Unit of competency details

BSBMKG606B - Manage international marketing programs (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSBMKG606 - Manage international marketing programsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Mar/2009

Training packages that include this unit

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SIT12 - Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training PackageTourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package 1.0-2.0 
PSP12 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 1.0 
BSB07 - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 5.0-9.0 
PSP04 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 4.1-4.2 
CUS09 - MusicMusic 1.1-1.2 
SIT07 - Tourism, Hospitality and Events Training PackageTourism, Hospitality and Events Training Package 2.3-3.0 
LMT07 - Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training PackageTextiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package 3.1-4.1 
CUF07 - Screen and Media Training PackageScreen and Media Training Package 1.2 

Qualifications that include this unit

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SIT60212 - Advanced Diploma of EventsAdvanced Diploma of EventsSuperseded1-3 
LMT60507 - Advanced Diploma of Fashion and Textiles MerchandisingAdvanced Diploma of Fashion and Textiles MerchandisingSuperseded1-2 
SIT60207 - Advanced Diploma of EventsAdvanced Diploma of EventsSuperseded
SIT60112 - Advanced Diploma of Travel and TourismAdvanced Diploma of Travel and TourismSuperseded1-3 
BSB60207 - Advanced Diploma of BusinessAdvanced Diploma of BusinessSuperseded
PSP60112 - Advanced Diploma of GovernmentAdvanced Diploma of GovernmentSuperseded
CUS60309 - Advanced Diploma of Music BusinessAdvanced Diploma of Music BusinessSuperseded1-2 
CUF60107 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and MediaAdvanced Diploma of Screen and MediaSuperseded
BSB60507 - Advanced Diploma of MarketingAdvanced Diploma of MarketingSuperseded1-3 
PSP60104 - Advanced Diploma of GovernmentAdvanced Diploma of GovernmentSuperseded1-2 
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080505 Marketing  

Classification history

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ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080505 Marketing  25/Jul/2008 
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Modification History

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Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to formulate, assess, strategically manage, evaluate and improve international marketing programs.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit applies to senior marketing or management personnel who are required to manage international marketing activities including evaluating international marketing opportunities, setting marketing objectives and determining the approach and operational structure for an organisation marketing internationally.

Individuals undertaking this unit are also required to manage a team of people implementing international marketing opportunities, including monitoring, evaluating and improving activities as required.

BSBMKG605B Evaluate international marketing opportunities, may be undertaken before or in conjunction with this unit.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.


Prerequisite units 

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Formulate international marketing objectives

1.1. Select viable international marketing opportunities and develop objectives that are consistent with the organisation's capabilities and resources

1.2. Identify measurable international marketing objectives that are consistent with the organisation's strategic direction, and identify the nature and extent of what is to be achieved in the international market

1.3. Formulate strategic objectives and related key performance indicators by product, service, country or international grouping , and overall

1.4. Develop a risk management strategy  to manage contingencies and ensure marketing objectives are met in accordance with overall organisational requirements

2. Determine international marketing approach

2.1. Research international marketing opportunities and determine global or customised approaches for promotion of products or services

2.2. Evaluate options for choice of marketing approaches 

2.3. Select a marketing approach that meets marketing objectives, international market conditions and consumer preferences

3. Determine operational structures

3.1. Evaluate business culture and consumer preferences, and identify compatible marketing structures

3.2. Identify options for operational marketing structure  and rank them in terms of their strengths and weaknesses  in servicing international markets

3.3. Choose an operational structure that best fits the international market and product or service

4. Manage international marketing performance

4.1. Communicate international marketing objectives across the organisation in ways suited to culture, customs, levels of knowledge, experience and needs of personnel

4.2. Identify and agree roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of staff and contractors involved in all elements of marketing effort

4.3. Develop a communication strategy to ensure that personnel responsible for each element of marketing mix  work together to meet organisation's marketing objectives

4.4. Manage marketing effort to ensure it is directed towards areas of greatest potential for the organisation

4.5. Manage integration of marketing, promotional and any sales activities in accordance with international marketing objectives

5. Evaluate and improve international marketing performance

5.1. Monitor product, pricing and distribution policies in relation to market changes, objectives of marketing plan and organisational requirements

5.2. Monitor overall marketing progress against performance targets to ensure activity, quality, cost, and time requirements are met

5.3. Analyse, review and revise marketing outcomes and objectives

5.4. Analyse successes and performance gaps as to cause and effect, and use them to improve international marketing performance

5.5. Analyse changes in market phenomena, and identify and document their potential impact on international marketing objectives

5.6. Document the review of marketing performance against key performance indicators in accordance with organisational requirements

Required Skills and Knowledge


This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • communication skills to gather information and communicate with cultural sensitivity
  • culturally appropriate communication skills to relate to people from diverse backgrounds and people with diverse abilities
  • literacy skills to read and interpret information from a variety of sources
  • numeracy and financial skills to determine budgets and financial viability of international marketing activities
  • research, information management and evaluation skills to determine viable international business opportunities through careful analysis of market and risk factors
  • technology skills to use a range of office equipment and software when conducting electronic commerce.

Required knowledge 

  • Australian E-commerce Best Practice Model
  • Australian Government Policy Framework for Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce
  • Australian Standards and international standards, including:
  • environmental standards
  • human rights
  • labour relations
  • packaging
  • risk management
  • cross-cultural communication and negotiation styles relevant to the country/ies where international marketing activities take place
  • global and country specific economic, social and industry directions, trends, practices and techniques
  • key provisions of relevant legislation from all forms of government, codes of practice and national standards that may affect aspects of business operations within Australia and internationally, such as:
  • anti-discrimination legislation
  • consumer laws
  • ethical principles
  • extra-territoriality provisions of the Trade Practices Act
  • foreign investment limits
  • labour laws
  • legal aspects of bilateral and multi-lateral trade agreements
  • privacy laws
  • taxation laws
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute resolution system
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) International Guidelines for Consumer Protection in the Context of Electronic Commerce
  • organisational business and marketing plans, products and services
  • software applications used in conducting international electronic commerce.

Evidence Guide


The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the following is essential:

  • documenting and presenting:
  • international marketing objectives
  • selected marketing approach
  • creation of an operational structure
  • effectively managing international marketing activities
  • monitoring and evaluating international marketing performance, and making any necessary adjustments as required
  • formulating suggestions on how marketing activities could be affected in the future.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure:

  • access to office equipment and resources
  • access to organisational strategic and marketing plans, and other relevant documents.

Method of assessment 

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios
  • assessment of written reports
  • demonstration of performance management, financial risk or other management techniques
  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge and understanding
  • review of authenticated documents from the workplace or training environment
  • review of testimony from team members, colleagues, supervisors or managers.

Guidance information for assessment 

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:

  • BSBMKG603B Manage the marketing process
  • BSBMKG605B Evaluate international marketing opportunities
  • other marketing units
  • management units.

Range Statement


The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

International grouping  may include:

  • cultural groupings
  • geographical groupings
  • online virtual communities
  • political groupings
  • trade groupings

Risk management strategy  may include:

  • risk analysis
  • risk assessment and prioritisation
  • risk identification
  • risk maintenance
  • risk treatment and controls
  • risk evaluation
  • risk monitoring
  • monitoring risks
  • making adjustments to risk treatments and controls

Marketing approaches  may include:

  • customised
  • global
  • online
  • product or promotion adaptation
  • product or promotion standardisation
  • segmentation by criteria which are:
  • behaviouristic
  • demographic
  • end use
  • geographic
  • operational
  • psychographic

Operational marketing structure  may include:

  • export operation
  • global organisation
  • joint venture
  • licensing
  • multi-national organisation
  • online business operation
  • overseas branch
  • strategic alliance
  • subsidiary company

Strengths and weaknesses  may include:

  • accessibility
  • distribution channels
  • financial factors
  • manufacturing capability
  • market capability
  • potential profit factors
  • research capability
  • resource commitment
  • risk control

Marketing mix  may include:

  • distribution
  • level of service
  • pricing
  • product or service variables such as:
  • design
  • quality
  • range
  • safety features
  • technical features
  • promotion

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Competency field

Competency field 

Business Development - Marketing

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units