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Border Management, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #710 (BCR) Online
The Bachelor of Border Management from Charles Sturt University gives you the technical skills and knowledge to thrive in an industry with a range of exciting opportunities. 
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This unique, high quality, flexible course addresses practical customs and border management issues for a global market.

The course has been developed and is delivered by the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES), and is accredited by the World Customs Organization (WCO).

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Border Management at the Charles Sturt University 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.

  • Work in the public sector

    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.

  • Manage international trade

    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.

  • Specialise in border management governance

    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

Course highlights

CSU's Bachelor of Border Management 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.
  • A world-leading 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).
  • A qualification with global relevance
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.
  • Learn from industry leaders
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.
  • Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES)
CCES is the world's leading provider of training, education and research in the highly specialised areas of customs, excise and border management. CCES courses have been formally recognised by the WCO as meeting the requirements of the WCO international standards for the customs profession, and are continually updated through ongoing research activities to reflect contemporary and emerging issues. A key strength of the school is its global network of experts, which is expanding to keep pace with the high demand in this emerging academic area.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Border Agencies and Principles of Border Management 
  • Regulating and Facilitating Trade
  • Customs Procedures
  •  International Trade Terms and Documentation 
  •  International Trade Treaties and Conventions 
  •  International Air and Sea Passengers 
  •  Border Management Ethics and Governance 
  • Supply Chain Security 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Provider CRICOS 00005F

Applicants for the Bachelor of Border Management must meet the following Admission Requirements:
  •  A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent) with an ATAR of at least 60 (including adjustment factors).
  • Successful completion of at least two Bachelor degree level subjects (or Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent) or higher in any discipline
  •  A completed Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate IV or higher, studied at a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO), or equivalent.
  •  A completed Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) or bridging program studied at a TAFE, Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or University, or equivalent.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6656 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6656 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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