CUS413 Customs Field Education - Policy (16)

In this subject the emphasis will be on the application of the students skills and knowledge to allow a critical evaluation of current domestic practice and their ability to demonstrate their capability to develop and guide policy determination and be an 'arbiter of change'. Students will transition knowledge and skills gained from earlier subjects in the course from the international law basis, upon which these subjects have been founded, to their own domestic law and practice under supervision.

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 an informed understanding of the role of customs and their environment;
  • be able to critically assess the challenges faced by customs in the delivery of their services;
  • be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the policy responses of government to customs issues;
  • be able to analyse, interpret and practically apply international (principles and best practice)and national developments affecting border integrity and security applicable to their own customs jurisdiction;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the impact of international organisations, treaties and conventions on their own customs jurisdiction; and
  • be able to identify and articulate solutions to selected issues and problems in the customs context and communicate the results to others.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Under the supervision of a dedicated supervisor/mentor the student will analyse a series of existing customs practices/procedures in their administration and prepare a portfolio of practice critiques.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of CUS413 in Term 3 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
Value %
Research plan
Practice critiques
Progress report

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.