In exporting (as in business in general), there are several ways of getting something done. The first is that you have enough experience to do it yourself. If you don’t have the export experience, you can identify an export consultant who can advise you on how best to do it. Furthermore, you can let someone – an export agent, for example – do the exporting on your behalf. Alternatively, you can also hire someone to teach you how to do it and that’s where we are now!

There are several organisations that you can turn to in order for them to help train you in various aspects of exporting. Some of these training organisations are stronger in some aspects of exporting (such as documentation, logistics, marketing or risk management) than others. ExportHelp has compiled a comprehensive list of South Africa export training organisations. Work through this list and visit their respective websites or contact the organisations for more information. ExportHelp also has a training calendar that will indicate what courses are offered when.

If there is an export-related training organisation that is not listed here that you believe should be, please inform us of their website and contact details.

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Ann Moore is one of South Africa’s most experienced international trade consultants.  She offers consulting services to exporters and is an accredited trainer for the SEDA national Export Orientation Course, and presents on-demand export courses through intermediary organisations, such as Wesgro, Cape Town Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry and IMM Graduate School of Marketing.

Tel: (021) 9767741

Cape Town Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Cape Chamber provides exporters in the Cape Region with a comprehensive range of exporter training under the auspices of their Export Development Programme. This 11-module programme covers both practical and theoretical modules and is offered in Cape Town, Saldanha Bay and George.

Tel: (021) 4024300

Clearline Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Enhance your skills. Start your career in Logistics and supply chain management today! Register for one of our professional development courses. We offer:

  • High quality courses and training material
  • TETA accredited facilitators who are leading professionals in industry
  • Exciting and high energy classroom environment

Tel: (031) 4641954

The Customs Hub

The Customs Hub offers a one-day course entitled “A-Z in Customs Procedures”. This course provides you with great insights into Customs terms, concepts, procedures, and risk avoidance strategies.

Tel: (078) 4226525

Dangerous Goods Training and Assessing Services - Dantran

Dantran Dangerous Goods Training & Assessing Services was founded in 2001 with the purpose of creating value for our clients by utilizing innovative applications of the transport of Dangerous Goods and Environmental and Safety Management. We provide our clients with technical expertise that assists them in meeting compliance deadlines and managing crucial projects on time and within budget.

Tel: (073) 0568467

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC)

The DTIC offers regular training workshops throughout the country where they provide a solid introduction to exporting, covering all of the essential basics.

Tel: (086) 1843384

DGR Compliance

DGR Compliance specializes in South African dangerous goods regulations to help companies involved in the transport and warehousing of hazardous materials and chemicals ensure continued safety and compliance with new and existing legislation at all times. We pride ourselves on offering a turnkey solution, which includes consulting and auditing services, extensive training programmes and the supply of a wide range of dangerous goods vehicle signage and equipment as well as documentation and trem cards

Tel: (011) 6134116

Durban Chamber of Commerce (DCC)

The Durban Chamber runs regular seminars on various aspects of exporting.

Tel: (031) 3351000

Freight Training (Pty) Ltd

Freight Training is a well-known local training institution that specialises in export and freight/logistics related matters. They are experts on the Incoterms and export risk-related issues and regularly offer training courses to the exporting community. In-house training tailored to your specific problem areas is also offered and is very popular.

Tel: (011) 622 6596

Hazpak Trainaid & Packaging

Hazpak Trainaid  has been in operation since 1995. We are recognized as the experts in packaging, consultation & training in the Dangerous Goods industry within South Africa. Our IATA and IMDG trained staff ensure a high level of efficiency and safety in the packaging of hazardous materials for Air & Sea freight.

Tel: (082) 7382295

Institute for Quality

The Institute for Quality is registered with the Department of Education and accredited with the TETA for 6 full qualifications in this sector.
Qualifications are: International Trade (level2), Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance (level 3 and 4), Shipping (level 4), Freight Handling (level 3) and the
Logistics Diploma (level 5).
IQ is an accredited assessment centre and therefore qualified to offer RPL on all its courses. IQ Currently offers an opportunity to be RPL’ed towards the FIATA Diploma.
Skills programmes offered are registered and meet industry requirements.
Programmes are tailored to suit your needs and time. The mode of delivery is flexible to include: elearning, blended learning, face to face, distance learning ,

Tel: (031) 3045050 / (011) 4720918

Institute of Export (IEX)

The IEX is run by the Institute of Marketing Management (IMM) Graduate School of Business (GSB) and also offers a national three-year qualification (diploma) focusing on all aspects of exporting. In addition, the IEX/IMM also offers short 1-3 day training workshops on exporting during the course of the year The IMM is accredited by the CHE.

Tel: (086) 1466476

International Trade Institute of Southern Africa (ITRISA)

ITRISA provides formal (one-year Certificate, two-year Advanced Certificate and three-year Diploma) and informal (short courses) training in all aspects of exporting. These are amongst the most comprehensive export training programmes available. ITRISA’s formal programmes are available via distance learning and designed to be career enhancing, while the short courses are aimed at equipping exporters with the skills needed to tackle day-to-day operational and management issues in the international trade field.  Public short courses are conducted on a regular basis in Johannesburg, while in-company training is offered in all provinces and can be tailored to suit clients’ specific needs.  Popular topics include: international transport modes, shipping logistics, customs procedures and documentation, payment methods, costing and pricing, market access requirements and international contractual issues.  ITRISA is fully accredited in South Africa by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and internationally accredited by the International Association of Trade Training Organisations (IATTO).

Tel: (011) 8075317

Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nafcoc/JCCI)

JCCI offers regular export-related workshops covering aspects of the exporting process. Their courses are usually a day or two long and are conducted by industry experts.

Tel: (011) 7265300

Logtrain International

Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Freight & Customs Training

Logtrain International keeps abreast of the latest Supply Chain Management and Logistics trends and developments which are constantly incorporated into our Workshops. These workshops are professionally presented in order to ensure that you and your company will obtain maximum benefit in terms of skills development. Your company will rise to new levels of efficiency, effectiveness and operational capability when you enrol for Logtrain International Workshops

Tel: (087) 5513031

Metro Minds

Metro Minds is a professional service provider capable of designing and engineering your skills development from concept to delivery. Courses include Letters of credit, basic and advanced import and export, incoterms. All programs are aligned to SAQA unit standards.

Tel: (011) 3961701 / 02

Platinum Mile Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Run by Ms Linda Holtes, another of the community of experienced South Africa export consultants and trainers, this company offers training in various aspects of exporting.

Tel: (011) 2850119

Robertson's Cargo Consultancy

‘Robertson’s Cargo Consultancy (Pty) Ltd. is accredited by the TETA for a full qualification in Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance!!  Qualification number 59365 Level 03 Credits 130.  We can assist you with the NEW Customs Modernisation and SA Customs Act.  All in-house training is negotiated at reduced rates dependant on the number of participants plus we will present them according to your requirements.

Our cargo insurance master class has been presented successfully in Malaysia as well as all around South Africa, having CPD hours allocated by the Insurance Institute of South Africa.  Plus we are accredited trainer in Incoterms ® 2010 rules.

Telephone:  (082) 8712788

SA Agri Academy

Run by Ms Lina Keyter, an experienced export trainer and a qualified UN/ITC trade tutor, the Agri Academy specialises on the agricultural industry, but has a very good reputation and offers a variety of export-related training programmes.

Tel: (021) 8801277

SA Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC)

The South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC) is a Section 21 (not-for-gain) organisation, which is a Public-Private-Partnership between South African business and the Department of Trade and Industry to drive export initiatives from the following sectors: Electrical Engineering, Electronics,ICT, Business Services. They also offer a number of Export Training and Workshops

Tel: (011) 315 0209

SA Maritime School and Transport College

Maritime school and Transport College, Durban, South Africa. SA Maritime School and Transport College has been offering Learnerships and skills programs since 1986.Certi8ficates & diplomas in international trade, specialising in either Shipping practice, ports and distribution, customs clearing and forwarding.

Tel: (031) 337 7889 / (021) 4474445

Cape Town:

School of Shipping

School of Shipping Head Office is located in the centre of Cape Town, with branches in JNB, DBN and PLZ. Accredited Courses have been developed according to the rigorous demands of the South African Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) and therefore carries the applicable accreditation for IMPORT, EXPORT and CUSTOMS CLEARING and FREIGHT FORWARDING related subjects. We adhere to the highest standard of business practice and strive to help our students become educated shipping and freight professionals.

Tel: (082) 4578569 / (082) 2148197

Skills Development Specialists (SDS)

SDS courses concentrate on South African Customs Compliance and International Forwarding and are presented nationwide in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Durban.  All other centres are supported via correspondence training.

Tel: (087) 5510047

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Unisa’s Centre for Business Management provides a one-year Programme in International Marketing that is aimed at equipping learners to deal with the challenges of international marketing.

Tel: (012) 4294376


Wesgro runs an Exporter Development Programme (EDP) for the Western Cape which caters for the requirements of local exporters. This EDP is designed for entrepreneurs with existing businesses, who intend and have the potential to enter export markets or those who want to diversify their existing export markets. Wesgro introduces a multi level approach to exporter development that meets the needs of various businesses.

Tel: ( 021) 4878600

Y2K College

It is with a vision towards preparing individuals for the global market, that THE TOTAL PACKAGE invites everybody, including and more so the previously disadvantaged groups, to participate in this rewarding career. No country can solely and prosperously exists on its own, independent of other countries. The Y2K Customs Academy offers a full-time/part-time diploma in International trade & transport as well as programmes in Shipping practice, International Airfreight Procedures, Customs Clearing and Forwarding and Compu-clearing Outsourcing.

Tel: (021) 4222261