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Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice (GradDipAusMigLaw)

  • G1083GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN AUSTRALIAN MIGRATION LAW AND PRACTICE

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Title Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice (GradDipAusMigLaw)
Course Code G1083
Study Level Graduate Diploma
School School of Law
Academic Contacts http://www.murdoch.edu.au/contacts/academic/school/School_of_Law
Qualification Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice (GradDipAusMigLaw)
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice (GDAMLP) is an accredited professional training course which fulfils part of the requirements for individuals to become Registered Migration Agents. The course will prepare students with a body of relevant knowledge, skills and experience of Australian migration law and enabling them to function legally and optimally as professionals within ethical principles and the Code of Conduct.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings All applicants must meet one of the following academic entry requirements:
· · A formal qualification that is recognised as the equivalent of an Australian (AQF Level 7) Bachelor degree.
If you do not have an AQF Level 7 degree, you can still apply for the course by providing demonstrable evidence of informal and non-formal learning that satisfies all the following AQF Level 7 criteria. They are:
· · Broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge with depth in one or more disciplines or areas of practice
· · Well-developed cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to (i) analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities; (ii) analyse, generate and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems and (iii) transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others.
· · Application of knowledge, skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility (i) in contexts that require self-directed work and learning and (ii) within broad parameters to provide specialist advice and functions.
Where there is doubt about whether or not the informal and non-formal learning equates to the abovementioned AQF Level 7 criteria, applicants may be invited to complete the Murdoch University Pre Law course or use an approved postgraduate preparation program, as an additional basis of admission into the Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law. For more information on details of the AQF Level 7 criteria, please see http://www.aqf.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/10AQF_Bachelor-degree.pdf

All applicants must meet one of the following four English language competency requirements (which mirror the English Competency requirements for registration with MARA) to be eligible for the course: 1. An Academic Test result of the International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS) with a minimum overall score of 7.0 with no individual subset (speaking, listening, reading and writing) less than 6.5; or 2. An Internet Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (IBT) with a minimum overall test score of 100 and a minimum score of 22 in each subset (speaking, listening, reading and writing); or 3. Successful completion of: a) Secondary school studies to the equivalent of Australian Year 12, with a minimum of four years' study at secondary school or equivalent; and b) A bachelor degree or higher degree, with a minimum of three years' equivalent full time study; where i. The secondary school and degree studies were completed at educational institutions in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and/or the United States of America; and ii. English was the language of instruction at these educational institutions; and iii. The study was undertaken while you were living in the country where your degree was awarded and your schooling was completed. 4. Successful completion of: a) Secondary school studies either to the equivalent of Australian Year 10 or Year 12; and b) At least 10 years of primary and/or secondary schooling; where i. English was the language of instruction at the school or schools; and ii. The schooling was undertaken and completed in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and/or the United States of America; and iii. You were living in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and/or the United States of America throughout your period of schooling.
Course Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice will
have the broad knowledge and skills relevant for a professional Registered Migration
Agent.
Knowledge
CLO1 - Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice
will have broad understanding of theoretical and technical knowledge that includes:
(a) the fundamentals of Australian migration law, policy and practice, and underlying
principles and concepts; and
(b) the principles and values of ethical practice and the Code of Conduct in migration
agents' roles.
Skills
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice will
have:
CLO 2 - Cognitive skills to engage in critical analysis and make a reasoned choice
amongst alternatives to identify and provide solutions to their respective practice
requirements in accordance with relevant legislation, ethical principles and the Code
of Conduct.
CLO 3 - Specialised technical and creative skills to plan, organise and facilitate
professional and effective migration services in accordance with ethical principles
and the Code of Conduct.
CLO 4 - Communication skills to formulate and implement communication
strategies to a variety of stakeholders including advice to clients in accordance with
ethical principles and the Code of Conduct.
Application of knowledge and skills
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice will
apply knowledge and skills to:
CLO 5 - Demonstrate complex and independent judgement in interpreting and
applying migration law and policy in professional practice in accordance with ethical
principles and the Code of Conduct.
CLO 6 - Identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant legislation and
government policy to prepare and deliver migration advice in accordance with
ethical principles and the Code of Conduct.
CLO 7 - Initiate, plan, research, implement and evaluate migration agents' broad
functions within varied specialised technical and creative contexts.
CLO8 - Learn and work independently including the ability to reflect on and assess
their personal capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as
appropriate, to support personal and professional development.
Employment Prospects It is also a course which can be undertaken by those wishing to gain advanced knowledge of this area of specialised legal practice, for example lawyers; registered migration agents, education agents and employees of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Professional Recognition Successful completion of the GDAMLP provides students with part of the requisite knowledge requirements for registration as a migration agent with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority.
Professional Accreditation Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority
Main research areas Migration Law
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 24 credit points

Core Units - 21 credit points

LLM520 Introduction to Legal Skills for Migration Practitioners - 3 points
MURDOCH: UA4-internal

LLM523 Australian Migration Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

LLM528 Australia's Visa System I (Family and other visas) - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

LLM533 Fundamental Migration Practice Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

LLM534 Australia's Visa System II (Economic, Skilled and other visas) - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

LLM536 Visa Compliance, Cancellation and Review - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

LLM541 Contemporary Migration Issues and Business Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

LLM542 Migration Clinic - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

LLM543 Workplace Integrated Learning(Migration Law) - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

LLM544 Professional Migration Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

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