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Bachelor of Border Management

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CSU’s Bachelor of Border Management addresses customs and border management issues through a unique, high quality, flexible course for a global market.

  • Why study this course?

    CCES AustraliaCSU’s Bachelor of Border Management equips students with the fundamental knowledge and skills in the field of customs and border management and has been designed for people engaged in government and in the trading community nationally and overseas. This course has been designed with industry, government and international agency collaboration, including the World Customs Organization (WCO) in conjunction with the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES). CCES is the world’s leading provider of training and education in the highly specialised area of customs and border management.

    Customs and other aspects of border management play a vital role in the economy, trade and national security of all countries. This creates demand for government agencies and private sector companies to develop expertise in these areas. The course is practical and draws heavily on case studies and assessment directly relevant to the students’ workplace enabling them to integrate their learning with their work through areas including law, economics and management.

    Graduates will have advanced knowledge and expert skills in the field of international trade, regulation, trade facilitation and administration for professional work in business or the public sector involved in international trade.

    Reasons for studying border management at CSU:

    1. CSU’s course has been designed with industry, government and international agency collaboration, including the World Customs Organization (WCO) in conjunction with the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES)

    2. Students can tailor their degree by choosing electives that are relevant to their career goals and industry needs, and this is the only undergraduate course of its kind available entirely by distance education

    3. This course addresses fundamental aspects of customs and border management and is designed for staff of key government agencies.

    Professional recognition

    This course will be accredited by the World Customs Organisation.

  • Career opportunities

    This course will provide students with a high level of employability in the field of customs and border management. Graduates will be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for further advancement in the public and government sectors. Career opportunities also exist in the private sector where graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of international trade and regulatory compliance issues making them extremely valuable to business, industry and logistics firms.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The course consists of the following subjects:


    • 10 core subjects (128 points)
    • 8  electives (64 points)

    Core Subjects

    CUS101 Border Agencies and Principles of Border Management (16)
    CUS102 Regulating and Facilitating Trade (8)
    CUS103 Customs Procedures (8)
    CUS104 International Trade Terms and Documentation (16)
    CUS105 Introduction to Tariff Classification (8)
    CUS106 Introduction to Customs Valuation (8)
    CUS201 International Trade Treaties and Conventions (16)
    CUS202 International Air and Sea Passengers (16)
    CUS301 Border Management Ethics and Governance (16)
    CUS302 Supply Chain Security (16)

    Electives: Eight Subjects (64) chosen from the following list and/or, with the approval of the Course Director, any 200 or 300 level subject offered by AGSPS or SOPS (with the exclusion of the ADPP program). At least 16 credit points of the elective subjects chosen must be at 300 level.

    CUS203 Maritime Regulation and Enforcement (8)
    CUS204 Principles of Cargo Control (8)
    CUS304 Duty Suspension Regimes (8)
    CUS305 Immigration Law, Policy and Practice (8)
     


     

    Enrolment pattern

    Full time
     

    Session 1

    CUS101 Border Agencies and Principles of Border Management (16)
    CUS102 Regulating and Facilitating Trade (8)
    CUS103 Customs Procedures (8)

    Session 2

    CUS104 International Trade Terms and Documentation (16)
    CUS105 Introduction to Tariff Classification (8)
    CUS106 Introduction to Customs Valuation (8)

    Session 3

    CUS201 International Trade Treaties and Conventions (16)
    Elective   (8)
    Elective  (8)

    Session 4

    CUS202 International Air and Sea Passengers (16)
    Elective  (8)
    Elective  (8)

    Session 5

    CUS301 Border Management Ethics and Governance (16)
    Elective (8)
    Elective  (8)

    Session 6

    CUS302 Supply Chain Security (16)
    Elective  (8)
    Elective (8)

    Part Time:

    Session 1

    CUS101 Border Agencies and Principles of Border Management (16)

    Session 2

    CUS102 Regulating and Facilitating Trade (8)
    CUS103 Customs Procedures (8)

    Session 3

    CUS104 International Trade Terms and Documentation (16)

    Session 4

    CUS105 Introduction to Tariff Classification (8)
    CUS106 Introduction to Customs Valuation (8)

    Session 5

    CUS201 International Trade Treaties and Conventions (16)

    Session 6

    Elective  (8)
    Elective  (8)

    Session 7 

    CUS202 International Air and Sea Passengers (16)

    Session 8

    Elective (8)
    Elective  (8)

    Session 9

    CUS301 Border Management Ethics and Governance (16)

    Session 10

    Elective (8)
    Elective  (8)

    Session 11

    CUS302 Supply Chain Security (16)

    Session 12

    Elective  (8)
    Elective (8)
     

  • Admission information

    Admission is according to the standard CSU and UAC criteria for undergraduate courses.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees are relevant for 2016 only and are subject to change in future years. Tuition fees quoted do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

    In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Tuition costs
    Commonwealth supported place

    You will make a student contribution (formerly HECS) towards the cost of your tuition fees. Commonwealth supported places may be limited for this course.

    Options:

    1. Defer your payment using a HECS-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold
    2. Pay your student contribution fee up-front each session
    10432*Student contribution fee for your first year of study

    * This is an estimated fee for your first year of study based on a full-time study load (eight 8 point subjects). Should you be studying less than eight subjects in your first year, the fees would be decreased proportionally. This figure excludes the Student Services and Amenities fee. If your entire course is less than the equivalent of one year of full-time study, then the figure displayed is calculated as a percentage of a full-time study load e.g. 50%.

    More about Commonwealth supported places

    Distance education (offshore) study mode
    2200*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2016.

    More information about international student fees

  • Course details
    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationCanberraCGSYYNEABB
    DirectDistance EducationCanberraFPOSYYNJAEB

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    Students must satisfactorily complete 192 points for graduation.

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

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    Apply direct to CSU

    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

    Apply online

    Recruitment agent

    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

    International recruitment agents

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • About the School
    Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES)

    The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) is the world's leading provider of training, education and research in the highly specialised areas of customs, excise and border management. The Centre’s international leadership role has been acknowledged by the World Customs Organization (WCO) with whom the School has a formal Memorandum of Understanding, and from whom we received a Certificate of Recognition for our continuing support of international customs research and development. CSU’s courses have been formally recognised as meeting the requirements of the WCO Professional Standards, and are continually updated through our ongoing research activities to reflect contemporary and emerging issues. A key strength of the School is the global network of experts which is expanding to keep pace with the high level of demand in this emerging area of academic pursuit. Our students have backgrounds in customs, government agencies, international organisations and companies in more than 180 countries.

  • Preparing for Study

    STUDY LINK

    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills in the area of writing and grammar prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS022 - Writing at University
    • SSS024 - Grammar Essentials for Writing at University
    • SSS030 - Academic English for Australian Tertiary Studies (International and English as Second Language Learners)
    • SSS031 - Academic Writing Skills (F2F Workshop)
    • SSS034 - Essay Writing – Style and Structure
    These subjects are particularly useful for those people who feel that they may have knowledge gaps and need a refresher because they have not studied for some time. STUDY LINK subjects are free for CSU Commonwealth-supported students as soon as they accept their offer of a place; small fees apply for others. They are non-credit bearing subjects.  A Subject Coordinator assists students with any questions. The full subject list and enrolment forms are on the STUDY LINK website.
  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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