Qualification details

TLI50813 - Diploma of Customs Broking (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to TLI50816 - Diploma of Customs BrokingUpdated to align with the Standards for Training Packages. 28/Feb/2016

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(View details for release 2) 17/Feb/2014
1 (this release) 24/Dec/2013

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Units of competency

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TLIX5056A - Carry out additional customs clearance practicesCarry out additional customs clearance practicesCore
BSBFIM501A - Manage budgets and financial plansManage budgets and financial plansElective
TLIX5051A - Determine tariff classification of goodsDetermine tariff classification of goodsCore
TLIX5049A - Determine indirect taxesDetermine indirect taxesCore
TLIG3002A - Lead a work team or groupLead a work team or groupElective
TLIX5059A - Undertake border clearance functionsUndertake border clearance functionsCore
TLIX5055A - Apply anti-dumping and countervailing measuresApply anti-dumping and countervailing measuresCore
TLIR4003A - Negotiate a contractNegotiate a contractElective
TLIX5053A - Determine tariff classification for complex goodsDetermine tariff classification for complex goodsCore
TLIM4004A - Mentor individuals or small groupsMentor individuals or small groupsElective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 591212 Import-Export Clerk 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6152-13 Import-Export Clerk 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Transport 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Customs Broker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 591212 Import-Export Clerk 02/May/2014 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6152-13 Import-Export Clerk 02/May/2014 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 02/May/2014 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 24/Dec/2013 
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Modification History

Release 1. This is the first release of this qualification in TLI10 Transport and Logistics Training Package Version 4.0.



This qualification is designed for customs broker job roles within the transport and logistics industry. Successful achievement of the qualification will require competence in units of competency that relate to the job role requirements defined as aligned at AQF Level 5.

Job roles: 

The TLI50813 Diploma of Customs Broking qualification is aligned to the following defined roles:

  • Customs Broker.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills Summary for TLI50813 Diploma of Customs Broking 

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the Transport and Logistics Industry for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill  

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 


  • Read and interpret legislation and regulations
  • Use communication systems and processes used within the Customs Broking industry
  • Communicate effectively with customers and regulators
  • Read and interpret, instructions, manuals, and documents applicable to role within the Customs Broking industry
  • Speak clearly and directly with clients, regulators and others on matters related to operating within the Customs Broking industry
  • Prepare and lodge documents as part of duties, including entering data in relevant software application systems
  • Use appropriate communication equipment to source information.


  • Assist in dispute resolution processes that may arise during operations within the Customs Broking industry
  • Collaborate with others within the job role context within the Customs Broking industry
  • Interact with persons of different ages, gender, race, religion, political persuasion, etc.

Problem solving 

  • Identify and solve or report problems arising within job role in the Customs Broking industry
  • Recognise problems that may occur in the undertaking of various tasks within the Customs Broking industry and take appropriate action to resolve problems within limits of responsibility.

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Respond appropriately to any changes in software application systems, standard operating procedures and the requirements of the working environment

Planning and organising 

  • Apply emergency plans, systems and procedures as required to ensure that security is not comprised
  • Comply with applicable legislation and regulations
  • Apply and ensure security and safety requirements as required under legislation and regulations
  • Collect and interpret information needed during operations within limits of responsibility within the Customs Broking industry
  • Manage time effectively in the job role.

Self management 

  • Follow work plans and schedules
  • Check own work performance
  • Demonstrate integrity in the workplace.


  • Participate in continuous professional development as required to work within the Customs Broking industry, in response to any changes in the legislation and regulations, processes and equipment used in the Customs Broking industry.


  • Use technology to source additional information required during operations within the Customs Broking industry
  • Apply operational instructions for software application systems used during operations within the Customs Broking industry.

Packaging Rules

Requirements for achievement of the qualification 

A successful assessment outcome for a total of 18 units of competency  comprising:

  • 15 core units  listed below


  • 3 elective units  from the general elective units  listed below. Alternatively  up to 1 unit  from the TLI10 Transport and Logistics Training Package or any other nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited training course, however, the elective units selected must contribute to the vocational outcomes of the qualification and align with the job role.

Where imported units are selected, care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified in the unit are complied with.

Core Units 






Analyse, advise on and carry out integrated border clearance transactions


Carry out standard customs clearance practices


Determine customs value


Determine import and/or export prohibitions and/or restrictions


Determine indirect taxes


Determine origin of goods and apply preference schemes or free trade agreements


Determine tariff classification of goods


Determine complex customs value


Determine tariff classification for complex goods


Comply with biosecurity border clearance


Apply anti-dumping and countervailing measures


Carry out additional customs clearance practices


Prepare documents for customs clearance


Review decisions of regulatory bodies


Undertake border clearance functions

General Elective Units 




Handling Cargo/Stock 


Manage international freight transfer




Lead a work team or group


Customer Service 




Manage quality customer service

Market services and products to clients

Develop freight customers


Resource Management 



Manage people performance

Review contracts, insurance, risk and liability in the international freight forwarding context


Training and Assessment 


Mentor individuals or small groups


Administration and Finance 




Manage budgets and financial plans

Manage operational plan

Set and achieve budget


Contract Procurement 




Monitor supplier performance

Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

Negotiate a contract

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.