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78303 Family Visas, Refugee and Humanitarian Visas, and Miscellaneous Visas

6cp
Requisite(s): 78300 Introduction to Migration Law AND 78301 Australia's Visa System
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Description

This subject is delivered online. It contributes to the overall course objectives by introducing students to the specific requirements and procedures that apply to the granting of family visas, refugee and humanitarian visas and other miscellaneous visas such as visitor visas and return resident visas.

Building on the knowledge of the earlier subject, 78301 Australia's Visa System, students deepen their understanding of migration law and practice, and learn the skills needed to communicate with clients and key stakeholders, research relevant law, and advocate effectively. Students develop an understanding of the required knowledge of the migration legislation and where it fits with Australia's legal system, as well as the ethical obligations applicable to a professional migration advisor.

Participation in drafting, interviewing, advice-writing exercises and online discussions enables students to practise, and receive feedback on, essential skills in a client-focused environment. Problem-solving skills are core to being an effective migration professional. Students engage with the work of migration agents in advising clients on the complexities of specific visas through the conduct of a matter and the management of a client file.

This subject is aligned with the Occupational Competency Standards for Migration Agents. The competency standards set out the knowledge, skills and professionalism required for practice as a Migration Agent. This subject meets the following six standards.

  • Standard 1 – Make preliminary contact with potential client
  • Standard 2 – Agree on a course of action based on a detailed knowledge of relevant legislation and government policy and in accordance with the ethical principles and the Code of Conduct
  • Standard 3 – Prepare, review and lodge applications or appeals based on a detailed knowledge of relevant legislation and government policy and in accordance with ethical principles and the Code of Conduct
  • Standard 4 – Represent clients before the department and other bodies based on a detailed knowledge of relevant legislation and government policy and in accordance with ethical principles and the Code of Conduct
  • Standard 5 – Monitor progress of cases based on a detailed knowledge of relevant legislation and government policy and in accordance with ethical principles and the Code of Conduct
  • Standard 6 – Finalise matters in accordance with ethical principles and the Code of Conduct


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Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.