Course Title: Global Trade Operations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Trade Operations

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021


Singapore Inst of Management


620H Business IT and Logistics


Offsh3 13,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17,
Offsh1 18,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19,
Offsh3 19,
Offsh1 20,
Offsh3 20,
Offsh1 21,
Offsh3 21


Open Learning Australia

Non Award

620H Business IT and Logistics

Distance / Correspondence



Open Learning Australia


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2017


RMIT University Vietnam


620H Business IT and Logistics


Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet2 2021,
Viet3 2021


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Viet1 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet2 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Aswini Yadlapalli

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1472

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80 Level 8

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with the Course Coordinator.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is designed to develop an understanding of developments global trade operations and the ways in which businesses position themselves to optimally harness opportunities and succeed within a globalised competitive environment. It introduces both operational and strategic aspects of global trade operations through analysing current trade procedures, practices, and policies related to the exchange of goods or services along international borders.

In this course you will learn about the fundamental principles, theories and systems of global trade operations. Following carefully selected topics and objective-driven assessment tasks, you will be introduced to the globalised competitive business environment, the politics of global trade and the regulatory environment.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Analyse and apply key concepts, models and theories in the context of global trade operations.
  2. Apply exporting and importing processes, documentation and international trade terms in global trade operations.
  3. Evaluate the function of global trade corridors, freight hubs and commodity supply chains.
  4. Critically evaluate and present rational analyses and problem-oriented policy discussions on aspects of global supply chains in diverse professional contexts.
  5. Work effectively individually and collaboratively to communicate ideas and strategies to solve problems in international trade.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities include a set of weekly lectures and tutorials, video case studies, class discussions, and group activities to improve the critical thinking.

Your inputs as learners include active and constructive participation in discussions as well as proactive engagement through weekly reading, group and individual exercises or assignments and careful planning and completion of assessment tasks.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period. 

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3
Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 2, 4, 5
Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.