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COURSE OUTLINE
The International Trade (Import – Export) course gives you skills that you can put to immediate use. Whether your expanding your business into the international market, starting a business or simply looking at working for an international trade company this course will quickly teach you the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of the import - export trade.

Module 1 – Introduction
  • Your role as an import-export agent
  • How much money can I make?
  • You as a business operator

Module 2 - Starting in Importing and Export
  • Don'ts of exporting
  • Don'ts of importing
  • Exporting life cycle
  • Getting started in international trade
  • Going global
  • Guide to sources of information on importers
  • How to succeed in international business
  • Importing
  • Export process
  • Safe trading
  • Step-by-step approach to market research
  • Business planning
  • Business structure

Module 3 - Sourcing Products and Sellers

  • The freight forwarder
  • Customs
  • Testing market potential
  • How to find unlimited products to import
  • Trade assistance
  • Buy and sell over the internet

Module 4 - The Agency Agreement
  • Your commission
  • Exclusive territory
  • Promotional material
  • Advertising promotions
  • How long your contract lasts

Module 5 - How to Find Buyers

  • Set up or find distributors in the country you want to sell to
  • Manufacturers representatives
  • Sell directly to department stores and other large organizations
  • Using Chambers of Commerce
  • Entering markets

Module 6 - The Difference Between an Agent & a Merchant

  • Letters of Credit
  • Methods of Payment in international trade
  • International trade risks
  • Steps to exporting

Module 7 – Advertising
  • How to write display ads
  • Press releases
  • The art of writing classified ads
  • How to make your classified ads work
  • How to write irresistible advertising copy

Module 8 - Laws & Regulations
  • Prohibited and restricted imports
  • Importation permits

Module 9 – Documentation
  • Identify documents requirements for import - export of goods
  • Completing and checking documents

HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT?

  • Fast track your career in import - export
  • Learn the inside secrets to how to:
  • How to set up your business (sole trader, partnership or company)
  • How to source products
  • How to find buyers and sellers
  • How to get free government assistance (start ups and established business)
  • Important banking and foreign exchange procedures
  • How to find the right freight forwarder
  • Custom procedures for Importing and Exporting. What you need to know and what to avoid
  • How to discover new products and suppliers every month
  • How to calculate how much money you get paid, and how to make sure you get it
  • How to take the risk out of all your deals
  • The strategies and sample letters that will get you started today
  • How to obtain and source vital contacts
  • Study a import export course that was designed in conjunction with the international trade industry
  • Free up valuable time, don't wast time and money travelling to classes
  • Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are
  • Have access to a tutor who works in the industry you are training for
  • Easy interest free payment plans from as low as $49 per week

CAREER PROSPECTS
ICI Import - Export graduates have a wide range of skills to offer in the ever growing import - export sector.

Graduates can seek work in a variety of positions with:
  • Shipping, transport and logistics organisations
  • Public and private import - export organisations
  • Manufacturers / export industry
  • Wholesalers, traders and merchants
  • or start your own import - export business and enjoy the freedom of being your own boss! As the owner of your own small business, you can work the hours you choose and guide your business toward success.

The opportunities are endless and the future is bright for skilled import - export professionals!

COURSE LEVELS EXPLAINED 

This course leads to the awarding of either a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma depending on which level you enrol at. The different levels are achieved by the amount of course content and assessments involved within each module at the basic (Certificate), intermediate (Diploma) and advanced (Advanced Diploma) levels. You will be able to learn about what the difference is between the three levels below:

1.    Certificate: represents a basic level of operational knowledge with general knowledge. Suitable for basic entry level positions.

2.    Diploma: qualifications recognises the graduates capacity for initiative and judgment across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.

3.    Advanced Diploma: The graduate is able to apply a significant range of principles and techniques across various contexts and functions. Graduates can expect to be involved in significant judgments, planning, and leadership/guidance functions related to workplace products, services, operations or procedures.

STUDY MODE


This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.

CUT OFF DATE FOR THE NEXT INTAKE

Visit the following web page and scroll down to the bottom to find out when the next enrolment cut off date is:

http://www.ici.net.au/importexport

Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

Your enrolment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course its at your own pace and you determine when you finish. Don't miss out. Enrol today!

HOW TO ENROL

1. Enrol Online

The fastest way is to enrol online. Your details are kept secure and we don't share them with anyone.
To enrol online:

1.    Visit: www.ici.net.au/importexport
2.    Scroll down to the bottom of the page
3.    Click on the enrol now button
4.    Complete the secure online form.

2. Enrol via the Phone
Call: 1300 131 582



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