Import and Export Training Course: Introduction

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Learn how to manage an import-export business with our Business Management & Personal Investment short course programs in Sydney.

Are you looking to expand your business into the international market? Or are you starting an import-export business? Whether you're aspiring to work for an international trade company or grow your own business, this course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of import-export logistics.

This introduction to import-export training course provides an overview of all the skills needed to commence an import-export business from Australia. In so doing, the content will include business management principles derived from a range of business methodologies. We will equip you with a set of tools that will enable you to gain competency for commencing and managing your international business.

The import-export course covers practical lessons in global trading, including necessary documentation, payment methods, financing options, shipping, insurance, marketing, and legal and cultural considerations. Some common concepts taught in this Introduction to the import-export course include:

  • Import and export laws
  • Customs regulations
  • International and domestic trade law
  • Shipping operations
  • Documentation
  • Tariff regulations

Learning objectives

The main objectives of this Introduction to import-export training course include:

  • How to increase presence in the global market
  • Strategy development for successful export-import business
  • International business practices
  • Customs and policies
  • International Supply Chain Management
  • International Trade Barriers
  • Export-Import Documentation and Procedures
  • Marine Insurance
  • Risk management in the import and export process.

Learning outcomes

By the completion of this Introduction to Import Export course you will be able to:

  • Assess the value and potential of trade leads for exporting or importing your products
  • Understand the export and import process, including classifying products and paying duties
  • Assess your company's readiness to go international, and evaluate your product potential for the export and import markets
  • Identify the primary export and import documents required by banks, governments, transportation and insurance companies
  • Understand the obligations of buyers and sellers when using International Commercial Terms
  • Calculate your export and import prices including landed cost
  • Assess payment options including the letter of credit and select those most appropriate for your operation
  • Evaluate primary insurance coverage's and shipping requirements

Ideal for

This course is specially prepared and designed not only for the beginners but also for those who are currently engaged in import & export activities but are not too conversant with their documentation and procedures. Specifically:

  • Importers
  • Exporters
  • Procurement staff
  • Sales/Marketing staff
  • Logistics staff


Import-export documentation

  • Goods classification
  • Regulations and legislation
  • Import-Export documentation
  • Difference Between a Bill of Lading and an Airway Bill
  • Incoterms
  • Customs clearance
  • Calculating duty charges
  • Letters of credit
  • Payment process

Import/ Export logistics

  • Import/ Export declaration form
  • Safety data sheet (SDS)
  • Classes of dangerous goods
  • Marine orders
  • Import/ Export quarantine requirements
  • Consignment loads
  • Intermodal/ multimodal transportation
  • Types and compatibility of load
  • Bond and customs requirements
  • Planning and scheduling movements
  • Customer instructions
  • Packaging and labelling
  • Tracking procedures
  • Contingency planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • e-Logistics
  • Service measures in logistics


  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Contract Management

Sales & Marketing

  • International business practices
  • International trade barriers
  • International promotion assistance
  • The roles of distributors and agents
  • Cultural considerations

Delivery approach

Our Import and Export course is face to face and hands-on. It will introduce you in a practical way to the skills associated with managing an import/ export business, including:

  • Use of real-world case studies
  • Interactive group participation


Rozelle Campus, corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd, Rozelle (in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church). If driving, no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

Other Information

Sydney Community College is a social enterprise whose mission is to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

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