This is a Capstone unit that builds on the knowledge created and acquired in previous courses within the Graduate Diploma.

Students will apply their knowledge in a variety of ways focusing on practical skills needed by migration agents and migration law practitioners to conduct an effective and successful migration practice. The Capstone subject will equip students with advanced skills needed to work as a registered migration agent in professional practice contexts.

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LML6001 - Practitioner Legal Skills for Australian Migration Law

LML6002 - Australian Migration Law

LML6003 - Australia's Visa System 1

LML6004 - Australia’s Visa System 2

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically formulate and implement appropriate strategies to effectively advise clients and address their issues.  
  2. Demonstrate consultancy, advocacy and communication skills required to deal effectively with clients' issues.  
  3. Plan, organise and facilitate professional and effective migration services.  
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of standards applicable to the financial relationships established with clients.  
  5. Discriminate between ethical and unethical practices in offering migration advice and advocacy.  
  6. Construct a personal and professional development plan critically.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Complex hypothetical case requiring various elements of migration practice to be addressed. 20%
Examination Telephone/Video Interview (Invigilated). 30%
Assignment File Note. 20%
Assignment Written Letter of Advice to client. 30%

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