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Graduate Certificate in International Revenue Administration

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Graduate Certificate in International Revenue Administration

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Advance your career with a qualification in international revenue administration. CSU's Graduate Certificate in International Revenue Administration provides foundational knowledge and skills in a range of professional international revenue administration contexts.

Offered for full-time or part-time online study, this course is ideal if you are currently working in government or the private sector and want to further your professional career in international revenue administration.

  • Why study this course?

    The Graduate Certificate in International Revenue Administration enables you to integrate technical skills with introductory international revenue administration theory and practice. It is suitable for those from a variety of backgrounds, including revenue, customs and other public sector agencies and businesses involved in cross-border trade.

    Reputation for excellence

    As the world's leading provider of training and education in the highly specialised area of customs and border management, CSU's Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) has a strong reputation for its contribution to strengthening the organisational capability and professional standards of customs and other border enforcement agencies globally.

    Industry relevance

    This course has been designed with industry, government and international agency collaboration, including that of the World Customs Organization (WCO), to ensure that you gain a highly relevant and up-to-date qualification with which to progress your career.

    Comprehensive program

    This course provides specialised knowledge of the principles and practices of international revenue administration, including strategic policy, procedures and legislation, and border revenue and domestic indirect tax administration. You will be equipped with advanced technical skills in traditional and topical aspects of international revenue management and be able to apply complex administrative policy and practice in the cross-border trade context.

    Online convenience

    Online study is an ideal way to upgrade your qualifications with minimal impact on your other commitments. CSU uses a variety of technologies to personalise your experience and provide an 'anywhere, anytime' learning environment.

  • Career opportunities

    As a graduate of CSU's Graduate Certificate in International Revenue Administration, you will be able to demonstrate well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a border revenue administration practitioner. You will also be able to exercise critical thinking and select and apply methods and technologies to analyse, generate and transmit solutions to a range of problems relevant to international revenue administration and policy development.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The course consists of the following subjects:

    CUS504 Border Revenue (16)
    CUS520 Excise (8)
    CUS423 Environment Taxation (8)

    Enrolment pattern

    Full Time Enrolment Pattern

    A typical full time study program would be as follows:

    Session 1
    CUS504 Border Revenue (16)
    CUS520 Excise (8)
    CUS423 Environment Taxation (8)

    Part Time Enrolment Pattern

    Session 1
    CUS504 Border Revenue (16)

    Session 2
    CUS520 Excise (8),
    CUS423 Environment Taxation (8)

  • Admission information
    1. An undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised university or tertiary institution; or
    2. Students without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the course if they can demonstrate they have a minimum of three years' appropriate work experience in Customs, Revenue Administration or a related private/public sector area.
    3. Applicants must have English language proficiency to the minimum requirements set by the University.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details
    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession 1Session 2Session 3Admission Code

    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    Students must complete 32 points to graduate.

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

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    Apply direct to CSU

    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

    Apply online

    Recruitment agent

    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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    Find out more about deferral

  • About the School

    Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES)

    The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) is the world's leading provider of training, education and research in the highly specialised areas of customs, excise and border management. The Centre’s international leadership role has been acknowledged by the World Customs Organization (WCO) with whom the School has a formal Memorandum of Understanding, and from whom we received a Certificate of Recognition for our continuing support of international customs research and development. CSU’s courses have been formally recognised as meeting the requirements of the WCO Professional Standards, and are continually updated through our ongoing research activities to reflect contemporary and emerging issues. A key strength of the School is the global network of experts which is expanding to keep pace with the high level of demand in this emerging area of academic pursuit. Our students have backgrounds in customs, government agencies, international organisations and companies in more than 180 countries.

  • Preparing for Study

    If you wish to improve the areas of writing and grammar, we recommend any of the following:

    • SSS024 - Grammar Essentials for Writing at University
    • SSS030 - Academic English for Australian Tertiary Studies
    • SSS031 - Academic Writing Skills (Face-to-Face Workshop)
    • SSS034 - Essay Writing – Style and Structure
    • SSS035 - Critical Thinking
  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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