• Offered by ANU School of Legal Practice
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law, Migration
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Alan Freckelton
    • Er-Kai Wang
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
    Second Semester 2019
    See Future Offerings

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:

  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

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

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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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM), Master of Laws specialising in International Law (7300XSINTL), Master of Laws specialising in Law, Governance and Development (7300SLGD), Master of Laws specialising in Environmental Law (7300SEVNL), 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), Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP), 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); OR Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses; OR Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions; OR Juris Doctor - online (MJDOL) and have completed LAWS8712 Australian Public Law & International Law B. Students undertaking any ANU graduate program may apply for this course. Enrolments are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the ANU College of Law for permission number.

Prescribed Texts

To be confirmed.

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
2019 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3400 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 Online View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8395 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 Online N/A

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