Applied Migration Law

Unit code: LML6007 | Study level: Postgraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Queen
Online Real Time
Online Self-Paced
LML6001 - Practitioner Legal Skills for Australian Migration Law
LML6002 - Australian Migration Law
LML6003 - Australia's Visa System 1
LML6004 - Australia’s Visa System 2
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


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.

Students will also be given an opportunity, if selected by participating employers, to undertake a two-week work placement. This will help advance their employability skills required for real-life work. Please note that the placement does not require OMARA’s approval. 

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.

Study as a single unit

This unit can be studied on its own, without enrolling in a full degree.

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For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 20%
Online quiz (10 points) and short answer question (10 points)
Assessment type: Examination
Grade: 30%
Telephone/Video Interview (Invigilated).
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 20%
File Note.
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 30%
Written Letter of Advice to client.

Required reading

Required readings will be made available via VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

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