International Trade – Online Short Course

Course Overview

Geographic Principles in Mapping a Trade Route                                                              

  • Interpreting maps.
  • Locating major geographical points.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of socio-political and geographical aspects of the world.
  • Mapping a trade route.

International Commercial Terms                                                                                               

  • Identifying international commercial terms.
  • Identifying buyers and sellers responsibilities.
  • Making recommendations.

The Concept of International Trade                                                                                         

  • Explaining local and international trade and the protecting of the integrity of international borders.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the international trade cycle and the various roles.
  • Examining international logistics mechanisms including modes of transport.
  • Explaining the different methods of international payment for goods, and the use of foreign currencies.

The Regulations and Documentary Requirements which govern International Trade

  •  Describing the enforcement of the different types of legislation used to protect a country’s trade.
  • Applying the measures used to protect a country’s population from internationally traded products which could be damaging to health and/or the environment.
  • Describing the surface and airfreight international dangerous goods regulations and other dangerous goods measures.
  • Describing measures in place for the prevention of international trade in endangered species.
  • Identifying and describing the documentary requirements of international trade.

Equipment and Infrastructure used in International Transport

  • Differentiating between transport modes in accordance with importer and exporter requirements.
  • Describing the air and surface infrastructure used in internationally traded cargo transport operations.
  • Identifying transport and handling equipment used for the various phases of cargo transit.
  • Selecting appropriate equipment for the handling, storage and transport of internationally traded cargo in transit.
  • Differentiating between specialised cargoes.

Price and Duration

You may begin at anytime and should take approximately 10 weeks to complete on a part time basis.

Course Approval

This course forms part of the National Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance, Unit Standard ID 59365 as a Core component and contributes a total of 27 credits. TETA accredited and registered with SAQA.

Course Delivery

The course is delivered through the School of Shipping Learning website and allows you to study at your own pace. You may begin and register any time. A Subject Matter Expert and will provide you with academic support through the learning website and a Course Coordinator will also be available on email and telephone to provide you with administrative support.

Assessment and Award of the Certificate

You are not required to write any exams, assessments are completed online. You will need to achieve a mark of at least 60% for each assessment to receive the certification. Should you not gain competency on your first attempt one more resubmission will be allowed at no additional cost.

Entry Requirements

The only entry requirement for this course is a desire to learn and advance your career.

In order to do this course, you will need:

  • An email account
  • Access to a computer and the internet
  • Be able to open and read PDF documents
  • Read and write in the English language

This course is applicable to being delivered in house in house at your company premises, please contact us for a separate quotation.



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