Import/Export – Your Own Business

Course Overview

Looking to start your own import/export business but don’t know where to start? Are you an entrepreneur who is looking for a business opportunity? Are you looking to start your own side hustle?

This course provides what you need to kick-start your own import or export business. Your experienced presenter is the author of the book, “Comprehensive Import/Export Manual”, which is included in the course fee. Follow up advice is also available to our students.

You will learn about factors contributing to import/export success and avoiding failures, how to develop an import or export plan, how to conduct market research, thinking through cultural issues, logistics, terms of trade, financing, risk management, legislation and contracts and more.

By the end of this course, you will have gained enough knowledge to be able to start your own Import/Export business planning.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

  • Factors contributing to import /export success and avoiding failures
  • Developing an import or export plan
  • Market research
  • Cultural issues
  • Logistics
  • Terms of trade
  • Shipping documentation
  • Financing
  • Payment terms
  • Risk management
  • Legislation and contracts

Course outcome

By the end of this course, you will have gained enough knowledge to be able to start your own Import/Export business planning.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge is required.

What you need to provide

  • All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees
  • Notepad and pen

Other information

  • A presentation will be used.
  • There is opportunity for class interaction and questions.
  • A comprehensive manual is included in the course fee.

Class details

Start Date07 May 2024
End Date08 May 2024
DaysTue, Wed
Time6:00pm - 9:00pm
TutorCorinne Campbell
Location Online Zoom Class


Class details

Start Date29 June 2024
End Date29 June 2024
Time9:00am - 5:00pm
TutorCorinne Campbell


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


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How to Enrol

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