Air Cargo Diploma (Self-study)


This diploma will give you a well-rounded introduction to today’s complex air cargo industry, helping you get a head start in your career at an airline, freight forwarder or ground handling company.

What you will learn

By earning this diploma you will be able to:

  • Apply the cargo rating principles
  • Apply the processes involved in shipping dangerous goods
  • Identify the needs of the shipper and the consignee
  • Develop an efficient and reliable transportation service that can be sold at an attractive price
  • Market cargo services to business partners and clients

Key topics include:

  • Cargo agency, airline operator, and freight forwarder operations
  • Cargo rating principles and currency regulations: conversion rates, rounding off procedures and construction rates
  • Combination of mixed consignments, rates and charges, declaration of the goods and Air Waybill completion
  • Dangerous goods classification, packing, marking, labelling, and documentation requirements
  • IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations for cargo agents and freight forwarders

Who should attend

  • Newcomers to the air cargo and freight forwarding industry
  • Cargo agent and air freight forwarder sales and marketing staff
  • Airline and manufacturer reservations and acceptance staff
  • Cargo agent, freight forwarder and airline junior management

Requirements and registration

Candidates must complete 3 Required courses and 1 Elective course within three years.

A candidate must achieve a passing mark of 60% on any assignment or exam. A special distinction is awarded to candidates that obtain a distinction in all, or all but one, of all exams and assignments that make up this Diploma.

How to claim your Diploma

Required courses

Elective courses

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