• Offered by ANU Legal Workshop
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law, Migration
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Alan Freckelton
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
    Second Semester 2016
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This course will introduce students to key concepts in Australian Administrative Law systems and principles. It will apply those concepts to an examination of the legislation relevant to Australia’s immigration regime including the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) and Migration Regulations 1994. Students will analyse the structure of the migration system, legislation and regulation and investigate the mechanisms for decision making used by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Merits Review Tribunals and the Courts.

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. Describe the legislative background of Australia’s migration system and the concepts that underpin administrative decision making in relation to migration.
  2. Explain the role of complex legal and administrative law concepts.
  3. Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the various administrative bodies involved in the migration system, their roles and responsibilities through the application of the law to case studies.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the roles of administrative and judicial bodies in the migration system and the mechanics of those bodies, including their jurisdiction, procedures and decision making processes.
  5. Identify and analyse requirements and procedures relating to refusals, compliance and other sanctions, appeals and reviews.

Other Information

For more information and the timetable please go to the Graduate Coursework Timetable

Indicative Assessment

Indicative Assessment is likely to include:
  1. Problems based assignment focusing on decision making in the migration law 60%
  2. Research essay 40%
An approved Means of Assessment will be available a week prior to the commencement of the course.

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 study online and are expected to devote 10-12 hours per week participating online 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 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 (NLLIL), 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. OR Must be studying a Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or are completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions. OR Must be studying a Master of Military Law (MMILL) OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (MJDOL) and have completed the course LAWS8712 Australian Public Law & International Law B

Preliminary Reading

This course will use specific readings from texts. These will be included in the Course Study Guide provided on the Wattle course site about a week prior to the commencement of the course.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge of Australian legal system and framework.

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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4098 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 Online N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9092 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 Online N/A

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