Logistics Professional standard in Thailand

The Development of Occupational Standard and Professional Qualification in Logistics

Significance of Professional Qualification System

In the world of work requires not only knowledge but also skills and expertise in many aspects of learning and practical training. Everyone who works both with and without education qualifications degree in the field that has the potential to develop the ability to work in their duties. Using the knowledge, skills and abilities to apply to occupations call “competency”.

Each field area of occupations and duties a wide range of competence requirements vary

Each occupation is required in mufti-ability such as international freight forwarding, consists of international freight provider, multimodal operation (MTO) manager, international distribution center (IDC) provider etc. Each has a different role in the performance and require a variety of competencies in an efficient manner. Competency issues, it is important

to develop a human capital strategy that involves multiple dimensions of individual level, enterprise level and the national level. It also relates to the holistic manpower management and educational management, with both demand and supply sides. In the Human Resource, how HR can recruit people to work fit with the job requirements, how to assess the performance to reward, how to plan the career path, how to develop the individual development program (IDP), how to save the talented people etc. In the people, the worker can be considered if you want to grow their careers require specialized training and expertise in what areas. In the enterprise managernent, how to increase the productivity of human resources to create competitive advantage. In the Nation, how to increase the competitiveness of the country in the context of ASEAN and global sustainability. In the supply-side, the academy which is responsible for preparing people to enter the profession, however, to raise the capacity of people in the profession and encourage them to support the performance of multi-skilled people in the 21st century.

To recognize the need and importance of strategic manufacturing and manpower –IV development, Institute of professional qualifications (TPQI) as the primary agency responsible for developing occupational standard and professional qualifications as a mechanism to enhance the upgrade and productivity of manpower in the country. TPQI has joined with industry and stakeholders to identify the competencies required to prepare a standard industry professionals. “Occupational Standards” means to determine the level of competency in the profession. The certification of skills and expertise of individuals by creating standards to measure performance in order to guarantee. “Professional Qualification” means a certificate of competency and skills of persons working in the occupational standard. This professional qualification will directly benefit the majority of people who are not academic qualified, but with experience and expertise in the occupation.

What’s the Professional Qualification System?

“Professional Qualification System” was developed with the main objective to ensure “competency” standards of occupational manpower to meet the needs of business and industry. It is a certification process in order to be accepted in person the knowledge, skills and abilities based on defined standards.

He will be “professional qualification” consistent with the experience, knowledge and competencies to grow in their careers in the future which to serve as a standard framework to ensure the free movement of labor with ASEAN.

The Development of National Occupational Standard and Professional Qualification in Logistics

TPQI and RMUTT joint project to develop the National Occupational Standard (NOS) and Professional Qualifications (PQ) in Logistics phase 2 in four areas: (1) international freight (2) Export – Import (3) transportation and (4) warehouse management that is divided into 9 areas: 1. international distribution management, 2. multimodal operation management 3. transit and transshipment 4. goods controls service for export-import 5. export-import management 6. truck for road transport service, 7. dangerous warehouse management 8. Silos management 9. cold storage management. The occupational standards

and professional qualifications conform by the Thailand Professional Qualifications Framework (TPQF) 7 tiers to provide a framework for ASEAN human resources development. NOS-PQ competencies include professional knowledge, skills and attributes desirable in a career total of 128 units of competency which include 41 professional qualifications 2-3-4-5-6-7 tier of TPQF covering 19 occupations such as international distribution officer, international distribution manager, multi-modal operation manager, transit and transshipment customs officer, goods-controlled for export-import officer, export-import manager, truck driver, dangerous warehouse operator, dangerous warehouse manager, silo operator, silo manager, cold storage operator, cold storage manager etc.


This development is the starting point in improving the quality of human resources of the country. Competency analysis is the master-key to personal development as an element of competency together into tight all three areas: skills to work to achieve, the knowledge required for the job, and attitude to work which causes performance and effectiveness. Occupational standards and professional qualifications that will be used as a benchmark to assess the performance of individual certifications in professional logistics. And became the answer key to developing strategic competencies, which are important in enhancing competitiveness and human capital of Thailand.