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Certificate IV in International Trade (BSB41115)


Are you an entrepreneur wanting to import or export? Are you a Business Development Officer considering expanding into offshore markets? Or are you simply interested in business and the rapid expansion of globalization?

This course will assist you with the knowledge and skills you need to negotiate the complex world of international trade.



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Do you dream big? While others are considering reaching their suburb, town, state or nation do you dream of international trade?  This qualification is for those with big dreams and a serious approach to business.

If you are either employed in a well-developed business tapping international markets, or if you intend to open up offshore markets, this qualification will equip you with international trade skills across a wide variety of contexts.

This qualification will enable you to become an adept problem-solver, with the capabilities of analyzing information from a wide variety of sources. You will be equipped with the skills necessary to effectively manage and be responsible for the work of others.

View this Qualification on training.gov.au.

Online and/or Blended Delivery

Certificate IV in International Trade – (BSB41115) (Release 2.0)

Training Package
BSB Business Services Training Package (Release 2.0).

GEM Online Campus
The Learner is provided with User Name and Password to the GEM Online Campus, which enables access to the interactive Online Screen Guide; the Learner Guide (pdf); the Assessment Guide; and the Quick Reference Guide.

Blended Delivery
Study via face to face intensives; supported by Learner Guide, Assessment Guide; Online Seminars.

Time Commitment 
Nominal minimum hours of study plus individual research and on the job application is 600- 2,400 hours (normally over a period of 6-24 months); OR approximately 10 hours research and study per week (face-to-face/online) for 6 months from commencement.  During the balance of the time, learners will be engaged in work-based/simulated work-based (portfolio building) activities and assessments.

Course Details

The Course Structure consists of 10 units.  This qualification has no core units, and 10 elective units, of which:

  • 4 elective units must be selected from the Group A units listed below;
  • 3 elective units must be selected from the Group B units listed below;
  • 3 elective units may be selected from the remaining Group A or Group B units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level; and
  • if not listed below, 1 unit may be selected from either a Certificate III or Diploma qualification from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Elective Units

Group A

Apply knowledge of import and export international conventions, laws and finance (BSBINT405)
Implement international client relationship strategies (BSBREL403)
Market goods and services internationally (BSBMKG416)
Prepare business advice on export Free-on-Board Value (BSBINT407)
Prepare business advice on the taxes and duties for international trade transactions (BSBINT408)
Promote compliance with legislation (BSBCOM405)
Research international business opportunities (BSBINT401)
Research international markets (BSBMKG415)

Group B

Address customer needs (BSBCUS402)
Private: Analyse and present research information (BSBRES411)
Coordinate business resources (BSBADM409)
Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies (BSBCUS401)
Design and develop complex text documents (BSBITU401)
Develop teams and individuals (BSBLED401)
Establish networks (BSBREL401)
Identify risk and apply risk management processes (BSBRSK401)
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices (BSBSUS401)
Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements (BSBWHS401)
Implement continuous improvement (BSBMGT403)
Implement customer service standards (BSBCUS403)
Implement operational plan (BSBMGT402)
Implement workplace information system (BSBINM401)
Lead and facilitate off-site staff (BSBMGT404)
Lead effective workplace relationships (BSBLDR402)
Lead team effectiveness (BSBLDR403)
Maintain business technology (BSBITS401)
Make a presentation (BSBCMM401)
Promote products and services (BSBMKG413)
Report on financial activity (BSBFIA402)
Show leadership in the workplace (BSBMGT401)
Undertake marketing activities (BSBMKG414)
Write complex documents (BSBWRT401)


Assistance might be available for this qualification: gemcollege.edu.au/financial-assistance.

State Government funding/subsidies may be available within your state. Please check with your GEM representative if you require clarity in this regard.

Your tuition fee includes:

  • Access to GEM Online Campus – and interactive Onscreen Guides
  • Learner Guide for each Unit (pdf)
  • Assessment Guide for each Unit (pdf)
  • All essential reference materials.
  • Additional Reference materials may be requested, to further enhance your learning, and these will attract an additional charge.
  • Contact our Administration Centre on (08) 8342 3316 for more information and payment options.
  • Fees, charges and course offerings are subject to change.

This fee can be paid using EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, cheque, money order or purchase order.

A limited number of Partial Scholarships are offered within Australia annually. A limited number of Offshore Scholarships are offered annually. See Application for Consideration for Scholarship.

Course Fees: $4,900


Entry Requirements/Pathways
There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.

Articulation Pathways from the Qualification
On completion of this qualification, you may undertake a specialist qualification, eg – Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51315); Diploma of Human Resources Management (BSB50615); Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50211); or a generic qualification such as Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915); OR Diploma of Business (BSB50215).

Student selection
Each applicant will be interviewed to ensure suitability of program for the individual and his/her current position and/or career path.

Gaining University Entrance
A Certificate IV or Diploma may gain 6-12 months advanced standing in a university degree.  Some Advanced Diplomas may be eligible for even more credit.  Choosing a GEM College of International Business to University Pathway is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.  A Graduate Certificate from GEM College of International Business, coupled with relevant industry experience, may gain entrance to post graduate qualifications.