FACULTY OF THE PROFESSIONS
INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Providing broad, flexible capability for a rapidly changing world. Careers in international trade and development increasingly require knowledge and skills that transcend traditional academic disciplines.
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN International Trade
The Professional Certificate in International Trade (PCIT) is a Program delivered intensively in six modules spread over two semesters that is designed to give its graduates a practically oriented competence in all major facets of international trade.
• Master of Applied Economics*
Why Study for the PCIT?
• Master of Professional Accounting
Whether you are studying corporate finance, marketing strategies or applied economics, today’s globalised environment requires you to understand how your work will be impacted by bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, international trade disputes and non-economic societal influences on international markets. Expert lecturers deliver the course in an interactive case-study oriented approach that allows course participants to progressively develop a working expertise in the economics of trade, trade policy development and trade negotiations in multilateral organisations and bilateral free trade agreement contexts and the practical requirements associated with importing and exporting. PCIT graduates have an extra competitive edge in the marketplace because they know how business and government interact in trade negotiations and have learned how to leverage commercial opportunities arising out of today’s “third wave” trade agreements. TRADE 5000 and TRADE 5001 are able to be counted towards the Master of International Trade and Development. In the majority of cases, the PCIT is pursued as two semester-long elective courses by University of Adelaide students in broader postgraduate degree programs. TRADE 5000 and TRADE 5001 articulate into two unspecified electives (6 units) of advanced standing in the following degrees: • Master of Accounting and Finance • Master of Accounting and Marketing • Master of Accounting and Performance Management • Master of Agriculture Business
• Master of Applied Economics (International)* • Master of International Business • Master of Commerce • Master of Commerce (Marketing) • Master of Applied Finance • Master of Finance and Business Economics • Master of Applied Project Management • Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship • Master of Project Management • Master of Science and Technology Commercialisation * Permission must be sought from the School of Economics should a student wish to count TRADE courses towards this program.
Separate application for admission to any of the above listed Masters programs is required. The PCIT can also be taken as an independent program of study by Australians with an undergraduate degree, ideally in Economics, Law, Commerce or Business Administration.
Introducing the Program The program aims to provide students with a practical understanding of current international trade and investment issues, the political dynamics of the negotiating environment and the opportunities and challenges presented to businesses by the globalised economy. China’s membership in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is dramatically changing the ways in which that country does business, both internally and with the rest of the world. Australia and its neighbours in the AsiaPacific region are creating new and overlapping free trade agreements. Concerns over social and environmental issues and trade are forcing businesses to trade in different products and with different partners.
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These are just examples of the issue areas to be examined in the PCIT’s interactive, case-study-based approach to giving students a well-grounded base for their future work in business, government or international organisations. The program is structured flexibly, with students taking two semester-long courses. Each of the component courses is organised in three intensive two-day modules offered over a semester. Classes are scheduled so as not to interfere unduly with students’ other courses.
What does the program aim to achieve? You might choose to pursue a career you think is unlikely to be affected by developments on the international scene but in today’s globalised environment this doesn’t mean that your overseas competitors plan to stay out of the market. Today, all competition is global and the PCIT aims to instil in its students the ability to think and act strategically about international trade and business issues. Those completing the PCIT will be expected to leave with: • A thorough understanding of the practical aspects of modern trade agreements; • An appreciation of how business can best interact with governments to achieve results from negotiations that can be leveraged to commercial advantage; • Improved awareness of the cultural, societal and national security aspects of modern international trade and investment issues; and, • The ability to recognise and plan for the financial and marketing consequences of unanticipated developments on global markets.
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PCIT Structure and Assessment There are three course numbers associated with the PCIT; TRADE 5000, TRADE 5001 and TRADE 5002.
TRADE 5000 - International Trade: Negotiations and Agreements Semester 1 This element of the PCIT consists of three course modules scheduled for Friday afternoon and Saturday on the following dates: Module I | 24+25 February, 2012 Module II | 20+21 April, 2012 Module III | 18+19 May, 2012
TRADE 5001- International Trade: Strategies and Opportunities Semester 2 This element of the PCIT consists of three course modules scheduled for Friday afternoon and Saturday on the following dates: Module IV | 31 August + 1 September, 2012 Module V | 28+29 September, 2012 Module VI | 26+27 October, 2012
TRADE 5002 – Project in International Trade Semester 1 & 2 Those pursuing a PCIT Award are required to enrol in TRADE 5002 and successfully complete an essay project to demonstrate overall competence in international trade issues. In this intensive, case study-oriented program, students must attend the scheduled module sessions, do written work as may be prescribed and pass examinations in accordance with the provisions of the Academic Program Rules. For both TRADE 5000 and TRADE 5001 courses, students’ semester assessments are based on the following elements: 25% - Module I / IV Assignment 25% - Module II / V Assignment 50% - Final Examination For those pursuing the PCIT Certificate, the Award level will reflect an average of the assessments achieved in TRADE 5000, TRADE 5001 and TRADE 5002. Although the program is structured so that normally TRADE 5000 precedes TRADE 5001, the courses can also be taken in reverse order.
2012 Program Fees Tuition fees for 6 months: $5,750
The University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade was established in early 2003 to provide practical support to business and government on today’s key global commerce issues. The Institute’s staff members have extensive practical experience in a wide range of international trade issues, and this program brings together Australian and overseas experts for university-based teaching programs, contract research and consulting activities and specialised training programs delivered to government officials in Australia and abroad. A highly-respected international Board of Governors comprised of business and government leaders oversees the work of the Institute. For further information regarding the Institute or the PCIT, please visit: www.iit.adelaide.edu.au
Overview of Course Content TRADE 5000 International Trade: Negotiations & Agreements Module I: Trade In The Modern World Economy Semester 1 | 24+25 February This module provides basic economic background to the gains from trade as well as an understanding of how the global trading system is governed through institutions such as the WTO, OECD, World Bank, IMF and UNCTAD. The interaction of social issues and the trading system is discussed and case studies look at how developing countries manage the challenges of participating in today’s globalised economy.
Module II: Trade Agreements & Instruments of Trade Policy Semester 1 | 20+21 April In this module, students receive an in-depth grounding in the main international trade agreements of the WTO system and how the main trade policy instruments wielded by governments affect business interests in agriculture, manufacturing and trade in services like financial, telecommunications, transportation and distribution and business services.
Module III : Negotiation of Trade Agreements Semester 1 | 18+19 May The focus of this module is on how trade agreements at the multilateral, regional and bilateral levels are negotiated, with a focus on how business can best influence the outcome of negotiations through effective lobbying and representation at the political level. Case studies examine how governments in key countries formulate and implement national trade policies.
TRADE 5001 International Trade: Strategies & Opportunities Module IV: New Opportunities in International Trade Semester 2 | 31 August + 1 September This module is focussed on new trading opportunities arising out of recent major developments affecting the global trading system including the accession to the WTO of China, Chinese Taipei and Vietnam and the important growth in productionsharing arrangements in East Asia. The module also discusses the different characteristics of bilateral and regional free trade agreements that are having an ever-increasing impact on business - particularly in the Asia-Pacific.
Module V: Practical Aspects of International Trade Semester 2 | 28+29 September
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This module provides a grounding to students in the practical challenges faced by importers and exporters and discusses in depth international trade terms, risk management and methods of payment, how to manage customs controls and the complexities of promoting and selling products in overseas markets. The module concludes with a discussion of risk management strategies and reviews the types of risk involved for traders.
Mrs Vanessa Morris Academic Program Manager Institute for International Trade The University of Adelaide
Module VI: WTO’s “New Issues” Semester 2 | 26+27 October
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Among the “new issues” of the global trading system that are covered in depth in this module are competition policy issues, the role of foreign direct investment in the global economy and the types of international agreements that promote and protect foreign investment. Also covered in detail are intellectual property rights and the global and bilateral trade agreements affecting the protection of these rights.
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Application Form Professional Certificate in International Trade 1 PERSONAL DETAILS Surname/Family Name: Gender:
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2 C ITIZENSHIP S TATUS (Please box) Country of Citizenship:
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❒ Foreign Student ❒ Student Visa ❒ Holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa (please supply documentary evidence) ❒ A nother type of Temporary Resident Visa (It is the students responsibility to ensure that this visa allows you to study and covers the duration of the program which you have applied for – please supply documentary evidence)
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3 PROGRAM OF STUDY (Please box) Deadline for Direct Application: Semester 1: Friday 24 February 2012 Semester 2: Friday 10 August 2012 Please contact the Academic Program Manager if you wish to submit a form after these deadlines. Domestic Candidates Program Rules and Application: • To graduate with the PCIT Award a domestic student must enrol and complete Trade 5000, Trade 5001 and Trade 5002. • Trade 5002 must be completed in the second semester of study, simultaneously with either Trade 5000 or Trade 5001.
❒ Professional Certificate in International Trade Program (please box if you wish to graduate from this Program with the PCIT Award) I wish to commence the Program in: ❒ Semester 1, 2012 or ❒ Semester 2, 2012 ❒ Trade 5000 International Trade: Negotiations and Agreements (please box if you wish to be enrolled in this course in Semester 1, 2012); OR ❒ Trade 5001 International Trade: Strategies and Opportunities (please box if you wish to be enrolled in this course in Semester 2, 2012); OR ❒ Trade 5002 Project in International Trade (please box if you wish to be enrolled in this course in Semester 1, 2012); OR ❒ Trade 5002 Project in International Trade (please box if you wish to be enrolled in this course in Semester 2, 2012) International Candidates Program Rules and Application: • Student visas are granted on the condition of an international student studying a full-time on campus program in Australia. The PCIT Program is not a full-time program under Australia’s Educational Services for Overseas Students Act (2007). • International students who wish to undertake the Professional Certificate in International Trade Program must enrol and complete Trade 5000 and Trade 5001 as part of their primary postgraduate coursework program. Furthermore, students must complete Trade 5002 in the second semester of study, simultaneously with either Trade 5000 or Trade 5001. • Students will only be permitted to graduate with the PCIT Award if they have completed their studies before the expiration of their student visa. • International students are permitted to study Trade 5000 and/or Trade 5001 without being required to take out the PCIT Award.
❒ Professional Certificate in International Trade Program (please box if you wish to graduate from this Program with the PCIT Award) I wish to commence the Program in: ❒ Semester 1, 2012 or ❒ Semester 2, 2012 ❒ Trade 5000 International Trade: Negotiations and Agreements (please box if you wish to be enrolled in this course in Semester 1, 2012); OR ❒ Trade 5001 International Trade: Strategies and Opportunities (please box if you wish to be enrolled in this course in Semester 2, 2012); OR ❒ Trade 5002 Project in International Trade (please box if you wish to be enrolled in this course in Semester 1, 2012); OR ❒ Trade 5002 Project in International Trade (please box if you wish to be enrolled in this course in Semester 2, 2012)
4 ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Complete original transcripts of degrees and diplomas must be attached, unless your qualifications are from the University of Adelaide. Photocopies and translations must be officially certified as true copies of the original documents. Name of Qualification Completed (eg BA, Grad Dip)
Name of Higher Education Institution/Organisation attended
Completion date (or years when enrolled if incomplete)
5 EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Alternatively attach a brief CV Organisation Name
Date Commenced Date Finished
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6 REFEREES Nominate two employment or academic referees (as specified in the postgraduate prospectus) who can be contacted for confidential references. Name:
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Any other information that supports your application (please attach further information if space provided is not enough):
7 DECLARATION I certify that to the best of my knowledge all documentation and information submitted or made available by me in connection with this application is true, accurate and complete. I acknowledge that the provision or inaccurate or incomplete information may result in the withdrawal of any offer of enrolment or the cancellation of any enrolment allowed on the basis of acceptance of that offer. I consent to the collection, storage and disclosure of information relating to record falsification or other irregular acts in accordance with Australian ViceChancellor’s Committee procedures. I authorise the University of Adelaide to obtain my academic record from other educational institutions. If sponsored I authorise the University of Adelaide to release details of my academic progress to my sponsoring body upon request. I understand that: •The University of Adelaide is collecting the information in this form for the purposes of assessing my entitlement to Commonwealth assistance under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 and allocation of a Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) to me; • The University of Adelaide will disclose this information to the Department of Education Science and Training (DEST) for those purposes; • DEST will store the information securely in the Higher Education Information Management System; • DEST may disclose information to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO); and • The University of Adelaide and DEST will not otherwise disclose the information without my consent unless required or authorised by law.
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FOR ENROLMENT, PLEASE RETURN YOUR SIGNED APPLICATION FORM TO: Mrs Vanessa Morris, Academic Program Manager Institute for International Trade – University of Adelaide, Level 6, Nexus 10 Tower, 10 Pulteney St, Adelaide SA 5005 Australia Telephone: + 61 8 8313 6950 Fax: + 61 8 8223 6948 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org