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Student Quote

I am very satisfied for having chosen the International Trade course. What I like most is the practical classes when we work with real documents and deal with real businesses. One of the best things about this course is the fact that we have classmates from different countries, which improves the diversity and creates opportunities for future business overseas. I feel very confident and ready to work in the international trading market thanks to the knowledge and skills that I obtained after the course.

Tito Santos Lima, Brazil

Certificate IV in International Trade (BSB41115)

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CRICOS Code: 087073G


  • Gain experience through hands-on projects, inside and outside the classroom
  • Learn valuable research, logistical and marketing skills required for international trade
  • Discover how to build strong client relationships to achieve success

Program Description

The Certificate in International Trade covers a diverse range of skills and knowledge required for working in international trade/business across a range of levels. Topics include international transfer of services and international transport of goods; researching international business opportunities and markets; marketing goods and services internationally; obtaining specialist permits for import and export of goods; understanding international legal requirements for trade; forecasting international market and business needs; and promoting products and services to international markets.

5 hours per week of coursework will be completed online. The online study component includes exercises, discussion forums, and resources to help with assignments and to provide foundational academic and learning skills. Online study is available 24/7 for students to complete any time, and can also be used to reach instructors outside of class. 15 hours of study per week will take place face-to-face in the classroom.

Students must attend one lecture per week, and make up the remaining class hours by combining workshops, business skill tutorials and assessment tutorials.

See the sample schedule.

Optional Internship Placement

In addition to the course work, students can undertake an unpaid internship placement in the business community. The aim of this placement is to provide practical experience in a business environment. Duties may vary and a business dress code may be required. The internship coordinator will visit students at the work place to offer support.

Program Overview

  • Research international markets
  • Analyse and present research information
  • Plan for international trade
  • Establish networks
  • Apply knowledge of import and export international conventions, laws and finance
  • Prepare business advice on export free on board value
  • Prepare business documents for the international trade of goods
  • Undertake marketing activities
  • Promote products and services
  • Market goods and services internationally
Course units may be subject to change

Program Length

24 weeks (20 hours/week)*
Effective April 11, 2016, includes 5 hours/week online study + 15 hours/week in class study
(Prior to this, all 20 hours are in class study).
* Optional internships available. Internship hours vary depending on schedule.

2017 Program Start Dates

Jan 16, Feb 6, Feb 27, Mar 20, Apr 10, May 2, May 22, Jun 13, Jul 3, Jul 24, Aug 14, Sep 4, Sep 25, Oct 16, Nov 6, Nov 27, Dec 1
Program availability is dependent on trainee enrollment.

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