1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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6194-11 Customs Inspector

Administers and enforces customs and related legislation.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • assists with customs control of overseas passengers, crew, aircraft, ships, cargo, mail and bond stores
  • examines and assesses documents and clears goods for import or export
  • searches aircraft, vehicles, premises or people and checks documents and goods to detect illegal activities
  • prepares reports and documents
  • investigates suspected breaches of customs and related legislation
  • may make arrests, assist with prosecutions and give evidence in court

Customs Investigator

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