This unit aims to provide students with the advanced skills needed to determine and advise on specific visa options, namely, in the family, spouse and other related visas of migration law. The research capacity to find appropriate legal materials and the requirements for specific visas and criteria for obtaining visas. In addition, students will develop the problem solving skills needed to apply this legal knowledge to particular situations when looking for solutions, visa options and pathways for clients.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically analyse a range of visas and legislative requirements to provide accurate and appropriate advice to clients.  
  2. Critically demonstrate sound knowledge of visa application procedures.  
  3. Recognise when and how to undertake appropriate research to prepare submissions, and applications and effectively advocate for clients.  
  4. Research, formulate and implement appropriate strategies for providing effective advice to clients.  
  5. Prepare appropriate, communications, submissions and applications to government and other stakeholders.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Interpretation of case law and the Migration Act 1958 and to provide solutions to complex scenarios. (1100 words) 20%
Assignment Identification of appropriate visa and alternative pathway solutions to meet a client’s needs. (2000 words) 35%
Examination Final Examination. 45%

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