Australian Migration Law and Practice

Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice (GradDipAusMigLaw)

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Learn how to handle real-life migration law issues and improve your practical, problem-solving and interpersonal skills to prepare for the challenging role of a migration agent.

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  • Selection Rank

  • Course Code

    • G1083
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time. Mid-year entrants must study part-time.)
  • Course Duration

    • 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 096011C
  • Course Code

    • G1083
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time. Mid-year entrants must study part-time.)
  • Course Duration

    • 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

Learn how to provide help to people wanting to migrate to Australia, including advising clients on their visa options, preparing visa applications, visa compliance, and reviewing decisions to refuse or cancel visas.

You’ll explore Australian migration law, relevant legislation and policy, ethics and migration practice.

If you’re a legal practitioner, completing units in the course could meet your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. If you’re entering the legal profession, you’ll get a strong foundation in this specialised, dynamic and complex area of law.

When you graduate, you’ll need to apply to the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) for registration as a migration agent. This involves passing a separate exam and meeting other registration requirements. To become a migration agent in Australia, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Please refer to the MARA website for more details.

6 reasons to study a Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice at Murdoch

  • We are one of only six universities in Australia to be recognised by the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) to deliver this course – and the only university in WA to offer this course face-to-face, giving you the best learning experience possible.
  • Complete units in our Simulated Professional Migration Practice on campus where you can practice and simulate real world scenarios to prepare you for the real world.
  • Get real world experience through completing units in our Work Integrated Learning program (where you will intern with an organisation or work on a real case) or in our Migration Clinic (the only Migration Clinic in an Australian university).
  • Choose full-time, part-time or on-campus studies to help you fit study into your working life.
  • You’ll be taught by leading academics who have worked in the migration advice industry in law firms, practices and community legal centres.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • Australian migration law and visa system
  • legal skills for migration practitioners
  • visa compliance, cancellation and review
  • contemporary migration issues and business skills
  • fundamental migration practice skills.

Your career

By completing this course and the prescribed Capstone Exam, you'll meet the knowledge requirements for becoming a registered migration agent with the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

While the course is ideal for legal practitioners or migration agents who would like to improve their knowledge and practice in this challenging area of law, you are not required to have a legal background to apply.

Professional recognition

The course is recognised by the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) and meets one of the requirements of becoming a registered migration agent in Australia.

  • Location

    • Perth campus
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae