This unit of study provides students with knowledge and skills relevant to the Australian visa system and investigation of case law to support submissions to government. This unit has a practical focus on the legislative and policy frameworks pertaining to Australia's visa system, the various mechanisms of migration control, key visa classes and their requirements, visa application processes and visa conditions. Operations of the visa system and the various categories of entrants are examined. Visa classes are also considered. Learning activities and assessment tasks encourage students to develop cognitive, technical and communications skills through discussing and critically analysing issues, scenarios and complex problems from the field of visa categories and visa processes within the broader context of citizenship.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
LLW3007

Prerequisites

BLB1101 - Australian Legal System in Context

BLB1114 - Legal Research Methods

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically analyse the development of citizenship and migration law in contemporary Australia;  
  2. Conceptually map the categorisation of non-citizens in a legal context;  
  3. Critically exemplify professional practice in the review and analysis of legal systems relevant to migration law, including the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) and Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) as well as case law and policy;  
  4. Interrogate authentic complex problems drawing on Australian migration law, including migration policy, practice and procedures and propose ethical solutions demonstrating accountability and responsibility; and  
  5. Advocate innovative solutions in collaboration with peers, to wide ranging problems in the area of migration, to hypothetical clients.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test In class test – 1 hour 10%
Assignment Assignment Task requiring students to resolve problems relating to migration law (2,000 words) Group Assignment 40%
Examination Examination - Individual 3 hour written exam 50%

Required reading

Australian Migration Legislation Collection,
Fernandez, Rodger, Gerkens, Murray, Yau, Dominic, Ozyurek, Sherene, June 2020,
LexisNexis Butterworths

Australian Immigration Companion, 8th Edition,
Fernandez, Rodger, Gerkens, Murray, Kenny, Janelle, Ozyurek, Sherene, Yau,
LexisNexis Butterworths

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