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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 IV 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.

16 hours of study per week will take place face-to-face in the classroom. Schedules combine the core lecture with foundation skills, and PASS classes.

6 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 be used to reach instructors outside of class.

See the sample schedule.

* Schedules may vary. Optional internship can be scheduled outside of class time.

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

34 weeks* (20 hours/week)
Includes 6 hours/week online study +
14 hours/week in class study**

Optional internships available for an additional fee. Internship hours vary depending on schedule.
*24 weeks study + 10 weeks scheduled breaks.
**For start dates before Feb 26, 2018, program is 24 weeks long, and schedule includes 5 weeks online study and 15 hours in class.

2017 & 2018 Program Start Dates

2017: Nov 6,* Nov 27,* Dec 1*
2018: Jan 15,* Feb 26, Jun 11,
Jul 23, Sep 24, Nov 5


Feb 5 to Feb 23
May 21 to June 8
Sep 3 to Sep 21

*2017 and Jan 15, 2018 start dates are delivered over 24 weeks, with no scheduled breaks.

What is Nationally Recognised Training

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All ILSC Business College programs are Nationally Recognised Training. The Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) logo is a distinguishable mark of quality for promoting and certifying national vocational education and training leading to Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or Statements of Attainment.