Graduate Diploma in Migration Law

VU course code: LGML | CRICOS: 096290B | Level of study: Postgraduate
1 year
In person, Online Real Time

Tuition fee per semester: AU$16,100

VU Melbourne: City Campus, Online Real Time
01 July 2024
Graduate diploma in migration law student
Overview

Overview

Gain advanced knowledge in migration law and prepare to register as a migration agent with a Graduate Diploma in Migration Law at Victoria University (VU).

Take advantage of VU’s status as Australia’s leading migration law education provider by studying this practical and engaging course, the longest-running migration law program nationwide.

If your goal is to become a registered migration agent and work in the migration space as a legal practitioner, HR specialist or government worker, this one-year graduate diploma will equip you with essential knowledge and skills in:

  • migration law and policy
  • legal research and drafting
  • submission writing
  • professional and interpersonal communication
  • knowledge about the migrant experience and human rights issues.

Enjoy the flexibility and adaptability of this postgraduate program, designed for working professionals. 

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Fees & Scholarships

As an international student at Victoria University, you will be required to pay your tuition fees up front each semester.

There may be additional materials fees throughout your studies, depending on your chosen course, as well as an administrative fee as part of your course.

Victoria University is proud to support our international scholarship recipients and sponsored students.

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how

Fees

Scholarships

CAREERS

With a Graduate Diploma in Migration Law from VU, you’ll be equipped with the academic skills to succeed in a range of roles across industry sectors including:

  • registered migration agent with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA)
  • specialised migration lawyer
  • community law advisor
  • human resource assessors and advisers
  • policy work in government and industry.

While this course fulfils the academic knowledge requirement for registration as a migration agent with OMARA, some other requirements also apply.

See OMARA for further information.

FURTHER STUDIES (PATHWAYS)

VU Stories

Marzena Fordonska
A law career enriched by experience
Graduate Diploma in Migration Law, Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
"My VU migration law placement was so inspiring that I decided to continue my studies to become a lawyer. After completing two other degrees, I am absolutely convinced VU’s Block Model is the greatest possible study method."
My VU migration law placement was so inspiring that I decided to continue my studies to become a lawyer. After completing two other degrees, I am absolutely convinced VU’s Block Model is the greatest possible study method.
Love at first practice
Graduate Diploma in Migration Law, Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
"VU offers the flexibility to choose a diverse curriculum or a specialised area of law, so I geared my studies towards migration law. It was love at first practice. "
VU offers the flexibility to choose a diverse curriculum or a specialised area of law, so I geared my studies towards migration law. It was love at first practice.
Leading the way in migration law
Graduate Diploma in Migration Law
"I’ve fallen in love with helping people migrate to Australia. Seeing people successfully settling into the country, embracing the diverse culture and prospering economically gives me the highest level of satisfaction."
I’ve fallen in love with helping people migrate to Australia. Seeing people successfully settling into the country, embracing the diverse culture and prospering economically gives me the highest level of satisfaction.