Visa Compliance and Cancellation

Unit code: LML6005 | 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 examines the regulatory framework that ensures compliance with Migration Law in Australia. Students will cover grounds for refusal or cancellation of visas; sanctions for breaches of visa conditions; the consequences of unlawful status; detention, removal and deportation and offences under the Migration Act. Students will learn to appraise pathways and options open to clients, determine strategies and formulate submissions. The subject is designed to further to equip participants advanced skills needed to determine and advise on visa options and the research capacity to find appropriate legal materials.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and critically analyse requirements and procedures relating to refusals, compliance and other sanctions
  2. Recognise when and how to undertake appropriate research to prepare submissions, and effectively advocate for clients
  3. Determine and implement appropriate advocacy strategies in negotiation with key stakeholders
  4. Plan and prepare communication strategies with key stakeholders including clients and government
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical and professional standards including duty of care, informed consent and the nature of independent advice

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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%
A written submission to government or client addressing visa criteria. (2000 words)
Assessment type: Examination
Grade: 45%
Final Examination.

Required reading

Required readings will be made available via VU Collaborate.

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