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Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice

A single graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Law

GCMIGL
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Academic plan 6353XGCMGL
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS

The ANU College of Law Legal Workshop is Australia's largest provider of the Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law & Practice.  If you want to practice as a registered migration agent or if you want to be up to date with migration law and practice, you'll find this a stimulating and rewarding program.  

 

Delivered completely online, this award winning program offers the ultimate flexibility for busy postgraduates in a modern world.

Career Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for registration as an Australian migration agent. Registered migration agents work in sole practices, in larger migration law firms, in government departments, NGOs and other private sector firms which provide immigration assistance.

Learning Outcomes

1.Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice will have comprehensive knowledge of Australian migration legislation, jurisprudence and policy in order to provide updated migration advice to clients and other stakeholders as Registered Migration Agents or migration law specialists.

 

2. Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in  Australian Migration Law and Practice will have the cognitive skills to:

  • review, analyse and apply knowledge of different visas, immigration policy and relevant jurisprudence to individual client case work to provide effective and relevant solutions and advice.

  • critically assess complex issues to define and solve problems arising from migration law or policy.

  • communicate complex legal concepts with a variety of stakeholders.

  • apply research effectively to prepare advice and solve problems caused by ambiguity complexity and unpredictability within Australian migration law and policy.

  • initiate, plan, implement and evaluate research to assess current and relevant information from a range of sources to assist in preparing migration advice. 

 

3. Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in  Australian Migration Law and Practice will demonstrate their application of knowledge and skills by their ability to:

  • apply research in migration legislation, case law and policy effectively to prepare advice and solve problems caused by the ambiguity, complexity and unpredictability within Australian migration law and policy.

  • cultivate ethical and professional standards, including effective decision making, duty of care, informed consent and the nature of independent advice in practice.

  • plan, organise and facilitate professional and effective migration services.

  • design and implement personal and professional development plan

  • apply the principles of the Code of Conduct for Migration Agents to all facets of professional work that involves advice and engagement with clients.  

Professional Accreditation

To be eligible to become a registered migration agent an applicant is required to satisfy the program requirements and all common assessment items as required by MARA for registration.
 

Completion of the ANU Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law & Practice satisfies the knowledge requirements for initial registration as an Australian migration agent.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold at least a three-year Bachelor degree or equivalent and if applicable meet the ANU English Language Admission Requirements for students.

 

 

Pathways

This is a fully online postgraduate program offered three times a year.

Teaching sessions begin in February (Summer session), May (Autumn session) and September (Winter session) each year. Each session is of 10 weeks duration.

LAWS8167 & LAWS8168 are co-requisites and both are pre-requisites for LAWS8169 & LAWS8170.

Students have up to 3 years limit to complete the Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice from first enrolment. Migration Law students can apply for a maximum of 6 months program leave at a time.                       

Program Requirements

This program comprises four compulsory courses, each valued at 6 units.

  • LAWS8167 - Australian Migration Law

  • LAWS8168 - Australia's Visa System

  • LAWS8169 - Visa Compliance, Cancellation & Review

  • LAWS8170 - Applied Migration Law

 

In order to successfully complete the program students must:

  • Meet the requirements outlined for each specific assessment & exam and;

  • Maintain a level of participation that is considered satisfactory throughout each course.

  • Assessment occurs throughout each course in the program.

 

As an adult learner the ANU expect students to take responsibility for their own preparation for, and study of, courses and coursework. It is recommended that students spend between 10 to 15 hours a week per course self-study.

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective major,  minor or specialisation.

Indicative Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$15,056.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

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