Enhance your current experience in the migration field with a graduate qualification in migration law at VU.
Gain advanced knowledge in migration law with our practical and engaging graduate diploma.
VU is Australia’s leading migration-law education provider. Our Graduate Diploma in Migration Law is designed for legal practitioners, HR migration specialists, and government workers to build on their knowledge and become registered migration agents.
Through applied research and study you'll gain the following practical knowledge and skills:
Our postgraduate program is flexible and adaptable. You can gain credits for past work experience, exit the course with qualifications at different points, and progress to higher learning. By completing the Graduate Diploma in Migration Law and the prescribed external capstone exam, you will meet the knowledge requirements for registration as a migration agent with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA).
Become a registered migration agent through our graduate diploma. You will meet the knowledge requirements for registration as a migration agent with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA) once you have successfully completed both of the following:
There are other requirements prescribed including but not limited to English language requirements.
Additional requirements for registration as a migration agent can be found at the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority.
This course is designed to equip students with the skills to succeed in a range of roles across industry sectors including:
Graduates of this course will meet the knowledge requirement for registration as a migration agent. There are additional requirements for registration as a migration agent. These include the requirement to be an Australian permanent resident or an Australian citizen, as well as meeting character requirements. Consult OMARA for further information.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|1.||Review conceptual frameworks and exhibit advanced technical knowledge of migration and administrative law employing independent judgement in their application in wide ranging contexts and communities|
|2.||Interpret relevant provisions of the Migration Act, Regulations and associated legislation contextualised in cross-disciplinary knowledge in order to initiate creative solutions to multi-faceted problems, while respecting and valuing the diversity of clients|
|3.||Provide complex assessment of and advocate for regulatory decisions for a range of stakeholders in a number of ways, including briefs, responses and visa applications, while balancing the interests of individuals and public good|
|4.||Exemplify ethical and professional standards in the provision of migration law advice to clients both independently and also as a member of a team|
|5.||Exhibit responsibility and accountability for own learning and professional practice in collaboration with others and within broad parameters|
To attain the Graduate Diploma in Migration Law students will be required to complete 96 credit points consisting of:
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.
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.
Fee type: Full-fee
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Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.
Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.
If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.
Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.