36 or 72 months

Starting Date

February, July

Tuition Fee

AUD $21,280 per year





About the program

Our Bachelor of Border Management at Charles Sturt University has been specifically designed for people engaged in government and in the trading community nationally and overseas. The course is aligned with the Master of Customs Administration and can provide the foundation to pursue a postgraduate degree.

The only dedicated degree of its type in the world, this course has been designed in collaboration with industry, government and international agencies, including the World Customs Organization (WCO).

Customs and border management play a vital role in the economy, trade and national security of all countries. This creates a demand for government agencies and private sector companies to develop expertise in these areas. The course is practical and draws heavily on case studies and assessment directly relevant to your workplace, enabling you to integrate your learning with your work through areas including law, economics and management. You’ll develop advanced knowledge and expert skills in the field of international trade, border regulation, trade facilitation and administration.

This course is delivered by teaching staff with advanced and global industry expertise. You’ll learn firsthand about the emerging challenges the industry faces from those who have developed and delivered solutions to meet them.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Border Management will give you the skills and knowledge for advancement in the field of customs and border management – in both the public and government sector and in the wide range of businesses involved in international trade.

  • Apply incoming legislation and policy to implement aspects of migration, customs, quarantine and security. Analyse and interpret international and national developments affecting border integrity and security and apply international legal principles and best practice administrative approaches to border management issues.
  • Successfully navigate the transit of goods across sea, land borders or air travel in compliance with World Trade Organization law and other international legal obligations. Analyse and interpret international contracts of sale, payments, financing and documentation affecting international trade.
  • Research, locate and interpret information pertaining to corruption in the public domain and improve border management ethics and governance. Analyse existing levels of ethical behaviour and integrity in a border management environment and make recommendations for improvement in standards.

Courses Included

  • Border Agencies and Principles of Border Management
  • Regulating and Facilitating Trade
  • Customs Procedures
  • International Trade Terms and Documentation
  • Tariff Classification
  • Customs Valuation
  • International Trade Treaties and Conventions
  • International Air and Sea Passengers
  • Maritime Regulation and Enforcement
  • Principles of Cargo Control
  • Border Security
  • Border Management Ethics and Governance
  • Supply Chain Security
  • Duty Suspension Regimes
  • Immigration Law, Policy and Practice

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