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Workplace Integrated Learning(Migration Law) (LLM543)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-placement
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit is designed for students to participate in work integrated learning by focusing on a practical experience of working with a migration advice provider. Students will apply their knowledge and skills into practice in accordance with ethical principles and the Code of Conduct. Students who are enrolled to this subject must adhere to WIL policy, criteria and guidelines.
Unit Learning Outcomes ULO 1: Apply skills involving judgment such as the investigation of facts, analysis of problems and
professional decision making.
ULO 2: Communicate professionally through interviewing, preparing advice, negotiation, advocacy, letter
writing and drafting of documents.
ULO 3: Apply professional ethical principles and the code of conduct to a real-life context.
ULO 4: Demonstrate an understanding of the role the migration profession in a social context through self
and peer reflective practices.
ULO 5: Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and legal requirements of working in a migration
Timetabled Learning Activities 2 x 2 hour seminars
Unit Learning Experiences The learning experiences for this subject are achieved through practical hands-on work with an external
organisation. Students will have an opportunity to work in the organisation (under supervision of an
approved in-house supervisor) or at a distance as an assistant 'shadowing' their supervisor and viewing and
reflecting on the migration service they provide.
It is expected that through such exposure, students will reflect on and demonstrate a better understanding
of the role of migration law and migration agents in society and of substantive migration law and procedures
that they will have to apply during the subject.
Other Learning Experiences This unit will consist of up to 130 hours of placement.
Assessment In this unit various types of assessments (student reflective pieces, presentation, portfolio of work and an employer's report) are used and include both theoretical and practical aspects.
Prerequisites LLM523 Australian Migration Law, LLM528 Australia's Visa Systems I, LLM533 Fundamental Migration Practice Skills.
Co-requisites: LLM534 Australia's Visa Systems II, LLM541 Contemporary Migration Law Issues and Business Skills
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice (GradDipAusMigLaw)
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.


Unit Coordinator
Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny
Associate Professor Law

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6806
e: M.Kenny@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.016 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
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