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ECA ACCREDITED WORKSHOPS AND THE ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

By choosing to enrol for the Accredited ECA workshops, you have embarked upon a path to completion of an Advanced Diploma of International Business Management and international business success.

The ECA has partnered with the Centre of Customs and Excise Studies (CCES), Charles Sturt University, to broaden the scope and deepen the relevance of our international skills development offerings. This partnership means that each ECA Accredited workshop completed now brings you a step closer to achieving an Advanced Diploma of International Business Management from CCES.

And the Advanced Diploma of International Business Management can then lead to credit in undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs with Charles Sturt University.


How does it work?

The ECA’s workshop program is available to everyone, whether you want to expand your knowledge base in one specific area only, or eventually complete the Advanced Diploma of International Business Management.

Just want to enrol for one or more workshops, but don’t want to complete the Advanced Diploma?

Choose the Non Accredited option, register, pay the Non Accredited fee and attend the workshop on the scheduled date. No more needs be done!

Want to enrol in the Advanced Diploma?

Choose the Accredited option, register, pay the Accredited fee and once you’ve attended the workshop on the scheduled date, use that workshop as a credit towards the Advanced Diploma. Once you’re registered for the Accredited workshop, we’ll advise the CCES and they’ll be in touch to enrol you in the Advanced Diploma.

What happens if you choose the Non Accredited option and then later decide to enrol in the Advanced Diploma?

Just contact the ECA! Provided you make the decision within three months of completing the workshop, we’ll ensure you get Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) for the workshop you completed and – for a small fee – still get the relevant credit towards your Advanced Diploma.
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More about the Advanced Diploma of International Business Management

The Advanced Diploma of International Business Management has been designed for people seeking or pursuing an exciting career specifically in international business. It has been developed by Australian professionals in their field to provide necessary information regarding international business management. It is recognised as an advanced qualification within the industry.

The course structure provides an articulated learning pathway that ensures that students gain practical skills and knowledge of procedures associated with international business, the management of both internal and external relationships, and the theoretical constructs that underpin the international trading system. In the final unit students are required to demonstrate their capacity to integrate the knowledge and skills gained by the preparation and completion of an international market entry plan.

The ECA offers the on-line accredited course in International Business Management in partnership with the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, Charles Sturt University.  The ECA, as part of the partnership with the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and the course is nationally accredited within the Australian Qualification Framework.

The course has a unit structure that allows for flexible entry, progress and exit. This nested program structure allows the student to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to function as a senior manager in an international business. The courses is delivered online so that you can continue to work while you study.

With a full time study load, each unit can be completed in five weeks, and you can successfully obtain the Advanced Diploma of International Business Management within 12 months. You also have the
option of choosing to study part-time.

In addition to the Export workshops offered by the ECA (when choosing the Accredited option), the following subjects must be completed as part of the Advanced Diploma:
  • Manage International Trade Documentation Procedures
  • Apply Management Principles to International Business
  • Evaluate International Trade Economics
  • Apply International Trade Law Legislation
  • Evaluate International Trade Financial Risk
  • Apply Market Research Techniques to International Marketing
  • Evaluate International Business Strategy Concepts
  • Develop an International Market Entry Plan

Who should apply?
Anyone with a keen desire to excel in an international business career
Anyone needing practical, technical and professional training and qualifications to support their local business going global
Anyone wishing to gain or enhance international managerial skills, knowledge and capabilities
Anyone aiming to broaden their cultural horizons and strategic thinking

How is the Advanced Diploma delivered?
The Advanced Diploma of International Business Management is delivered online, and is usually undertaken AFTER completion of one or more Accredited ECA workshops. Students will have access to an online system which they will be required to log into via the internet. Communication with trainers and assessors is via email through the online course system. Each course is delivered on a unit basis, each unit taking approximately 10 weeks to complete.

Credit
There are articulated learning pathways to selected universities which grant advance standing in their business degrees.
For example students who successfully complete the Advanced Diploma of International Business can receive up to 50% credit towards a Charles Sturt University (CSU) Bachelor Degree.

Career Opportunities
Completion of the Advanced Diploma of International Business Management will benefit people who are working in:
  • Logistics management
  • Trade Administration
  • Public sector agencies involved in international trade practice or policy
  • Newly globalising businesses
  • Export departments of major corporations

Need more information? Visit our FAQs page, or call us on 02 8243 7490.

For further details of the Advanced Diploma of International Business Management, click here.

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