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  • Objectives
    The International Trade (Import – Export) course gives you skills that you can put to immediate use. Whether your expanding your business into the international market, starting a business or simply looking at working for an international trade company this course will quickly teach you the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of the import - export trade.
  • Entry requirements
    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Students may enrol directly into the diploma or advanced diploma levels without completing lower ranked qualifications. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.
  • Academic Title
    Import - Export Course - Certificate | Diploma | Advanced Diploma
  • Course description
    Module 1 - Introduction

        * Your role as an import-export agent
        * How much money can I make?
        * You as a business operator

     Module 2 - Starting in Importing and Export


          Don'ts of exporting

          Don'ts of importing

          Exporting life cycle

          Getting started in international trade

          Going global

          Guide to sources of information on importers

          How to succeed in international business


          Export process

          Safe trading

          Step-by-step approach to market research

          Business planing

          Business structure

     Module 3 - Sourcing Products and Sellers

        * The freight forwarder
        * Customs
        * Testing market potential
        * How to find unlimited products to import
        * Trade assistance
        * Buy and sell over the internet

     Module 4 - The Agency Agreement

        * Your commission
        * Exclusive territory
        * Promotional material
        * Advertising promotions
        * How long your contract lasts

     Module 5 - How to Find Buyers

        * Set up or find distributors in the country you want to sell to
        * Manufacturers representatives
        * Sell directly to department stores and other large organizations
        * Using Chambers of Commerce
        * Entering markets

     Module 6 - The Difference Between an Agent & a Merchant


          Letters of Credit

          Methods of Payment in international trade

          International trade risks

          Steps to exporting

     Module 7 - Advertising


          How to write display ads

          Press releases

          The art of writing classified ads

          How to make your classified ads work

          How to write irresistible advertising copy

     Module 8 - Laws & Regulations


          Prohibited and restricted imports

          Importation permits

     Module 9 - Documentation


          Identify documents requirements for import - export of goods

          Completing and checking documents

          How Will You Benefit?     

        * Fast track your career in import - export
        * Learn the inside secrets to:
              o How to set up your business (sole trader, partnership or company)
              o How to source products and suppliers
              o How to find buyers and sellers
              o How to get free government assistance (start ups and established business)
              o Important banking and foreign exchange procedures
              o How to find the right freight forwarder
              o Customs procedures for Importing and Exporting. What you need to know and what to avoid
              o How to calculate how much money you get paid, and how to make sure you get it
              o How to take the risk out of all your deals
              o The strategies and sample letters that will get you started today
              o How to obtain and source vital contacts
        * Study a import export course that was designed in conjunction with the international trade industry
        * Free up valuable time, don't waste time and money travelling to classes
        * Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are
        * Have access to a tutor who works in the industry you are training for
        * Easy interest free payment plans from as low as £25 per week

    Start reaping the benefits by enrolling today!
          Career Prospects

          ICI import - export graduates have a wide range of skills to offer in the ever growing import - export sector.

    Graduates can seek work in a variety of positions with:

        * Shipping, transport and logistics organisations
        * Public and private import - export organisations
        * Manufacturers / export industry
        * Wholesalers, traders and merchants
        * or start your own import - export business and enjoy the freedom of being your own boss! As the owner of your own small business, you can work the hours you choose and guide your business toward success.

    The opportunities are endless and the future is bright for skilled import - export professionals!
          Course Levels Explained / Prerequisites     

          This course leads to the awarding of either a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma depending on which level you enrol at. The different levels are achieved by the amount of course content and assessments involved within each module at the basic (Certificate), intermediate (Diploma) and advanced (Advanced Diploma) levels. You will be able to learn about what the difference is between the three levels below:

       1. Certificate: represents a basic level of operational knowledge with general knowledge. Suitable for basic entry level positions.
       2. Diploma: qualifications recognises the graduates capacity for initiative and judgment across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.
       3. Advanced Diploma: The graduate is able to apply a significant range of principles and techniques across various contexts and functions. Graduates can expect to be involved in significant judgments, planning, and leadership/guidance functions related to workplace products, services, operations or procedures.

          Course Length
    The average time within which students complete studies is:

        * Certificate Level - 14 weeks,
        * Diploma Level - 24 weeks,
        * Advanced Diploma Level - 31 weeks.

    ICI courses allow you to study at your own pace with no assignment deadlines. This means that you determine the pace of the course and within which time period you will ultimately complete your studies in.

        * Completing your course with ICI is flexible as you can fast-track and graduate in a matter of months. You complete activities and submit assignments whenever you are ready.
        * The maximum time given to complete a program is three years.

          Study Mode : Distance Learning

          This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.

    Our course content and learning experience ensure that your course is relevant and interesting. Learning, tutorial assistance, assessments takes place whenever and wherever you are in the country or world. It takes place at your own pace on your own terms to fit your lifestyle. As an ICI student, you’ll never endure a pop quiz, spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars travelling, and never be late with an assignment or for class.

    Enrolments statistics reveal that students from the following categories are currently taking advantage of the distance learning experience at ICI:

        * Government, business & industry employers 32%
        * High school leavers 20%
        * Individuals looking to start a business or change career paths 18%
        * Individuals already in the industry looking to formalise and/or update knowledge and seek a promotion 11%
        * Military personal 11%
        * Stay at home mothers 8%

          Recognition & Accreditation     

    This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC). The courses offered by ICI are unique as they take a very "hands on" approach. Our courses are not designed to teach you just the "theory" behind the industry - they are written and tutored by industry professionals and will fast-track you into a new career of your choice.

    Various government departments and business's have enrolled their own staff with ICI for further training and development and is a strong indicator of acceptance and recognition by employers and industry.

    The following is a partial list of companies and government departments which have enrolled staff into ICI courses:

        * Ministry of Defence,
        * Microsoft,
        * Vodafone,
        * Navman Technologies,
        * Colliers International,
        * Mitsubishi Corporation,
        * Pearson Education,
        * Royal Mail
        * Brookfield Multiplex,
        * Accor,
        * BBC,
        * British Airways,


        * Barclays Bank,
        * HSBC Bank
        * American Express,
        * RBS
        * Workplace Authority,
        * Centacare Employment Group,
        * MAX Employment,
        * Employment Directions Network,
        * Calvin Klein,
        * Coca-Cola Amitil,
        * Shell
        * and many more...

          Already in the Profession or Industry?
          This course and qualification is a great way of consolidating existing knowledge via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), updating your industry skills and contributing towards your professional development. It is also one of the most practical steps you can take towards working towards gaining a promotion or better paid position.

    Course fees can be claimed as a tax deduction as long as the course is sufficiently connected to your work activities.
          What Do I Get?     
          All materials essential for course completion are included in the cost of the course fee. Upon enrolment, students receive:

        * All required study materials and course notes
        * Practical assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
        * Industry based tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs
        * UNESCO endorsed Student ID card giving students access to thousands of discounts both at home and overseas! Save on transport, accommodation, communications, food, shopping, movies and more!

    On successful completion of the course you will receive:

        * A graduation certificate officially recognizing your successful completion of studies and qualifications as a import - export professional
        * Transcripts indicating units completed
        * Letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
        * Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification. For example: John Smith, DipIEMgt
        * Job search assistance: Graduate Career Services Program

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