Course Title: Apply knowledge of import and export international conventions, laws and finance

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: MKTG7892C

Course Title: Apply knowledge of import and export international conventions, laws and finance

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4359 - Certificate IV in International Trade

Course Contact: Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

William James

Nominal Hours: 30

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain currency of knowledge and skills on international conventions, laws and finance to apply these to import and export responsibilities.

It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of international trade who need to maintain relevant knowledge and skills by recognising the limits of their own experience and knowledge, and organise learning to collect, analyse, apply and review information required for specific complex tasks or projects.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBINT405 Apply knowledge of import and export international conventions, laws and finance


1 Maintain currency of knowledge and skills

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Assess personal knowledge of relevant international conventions, laws and finance and the required skills in applying this knowledge to determine currency and adequacy 1.2 Identify skills and knowledge gaps 1.3 Undertake learning to ensure currency and adequacy of knowledge and skills in applying international conventions, laws and finance to own work


2 Identify information requirements and access available information

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine specific needs for information 2.2 Access organisation's resources to meet information requirements 2.3 Use information to address specific work needs and to identify further information requirements 2.4 Access external information resources to meet further information requirements


3 Interpret, analyse and apply available information

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Collect and collate available information for analysis 3.2 Interpret, analyse and process available information to obtain required knowledge 3.3 Seek assistance of specialist experts, if required, to interpret, analyse and synthesise required information 3.4 Use information and knowledge to facilitate import and export of goods in compliance with relevant Australian and overseas legislation, trade conventions and agreements, and international financing arrangements


4 Review research and analysis process

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Use and review information and knowledge to facilitate import and export of goods for effectiveness 4.2 Document review findings for future use in import and export of goods 4.3 Identify skill and knowledge gaps and undertake further learning

Learning Outcomes

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to maintain currency of knowledge and skills on international conventions, laws and finance to apply these to import and export responsibilities.

Details of Learning Activities

 A range of in class activities, workshops and case studies are included in the learning activities for this course.

Teaching Schedule


Week No





4 Jul

Teacher, student introductions
Explain cluster and schedule
Assessments and Feedback
Deadlines and resubmissions.
Results: competency and grades.

Assessment Guide Handout and Discussion


11 Jul

Introduction to export and commercial documents



18 Jul

Introduction to International Trade Transactions



25 Jul

Introduction to International Trade Transactions



1 Aug

Introduction to Incoterms



8 Aug

No class

Introduction to Incoterms



15 Aug

Using incoterms in international trade transactions



22 Aug

Using incoterms in international trade transactions

 Assessment Task 1 Due






5 Sep

Introduction to Contract Negotiation



15 Sep

Duty Drawback & the Tradex Scheme



19 Sep

Introduction to Supply Chain Partners
No class



26 Sep

Introduction to Supply Chain Partners



3 Oct

Introduction to Customs Declaration



10 Oct

Prepare business advice on export Free on Board Value

 Assessment Task 2 Due


17 Oct

Revision and Review

  Assessment Task 3 Class Presentation


24 Oct

Resubmissions and Resits


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

International Logistics And Freight Forwarding Manual 4th Edition bu Russell Burke


Other Resources

Students will be provided with appropriate resources throughout the semester.

Overview of Assessment

This course is co-delivered and co-assessed with MKTG7893C Plan for International Trade

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:

  • identify ongoing learning needs in relation to international conventions, laws and financial matters that impact on import/export responsibilities
  • identify processes or opportunities to gain the necessary information
  • use and manage opportunities to gain the necessary information.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements effectively, you must:

  • identify the types of learning opportunities available in the organisation and how to access them
  • explain the key provisions of legislation, codes of practice, standards or conventions relevant to international transactions.


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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1- Case Study 1
Date handed out:  Week 1
Date and time due:  Week 8
Group or Individual: Group (2 students per group)

Purpose: This assessment allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and ability to Evaluate, Review, and Calculate the most appropriate modes of transport used for international trade

Requirements: As such you will prepare a brief for each of the 4 tasks listed below, which should consist of a one page summary outlining what was done and evidence of research carried out to achieve the above mentioned task. (Each task should be no more than 800 words)  

Assessment Task 2 –Case Study 2                                    
Date handed out:  Week 1
Date and time due:  Week 14
Group or Individual: Group ( 2 students per group )        

Purpose: This assessment allows you to demonstrate your knowledge of international trade compliance through a practical problem solving activity based on a real world scenario,


Requirements: You are required to review the problem below and answer all questions, referencing any relevant sources. Your assignment answer should not exceed 2000 words in total. In order to answer the problem below, you will be required to conduct research and undertake analysis of your findings.


Assessment Task 3- Class Presentation
Date handed out:  Week 1
Date and time due:  Week 15 ( Date & Time TBA )
Group or Individual: Group ( 2 students per group )                        


Purpose: This assessment will allow you to demonstrate your competency for both Plan Purchasing & International Trade and will be presented in class on week 15.


Requirements: Your presentation should last approximately 15 Minutes and you are required to give a verbal evaluation to prove your competency in both subjects.


Assessment Matrix

Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.

You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.

Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.

You will be provided with an assessment matrix in the assessments area of the unit blackboard shell. Generally, your grading will be assessed against how well you:
• Perform the activities as required by the learning elements of this unit of competency.
• Demonstrate the required knowledge for this unit of competency.
• Execute the required skills for this unit of competency.
• Demonstrate your employability skills through contribution to learning activities related to this assessment, timeliness, use of technology and teamwork.

Final Grades table:
CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for assessment

Other Information

 Late Submission Procedures
You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.
If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.

More Information:
Form to use:

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.
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Resubmissions (VET Programs):
If you are found to be unsuccessful in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is “CAG”.
If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.

Adjustments to Assessment:
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:
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