December, 2015 Edition

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In this newsletter


  • Last Round of Training in Laos PDR 


  • PNG Customs Visit CCES Canberra 


  • CCES Hosts Indonesian Department of Customs & Excise in Thailand

Alumni Profile

Student Name:
Michael Neilsen (Australia)

Course Name:
Master of International Revenue Administration

When did you graduate?
September 2012 – CCES Medal Winner

What is your current job position

Academic Convenor for Border Revenue CCES.

The completion of the Master’s degree added to my knowledge as a specialist in taxation policy and administration with over 30 years’ experience in revenue and project management in the Australian Taxation Office.

After graduating I took up the offer to be the academic convenor for Direct Taxation Principles and Practice PG and Indirect Taxation PG offered in the Post Graduate degree of Master of International Customs Law and Administration and Master of International Revenue Administration at the University of Canberra. Since the move to Charles Sturt University I have developed and convened the post graduate unit Border Revenue.

Working for CCES has provided me with many opportunities, including travelling to Shanghai Customs College to deliver a two week course on direct taxation.

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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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Last Round of Training in Laos PDR

In the lead up to Christmas, CCES continued the Laos Trade Facilitation Development Program by conducting both Train the Trainer and Management Development workshops centred on trade facilitation and cooperative efforts among the Government Departments and the public and private sectors in Laos.

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PNG Customs Visit CCES Canberra

The Chief Commissioner of the Papua New Guinea Customs Service, Mr Ray Paul recently visited the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES).

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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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CCES Hosts Indonesian Department of Customs & Excise in Thailand

From 14-18 December, eight senior officials from the Excise Division of the General Department of Customs & Excise (GDCE) of Indonesia visited CCES in Thailand to further their studies of excise taxation.  The visit is a key piece of the GDCE Excise Focus Group which is looking to strengthen the excise tax system of Indonesia.

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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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CCES Christmas Shutdown Period

The CCES Office will be closed from Wednesday 23rd December 2015 thru to Friday 1st January 2016 inclusive. We will re-open again on Monday 4th January 2016.
As 2015 draws to a close, and all students have now finished their studies, we would like to thank everyone who has studied with us, and supported us in 2015. We look forward to working with you all again in 2016.
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