Statement of Attainment in Essentials of Importing and Exporting

Statement of Attainment   NRT
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Sat 28 Oct 2017
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    Course description and aims

    The Statement of Attainment in Essentials in Importing and Exporting short course is designed to provide a basic knowledge of the international trade process and the associated responsibilities, liabilities, rights and options for importers/exporters. This knowledge will enable the importer/exporter to better assess advice, standards or service and quotes from providers such as Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders and consultants. It will also equip the importer/exporter to move (with Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders) toward the culture of partnership and co-operation with the relevant sections & officers of Department of Immigration & Border Protection and Department of Agriculture & Water Resources
    You will be learning:
    1. The influences on modern international trade
    2. Decision to import/export – business requirements, suitability, and risks involved
    3. Main parties involved in the international trade process, including why use a broker/freight forwarder
    4. Incoterms
    5. Introduction to Air Freight; Advantages and disadvantages – options and suitability, Carrier service details, bookings, calculating volume and freight rates
    6. Introduction to Sea Freight: Advantages and disadvantages – options and suitability, Carrier service details, bookings, calculating volume and freight rates
    7. Australian Border Control – functions, responsibilities and authority: Australian Customs Service, AQIS – the other border authority and prohibited Imports/Exports and other restrictions
    8. Documentation: Contracts and Documents involved in International Trade
    9. Finance, Payments & Foreign Exchange: Finance and banking – who to use and why

    Course outcomes and careers

    Recommended Pathways

    Completion of this course will also provide a pathway into, and credit towards, the following units of the Certificate IV in International Freight Forwarding (TLI41616) & Diploma of Customs Broking (TLI50816)

    Entry requirements

    This Fee Free training opportunity is only available for a limited time and learners must meet eligibility requirements.
    Learners must be:
    - 15 years or older.
    - have left school.
    - live or work in NSW.
    - Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

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    St George
    Part Time Day
    Course start:
    Sat 28 Oct 2017
    Course duration:
    4 Weeks
    5 Hours per week
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    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 5 hours of class per day over four Saturdays from 9:30am to 2:30pm.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria:


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling:

    Fee information:


    This course is fully government-subsidised for eligible students, meaning you won't have to pay any course fees. It is part of a program to help people develop the skills they need to get a job, undertake entry level qualifications or transition to a new job.


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    TLIX0002Initiate cargo border procedures30
    TLIA4033Organise international transport of freight20



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