599511 Customs Officer

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
599511
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Customs Officer
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

599511 CUSTOMS OFFICER

Alternative Title:
Customs Inspector

Administers and enforces customs and related legislation, and assists with customs control of overseas passengers, crew, aircraft, ships, cargo, mail and bond stores.
Skill Level: 4
Specialisation:
Customs Investigator

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
4

5995 Inspectors and Regulatory Officers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
5995
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Inspectors and Regulatory Officers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

5995 INSPECTORS AND REGULATORY OFFICERS

INSPECTORS AND REGULATORY OFFICERS administer and enforce government and corporate regulations and standards.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

searching aircraft, vehicles, premises and people, and checking documents and goods to detect illegal activities such as undocumented cargo, prohibited goods and illegal aliens
examining and assessing visas and residency applications
testing applicants' ability to operate a motor vehicle, assessing applicants' suitability to hold learner's permits and probationary licences, and issuing learner's permits and probationary licences
identifying pest and weed problems and determining treatments and management
assessing claims for government benefits
carrying out random checks of taxation documents to detect non-compliance with taxation legislation
conducting visual checks of the mechanical, structural, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems of railway wagons, carriages and locomotives for condition and correct classification
ensuring that train, tram and bus services are provided according to schedule, monitoring the cleanliness, presentation and condition of vehicles, and recommending improvements and changes to services
receiving and assessing applications for licences to use water, investigating the ability of water resources to meet new requirements, and conducting site inspections

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 411.60
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 220.50
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 330.30