Level 5 Bachelor of Border Management

This degree is awarded by Charles Sturt University, Australia, through its Centre for Customs and Excise Studies.

It is relevant to students anywhere in the world, including those who have already taken qualifications with either the UK, EU or Global Customs Academy.

The course is practical and draws heavily on case studies and assessments directly relevant to the students’ workplace, enabling them to integrate their learning with their work through disciplines including law, public administration and management.

Graduates will gain advanced knowledge and expert skills in the field of international trade regulation, trade facilitation and administration for professional work in commerce or the public sector.

Further information

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Entry requirements

Applicants for the Bachelor of Border Management must meet one of the following admission requirements:

  • A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent) with an ATAR of at least 65.00 (including adjustment factors)
  • Successful completion of at least two Bachelor degree level subjects (or Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent) or
    higher in any discipline
  • A completed Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate IV or higher, studied at a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO), or equivalent
  • A completed Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) or bridging program studied at a TAFE, Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or University, or equivalent
  • Partial completion of a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Diploma, of at least 50% from a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO), or equivalent
  • Work experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of at least two years full time or equivalence, demonstrated by a detailed resume


English language proficiency (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)


The course consists of the following subjects totalling 192 credit points:

10 Core Subjects (128 points)

CUS101 Border Agencies and Principles of Border Management (16)
CUS102 Regulating and Facilitating Trade (8)
CUS103 Customs Procedures (8)
CUS104 International Trade Terms and Documentation (16)
CUS105 Introduction to Tariff Classification (8)
CUS106 Introduction to Customs Valuation (8)
CUS201 International Trade Treaties and Conventions (16)
CUS202 International Air and Sea Passengers (16)
CUS301 Border Management Ethics and Governance (16)
CUS302 Supply Chain Security (16)

8 Electives (64 points)

Eight elective subjects (64) are required to be completed to complement the core subjects outlined above. These can be chosen from the border management specific units below:

CUS203 Maritime Regulation and Enforcement (8)
CUS204 Principles of Cargo Control (8)
CUS304 Duty Suspension Regimes (8)
CUS305 Immigration Law, Policy & Practice (8)

The remainder of the electives can be chosen from available subjects offered by the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS) or School of Policing Studies (SOPS) or other CSU subjects with the approval of the Course Director.

Study commitment

6 Years: Part-time

3 Years: Full-time

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