The ACBPS does not necessarily agree with the views expressed by the CBFCA

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service have released ACBPN 2015/17 in response to an article distributed by the CBFCA claiming that “The ACBPS has determined that the weight given to the National Examination as a form of evidence of acquired experience has declined significantly.”

In the ACBPN they advise:

“The ACBPS does not necessarily agree with the views expressed by the CBFCA”


“Myfreightcareer continues to offer its Customs Broking Experience Assessment.”

The ACBPS sought to further clarify the issue by stating:

“In the light of comments made by the CBFCA, and in the interests of providing guidance to those individuals thinking of applying for a customs broker licence, the ACBPS advises that its position on acquired experience, as outlined in ACBPN No. 2013/21, remains unchanged.

Furthermore, the weighting given by the ACBPS and the National Customs Brokers Licensing Advisory Committee (NCBLAC) to the completion of a national examination or assessment has not changed in recent years.”

We strongly recommend that persons intending to apply for a Customs Brokers Licence should:

1. closely read ACBPNs 2013/21 and ACBPN 2015-17.

2. take particular notice of the following ACBPS advice concerning “Acquired Experience”:

“The ACBPS and NCBLAC will continue to have regard to the completion of any national examination or assessment as one element in assessing whether or not an applicant has “acquired experience that fits them to be a Customs Broker”.  Both the ACBPS and NCBLAC place greater importance, however, on the relevant work experience of the applicant.”

If you are interested in finding out more about the next myfreightcareer Customs Broking Experience Assessment, which is scheduled for Saturday 15 August 2015,  please contact myfreightcareer.




Announcing the “frmSTAFF & mfc Behavioural Framework”

Front-Line Resources Management (frmSTAFF) and myfreightcareer (mfc) are excited to announce the introduction of an innovative new methodology to select candidates for the freight forwarding and logistics industries.

There is currently little rigour behind the selection of people in our industry but frmSTAFF & mfc have built a behavioural framework which will allow it to better predict those candidates who will perform in your business – it is a success profile that maps out the behaviours of top performers in our industry.

The “frmSTAFF & mfc Behavioural Framework” dramatically increases the objectivity of the selection process – it will be our guide and benchmark when assessing and selecting the candidates we recommend to you, and will help us to predict performance more accurately.

What’s more, frmSTAFF & mfc are now meticulously evaluating a candidates motivational fit for the industry.  This means we are not only looking at whether people have the skills to do the job but whether they will actually apply those skills in a driven and sustainable way.   Assessing a candidate’s motivational fit will dramatically increase retention rates in our industry.

Our new approach to selecting people for our industry will help us to serve our clients better. Talk to us to find out how you can benefit too.