About the New Zealand School of Export
In 2008, the School was granted Institutional Status by the International Association of Trade Training Organisations (IATTO), the global accrediting body which oversees international trade training and certification across all continents.
The School is now able to award its own internationally accredited New Zealand School of Export qualifications, which lead to the Global Trade Professional (GTP) designation.
Qualifications are offered via work based, supported distance learning with no requirement to attend courses off-site.
Course content has been written by experienced international trade professionals, aimed at rapidly developing practical skills and knowledge to a point where our graduates can identify, and successfully export to profitable markets.
The courses offered are supported by the Export Library & Information Service (ELIS) which is unique in New Zealand. ELIS is the only library and information service focusing on the needs of the international trade community.
History of the New Zealand School of Export
In 2005 and Dr Romuald Rudzki and Dr Robin Smith had a vision to bring world-class export training and qualifications to New Zealand.
Export Training Services Ltd was established to deliver the Diploma of International Trade under licence, with financial assistance from NZTE as an Export Year 07 initiative.
In May 2007, the results for all those studying the Diploma of International Trade in New Zealand, Singapore, Jordan and Canada were announced and the New Zealand participants in the Diploma ranked second overall.
In 2007, Romuald and Robin's vision of establishing a not-for-profit New Zealand School of Export was realised. The School, which is a Charitable Trust, was officially opened in December 2007 by Hon Steve Maharey MP for Palmerston North.
In 2008, the School was granted Institutional Status by the International Association of Trade Training (IATTO), the global accrediting body which oversees international trade training and certification across all continents.
In 2009, the School celebrated with it's first group of graduates: Read about our graduates here
The School Director, Dr Romuald Rudzki was elected to the IATTO Board during the 34th IATTO Forum held at the World Trade Centre in Stockholm to serve a three year term alongside other international trade training providers from the USA, South Africa and Sweden.
In 2010, in response to demand from those who want the knowledge and skills to work successfully in International Trade - but who are not interested in gaining a qualification - the Exporter Growth Programme was launched.
In 2012, the School celebrated five years of success. Despite the global recession, we have continued to support our exporters through some tough times and we are grateful to all those who have supported the School since the beginning. In May 2012 we moved premises, but we're still going strong and looking forward to our tenth anniversary!
Export Training Services Ltd
Export Training Services Ltd is a separate, wholly owned and operated New Zealand company, which underwrote the costs of establishing the New Zealand School of Export. The company undertakes export training and consultancy, research on export subjects and distance learning, and publishes the International Trade Directory.
The ETS logo was designed by Pip Rolton of Flare Graphics.
Page last updated 13 July 2012.