Courses & Units

Exporting and Importing JNB160




The aim of this unit is to provide an introduction to the concepts, principles and practice of exporting and importing goods. The unit is arranged in 12 modules. It starts by examining classical and modern theories of international trade. Marketing is an essential element of export practice and therefore a significant portion of this unit is devoted to market selection, market entry strategies, and product pricing decisions. In addition, this unit considers the role of logistics in value adding of products. A major area of concern for traders is the finance and payment for traded goods. This unit explores the mechanisms which facilitate modern-day trade within the international regulatory framework. Finally, the unit examines the common procedures and documentation involved in exporting and importing.


Unit name Exporting and Importing
Unit code JNB160
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management
Coordinator Doctor Wei (Vera) Zhang
Teaching staff Mr Mark Warrener
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Spring school (November) Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (November) 14/11/2022 2/12/2022 29/12/2022 12/2/2023
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the procedures for exporting and importing goods, and outline the roles and contributions of parties involved in international trade.
  • Identify risks faced by exporters and importers, and examine common risk-mitigation strategies.
  • Analyse foreign country markets and select suitable markets for export.
  • Develop strategies for exporting and importing using an export planning approach to meet target customers’ requirements.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080311 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $2,638.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching Pattern

On-campus: 1 x 3 hour class weekly comprising lecture and tutorial components.

Distance: Study guide and readings

AssessmentOnline Quiz (15%)|Examination (40%)|Quiz|Essay (35%)|Essay (10%)
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