessions where they will interact with facilitators. Students must be able to access the Internet in order to access Moodle, OLG’s online learning platform.

Course Outcomes

After successful completion of this short learning programme, you will be able to:

  • Explain and apply transport economics, management and regulatory concepts and principles
  • Identify and describe the variety of role players in the transport sector and reflect upon the role and/or needs of each
  • Describe the importance and role of the transport industry and the regulation thereof on a macro- and micro-level, particularly with respect to the contribution of transport to the national economy and the relationship between transport facilities, economic growth and development
  • Reflect on the way in which a road transport operation is structured managerially
  • Design a strategic plan to reach objectives for the organisation in a transport environment, and apply this concept in a defined environment
  • Be equipped with knowledge to assist with the assessment of investment opportunities within the transport industry
  • Reflect on the necessity to satisfy client demand and measure performance in the road freight operations in this and other respects