myfreightcareer/AFIF – CPD Briefing

myfreightcareer, in partnership with the Australian Federation of International Forwarders (AFIF) are excited to announce HLB Mann Judd as the sponsors of our Customs Broking Continuing Professional Development Program for the remainder of the 2014/5 CPD year.

What does that mean for you? You will be able to attend our CPD Briefings at no cost

We welcome HLB Mann Judd’s commitment to Customs Broker development and look forward to making further announcements concerning the impact this sponsorship will have on AFIF members and myfreightcareer clients.

HLB Mann Judd is a leading mid-sized chartered accounting group, providing business advice and services to a wide range of business organisations and private clients.


We have been fortunate to assemble a panel of expert Professionals and we believe the content they will present will prove to be invaluable to all participants.


Sydney:         Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Bonnie Doon Golf Club,  Banks Ave, Pagewood

Melbourne:   Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Quality Hotel, Mickleham Rd, Tullamarine


9am to 1pm 


Not applicable (thanks to HLB Mann Judd’s sponsorship)


Chain of Responsibility– accredited with 2 (“Stream 2”) CPD Points

Iain Sharples – Thomas Miller

The impact of breaches of Chain of Responsibility requirements could have far reaching implications, not only in respect of insurance and liability but also in respect of your business. We will review these issues and discuss potential risk management and loss prevention measures, together with legal implications that may arise. We will also give an insight from a regulator’s perspective including how far industry has to go in terms of understanding and compliance with the legislation.  

Customs Powers – Enter, Search & Seize – accredited with 3 (“Stream 2”) CPD Points
Tony Greenwood – Shire Legal

Will you be prepared when Customs come knocking?

This session will be presented by Tony Greenwood from Shire Legal, who was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW as a solicitor in 2000. Tony, who is also a licensed Customs Broker, gives valuable advice concerning:

1.       the powers Customs may utilise should they pay you a visit; and
2.       your obligations and rights.

Drawbacks – Are You Taking Full Advantage? – accredited with 2 “Stream 2” CPD Points
Steven Butler – Henning Harders

Ask yourself these questions:

1.       Is your team completely up to date with the latest information concerning Drawbacks?
2.       Are you gaining full benefit for your clients from the Drawback provisions?
3.       Are you increasing income by providing this service to your clients?

If the answer is not a resounding “YES”, attendance at this session will assist you to take full advantage of the Drawback facility.

Are you managing your Customs Brokerage efficiently? – (“Stream 3”) CPD Points – TBA 
Ms Kim Kelloway – HLB Mann Judd

Can you answer “Yes” to the following business critical questions:

1.       Do you have the right tools to manage your business and make well informed business decisions?
2.       Do you understand the financial health of your business?
3.       Do you understand the areas to concentrate on in order to improve your cashflow?
4.       Do you think you properly manage the collection and payment of Customs Broking disbursements, including Customs Duty and GST?
5.       Do you understand your direct and indirect tax obligations?

In today’s environment you need to be able to obtain reliable information and have the right tools to manage and obtain economic efficiencies.

If you have answered “No” to any of the above questions this session will greatly benefit you. The presentation will explore some ideas and tools you can use to ensure you are managing your business rather than your business managing you.

To register to attend, please send an email with your name, company and contact details to

Building on the success of the Schenker Australia Pty Ltd/myfreightcareer Ipswich Project (refer to the myfreightcareer Blog of Sep 25 2014)

myfreightcareer are pleased to be partnering once again with Schenker Australia Pty Ltd in the provision of quality trainees to supplement the existing team at Schenker Australia Pty Ltd’s Logistics facility at Eastern Creek. myfreightcareer will be reaching out to school leavers and other interested people to ensure they source a highly talented pool of candidates to interview for potential traineeships.

Up to 13 trainees will be hosted by Schenker Australia Pty Ltd at the facility, using the model developed during the successful implementation of the Ipswich Project. The trainees will be employed by myfreightcareer and will complete a 2 year traineeship. During the traineeship they will receive training in a variety of logistics roles and , upon completion, will achieve a Certificate III qualification in Warehouse Operations.

We see this as a fantastic opportunity to help create employment in the Greater West

Please contact myfreightcareer if you know of any suitable candidates.

The myfreightcareer “Customs Broking Experience Assessment” – Saturday 15 November 2014

The Customs Broking Experience Assessment concept is designed to be a fair test of the “customs broking experience” of a potential applicant for a Customs Broker Licence.

Each assessment seeks to test the candidate’s ability to provide advice and respond to real life situations that are encountered by Customs Brokers in the normal course of the business of international trade, rather than being a more intensive test of the knowledge gained during completion of the “approved course of study”.

The situations presented in the assessments are drawn from actual business events and the responses are expected to provide appropriate advice and take the action expected of a professional business adviser, i.e. a Customs Broker.

!!!!!!! Don’t Miss Out !!!!!!!! 

The next myfreightcareer Customs Broking Experience Assessment will be held on Saturday 15 November 2014 in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. The Assessment will consist of 2 papers each of 2 hours duration with a 30 minute break after the first paper. Candidates must achieve a combined minimum mark of 70% to be successful.


The total cost to the participant is $450.00 + GST. (payable before 11 November 2014) and includes a 30 minute Post Assessment Review, if requested.


If you are interested in measuring your “Acquired Experience” please complete the Registration form contained in our mfc Customs Broking Experience Assessment Information Pack November 2014 and email it to

Diploma of Customs Broking – Recognition of Prior Learning & Experience


Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is defined as follows:

Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) and experience to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit in one or more units of the Diploma of Customs Broking.

This is underpinned by the definition of credit as follows:

Credit is the value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be through credit transfer, articulation, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing.

Recognition of prior learning explained

Recognition of Prior Learning facilitates the progression of students through qualifications by giving credit for learning outcomes they already have achieved. Credit outcomes may allow for entry into a qualification and/or provide credit towards the qualification.

Credit given may reduce the time required for a student to achieve the qualification.

RPL broadens access into formal learning by enabling credit to be given for student achievement though other formal, non-formal or informal learning.

RPL involves issuing organisations undertaking an assessment of each individual who applies to determine the extent to which that individual’s previous learning is equivalent to the learning outcomes of the components of the destination qualification.

Want to know more? Contact myfreightcareer now.