• Bus Rapid Transit (BRT+ CoE) a Centre of Excellence for Bus Rapid Transit Studies in Santiago, Chile in partnership with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, WRI - World Resources Institute Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pretoria, funded by the Volvo Research and Education Foundations
  • ITLS Africa, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Around Australia

  • Australian Key Centre of Teaching and Research in Transport Management, with Monash Institute of Transport Studies (Australian Research Council)
  • iMOVE Cooperative Research Centre
  • Training Centre for Food and Beverage Supply Chain Optimisation with the University of Newcastle, CSIRO, Coca-Cola Amatil, Batlow, Sanitarium, SunRice, Georgia Tech (USA), Abertay University (Scotland), and the NSW Department of Primary Industries
  • TRACSLab, with the University of NSW
  • GS1 Australia, MOU
  • Transdev Inner West, MOU
  • Funding on the line: public transport financing and property value capture - Australian Research Council Linkage Project with Griffith University, Gold Coast City Council, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Transport for NSW, Queensland Airports Limited, and the University of Queensland
  • Understanding impact of autonomous vehicles on behaviour and interactions – Australian Research Council Linkage Project on with the University of UNSW, Queensland University of Technology, ARRB Group Ltd, Transport for NSW, Robert Bosch (Australia) Proprietary Limited, Road Safety Commission, GoGet Carshare, VicRoads, Transport Accident Commission, and Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety (USA)

Within the University of Sydney

Industry links

A major strength of ITLS is its success and reputation in the custom design and delivery of training programs to suit the needs of particular organisations. ITLS has appropriate infrastructure to delivery award and non-award programs anywhere in Australia, programs that may be delivered in face-to-face, distance and / or on-line mode. We hope that future partnerships with industry will assist us in the upgrading of some infrastructure in a way that recognises the industry partner's support and secures world class facilities for delivering a training and education program. There are significant tax incentives for such activity. We always encourage a strong quality partnership between ITLS and a specific organisation or industry association in the development and execution of such programs. Such a partnership would involve some component of teaching by industry personnel. To illustrate this capability we refer to the very strong association and quality partnership forged between ITLS and the Bus and Coach Association of NSW and with the Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW.

In partnership with the Bus and Coach Association of NSW ITLS has developed a program designed to meet the requirements for accreditation for bus and coach companies in NSW under the Passenger Transport Act, as well as executive programs in this area. ITLS offers an online accreditation program (minimum standards) for new entrants to the industry and for incumbents wishing to stay up to date on accreditation requirements as part of the annual self audit. In addition, we offer a Certificate of Bus and Coach Operations for supervisors and a Certificate of Transport Management for managers and advisers to the industry.

GS1 (Global Standards One)

Testimonial of relationship between ITLS and GS1

The Memorandum of Understanding between GS1 Australia and Sydney University’s Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) was signed in 2013. Since then we have found that the ITLS has enthusiastically embraced working with the GS1 Australia Institute, the Education and Training arm of GS1 Australia.

Commencing with a cohort of around 50 ITLS students in 2013, we have, after two years of engagement, almost twice the number of students participating in the GS1 Academic Certificate in 2015.

We have found the ITLS academic team, especially Dr Jyoti Bhattacharjya, willing to ‘give things a go’ and provide students with resourceful and relevant business insights and experiences.  Professor David Hensher, who heads this distinguished academic team, has demonstrated leadership and steadfast commitment in our association, providing opportunities for students to engage with industry, in a variety of innovative opportunities.

Our relationship is based on mutual trust and respect. ITLS and the GS1 Institute continuously strive for originality and excellence in the content and delivery of our academic programs.

Given the outstanding support of Professor Hensher, Dr Bhattacharjya and their team to the GS1 Academics Certificate program and the willingness to explore new opportunities, the ITLS has set a high benchmark for Australian universities in the academic engagement of our industry oriented training.

Steven Pereira, Chief Information Officer and Head of GS1 Institute, GS1 Australia
Melbourne, July 2015