Professional Certificate in International Trade Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Professional Certificate
Duration 3 months (part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3PC004

A competitive edge in a globalised world

Our planet and its populations deserve an equitable and prosperous future. To secure this kind of progress, we need practical, informed collaboration at the global level.

Our Professional Certificate in International Trade provides the skills and knowledge needed to do just this.

What will you do?

This intensive degree consists of two core courses built around understanding international negotiations, agreements, strategies and opportunities. You will:

  • gain practical insights into the political dynamics of trading environments
  • understand the roles of key domestic, regional and global players
  • consider challenges facing your industry in a globalised future
  • learn leveraging strategies through case-based learning experiences.

Where could it take you?

Your role on the global stage is dictated only by your own ambition. You might advise on local or international trade policy. You could market products across different countries. Perhaps you’ll be an investment consultant, trade agreements negotiator, corporate export manager or economic researcher.

Note: This program is offered in trimester mode with intakes in January, May and September.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    SATAC Code 3PC004
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake January, May and September.
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3PC004

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS Available to non-student visa holder ONLY.
    Intake January, May and September
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    More Information
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor Degree or equivalent.

    *This program is not available to international applicants who hold or require an Australian student visa. International applications will however be accepted from applicants who will undertake their studies offshore or those who hold a valid Australian visa permitting study.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $8,250

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $11,125


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Careers in business include: international marketing, export management, corporate government affairs representatives, or international trade departments in law firms (for law graduates only).

    Careers in government include: export promotion (Austrade and State Government trade departments), international development (AusAID) and trade policy and negotiations (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and International Trade Law (Attorney General’s Office of International Trade Law (for law graduates only).

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    International Government and Trade Policy Adviser, International Trade or Business Analyst, Marketer / Marketing Manager, Economist, Financial Adviser

  • Degree Structure

    The Professional Certificate in International Trade consists of two courses:

    • TRADE 5000: only offered in Trimester 1
    • TRADE 5001: only offered in Trimester 3

    The minimum study period is therefore one year, taken part-time.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Courses T1 TRADE 5000: International Trade: Negotiations and Agreements*
    T3 TRADE 5001: International Trade: Strategies and Opportunities *


    • These courses articulate into two unspecified electives (6 units) of advanced standing into the programs listed below in 'Related Degrees'.
    • These courses are not sequential, so students can choose to undertake either course first.


    Assignments and final exams.
  • Related Degrees

  • Further Information

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Last updated: Tuesday, 9 Mar 2021