Step 2: Acquired experience
To be granted a customs broker licence you must demonstrate to the DIBP that you have the acquired experience that would fit you to be a customs broker. Acquired experience is the experience you gain in the workplace with broker-like responsibilities. Your acquired experience will be assessed with regard to the length and nature of your employment experience and to your referees’ statements.
With this in mind, the DIBP has provided you with a list of areas where you need to be able to demonstrate your experience. This list is called the Acquired Experience : Self Assessment
for Nominee Customs Broker Licence Application and it can be downloaded from the DIBP website through HERE
. We suggest you treat this list as a 'tick list' and check off the areas, one by one, when you are comfortable you can demonstrate your experience. If there are areas here you don't have experience, you will need to either work with your employer to gain this experience or, before you lodge your application for a customs brokers licence, conduct your own research so that you are familiar with what would be required, in a hypothetical situation, to demonstrate that you could deal with a specific area of customs broking if the need arose. A perfect example is being totally aware of the dumping process even though you may not have had on-job experience in this area. NCBLAC are aware that there may be some instances like this where industry experience is rare but they will expect you at your hearing to demonstrate that you know the process, know where to look for information, know what to do and how to do it.
This document forms part of the broader Guidelines for completing a nominee customs broker licence application
which can be downloaded from the DIBP website through HERE