October 22, 2013


From 16 October to 12 November 2013, CCES are conducting Executive Management Training in conjunction with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS). This course has 12 nationals from Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Pakistan, People’s Republic of China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. The CIEMP Program is an intensive course that develops the skills […]
September 20, 2013


In 2012, at the request of the General Directorate of Qatar Customs, the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) and the Community College of Qatar (CCQ) formed a partnership to develop and deliver an Associate of Applied Science degree in Customs Management. The introduction of this specialized degree program is significant as it recognizes the crucial role played by […]
July 17, 2013


15 executive staff from China Customs attended a training course run by CCES in Canberra from 24-28 June 2013. The course addressed modern training concepts and developments, training project management and process control, the role of a training manager, and innovation and best practice in training. Before commencing the course in Canberra, CCES arranged a site visit to Australian Customs […]
April 16, 2013


During March CCES welcomed the enrolment of 80+ students from across 43 countries, as they commenced a 21 week course in Customs procedures. Participants are nominated by DP DHL Global in Bonn, Germany, from Divisions across the world, and complete the course on line utilising the Moodle online learning system. The assessed course is designed and structured to DP DHL […]
January 23, 2013

Maldives Customs Service

In December 2012, 34 Customs Officers from the Maldives Customs Service completed the Advance certificate in Customs management which is the first year of study leading to a Diploma in Customs Management. The group commenced following the Diploma in January 2012. The Diploma has been designed and developed by the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES), University of Canberra […]
December 12, 2012

Pacific Customs Management Program (PCMP) 2012

In November CCES, on behalf of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (Customs and Border Protection), conducted the Pacific Customs Management Program 2012 (PCMP 2012) for participants from Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, the Oceania Customs Organisation, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga and Vanuatu. This is an intensive three week program that provides […]
December 12, 2012

Senior Malaysian Customs Executives Attend Course in Canberra

From 26-30 November four officers from the Royal Malaysian Customs Academy (AKMAL) were in Canberra for a Strategic Management Course.  CCES developed a specific course to suit AKMAL’s requirements.  Two CCES tutors and the four participants: Examined and discussed the concept of Strategic Management in the context of border management, trade facilitation and revenue collection Examined the global view taken […]
November 7, 2012


Another phase of the comprehensive training program for Timor Leste Customs (TL Customs) commenced in October, with 20 Customs staff from different work areas participating. The training program, delivered by CCES Associate Director Stephen Muller,  provided participants with an overview of the Timor Leste Customs Directorate, the national Customs Code, the World Customs Organization (WCO), the Revised Kyoto Convention and […]
October 31, 2012

Pacific Customs Management Program (PCMP) 2012

The Pacific Customs Management Program (PCMP) is an intensive three week program hosted by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and conducted by the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES), University of Canberra. The program aims to provide participants with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge across a range of disciplines that are directly relevant to […]