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78304 Compliance and Review of Visa Decisions

6cp
Requisite(s): 78303c Family Visas, Refugee and Humanitarian Visas, and Miscellaneous Visas
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.
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 role of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in enforcing compliance with Australia's migration laws, offences under the Migration Act 1958, and DHA's compliance powers including visa refusal and cancellation, removal, deportation, exclusion periods, search and seizure, employer monitoring, and sanctions. The subject also covers options following refusals or cancellations including revocation applications, merits review, judicial review and the Minister for Immigration's personal intervention powers. Submission writing is a vital skill in these areas and how to prepare effective and persuasive submissions is a focus.

This subject is aligned with the Occupational Competency Standards for Migration Agents. The nine 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

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