18 July 2024

The Exporter Growth Programme - how it works


Export Health Check

At the start of the programme, you can opt for an Exporter Health Check which comprises a one-day visit to your company by New Zealand School of Export staff.  This provides an opportunity for us to gain an insight into your business and assess the issues you are facing. 

By doing this, we can tailor the information and advice we provide as we work with you throughout the rest of the Programme.  We then prepare a detailed export strategy for you and present this to you in a final one-day on-site visit.

The visit provides you with two days of intensive business mentoring and consultancy – an opportunity to work with a specialist on your business, rather than in it.

You can then choose to stop or to proceed with the rest of the Programme.

Practical Modules

The Programme comprises eight highly practical modules - which are continuously updated – and posted to you in this logical sequence.  You also receive an electronic version by email so that you can download this onto your laptop.  Each learning pack contains everything you need to study that module, including templates, checklists and case studies.

  1. Global Business Environment
  2. International Trade Research
  3. International Marketing
  4.  International Trade Logistics
  5. International Trade Finance
  6. International Market Entry
  7. Legal Aspects of International Trade
  8. International Trade Management

Study at your pace with no assessments

There are no assessments or exams on the EGP for you to complete, so you may work through each module at a pace which suits you and with the support of a mentor at the School. 

Business Mentoring

The Exporter Development Programme also includes 30 minutes of one-on-one business mentoring each week, either by email or telephone (you decide the method which suits you best) to keep you on track and to guide you in reaching practical solutions to the problems you face.

How long is the programme?

The Exporter Development Programme takes between 6 – 8 months to complete depending on how much time you can set aside to work on the business.  We know that in International Trade, things don’t always go as planned, so we work around you and your business.

When does the Exporter Development Programme start?

 When you are ready.  The New Zealand School of Export offers a ‘Flexi-start’ on all programmes, which means you can begin on the 1st day of any month – you choose what suits you best.

Are there any exams?

No, the Exporter Development Programme is all about applying what you have learned to your business, there are no assessments or qualifications associated with the programme – just practical application. 

If you are interested in studying for a qualification, you may be interested in the New Zealand School of Export Certificate or Diploma of International Trade – further details are available on our website at: www.export.ac.nz or call us on: 06 356 5656 and we can send you an information pack.

Who delivers the course?

The New Zealand School of Export has a number of staff, Personal Tutors, and Adjunct Faculty who make up a small team of professionally qualified and experienced practitioners with real experience of international trade. 

Using ELIS (the Export Library & Information Service)

As part of the Exporter Growth Programme you will have access to everything available through the Export Library & Information Service (ELIS) webpages including the Catalogue.


Page last updated 16 April 2013

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