Australia's Visa System 1

Unit code: LML6003 | Study level: Postgraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Queen
Online Real Time
Online Self-Paced


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.

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.

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For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 20%
Online quiz (10 points) and short answer question (10 points)
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 35%
Identification of appropriate visa and alternative pathway solutions to meet a client’s needs. (2000 words)
Assessment type: Examination
Grade: 45%
Final Examination.

Required reading

Required readings will be made available via VU Collaborate.

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