LAWS 7007 Australian Migration Law

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200965

Coordinator Michael Morgan Opens in new window

Description This unit provides students with an introduction to Australia's immigration system. It provides students with a broad overview of sources of Australian migration law, explores the role of government policy in migration law, and outlines the key components of Australia's migration program. The unit gives students a strong grounding in key terminology used in Australian migration law, and introducesto Australian visas. The unit explores the regulatory regime for losing a visa and addresses immigration offences.

School Law

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

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.

Assumed Knowledge

Prior study and English language proficiency as per the requirements of program 2803/2819 - Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Analyse the structure of Australia�fs immigration system, including sources of migration law and role of government policy;
  2. Examine the nature of Australian visas and the implications for the loss of Australian visas;
  3. Assess the importance of compliance with Australian migration laws and consider the regime with respect to immigration offences in Australia;
  4. Effectively explain legal procedures and advice on Australian migration law in written form;
  5. Apply basic research skills for relevant legal information on Australian migration law;

Subject Content

The Immigration System
Introduction to Visas
Losing a Visa
Immigration Offences
Public Interest Criteria

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
Quiz 30 minutes 10 N Individual
Case Study 1,500 words 40 N Individual
Take-Home Examination 2,000 words 50 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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