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Learn how to manage an import/export business with our business management & personal investment short courses 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 import & export course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of import-export logistics.

This introductory import & export 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.

This 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 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 import & export 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 end of this import & export course, you should 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 import & export course is specially prepared and designed not only for 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

Course content

This import & export course covers the following topics:

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 & 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

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon St, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.


Import & Export Course: Introduction

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$399 Limited GST free / $319.20 / $359.10

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