Course Overview

Charles Sturt University’s Graduate Certificate in International Revenue Administration provides professionals with advanced knowledge and skills in the field of border revenue and indirect tax. It is a practical course drawing heavily on case studies and using assessment which will be directly relevant to the students’ workplace. It has been designed for people engaged in both government and private sector employment. It has an international focus making it suitable for professionals from all around the world.

The course has been designed by the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) with industry, government and international agency collaboration, including the World Customs Organization (WCO). CCES is the world’s leading provider of training and education in the highly specialised area of customs and border management. CCES has established a global reputation for its work in helping to strengthen the organisational capability and professional standards of customs and other border enforcement agencies globally.

Students will be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of international revenue compliance issues which will make them extremely valuable to business, industry and logistic firms.

Career Opportunities

This course enhances prospects for employment and advancement for those with, or seeking, careers in Revenue administration, other public sector agencies and businesses involved in cross-border trade. Graduates will develop skills and knowledge that will be highly attractive to employers in these fields.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in International Revenue Administration should hold:

1. An undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised university or tertiary institution

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.
2. English language proficiency. (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)

Enrolment Information

Study Mode Online Education
Admission Code Domestic: OARA
International: JARA
Session Intake Session 1 & 2
Course Duration 1 Year Part-Time
0.5 Year Full-Time

Course Structure

Students studying Charles Sturt University’s Graduate Certificate in International Revenue Administration will study three subjects totalling 32 credit points. Successful completion of these subjects will provide credit towards the Master of Customs Administration, giving you the option of progressing to a Masters program and completing it within a further 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time.

The course consists of three core subjects totalling 32 credit points:

CUS504 Border Revenue (16)

This subject provides an in-depth study of the international legal instruments which guide tariff classification and the determination of origin and value of internationally traded merchandise and is aimed at providing students with a strong appreciation of the principles and practices relating to border revenue determination and collection in a constantly changing cross-border trade environment.

CUS520 Excise (8)

This subject provides an in-depth study of the principles and workings of excise taxation. The course examines the significance of excise in providing governments with secure streams of revenue, as well as the growing trend to use excise taxation as a means of implementing other policy objectives.

CUS423 Environment Taxation (8)

This subject introduces students to the areas of revenue law and administration relating to the taxation of certain products or processes that impact upon the environment. It addresses critical issues surrounding environment taxation and other fiscal instruments, such as those arising from emission trading schemes and automobile taxation.


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