Managing a Migration Agent business

Unit code: LML6008 | 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 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.

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

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: Assignment
Grade: 20%
Preparation of a business plan. (1100 words)
Assessment type: Examination
Grade: 60%
Final Examination.

Required reading

Required readings will be made available via VU Collaborate.

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