Graduate Diploma of Customs Administration

Course Overview

Charles Sturt University’s Graduate Diploma in Customs Administration provides professionals with advanced knowledge and skills in the field of customs and border management and has been designed for people engaged in both government employment and in the trading community. It has an international focus making it suitable for professionals from all around the world.

The course has been designed by the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) with industry, government and international agency collaboration, including the World Customs Organization (WCO). CCES is the world’s leading provider of training and education in the highly specialised area of customs and border management. CCES has established a global reputation for its work in helping to strengthen the organisational capability and professional standards of customs and other border enforcement agencies globally.

Graduate Diploma of Customs Administration 

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Career Opportunities

Graduation will provide students with a high level of employability. Graduates seeking employment or further advancement in the public sector will be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge which government employers are seeking of their senior employees. Graduates seeking employment in the private sector will be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of International customs compliance issues which will make them extremely valuable to business, industry and logistic firms.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Customs Administration should have:

  1. an undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised university or tertiary institution,
  2. a Graduate Certificate in Customs Administration from Charles Sturt University or an equivalent postgraduate award.
  3. English language proficiency (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)

Enrolment Information

Study ModeOnline Education
Admission CodeDomestic: OAAM
International: JAAM
Session IntakeSession 1 & 2
Course Duration1 Year Full-Time
2 Years Part-Time

Course Structure

Students studying Charles Sturt University’s Graduate Diploma in Customs Administration will study two 16 point core subjects and take a further 32 credit points from elective subjects.

The Course is designed to be flexible and to provide both an in-depth study of Customs Administration and a pathway to further learning.

The course has two streams/options. The first is for students who wish to take only the Graduate Diploma and the second for those who wish to progress to the Masters.

Students who wish to progress to the Master of Customs Administration must take the Option 2 elective path.

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

Core Subjects (32)

  • CUS401 Customs Management Theory and Practice (16)
  • CUS402 International Customs Law (16) Or CSU403 European Customs Law (16)


Elective Subjects (32)

Option 1 (Graduate Diploma only):

Choose One of the following Restricted 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 Restricted Elective (16) chosen from:

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

and one Open Elective chosen from the following five subjects, or a subject chosen from other CSU postgraduate offerings with the agreement of the Course Director:

  • CUS520 Excise (8)
  • CUS521 Customs Reform & Modernisation (8)
  • CUS522 International Supply Chain Management (8)
  • CUS530 International Air Law (8)
  • CUS531 Maritime Enforcement (8)

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