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The Logistics industry has developed five sets of Specification of Competency Standards (SCS) which list out the competency standards required for current and future development of the industry. These competency standards are presented in the form of Unit of Competency (UoC) and are categorised in ten functional areas at their respective QF levels.

"Specification of Competency Standards" (SCS) developed for the following five branches under the Logistics industry:

Airfreight and Express  Full version New

Supporting and Ancillary Services  Full version New

Land Transport and Distribution  Full version

Terminals, Warehouse and Logistics Centre  Full version

Shipping  Full version


Unit of Competency (UoC)

Please click the links below for the UoCs in the selected branch and functional area: 

Airfreight and Express
(Under maintenance)
Supporting and Ancillary Services (Under maintenance) Land Transport and Distribution Terminals, Warehouse and Logistics Centre Shipping
Operations Management Operations Management Operation Management Operation Management Operation Management
Planning and Design of Logistics Solutions Planning and Design of Logistics Solutions Planning and Design of Logistics Solutions Planning and Design of Logistics Solutions Planning and Design of Logistics Solutions
Sales, Marketing and Customer Services Sales, Marketing and Customer Services Sales, Marketing and Customer Services Sales, Marketing and Customer Services Sales, Marketing and Customer Services
Cargo Transport and Handling Cargo Transport and Handling Cargo Transport and Handling Cargo Transport and Handling Cargo Transport and Handling
Cargo Safety and Security Cargo Safety and Security Cargo Safety and Security Cargo Safety and Security Cargo Safety and Security
Import/Export Documentation Import/Export Documentation Import/Export Documentation Import/Export Documentation Import/Export Documentation
Insurance, Legal Matters and Compliance Insurance, Legal Matters and Compliance Insurance, Legal Matters and Compliance Insurance, Legal Matters and Compliance Insurance and Legal Matters
Smart Logistics Smart Logistics E-Logistics E-Logistics E-Logistics
Occupational Safety and Health Environmental Protection Environmental Protection Environmental Protection Occupational Safety and Health
Quality Management Quality Management Quality Management Quality Management Quality Management


Progression Pathway

The progression pathway lists the principal job posts in each functional area in the industry with required competencies mapped. It provides advanced information on the career ladders to attract new entrants to the industry.

In-service practitioners and learners can equip themselves with reference to the progression pathways to master the competencies required by different job posts, and facilitate their planning for personal career development and continuous lifelong learning. Education and training institutions can refer to the relevant SCS to design training courses that best meet the needs of the industry, and further enhance the synergy between learning and employment. Employers can refer to the progression pathways for human resources planning and internal training, which is helpful for recruitment and human resources management.

For reference, below is a table of progression pathways mapped with competencies required for "Airfreight and Express" and "Supporting and Ancillary Services" under the Logistics Industry.

Airfreight and Express Supporting and Ancillary Services
Operations Management Operations Management
Planning and Design of Logistics Solutions Planning and Design of Logistics Solutions
Sales, Marketing and Customer Services Sales, Marketing and Customer Services
Cargo Transport and Handling Cargo Transport and Handling
Cargo Safety and Security Cargo Safety and Security
Import/Export Documentation Import/Export Documentation
Insurance, Legal Matters and Compliance Insurance, Legal Matters and Compliance
Smart Logistics Smart Logistics
Occupational Safety and Health Environmental Protection
Quality Management Quality Management