This course explores the meaning and construction of the concept of a ‘family’ within migration legislation and policy in Australia. It examines how different family relationships are regarded and treated under legislation, case law and policy. The course will explore visa classes/subclasses in the family stream and discuss the additional criteria for New Zealand citizen and unlawful non-citizens. Students will consider the complexity migration law brings to this area and the interrelationship of migration law with other jurisdictions such as family law, criminal law (with regard to family violence) and international law (the Hague Convention on child abduction and child access and the rights of the child).
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:
- Apply in-depth theoretical knowledge and understanding of law and policy governing family visas to professional practice.
- Deliver meaningful research which demonstrates ability in critical analysis, problem solving, and ethical professional practice at an advanced level.
- Investigate advanced and complex legal issues surrounding families within Migration Law and apply practical solutions for clients.
- Contribute to public policy debate in legislative areas that affect family within Migration Law
Other InformationFor more information and the timetable please go to Migration Masters Program site
Indicative AssessmentIndicative assessment:
- Client file case study – 60% (4000 words)
- Oral presentation – and peer review 40%
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WorkloadThis 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
Prescribed TextsAs Migration legislation changes so frequently the program does not recommend textbooks which can quickly become out of date. We will be using specific readings from texts.
These are included in the Course Study Guide which will be on the Wattle course site one week prior to the commencement of the course.
The Course Study Guide which will be on the Wattle course site one week prior to the commencement of the course
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