Course Title: Customs and Border Security

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Customs and Border Security

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

JUST2300

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2014

JUST2300

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Internet

Sem 2 2016

JUST2301

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2014

JUST2301

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Internet

Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Una.Stone

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2799

Course Coordinator Email: Una.Stone@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Nil. 


Course Description

This course will explore Federal Agencies tasked predominantly with securing Australian Borders. The Australian Border Force, Immigration and Border Protection, Quarantine, the Australian Federal Police will be examined as will their role and function within Australia. The inter-dependent relationship of these, and other agencies, will be analysed to identify the challenges of securing a large island nation. The contribution of the Australian Defence Forces as well as the various Intelligence agencies including ASIO and ASIS will also be considered. Issues to be examined from a theoretical as well as practical perspective will include surveillance, interdiction, legislation, international relations, sovereignty and prosecution. This course may be offered either face to face or fully online with modules developed which incorporate written material, videos and discussion designed to engage you in a rewarding learning environment. Where practicable, industry experts will be utilised to operationalise and contextualise your learning in the ‘real world’. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 

The program capabilities which you will develop during this course are:

  • Operate effectively with and upon a body of knowledge of sufficient depth in a criminal justice environment;
  • Apply perspectives sensitive to social, cultural and linguistic diversity and the impact of globalism; and
  • Appreciate the complexity associated with criminal justice professions and be committed to ethical practice and social responsibility.


 

At the completion of the course you will be able to:

  •  Identify the relevant Australian legislation as it relates to border security agencies; 
  •  Explain the emerging issues that impact on the detection, investigation and prosecution of selected offences; 
  •  Debate the issues and problems associated with border security and the various national and international responses to it;
  •  Reflect on this complex working environment and the personal demands it places on personnel working in this field, and 
  •  Examine the complex social, cultural and legal environment within which border security agencies operates


Overview of Learning Activities

The online version of this course will provide the opportunity for you to work through the material which will presented in an engaging manner utilising text, video, audio and online activities.


Overview of Learning Resources

All resources for the online version will be provided through the Blackboard or linked Google Site.


Overview of Assessment

Various assessment tasks may be set in this course including an essay, various online activities.  The assessment tasks will be structured to allow you to demonstrate your acquisition of the learning outcomes of the course.