CUS301 Border Management Ethics and Governance (16)

This subject provides students with an overview of the governance and integrity issues raised by the regulation of cross-border trade and how that can impact adversely on all aspects of border management.  The subject will focus on the Customs environments where high levels of corruption can significantly reduce the effectiveness of Customs administrations and affect trade policy and development.  The subject will examine international efforts and other policies and strategies that will help improve governance and integrity in Customs and the other regulatory authorities at the border

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
Canberra Campus
Session 2 (60)
Canberra Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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 demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the concepts and principles pertaining to governance issues in the border management environment
  • be able to assess critically issues arising from the lack of good governance
  • be able to research, locate and interpret information pertaining to corruption in the public domain
  • be able to identify and communicate effectively the role of the WCO in improving border management ethics and governance and be able to analyse the key initiatives promoted by that organisation
  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the aims and objectives of the Revised Arusha Declaration, including the codes of conduct, and be able to apply its principles in selected border management contexts
  • be able to analyse critically existing levels of ethical behaviour and integrity in a border management environment and make recommendations for improvement in standards
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Governance issues in the Border Environment: Principles of Public Sector Governance, Accountability, Regulatory framework, Transparency/openness, Merit-based promotions and recruitment, Lack of good Governance
  • Integrity in Customs and other border management agencies: Types of Corruption, Role of the WCO in improving integrity, Key Initiatives, The Revised Arusha Declaration, Model Code of Conduct
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.