• Offered by ANU School of Legal Practice
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law, Migration
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery Online

This is a practical based course that will introduce students to the complexities of working with migration legislation and policy to achieve a successful outcome for a client. Students will gain a broad overview of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) and Migration Regulations 1994, explore delegated legislation, and come to understand the structure and framework of the Migration program. It will allow students to identify pathways for clients and to apply practical solutions to migration casework.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Utilise a comprehensive knowledge of Australian migration legislation, jurisprudence and policy to assess and prepare applications for clients.
  2. Research, formulate and implement appropriate strategies for providing effective advice to clients.
  3. Justify and interpret complex issues, decisions and opinions on migration outcomes when communicating with relevant stakeholders.
  4. Critically assess the implications of current developments and complex issues in immigration law and policy.
  5. Review, analyse and undertake appropriate research to prepare submissions, and effectively advocate for clients.
  6. Apply knowledge of visa application requirements, including validity and eligibility to practical situations on behalf of clients.

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

  1. Research Proposal (10) [LO 1,4,6]
  2. Research Essay (40) [LO 1,4,6]
  3. Discussion Form Posts (20) [LO 2,4,5,6]
  4. Problem Base Assessment (30) [LO 1,2,3,5,6]

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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 (MLLM); Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP); or Juris Doctor (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 Master of Military Law (MMILL) 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

As 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 and will be provided to students online.

Preliminary Reading

The Course Study Guide and will be provided to students online approximately one week prior to the start of the course.


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2021 $4410
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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