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Higher Certificate in Export Management

Higher Certificate in Export Management

SAQA ID: 79427

Our Higher Certificate in Export Management is an IMM Qualification on NQF level 5 and is quality assured by the South African Council on Higher Education. You can complete this qualification in a year, but if life gets in the way, you have 4 years to wrap it up.

The past few years has seen a rapid growth in international trade in South Africa, which has been boosted by government support of this industry. This growth has generated massive demands for qualified and skilled professionals to administer exports processes for global businesses. Export executives fulfil various strategic functions such as pricing, sourcing, costing, distribution and freight marketing, to name but a few.

This qualification will give you a great entry point into the Export industry. With your introductory knowledge of export management and related marketing concepts, you can unlock doors for a successful future and career in international trade, supply chain management, exports or marketing.

Once you have completed this qualification you can continue your learning with IMM Graduate School and apply to do any one of our diploma or undergraduate degree programmes. Our BCom in Marketing and Management Science for example, now allows you to specialise in supply chain management.
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Qualification: NQF level 5. 135 credits
Duration: Min. 1 year. Max. 4 years.

Full qualification cost from:
R28 900*
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Programme Exit Level Outcomes

There are eight learning outcomes in this programme

  • Demonstrate an elementary understanding of export administration, international trade, marketing, and business communication.
  • Explain the typical methods and procedures involved in export management and marketing.
  • Complete an elementary search for export opportunities and be able to apply the findings to marketing and supply chain opportunities/concepts.
  • Collect and describe relevant export logistics data/information from a wide range of sources, and examine the information in terms of the functioning of an export and/or logistics company.
  • Summarise and communicate export and marketing information for senior management.
  • Identify and examine/solve elementary management problems in an export and/or logistics company and supply chain context.
  • Discuss the importance of ethical behaviour in the field of export management and marketing, and base business decisions and actions on appropriate values.
  • Illustrate the mastering of life-long learning skills in the dynamic field of exports and supply chain management, and the broad field of management.


The Higher Certificate in Export Management is offered as a basic entry-level export qualification at level 5 of the NQF (HEQSF aligned) and consists of 135 credits. The Higher Certificate in Export Management comprises seven modules:

Core Modules

  • Academic Literacy (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Business Numeracy (20 credits)
  • Basics of Export Trade (20 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Export Administration (20 credits)
  • Fundamentals of International Trade (20 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Marketing (20 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management (20 credits)



Fees for Certificate Programmes SA Fee per module
New student registration fee (once-off payment) R2 100.00 (non-refundable)
Semester fee R750.00 (non-refundable)
Assessment fee per module R3 900.00
Professional Development fee R1 500.00

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* Assumes completion over a 1 year period and
** Prices subject to increases on an annual basis
* The above pricing applies to distance learning and excludes eTutorials and Contact Tutorials offered by the IMM Graduate School. For a complete breakdown of costing, please contact an IMM Graduate School regional office and we will be able to assist in providing you with a full cost breakdown.

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