Our Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law gives you the qualifications needed to help immigrants and refugees call Australia home. Taught by specialist immigration barristers and migration agents, the one of a kind course lets you specialise in Australian immigration and refugee law.
With full accreditation from the Department of Home Affairs, the course supplements online learning with work experience and one face-to-face weekend workshop to give you the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in Migration Law.
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Australian Migration Law at Western
You will study the relevant laws and policies related to migration and refugee law in Australia. In particular, you will learn how to navigate your way through the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) and Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth).
The key legislative and regulatory machinery that governs the entry and presence of non-citizens in Australia. Students, as they navigate through the practice oriented resources of the course, will acquire the opportunity to critically analyse Australia’s current and historic approach to regulation of migration and refugee law.
Please note: Available to onshore international non-student visa holders - This course consists of 6 units. Five units are wholly online. The remaining unit has online components which are supported by a face to face workshop as contained within a Capstone Practical Training Placement. International students may obtain a 485 Temporary Graduate Visa or other non-student visas with permission to study to engage with the face to face workshop.
Fees and delivery
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
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As an australian migration law graduate in this degree, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Registered Migration Agent
- Specialist Immigration Lawyer (practising as a Barrister or Solicitor)
- Policy specialist
Registered Migration Agent
Provides information and advice to potential migrants, prepares and lodges visa applications, and acts as an intermediary to legally represent clients during visa processing and before review bodies liaises with legal professionals in relation to judicial review matters. Registration or licensing may be required
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.