Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Customs Administration

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

Students will develop advanced technical skills in traditional and topical aspects of international customs law and customs administration, preparing them to effectively apply complex policy and practice in workplaces focused on cross-border trade.

Students will gain enhanced judgement abilities, adaptability and responsibility as practitioners dealing with or working in customs administrations, as well as a pathway for further learning.

Further information

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Entry requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Customs Administration should have:

  1. An undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised university or tertiary institution


  1. A Graduate Certificate in Customs Administration from Charles Sturt University or an equivalent postgraduate award


  1. English language proficiency (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)

The course consists of the 64 credit points made up of the following:

Core Subjects (32 points)

CUS401 Customs Management Theory and Practice (16); and either

CUS402 International Customs Law (16) or

CUS403 European Customs Law (16)

Electives (32 points)

Option 1 (graduate diploma only): choose one of the following electives:

CUS503 International Trade Policy and Practice (16)
CUS504 Border Revenue (16)

Option 2 (for progression to Masters):

CUS551 Customs Research Methods (8),
and one Elective (16)
CUS503 International Trade Policy and Practice (16)
CUS504 Border Revenue (16)

One elective from the following seven subjects, or a subject chosen from other CSU postgraduate offerings with the agreement of the course director:

CUS423 Environment Taxation (8)
CUS520 Excise (8)
CUS521 Customs Reform and Modernisation (8)
CUS522 International Supply Chain Management (8)
CUS530 International Air Law (8)
CUS531 Maritime Enforcement (8)

Study commitment

2 Years: Part-time

1 Year: Full-time

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