Professional Certificate in International Trade

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.

  • Strong links to industry leaders
  • ISO 9001 Certification
  • AACSB accredited

Entry Requirements

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3PC004
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake January, May and September
Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $9,250

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

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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 and intellectual breadth
  2. Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
  3. Teamwork and communication skills
  4. Professionalism and leadership readiness
  5. Intercultural and ethical competency
  6. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
  7. Digital capabilities
  8. 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.

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

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Last updated: Wednesday, 31 May 2023