Plan for international trade

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver BSBINT409B, 'Plan for international trade'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Evaluate the most appropriate transport method, route and protection/security options according to cargo and delivery requirements

1.1. Ascertain business context of cargo movement

1.2. Examine factors to be considered in route/mode selection

1.3. Evaluate conditions and risks of different routes in relation to delivery requirements

1.4. Utilise resources that provide information on the current service status of particular transport routes

2. Review shipping and airfreight services available for transporting cargo

2.1. Identify airlines and air cargo services operating in and out of Australia

2.2. Compare configuration and carrying capacity of different types of aircraft

2.3. Identify shipping services and types of ocean vessels operating in and out of Australia

2.4. Compare different types of shipping services

2.5. Compare configurations and carrying capacities of different types of ocean vessels

3. Evaluate packing, marking and stowage requirements for a variety of cargo

3.1. Analyse and prepare protection, presentation and preservation requirements

3.2. Analyse range of containers available for international cargo and evaluate for use

3.3. Evaluate marking requirements and prepare correct marking advice

3.4. Identify risk factors in relation to packing and storing of goods for transportation and select appropriate options

4. Calculate international freight and other shipment costs

4.1. Examine and apply types of rates, volume-to-weight ratio factors, volume rules including rounding off and allowable projections, principles and methods of rating cargo for international carriage by sea

4.2. Take into account, variations in calculating shipping charges caused by surcharges and other variants

4.3. Calculate and compare costs of shipping a variety of goods by the several types of ocean service

4.4. Examine and apply types of rates, volume-to-weight ratio factors, volume rules including rounding off, principles and methods of rating cargo for international carriage by air

4.5. Explain variations in calculating airfreight charges caused by the applicability of TACT rates, fuel surcharges, other variants, and exchange rates

4.6. Calculate and compare costs of shipping a variety of goods by different air cargo services

4.7. Investigate and communicate postal and courier freight rates and size/weight factors and limitations

4.8. Investigate and communicate rates and costs associated with chartering vessels and aircraft

4.9. Investigate and communicate rating principles and methods used in domestic, sea, road, rail and air transport

4.10. Investigate all standard and extraordinary ancillary shipment costs on a door-to-door basis applicable in each mode

4.11. Investigate and communicate the total cost concept and other factors that may determine whether cargo is carried by air or sea, or a combination of both (multimodal transport)

5. Identify cargo insurance and claim requirements for goods

5.1. Evaluate the need for cargo insurance

5.2. Investigate the standard types of cover arrangements used by underwriters

5.3. Identify documents to be lodged with carriers, forwarders, insurance underwriters and customs in cargo loss or damage situations and complete for a hypothetical situation

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBINT409B appears in the following qualifications:

  • BSB41107 - Certificate IV in International Trade
  • LMT50607 - Diploma of Fashion and Textiles Merchandising
  • LMT41207 - Certificate IV in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising
  • LMT60507 - Advanced Diploma of Fashion and Textiles Merchandising