Study International Trade in VU's Study Abroad program for exchange students, and gain in-depth knowledge about the trade industry.

Australia has one of the most open economies in the world, where one in five jobs exist because of international trade activities.

Our program is a mix of economic theory and practical business process applications. You'll experience aspects of international trade through simulated work environments. Our authentic industry material prepares you for a successful career.

You will be exposed to a range of international trade considerations.

  • Free Trade Agreements - The Australia New Zealand FTA is the World Trade Organization’s reference standard.

  • Customs practices - Australia is currently the world leader in customs risk management procedures and e-commerce for export and import clearance.

  • Quarantine and market access - Import/export quarantine in Australia is the strictest in the world.

  • Delivery and payment risks - Incoterms and payment methods.

Program structure

To receive the certificate, you must successfully complete four units of study (courses) in one semester.

Semester 1

Semester 2

Please note: units are subject to change.

Entry requirements

To be part of the Study Abroad certificate program, students must have:

  • completed one year of tertiary study
  • fulfilled their home institution’s academic requirements for overseas study
  • have a 2.5 Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale
  • provided documentation supporting their English language proficiency.

Key dates

  • Semester 1: February to June
  • Semester 2: July to November

Contact your International Programs Office for application closing dates.

Contact us

For more detail about the Certificate in International Trade, contact the Victoria Abroad team:

Phone: +61 3 9919 1921 | +61 3 9919 1319

Download the International Trade brochure