CUS412 Customs Workplace Improvement Project (16)

Under CSU supervision students will undertake a workplace improvement project. Students will identify a workplace issue/problem and over the course of the session conduct a situation analysis, develop solutions and prepare and present an implementation plan for their executive management.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students in the Bachelor of Border Management (Customs)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate appropriate research techniques;
  • be able to demonstrate an advanced knowledge of their selected topic and familiarity with, and citation of, international obligations and best practice;
  • be able to demonstrate literary skills at a high level;
  • be able to demonstrate good analytical skills and the ability to present well-developed arguments relating to the question posed and supported by logical, compelling premises/evidence, evaluation and critique;
  • be able to formulate a written original re-examination of existing knowledge/practice, with a coherent structure that contributes to argument;
  • be able to communicate the results of their findings with clarity in a professional setting; and
  • be able to work within a team to achieve results.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • As part of a team and under the supervision of a dedicated supervisor/mentor the student will identify an existing customs administrative practice and formulate improvements to that practice.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of CUS412 in Term 1 2020. 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
Value %
Project report
Teamwork  group and self-assessment

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.