• Offered by ANU Legal Workshop
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law, Migration
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Marianne Dickie
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
    Autumn Session 2014
    Winter Session 2014
    See Future Offerings

This course builds on the knowledge acquired in previous courses within the program by focusing on the practical skills needed by migration agents to conduct an effective and successful migration practice. These skills include information retrieval, research, consultancy, advocacy, communication and personal and professional development.  It aims to equip you with the skills needed to work as a registered migration agent in professional practice contexts.

 Primary Course Content

  • Strategies for providing effective migration advice to clients
  • Consultancy advocacy and communication skills
  • Nature of accountable professional conduct
  • Communication strategies
  • Professional and ethical responsibilities in offering migration agent services
  • Effective strategies for personal and professional development
  • Effective migration practice with a focus on file management and financial relationships

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On completing this course students should be able to:
  • Formulate and implement appropriate strategies to effectively advise clients and address their issues 
  • Demonstrate consultancy, advocacy and communication skills required to deal effectively with clients' issues 
  • Plan, organise and facilitate professional and effective migration services 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of standards applicable to the financial relationships established with clients 
  • Discriminate between ethical and unethical practices in offering migration advice and advocacy 
  • Construct a personal and professional development plan

Indicative Assessment

This course uses a mixture of assessment tasks (written assignments, participation, and case studies) to test competencies.There is also a compulsory live assessment piece conducted online.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.


This is an online course, and students are expected to devote approximately 10 - 15 hours per week reading, participating, researching and studying. We provide online course materials, study resources, discussion forums, and online live class meetings that make this program highly flexible for domestic and international students. Subject to student demand in each teaching session, we also offer opportunities to meet teachers and fellow students face to face in small Sydney classes. It is not compulsory to attend these classes but students who do, find they add significant value.

Requisite and Incompatibility

LAWS 8167 & 8168. Corequisite LAWS 8169. Enrolment in program 6353.

Preliminary Reading

Migration legislation changes so frequently that we do not recommend textbooks which can quickly become out of date. We author and provide online written course materials that are updated each teaching session, to reflect the most recent changes in migration law. We also provide reading guides, additional resources, self-help quizzes, and guidance about how to access legislation.

Assumed Knowledge

This course does not assume you have knowledge of Australian Law or legal research skills.  However if you have a background in a legal area or have previously studied law, you will be able to use this to assist in your study of migration and immigration law.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $2670
2014 $2808
2013 $2808
2012 $2808
2011 $2778
2010 $2718
2009 $2670
2008 $2670
2007 $2670
2006 $2670
2005 $2670
2004 $2670
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3426
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3426
2008 $3426
2007 $3426
2006 $3426
2005 $3426
2004 $3426
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1427 03 Feb 2014 21 Feb 2014 21 Feb 2014 11 Apr 2014 In Person N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4376 19 May 2014 06 Jun 2014 06 Jun 2014 25 Jul 2014 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5388 01 Sep 2014 19 Sep 2014 19 Sep 2014 07 Nov 2014 In Person N/A

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