Certificate IV in International Trade

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Campus: Brisbane / Melbourne / Sydney

  • Duration: 34 weeks, including scheduled breaks

  • Start dates: Jan, Mar, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Nov

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Tuition Fee: From $ 5,800 AUS

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The Certificate IV in International Trade course covers a wide range of skills and knowledge required to work in international trade / business at a variety of levels. Topics include international transfer of services and international freight transport; research of international business opportunities and markets; commercialization of goods and services at the international level; obtain specialized permits for the import and export of goods; understand international legal requirements for trade; forecast of the international market and commercial needs; and promotion of products and services in international markets.

Program results

  • Get hands-on experience through hands-on projects, in and out of the classroom

  • Learn valuable research, logistics and marketing skills necessary for international trade

  • Find out how to build strong customer relationships for success

Learning methods

In all our programs, you will build a schedule that combines 14 hours a week in class and 6 hours a week of online study. The online study component includes exercises, forum discussion, and resources to help with assignments and to provide fundamental academic and learning skills.

Class study schedules combine core lessons with core skills and PASS classes. You must attend both conferences as each conference covers different content.

PASS classes are a practical assessment Support sessions. In PASS classes, you will meet with your teacher to discuss any questions you may have about studies or assessments.

Foundation Skills sessions help you develop language and other business skills. You will learn to speak and present ideas with confidence. Topics include: conducting meetings, writing business emails, negotiating, and giving presentations.

Program Structure

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to collect, organize, analyze and present information about the workplace using available systems and sources. This includes identifying research requirements and sources of information, applying the information to a set of facts, evaluating the quality and reliability of the information, and preparing and producing reports.

How to contribute to the preparation of the necessary commercial documents for international merchandise trade.

How to identify and evaluate business opportunities.

This unit teaches the performance outcomes, skills, and knowledge necessary to keep knowledge and skills of international agreements, laws, and finance up-to-date for application to import and export responsibilities.

This unit explains the performance results, skills, and knowledge required to effectively plan international merchandise trade. This unit applies to people with the skills and knowledge to evaluate options when planning international trade in goods.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, implement and manage basic marketing and promotional activities. It is a basic unit that covers general and basic marketing and promotional activities that do not require detailed or complex planning or implementation.

This unit also describes the skills and knowledge required to coordinate and review the promotion of an organization’s products and services.

This unit describes the performance results, skills, and knowledge required to market goods and services internationally in accordance with the organization’s marketing plan and marketing strategy for a specific international target market.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge necessary to develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks through relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers within an organization, as well as by self-employed or contract workers.

Admission requirements

  • A general Australian Year 10 equivalent is required to enter. A prior practical knowledge of a business environment would be helpful
  • International students must meet a minimum language requirement of IELTS 5.5 with a minimum band score of 5.0. TOEIC 650 with a minimum reading score of 350. Direct entry is available through ILSC Intermediate 3 and above
  • Students must be at least 18 years old at the beginning of studies

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