CUS522 International Supply Chain Management (8)

This subject will provide students with a conceptual and practical understanding of international supply chains and their infrastructure and regulation.  The subject will examine best practice approaches to the management of supply chain issues (including the authorized trader programs that have been legislated for in many countries or customs unions, regulatory compliance and security).

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 1 (30)
Canberra Campus
Session 2 (60)
Canberra Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CUS522. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Centre for Customs and Excise Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain and critically commentate on the key concepts of international supply chain management;
  • be able to apply their knowledge of best practice supply chain management approaches to particular trading environments and situations;
  • be able to identify and assess critically the practical impact of the key principles of the World Customs Organization (WCO) SAFE Framework of Standards on international trade and to apply those principles to both theoretical and practical situations/scenarios in respect of cross border trade and management;
  • be able to analyse the issues and solve complex problems addressing the regulation of the international supply chain; and


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Global Supply Chain Environment
  • o Key concepts and regulation
  • Supply Chain Infrastructure
  • o Maritime and Air Cargo
  • o Depots and Warehouses
  • Supply Chain Management
  • o Risks
  • o Operational Elements
  • o The "Offshoring" Phenomenon
  • o Recent Trends
  • Supply Chain Security
  • o USA, International and Regional responses
  • Roles and responsibilities


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.