About this course
International export trade has a rich history in countries all around the world. From humble beginnings with a simple barter system, export trade has since become a vital way for the world to exchange goods and services that would otherwise be unavailable.
In this introductory course you will learn about export trade and the specific regulations to consider when exporting to and from Tasmania and broader Australia. You'll discover how to develop contractual relationships with importers, carriers and agents, and learn how to identify key issues relevant to the development of an export trade plan.
Informed by industry experts, this course is your opportunity to learn how to coordinate an international export trade business, while navigating through some of the most common industry challenges.
Who should do this course?
This course is designed for anyone who wishes to learn more about export trade from Tasmania and more broadly, Australia. This course is particularly useful for new and established import/export firms, product producers, and regional small businesses looking to expand internationally.
This course is fully online and self-paced, allowing you to study when it’s convenient for you. As a general guide, we recommend allocating 15 hours of study time to complete this course. Learning content includes reflective exercises, short non-assessed quizzes, case studies and video content to help guide your knowledge.
There are no formal assignments required for this course and all participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Your access to the learning material will also remain open for 6 months after registration.
What you will learn
Improve your understanding around the regulatory framework which governs international export trade.
Learn the principal characteristics and regulations associated with international export trade documentation.
Learn how well-designed contractual arrangements can lead to successful international export trade.
Learn about the major entities and channels of distribution used when conducting international export trade both onshore and offshore.
Discover how professional agents and agencies can provide local knowledge and expertise to appeal to distinct markets when conducting international export trade.
Learn about the practical risks that you should consider when developing your international export trade plan.
Recognize beneficial aspects of certain Free Trade Agreements established by Australia with Asian countries.
Meet your instructors
John Streeter is the unit coordinator of International Trade Regulation and Practice within the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Tasmania. John was born in Tasmania and has taught units within Business and Commerce for a number of years at the university. His approach to teaching has always been driven by his passion to show students how to combine law fundamentals with the practical aspects in business, particularly within international trade.
Adi Tahak holds both a bachelor's in Industrial Engineering and master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from universities in Indonesia and Germany. His family run a trading business in Indonesia and Adi has completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Tasmania. He speaks fluent Indonesian, English, German and Teochew. Adi's understanding of culture and his experience in Asia and Europe provide invaluable perspective to this course.