Course Title: International Trade Operations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Trade Operations

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: Dr. Victor Gekara

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5550

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites but a knowledge of introductory logistics and macro-economics is a distinct advantage

Course Description

Provides an understanding of the theoretical and operational aspects of international trade. Provides specific logistics management expertise to compliment the finance and marketing functions in international trade.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Supply Chain Management Practice Capabilities
Logistics Internal Integration Operations Capabilities
Distribution Practice Capabilities
Critical Analysis, Problem Setting and Solving Capabilities
Interpersonal and Communication Capabilities

At the completion of this unit, you should:

Understand the principles of international trade and historical trends.

Learn about the major trading blocks and current import/export requirements.

Develop knowledge of export/import procedures. U

nderstand the need for harmonisation of procedures.

Overview of Learning Activities

The subject is conducted primarily by lecture and tutorials.
Classes incorporate regular tutorials where students, working in small groups, prepare and present solutions to case studies from the class text.
Assessed assignments also form part of each student’s learning experience.

Overview of Learning Resources

A range of texts (ref Part B Course Guide), Journals and Magazines and Electronic Sources

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course may include minor, major assignment, group presentation and end of semester examination.