78300 Introduction to Migration Law6cp; distance (online delivery)
Requisite(s): ( 78101 Postgraduate Legal Research OR ((94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice) AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law AND 70107 Principles of Company Law) OR ((22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C07122 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04264 Master of Legal Studies)) OR (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law))
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This subject is delivered online. It is the first subject in the Graduate Diploma of Migration Law and Practice (C06122) as well as a postgraduate elective. Students are introduced to the required knowledge to understand migration legislation in the context of Australia's legal system, as well as the ethical obligations applicable to a professional migration advisor. Students learn and practise the application of knowledge through the development of skills and reflection in preparation for professional practice as a migration agent. The subject aims to equip students with the skills needed to communicate with clients and key stakeholders, research relevant law, and self-regulate their professional work. Commencing with a brief history of migration law and policy, students develop an awareness of the role of migration agents in Australia.
Working with the LEGENDcom database, developed, maintained and used by the Department of Home Affairs ('the department'), students learn to apply migration law and policy to practical scenarios. 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. This real-world context also allows students to develop an ethical framework for problem solving and decision making.
This subject is aligned with the Occupational Competency Standards for Migration Agents. The nine standards set out the knowledge, skills and professionalism required of an Australian migration agent. This subject meets the following three standards:
- Standard 1 – Make preliminary contact with potential client
- 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 legal requirements and ethical principles
- Standard 6 – Finalise matters in accordance with legal requirements and ethical principles.
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