Graduate Diploma in Immigration Law

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The Graduate Diploma in Immigration Law aims to provide you with an understanding of Australian Immigration Law and practice and will enable existing practitioners, accounting, legal and others to expand their areas of practice.

Students who successfully complete the appropriate combination of units will be eligible to practice as registered Australian Migration Agents.

Course essentials

You will need to follow the six steps to becoming a research student.

Contact the Graduate Research Centre on +61 3 9919 4522 or email gradresearch@vu.edu.au if you require further information.

Careers

The course prepares graduates to gain employment as migration agent, specialists in immigration law, specialists in public sector immigration policy and customs.

Course objectives

This course is designed to meet the needs of the migration agent industry and enhance the career prospects for students. It provides a continuing educational pathway for graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Australian Immigration Law and Practice nationally and prepares students for further higher education studies. The Graduate Diploma in Immigration Law is designed to develop students’ skills in:

  • Legal research and drafting to support academic studies and to enable provision of complex advice and submission writing in the workplace;
  • Understanding the complexity of the migrant experience;
  • Contextualising content in the context of current and future policy and procedural trends;
  • Analysing administrative and judicial decisions to apply to a workplace context in providing advice and writing submissions;
  • Professional communication skills that enhances career prospects; and
  • Identifying and resolving complex immigration law problems.

Units and electives

The course is offered on a full-time basis over one year and on a part-time basis over two years. Each student must obtain 96 credit points to graduate. The eight postgraduate units of study each carry a value of 12 credit points.

And

A further 2 units of study to be chosen from the following:

or a unit of study approved by the course coordinator

* Students must successfully complete these units of study to be eligible for registration with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA).

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional 'elective' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Admission information

  • TAFE: A completed degree and/or Graduate Certificate in Australian Immigration Law OR relevant industry experience with the immigration industry.
  • Year 12: A completed degree and/or Graduate Certificate in Australian Immigration Law OR relevant industry experience with the immigration industry.
  • International: International students must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language with an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent overall score of 6.5 and no individual band score less than 6.0.
  • Mature: A completed degree and/or Graduate Certificate in Australian Immigration Law OR relevant industry experience with the immigration industry.

How to apply for this course

Applications have closed for this course.

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  • Ring us on +61 3 9919 6100
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