September, 2015 Edition

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In this newsletter

  • Applications open for Session 1, 2016

  • New courses commencing in 2016 

  • Reunion with CLDP participants from Indonesia 

  • Research Scholarships 

  • CCES courses to be delivered on-campus from July 2016! 

  • Thai Excise Department visits Canberra 

  • BBM Receives WCO accreditation 

  • Border Security – Funding CITES Enforcement 

  • Trade Facilitation Development Programs - Laos PDR 

  • PICARD Conference 2015

Alumni Profile

Student Name:
Zarina Nordin (Malaysia)

Course Name:
Master of International Customs Law and Administration

When did you graduate?

What is your current job position?
Assistant Director of Customs, Technical Panel Unit, GST Division, Royal Malaysian Customs Department.

Moving forward to the next level of academic qualification was always on my mind. It got even better when we became the first group from Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD) to graduate with a Master of International Customs Law and Administration. CCES has indirectly assisted me in performing my duty as one of the RMCD officers that involve in tax reform in Malaysia. As a member of the GST Malaysia legislation team, the immeasurable experience and knowledge from the best lecturers and personnel of CCES has increased my level of readiness and my understanding of the aspects to be considered in reforming a taxation system.

The Alumni network is the best platform to exchange information either on customs issues or any other issues. Through this platform alumni have the opportunity to communicate closely with each other and further maintain good relationships even though we are in different countries – World Customs CCES Alumni.

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Applications are now open for Session 1, 2016

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Recent Publications

SAFE Framework of Standards - June 2015 Edition

Latest News

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Graduate Certificate in International Revenue Administration

This course enhances prospects for employment and advancement for those with, or seeking, careers in revenue administration, related public sector professions and businesses involved in cross-border trade. Graduates will develop skills and knowledge that will be highly attractive to employers in these fields.

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Graduate Diploma in Customs Administration

The 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.

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Reunion with CLDP participants from Indonesia

Rob Preece, Course Director Excise recently visited the Headquarters of the Indonesian Customs & Excise Department to present to the Department’s Excise Focus Group various excise tax policy and administration topics.  

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Research Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships for study at CSU currently open, the closing date is 31 October 2015. These include Australian Postgraduate Awards, CSU Postgraduate Research Scholarships and International Scholarships. These scholarships are usually for full time, on campus study and normally cover fees, operating funds and stipend.

The following scholarships are appropriate for CCES students:

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CCES courses to be delivered on-campus from July 2016!

From July 2016, we are planning to offer the Bachelor of Border Management & the Master of Customs Administration on campus here in Canberra, Australia.
Register your interest if you would like to study with us here in Canberra.

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Thai Excise Department visits Canberra

The Centre for Customs & Excise Studies (CCES) recently hosted members of the Thai Excise Department on a fact finding mission to Canberra to support drafting of new excise regulations for Thailand. 

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BBM Receives WCO accreditation

At the recent PICARD Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan, the WCO, formally presented CCES with a certification that the Bachelor of Border Management meets the WCO PICARD Professional Standards criteria.
The BBM is the only undergraduate course in the world delivered in English to be recognised as meeting the WCO PICARD Professional Standards criteria.

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Border Security – Funding CITES Enforcement

An article by Associate Professor Andy Johnson.

Amongst many species that are threatened with extinction, the African rhinoceros and elephant and their much sought after tusks are at the forefront of poachers’ intentions. Such species are covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) an international agreement which aims to ensure that international trade in wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

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Study CCES Courses On-Campus in South-East Asia

In 2016, the Centre for Customs & Excise Studies, Charles Sturt University will deliver two courses in collaboration with General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU). For the first time, the Bachelor of Border Management and the Master of Customs Administration will be available for on-campus studies in South Asia.

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Trade Facilitation Development Programs - Laos PDR

During August and September, CCES continued the Laos Development program by conducting both Executive and Middle Management workshops centred on trade facilitation and cooperative efforts among Government Departments and the public and private sectors.

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PICARD Conference 2015

The 2015 WCO PICARD Conference took place from 8 to 10 September in Baku, Azerbaijan. 

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