LAWS 7003 Australia's Visa System 1

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200966

Coordinator Michael Morgan Opens in new window

Description This unit provides students with a structured examination of issues common to all Australian visas, including public health criteria, implications for family members of visa applicants and visa conditions. The unit further provides a close analysis of issues common to some Australian visas, such as matters of sponsorship, assurances of support, family violence provisions, provisional visas, English language requirements, skills assessment and exclusion periods and other public interest requirements.

School Law

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Co-requisite(s) LAWS 7007

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in program 2803/2819 Graduate Diploma in Migration Law, 2810 Master of Laws (International Governance) or 2824 Master of Laws. This program is available to international students who may obtain a Subclass 600 Tourist Visas (with visa condition 8201 ? Max 3 Months Study), 485 Temporary Graduate Visa or other non-student visas with permission to study.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Critically examine issues common to all Australian visas, including public interest requirements, health criteria and matters related to family members of visa applicants or visa holders.
  2. the nature of visa conditions and implications of breaching visa conditions.
  3. Analyse miscellaneous issues related to some Australian visas (including sponsorship, assurances of support, family violence, provisional visas, English language requirements, skills assessment and exclusion periods).
  4. Propose and justify the appropriate visa category or alternative pathway solutions to relevant case law.
  5. Communicate llegal solutions and advice in a written form effectively.
  6. Apply ethical principles and the Code of Conduct, and comply with relevant legislation required of a migration agent.
  7. Apply self-directed learning strategies to enhance learning.

Subject Content

Issues common to all visas Part 1 (Health)
Issues common to all visas Part 2 (including Family members)
Visa Conditions
Issues common to some visas

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Practical 2,000 words 35 N Individual
Quiz 30 minutes 10 N Individual
Take-Home Exam 3,500 words 55 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2021-2022 Summer

Online (Summer A)

Online

Subject Contact Jason Donnelly Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 2

Online

Online

Subject Contact Michael Morgan Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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