Course Title: Plan for international trade

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4359 Certificate IV in International Trade

Course Title: Plan for international trade

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2016,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively plan for the international trade of goods.

It applies to individuals with the skills and knowledge to evaluate options when planning for the international trade of goods. The planning activity will usually be in the context of providing a preliminary quotation, a quotation, supplementary advice on a quotation, or when evaluating a freight contract received from a buyer or seller.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBINT409 Plan for international trade


1 Evaluate the most appropriate transport method, route and protection/security options according to cargo and delivery requirements

2 Review shipping and airfreight services available for transporting cargo

3 Evaluate packing, marking and stowage requirements for a variety of cargo

4 Calculate international freight and other shipment costs

5 Identify cargo insurance and claim requirements for goods

Learning Outcomes

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to effectively plan for the international trade of goods.

Overview of Assessment

This course is co-delivered and co-assessed with MKTG7892C Apply Knowledge of import and export international conventions, laws and finance

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of final printed documents
  • demonstration of techniques
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Performance Evidence

You must provide evidence of the ability to:

  • choose appropriate transport modes, routes and securing options
  • demonstrate successful preparation for international transport for different types of general cargo
  • document completed quotations, supplementary quotations, budget or expressions of interest prepared for an external client or own workplace.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • outline legislation, codes of practice and standards relevant to international trade
  • outline organisational policies and procedures relating to international trade
  • outline risk factors in relation to packing and storing of goods for transportation.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.