CUS401 Customs Management Theory and Practice (16)

This subject introduces students to key features of managing a Customs Administration in the contemporary globalised world, including the role and responsibilities of Customs, Customs policy and practice, strategic and operational management issues, relevant international conventions and agreements, risk management in the Customs context, and international trends that impact on Customs such as social expectations, emerging technologies and the global economy.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Online
Canberra Campus
Session 2 (60)
Online
Canberra Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CUS401. 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

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

Centre for Customs and Excise Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse critically the roles and policy objectives of Customs administrations
  • be able to apply specialised knowledge and skills to identify appropriate responses to strategic management issues and policy objectives including management of risk, information and informed compliance
  • be able to evaluate critically different approaches and operational practices to managing the import, export and transit of goods
  • be able to evaluate and analyse critically supply chain security issues and ways in which they may impact on Customs authorities
  • be able to evaluate and transform information to mitigate risks at the strategic and operational level
  • be able to evaluate critically the regulatory framework of a particular Customs authority against established international standards
  • be able to identify and explain key international instruments affecting Customs operations
  • be able to formulate appropriate and well-developed approaches to address complex problems such as control, revenue protection and environmental change in the border management context and be able to communicate those approaches to others

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The Customs Operational Environment: Customs roles and responsibilities, Customs organisations and structures; International conventions and agreements
  • The Customs Management Environment: Strategic management in Customs, Risk and Compliance management, Information and communication technology management , Managing international trends
  • International Movement of People and Goods: International Travellers, International trade; Supply chain security, WCO Framework of Standards
  • Facilitation and Compliance
  • Best practice

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of CUS401 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
On-line participation
20
2
Customs role and responsibilities
20
3
Customs initiatives
20
4
Compliance management strategy
40

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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