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Diploma of Customs Broking

  • National Course Code: TLI50816
  • TAFE NSW code: TLI50816-01V01-20SGR-002

Location – St George, Main Campus

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

5.5 Hours per week


2 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

This is a qualification for those engaged in customs broker job roles within the Transport and Logistics Industry.

Successful achievement of this qualification will require the self-directed application of knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques for self and others.

The TLI50816 Diploma of Customs Broking qualification is aligned to the defined role: Customs Broker.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

It is assumed that you have literacy, numeracy and technical skills at Certificate IV level for success in this course. Contact your TAFE NSW campus if you have any questions about your suitability. Cert III qualifications and below (entry level quals): There are no Training Package entry requirements for this


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To have the knowledge to explain the requirements of having cargo enter Australia meeting regulatory bodies requirements


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Saturday 18 July, 2020 10:30am to 11:30am Join Information Session Here
Saturday 18 July, 2020 1:30pm to 2:00pm Join Information Session Here


This is a Part Time Evening blended course. You will need to attend approximately 5.5 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 1.5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including research, reading and understanding legal instruction as per the Customs Act and other related Acts and regulations.

Following popular and successful delivery of this course using connected learning via MS Teams during Semester 1, the course will again be delivered by this method in Semester 2. Details and links will be forwarded to students in advance. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change. Be assured we will keep you informed every step of the way.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • wish to later apply for a Customs Brokers Licence under the terms and condition set out in the Australian Customs Act and Regulations.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Wednesday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This training is not subsidised by Government funding. There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this course.

Payment of course fee must be made PRIOR to commencement of learning activity.


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
TLIX4036 Analyse, advise on and carry out integrated border clearance transactions
TLIX5055 Apply anti-dumping and countervailing measures
TLIX5056 Carry out additional customs clearance practices
TLIX5046 Carry out standard customs clearance practices
TLIX5054 Comply with biosecurity border clearance
TLIX0003 Conduct advanced border clearance functions
TLIX5052 Determine complex customs value
TLIX5047 Determine customs value
TLIX5048 Determine import/export prohibitions/restrictions
TLIX5049 Determine indirect taxes
TLIX5050 Determine origin of goods and apply preference schemes or free trade agreements
TLIX5053 Determine tariff classification for complex goods
TLIX0001 Determine tariff classification of goods
TLIX0002 Initiate cargo border procedures
TLIX5058 Review decisions of regulatory bodies
Elective Units
Number Title
TLIG3002 Lead a work team or group
TLIA5035 Manage international freight transfer
TLIA4033 Organise international transport of freight

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Customs broker

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Course Location

St George, Main Campus
Corner Princes Highway & President Avenue, Kogarah
Phone 131 601

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