Australian Institute of Packaging offers a select range of online learning programs in packaging and packaging technology.
According to leading packaging technology consultant Pierre Pienaar MSc FAIP, National President of Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), these online packaging certification courses offer convenience and flexibility to the participant, and are also recognised in 27 countries across the world.
Helen Walters MAIP, a graduate of the Diploma in Packaging Technology program comments that many people do not understand the whole concept of packaging, thinking it simply involves packing a box without realising how various products reached them without damage.
Packaging is important for producers and consumers, and spans from the concept and planning or production stage to the launch, purchase and discarding or recycling stage.
AIP’s packaging courses are aimed at companies concerned at the fact that the packaging stage is not considered critical in the whole value chain of production. The courses are also relevant for producers who are currently only focusing on the quality of their product.
According to AIP, it is a rare product than can be separated from its pack when considering the power of packaging to sell a product.
The lean experience of the recent economic slump and recovery has resulted in many companies throughout the industry cutting costs in order to survive.
Reduced labour costs, introduction of automation and technology, rigorous evaluation of all expenditures in order to maintain productivity and the elimination of poorly performing business lines and products are the new rules of survival in industry.
There is a positive correlation between education and earnings for employees. Besides, an increasing number of future jobs in an increasingly competitive world will require candidates with at least a licence or certification.
AIP’s online courses will suit the convenience of employees who do not have the time to attend regular educational programs.
AIP offers online programs such as Certificate of Packaging as well as Diploma in Packaging Technology that focus on the art, engineering and science of packaging technology.
Acknowledged by 27 countries around the world, these online packaging courses offer convenience and flexibility along with a supportive Course Tutor.
The AIP also offers a Corporate Partnering Program where businesses opt for a tailored training program that focuses on their specific requirements and provides a bespoke learning experience for a specific group of employees or an entire workforce.
Training programs can be designed to lead into a qualification if required or to provide a set of information specific to a business or market area.