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Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipAusMigrLaw


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2819.1

AQF Level: 8

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is Summer A 2018 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For Commencement Year 2018 - please refer to: 2803.2 Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law

The Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law provides graduates with a professional educational qualification to specialise in Australian immigration and refugee law. The course is offered mainly online, providing graduates with both flexibility and the logical structure of a planned migration program. Graduates obtain comprehensive knowledge of Australian migration legislation, jurisprudence and policy. As a graduate you will have developed and cultivated ethical and professional standards. The Diploma is accredited by the Department of Home Affairs as a “prescribed course” under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth).

Note: Students will be required to undertake one compulsory weekend workshop on campus in Sydney to successfully complete this course.

Study Mode
One year full-time or two years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Jason Donnellyj.donnelly@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
OnlineFull TimeOnline See above
OnlinePart TimeOnline See above

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline or two years’ (full time equivalent) relevant and current professional experience that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. Applicants do not require a law degree.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service*

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/future/study/how-to-apply/postgraduate-students.html

for all work experience listed on the application, and provide a cover letter that demonstrates how their professional work experience has permitted them to gain the following attributes:

  • critical thinking and problem solving
  • teamwork and communication skills
  • career and leadership readiness
  • intercultural and ethical competency
  • self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Applicants will be assessed by the School of Law Course Convenor (or, where the Course Convenor is unavailable, the assessment may be made by a nominated delegate being any one of the following: the Dean, the Deputy Dean, or the Director Academic Program LLB) on a case by case basis to ensure they have the ability to complete graduate level study.

* A Statutory Declaration will be accepted where the production of a Statement of Service is not possible.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points of core units as per the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Stream 1 (Start-year Intake)

Summer A session

200965Australian Migration Law
200966Australia's Visa System 1

Autumn session

200967Australia's Visa System 2
201029Visa Cancellation and Review

Spring session

201031Migration Practice and Theory 1
201030Migration Practice and Theory 2

Stream 2 (Mid-year Intake)

Spring session

200965Australian Migration Law
200966Australia's Visa System 1

Summer A session

200967Australia's Visa System 2
201029Visa Cancellation and Review

Autumn session

201031Migration Practice and Theory 1
201030Migration Practice and Theory 2

Steam 3 (Part-time)

Spring session

200965Australian Migration Law
200966Australia's Visa System 1

Summer A session

200967Australia's Visa System 2

Autumn session

201029Visa Cancellation and Review

Spring session

201031Migration Practice and Theory 1

Autumn session

201030Migration Practice and Theory 2


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