17 Feb
Supply Chain Security Verification Program

In 2017 the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies will be offering our new course: Supply Chain Security Verification. This course introduces participants to a methodology for systematically evaluating the effectiveness of systems, procedures and controls that are designed to ensure international supply chain security.

The course has been specifically designed to equip Australian Border Force (ABF) officers to verify security aspects of the Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ), and is presented in a way that mirrors the structure of the ATT SAQ. A private sector version of the course is also being developed.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the various elements of an international supply chain
  • Understand the nature of risks to supply chain security
  • Ascertain the effectiveness of different risk mitigation strategies
  • Develop a logical methodology for identifying and documenting security-related systems, procedures and controls
  • Assess the effectiveness of security measures employed at each point in the supply chain
  • Adopt a systematic approach to the verification of information provided by AAT applicants

Course Duration

Three days.

Program Content

The course is presented in a practical workshop format. It employs an extensive use of scenarios, practical exercises and methods of enquiry, including examination and interview techniques, to illustrate and demonstrate key points, thereby facilitating the application of acquired knowledge and skills in the workplace. Topics include:

  • The Nature of International Supply Chains
  • Security Risks and their Mitigation
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Security of Business Premises
  • Goods Receipt and Processing
  • Goods Storage, Packing and Dispatch
  • Container Security
  • Transportation of goods
  • Third Party Security
  • Personnel Security