This unit is a practical, interactive course designed to equip students with the relevant practical skills and knowledge to practice as a migration agent and to establish and operate a migration agency. The unit/subject will cover topics such as ethics and professional practice, accounts management, business management, file management, interviewing, statutory interpretation, preparing applications and submissions, and advocating a case. Students will be provided opportunities to apply theoretical and practical knowledge to a practical simulated work environment and to observe professional practice within a migration agency context.

Unit details

Location:
Online
Other
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
LML6008

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Exemplify ethical principles, intercultural understanding and the obligations associated with managing a migration practice in professional practice  
  2. Adapt efficient client file management, accounts and business management principles when operating a migration agency, including implementing the compliance requirements imposed by the Code of Conduct  
  3. Communicate clearly and effectively with clients (including key stakeholders such as government), including ascertaining facts and information from clients and delivering advice to clients while respecting and valuing diversity and maintaining confidentiality  
  4. Evaluate continuously the changing legislative and regulatory regime as it applies to the contemporary migration agent  
  5. Critically analyse and troubleshoot complex problems in relation to operating a migration agency  
  6. Commit to and undertake an ongoing professional development program  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Analysis of significant elements of migration practice. (1100 words) 20%
Assignment Preparation of a business plan. (1100 words) 20%
Examination Final Examination. 60%

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