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ITRISA conducts a comprehensive distance learning programme in international trade which affords participants valuable insights into how the trading environment works, and the opportunities and challenges facing international trade practitioners today.

The basic entry qualification for the Higher Certificate and Diploma courses is a Grade 12 (Senior Certificate) or equivalent.  In the absence of a Grade 12 (Senior Certificate), an applicant might still be considered if he/she can demonstrate competence acquired through other relevant studies and/or practical experience.  Any business experience would be a distinct, added advantage.

Each of ITRISA’s distance learning courses is conducted in two separate study cycles per year: enrolment for the 1st study cycle closes at the end of February; enrolment for the 2nd study cycle closes at the end of July.

ITRISA’s distance learning programme caters for different types of people – from small business owners embarking on an export drive for the first time and company personnel involved in export marketing and logistics, to those providing services to exporters or importers such as logistics specialists, bankers, insurers and government policy makers.’

Choice of Courses

HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE

ACCREDITED IN SOUTH AFRICA BY THE COUNCIL ON HIGHER EDUCATION (CHE)

The 1-year Higher Certificate in International Trade is ideal for those who are looking for a solid grounding in the field and/or have not yet decided on a particular specialist stream (i.e. exports or imports). NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 96698).

Subjects:

International Trade Relations
International Cargo Movement
Introduction to International Marketing & Purchasing
International Trade Finance & Payments

The Higher Certificate in International Trade, which falls into the higher education band, is accredited in South Africa by the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

DIPLOMA IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE MANAGEMENT (EXPORTS) OR (IMPORTS)

ACCREDITED IN SOUTH AFRICA BY THE COUNCIL ON HIGHER EDUCATION (CHE)

The 3-year Diploma in International Trade Management (Exports) or (Imports) is ideal for those looking to develop the knowledge and competencies required to direct the export or import operation of a South African company. The first year of the two Diploma course options is identical, with one or other specialisation (i.e. exports or imports) becoming apparent at the second and third year levels. NQF Level: 6 (ID 24333).

Subjects

First-year:

International Trade Relations
International Cargo Movement
Introduction to International Marketing & Purchasing
International Trade Finance & Payments

Second-year:

International Monetary Relations
International Trade Law
Export Marketing or International Purchasing
Export Administration or Import Administration

Third-year:

General Principles of International Trade Management
International Financial Management
Export Marketing Management OR International Purchasing Management
Export Logistics Management OR Import Logistics Management

The Diploma in International Trade Management (Exports) or (Imports), which falls into the higher education band, is accredited in South Africa by the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

Prospectus and More

PROSPECTIVE, FEES, VENUES AND REGISTRATION

PROSPECTUS

Click HERE for a pdf copy of the current distance learning prospectus containing subject information, course operational procedure and registration details.

FEES AND PAYMENT METHODS

The fee structure for ITRISA’s Distance Learning Programme is as follows:

These cover registration; all study materials for the relevant study cycle; assessment of and feedback on assignments; standard telephonic/e-mail assistance; examination entrance; and final certification.

 R 20 000 per year of study, i.e. R 5 000 per subject.  Payment should preferably be made by electronic transfer or credit card [Visa or Mastercard only].  However, payment in cash or by cheque is also accepted.  Irrespective of the method of payment, confirmation must be provided in order for ITRISA to complete the registration process.

Cheques should be made out to: International Trade Institute of Southern Africa.

If you live outside South Africa, you are required to pay at the time of registration – over and above your tuition fees – an international surcharge to cover additional courier charges (study material) and airmail postage (marked assignments and student feedback).

The current surcharge is R 2 500 per subject.

Fees are payable in full upon registration.  It should also be noted that once study material has been despatched to a student, no refunds will be given.

EXAMINATION VENUES

Examinations take place at various venues in South Africa’s main metropolitan centres (venues may be subject to change depending on availability):

Johannesburg: Ullmann Park in Morningside Manor
Durban: Various (to be confirmed prior to examinations)
Port Elizabeth:  Various (to be confirmed prior to examinations)
Cape Town: Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Where students are not located in the vicinity of one of the above centres, special arrangements will be made with the students’ assistance and approved local invigilators appointed.

REGISTRATION

Make sure that the enrolment form is completed in full, and that you have uploaded all required support documentation before submission.  This should include a copy of your highest formal education certificate, e.g. Senior Certificate or Degree/tertiary level Certificate/Diploma or post-graduate qualification), as well as a copy of the relevant page of your South African ID document or passport.

Note that your registration will only be processed when ITRISA receives payment for your studies.

Once an application has been processed, a letter confirming registration and providing your student number will be emailed to you.  Your student number is important as it must be recorded on all your assignments and examination scripts.

Study material is despatched or made available for collection in time for students to start preparing for the assignments.  As the ITRISA subject content is dynamic (constantly changing), study material is updated biannually before it is sent to print.

Subject study material is despatched in sets of two.  The assignments for the subjects concerned must be completed prior to the despatch of the next set of material.  This is because the subjects complement and build on each other and must therefore be studied in a particular order.

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