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C06122v1 Graduate Diploma in Migration Law and Practice

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Migration Law and Practice (GradDipMigLawPrac)
UAC code: 940409(Autumn session, Spring session)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 36
Course EFTSL: 0.75
Location: Distance

Notes

This course is only available by distance mode.

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Career options
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

This course allows students to develop expertise in migration law and practice. The course offers students an integrated program with a focus on applied knowledge and practical skills.

This course is undertaken entirely online, removing the need for students to attend face-to-face classes. All lectures, tutorials, course materials and assessments are distributed by a combination of web-based technology and electronic media. Optional on-campus workshops for each subject and an internship opportunity are also offered.

On completion of this course, students intending to work in the area of migration practice have the required knowledge and skills to provide immigration assistance, and are eligible to sit a capstone exam approved and facilitated externally by the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority to satisfy the prescribed knowledge requirements for registration as an Australian migration agent.

Career options

Career options include registration as a migration agent and specialist work in the migration advice and policy industry, provided non-lawyer graduates also pass a Capstone exam approved and facilitated externally by Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority and fulfil all other prescribed requirements for registration.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

For this course the equivalent qualification required is a bachelor's degree in law or a discipline other than law or a law qualification from an overseas jurisdiction. Admission is at the discretion of the associate dean (education).

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Credit recognition

Students who have completed subjects in the Migration Law and Practice graduate certificates from the Australian National University, Griffith University, Victoria University or Murdoch University may be granted up to a maximum of 18 unspecified credit points of credit recognition towards this course. Additionally, students who have attained a law degree may be granted exemptions for subjects 78300 Introduction to Migration Law and 78305 Migration Law in Practice.

General credit recognition information regarding the Graduate Diploma in Migration Law and Practice is available at postgraduate course information.

Course duration and attendance

The standard course can be completed in one year of full-time or one-and-a-half years of part-time study. There are three intakes a year (in Autumn, Spring and Summer sessions).

Course structure

The course comprises a total of 36 credit points of compulsory core law subjects (six subjects).

Industrial training/professional practice

This course covers the Occupational Competency Standards for registered migration agents.

Course completion requirements

STM91220 Core (Migration Law and Practice) 36cp
Total 36cp

Course program

Typical full-time and part-time programs are shown below for students commencing the course in Autumn session.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
78300 Introduction to Migration Law   6cp
78301 Australia's Visa System   6cp
78302 Bridging Visas, Work Visas and Study Visas   6cp
Spring session
78303 Family Visas, Refugee and Humanitarian Visas, and Miscellaneous Visas   6cp
78304 Compliance and Review of Visa Decisions   6cp
78305 Migration Law in Practice   6cp
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
78300 Introduction to Migration Law   6cp
78301 Australia's Visa System   6cp
Spring session
78302 Bridging Visas, Work Visas and Study Visas   6cp
78303 Family Visas, Refugee and Humanitarian Visas, and Miscellaneous Visas   6cp
Summer session
78304 Compliance and Review of Visa Decisions   6cp
78305 Migration Law in Practice   6cp

Professional recognition

The prescribed knowledge requirements for registration as a migration agent with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority in Australia can be fulfilled by completing all accredited subjects in this course and passing an external Capstone exam approved and facilitated externally by the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA).

Other information

Further information for future students is available on:

telephone +61 2 9514 3660
email
law@uts.edu.au

Further information for current students is available on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
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