Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject identifies and critically evaluates the laws and practices undertaken to protect Australia at its seaports and airports. Set within the context of contemporary geopolitical events, the course will explore security challenges for Australia including terrorism and population displacement and identifies and critically evaluates frameworks and rules governing the processing and movement of travellers and goods, managing border threats, undertaking patrols and surveillance, boarding and searching aircraft and vessels, enforcing legislation and exercise regulatory powers, conducting investigations and conducting digital forensics.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdie Teshome

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLectures, concept presentations and tutorials emphasizing the meaning of legal terminology. Students are required to use new language in discussion and written settings. Assessment requiring identification and analysis of key concepts requiring reading and analysis of primary and secondary legal materials. Assessment.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM or LCR1ALSAnd Admission into; LBLX Bachelor of Laws (Complementary)LVLGE;LVLGEB Bachelor of Laws LVLUE;LVLUEB Bachelor of Laws LWLAS Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Asian Studies LWLAT; LWLWA; LWLATB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts LWLBUSB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business LWLEE Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Electronic Engineering LWLINT Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations LWLMC Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media and Communication LWLPY;LWLPYB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Psychological Science LWLSC;LWLSCB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science LZCOML Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws LZCRL/LZCRLB Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws LBCR;LBCRB Bachelor of Criminology LZCPY;LZCPYB Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science LWLFI Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Finance LWLF Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Finance LWLM Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media LWLA LWLAC Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Accounting LWLBUS Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business LWLE LWLEC Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Economics LWLIR Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations LWLFI Laws/Finance LWLAC Laws/Accounting LWLBUS (BU) Laws/Business LWLPPE Law/Politics, Philosophy and Economics LWLBM Law/Biomedicine SZCYCR Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Criminology


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Law and Practice of Customs and Border Protection

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementPrescribed






Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationStudents will be provided with a range of resource materials through the LMS.

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate a capacity to understand and critically evaluate key concepts relating to customs and border protection
02. Explain and critique case-based and statutory principles relating to customs and border protection
03. Demonstrate an understanding of the key policy issues arising in the management of border security, particularly in the context of mass human movement globally
04. Write effectively using the principles of plain legal English

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