Certificate IV in International Trade (Certificate IV)

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The award
Certificate IV

How long you will study
6 months

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
AUD 6000 per year

All study options

About Certificate IV in International Trade at Melbourne Polytechnic





There's never been a better time to launch your career in international trade. Sharpen your problem-solving skills and learn how to take advantage of international business opportunities. Our Certificate IV in International Trade will have you job-ready in six months.

Get ready to work in International Trade

Our graduates are highly sought after, due to the practical nature and quality of our course. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of international business and trade to use in roles as diverse as analysing business opportunities, maintaining effective trade relationships or conducting market analysis.

We cover the essentials of international contract law, trade financial structures, business opportunity analysis and research, and import/export documentation.

Industry connections and resources

You'll profit from our strong industry links in import and export companies.

Employment outcomes

You'll be qualified to work in entry-level management roles, both in firms that are internationally active and in the institutions they collaborate with. These include:

  • Exporters
  • Global consumers
  • Manufacturers
  • Financial service providers
  • Travel and tourism operators


Assessment consists of classroom testing, assignments, presentations, group work, case studies and industry practicum.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.


For further information on the Certificate IV in International Trade, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including classroom testing, assignments, presentations, group work, case studies and simulated industry practicum.


You will be required to purchase textbooks. A book list and other required materials will be provided by teaching department at enrolment or class induction.

You are expected to have access to a computer. Computers are available in Melbourne Polytechnic's computer labs and library if you do not have a computer at home.

Entrance Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course. You must be able to demonstrate that You're capable of completing the course at the relevant competency levels in the training documents. Eligibility includes prior business experience or previous recognised business studies. For more information, we encourage you to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Nights.

Pathways to further study

You can go onto enrol in the Diploma of International Business and/or the Bachelor of Business.

Career Pathways

Open up career opportunities in areas such as customer service, international marketing and international market research.

Enrolment Intake

  • February

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardCertificate IVHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study6 months
    Course startsFebruaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 6000 per year

Entry requirements


Australian Year 11 equivalency


Academic IELTS 5.5 overall with no individual band below 5.0, or equivalency

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