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 Vera Zhang
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (November) 18/11/2024 6/12/2024 2/1/2025 16/2/2025
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the procedures for exporting and importing goods to enable an international trading transaction.
  • Discuss the risks faced by exporters and importers when evaluating the possibility of undertaking international business.
  • Evaluate foreign markets for export by applying suitable market criteria.
  • Develop strategies for exporting and importing goods.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


Teaching Pattern
  • On-Campus:¬†¬†Weekly 3-hour workshops (combination of lecture and tutorial.
  • Off-Campus: Weekly live recorded audio/video workshops.
AssessmentQuiz|Academic Essay (10%)|Online Quiz (15%)|Report (35%)|Examination (40%)
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