July 10, 2012

Farewell for Onshore Students May 2012

On 31 May 2012, CCES farewelled some of our graduating onshore students. Generally our onshore students spend more than 18 months in Canberra and in some cases 24 months for those undertaking a double degree.  Having spent this amount of time together these functions are a joyous occasion whereby we can celebrate and acknowledge the students achievements and the enduring […]
July 10, 2012

Russian Customs Academy Graduation

In June 2012 CCES Senior Lecturer, and Head of Secretariat of the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU), Mikhail Kashubsky, visited the Russian Customs Academy in Moscow, Russia. During the visit Mikhail was shown recently built facilities of the Academy, and met with the Pro-rector of the International Affairs Office to discuss international cooperation. Mikhail was invited by the Dean […]
June 28, 2012

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is the world’s number one not-for-profit provider of housing for low income families in need. Established in 1976, Habitat for works in thousands of communities and has built, rehabilitated and repaired well over 400,000 homes, sheltering more than 2 million people. Currently, every 7 minutes a family has a better home and a better life thanks to […]
May 28, 2012

Timor Leste Training Update May 2012

The University of Canberra’s Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) is approaching the half-way mark of a significant two-year training program for Timor-Leste Revenue & Customs. The program includes a combination of operational training and skills development through a series of three-month training cycles.  During each cycle, participants undertake three units of training (a total of 35 days) blended […]
May 3, 2012

DHS Assistant Secretary Visits CCES

On Tuesday 24 April 2012 US Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Alan Bersin visited CCES and delivered an address to faculty, students and guests as part of the University of Canberra’s National Security Lecture series. Prior to taking up his position at DHS as Assistant Secretary of International Affairs, Mr Bersin was Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, during […]
May 3, 2012

WCO Global AEO Conference – Seoul April 2012

Last month the World Customs Organization held a three-day conference in Seoul, Korea which brought together some 800 officials, practitioners and academics from more than 90 countries to address progress and implementation challenges relating to the WCO SAFE Framework’s key concepts of ‘Authorised Economic Operator’ and ‘Mutual Recognition’.  The conference, held from 17 to 19 April 2012, had the theme […]
March 6, 2012

CCES Senior Manager Receives Distinguished Alumni Award from Austrade

Congratulations to Adjunct Associate Professor Stephen Muller, recipient of the Australian Alumni Award for Education, which was presented at the Annual Australian Alumni Excellence Awards in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 25th February 2012. The award was presented by the Acting Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Ms. Sonya Koppe, at a glittering twilight ceremony held at the Taj Samudra Hotel in […]
February 5, 2012

Behavioural Analysis for Border Protection Officers

The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) and EI Asia Pacific (EIAP) have joined forces to promote a 4-day course on Behavioral Analysis for Border Protection officers. Early identification of threats is a high priority for border agency personnel in today’s security conscious environment. Developing skills to identify risks and confront threats provide agency personnel with an ‘edge’ as they […]