Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law

  • Effective from: 2018
  • Approved Abbreviation: GradDipAusMigrLaw
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 2819
  • AQF Level: 8

This program applies to students who commenced in Summer A 2018 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

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 program 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 program” 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 program.

Study Mode

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

Program Advice

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Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Full Time Online See above
Online Part Time Online 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 for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Also, 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.

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

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.

Program Structure

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

Recommended Sequence

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Summer A sessionCredit Points
LAWS 7007 Australian Migration Law 10
LAWS 7003 Australia's Visa System 1 10
 Credit Points20
Autumn session
LAWS 7004 Australia's Visa System 2 10
LAWS 7038 Visa Cancellation and Review 20
 Credit Points30
Spring session
LAWS 7036 Migration Practice and Theory 1 10
LAWS 7037 Migration Practice and Theory 2 20
 Credit Points30
 Total Credit Points80

Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Spring sessionCredit Points
LAWS 7007 Australian Migration Law 10
LAWS 7003 Australia's Visa System 1 10
 Credit Points20
Summer A session
LAWS 7004 Australia's Visa System 2 10
LAWS 7038 Visa Cancellation and Review 20
 Credit Points30
Autumn session
LAWS 7036 Migration Practice and Theory 1 10
LAWS 7037 Migration Practice and Theory 2 20
 Credit Points30
 Total Credit Points80

Part-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
LAWS 7007 Australian Migration Law 10
LAWS 7003 Australia's Visa System 1 10
 Credit Points20
Summer A session
LAWS 7004 Australia's Visa System 2 10
 Credit Points10
Autumn session
LAWS 7038 Visa Cancellation and Review 20
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Spring session
LAWS 7036 Migration Practice and Theory 1 10
 Credit Points10
Autumn session
LAWS 7037 Migration Practice and Theory 2 20
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points80