• Offered by ANU Legal Workshop
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law, Migration
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Christopher White
    • Gabor Hajdu
  • Mode of delivery Blended
  • Offered in Summer Session 2016
    Autumn Session 2016
    Winter Session 2016
    See Future Offerings

Applied Migration Law and Practice is designed to equip participants with the capacity to apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts for professional practice .Topics, teaching, learning activities and assessment are designed to develop the cognitive, technical and practical skills and knowledge to successfully operate as a registered migration agent and migration law practitioner. The course will allow students to engage with a client scenario, from first contact through to finalisation of the matter. It includes a weekend residential for students with a moot tribunal experience.

Learning Outcomes

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

By the conclusion of this course, it is expected that students who have successfully completed all of the course requirements should be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative to new situations in their professional practice;
  2. Reflect critically on ethical principles and their application to professional practice through professional codes of conduct;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of recent developments in the practice of Australian migration law, together with the knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to professional practice as a migration law practitioner;
  4. Plan and execute effective ongoing client representation from first contact to the finalisation of matters
  5. Communicate appropriate interpretations of theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to non-specialist audiences and other stakeholders;
  6. Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex client information, client problems, legislation and regulation to develop appropriate solutions for clients;
  7. Apply knowledge and skills to practice management with a high level of personal autonomy, ethics and professional accountability;
  8. Generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level in order to prepare, review and lodge applications or appeals;
  9. Design, evaluate, implement research and analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to the practice of migration law, including individual professional development.

Other Information

For more information and the timetable please go to LLM Program.

Indicative Assessment

Students will be assessed on the quality of a E-portfolio submitted at the conclusion of the course. 
The E-portfolio will comprise 16 individual artefacts required as evidence of engagement with each topic in the course.
These artefacts will range from a professional development plan to critical reflections on elements of practice to examples of essential practice documents arising from a continuing case study.

The assessment artefacts will be submitted and graded progressively throughout the course.
  1. Stage 1 Weeks 1-4 assessment 20%
  2. Stage 2 Weeks 4- 8 20%
  3. Stage 3 Weeks 12 E portfolio submission – 60%
Extensive feedback will be provided and opportunities to resubmit work based on feedback are built into the assessment framework. Formative assessment such as this is essential to professional development and lifelong learning. 

An approved Means of Assessment will be available a week prior to the commencement of the course on the Wattle course site.

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.

Workload

This is an online course. Students will be provided an opportunity to attend a 2 day weekend intensive in Canberra or complete the relevant component online via Adobe Connect.

Students will study online and are expected to devote 10 -12 hours per week participating in Live Classrooms on Adobe Connect, participating in group activities and in individual research and studying.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed LAWS8651 Fundamentals of Australian Migration Law and be studying one of the following: Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM) Master of Laws specialising in International Law (7300SINTL), Master of Laws specialising in Law, Governance and Development (7300SLGD), Master of Laws specialising in Environmental Law (7300SENVL), Master of Laws specialising in Government and Commercial Law (7300SGCL), Master of Laws specialising in International Security Law (7300SISL), Master of Laws in Migration (NLLML), Master of Laws in International Law (NLLIN), Master of Laws in Environmental Law (NLLEN), Master of Laws in Law, Governance & Development (NLLGD), Master of Laws in International Security Law (NLLSL), Master of Laws in Government and Regulation (NLLGR), Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312XLLMLP), Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883SINTL, 7883XLLM), Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893XMINTL), Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL), Master of Law, Governance & Development (7317XMLGD), Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL), Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP), Master of Legal Studies (7305XMLEGS). OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed or be completing five LAWS courses at 1000 level or 6100 level and have completed LAWS8651 Fundamentals of Australian Migration Law. OR Must be studying a Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or are completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and LAWS8651 Fundamentals of Australian Migration Law. OR Must be studying a Master of Military Law (MMILL) and have completed LAWS8651 Fundamentals of Australian Migration Law OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (MJDOL) and have completed the course LAWS8712 Australian Public Law & International Law B and have completed LAWS8651 Fundamentals of Australian Migration Law.

Prescribed Texts

Migration legislation changes so frequently that the program does not recommend textbooks.
ANU E-Texts written by the teaching staff are provided online. These written course materials are updated each teaching session, to reflect the most recent changes in migration law.
Reading guides, additional resources, self-help quizzes, and access legislation are also provided.

Fees

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3252
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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
1796 08 Feb 2016 08 Feb 2016 11 Mar 2016 13 Jun 2016 Blended N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5716 23 May 2016 04 Jun 2016 10 Jun 2016 15 Aug 2016 Blended N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6796 05 Sep 2016 16 Sep 2016 23 Sep 2016 28 Nov 2016 Blended N/A

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