Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice
Course information for - 2023 entry
Offered at 1 locations
- Study mode
- 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
- Fees (first year)*
- Start dates
Semester 1 intake: Not availableMidyear (Semester 2) intake: Beginning July 2023Applications open April 2023
Note: International applicants residing inside or outside Australia may undertake this course online, and should apply as domestic students.
This course is NOT open to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia.
The Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice equips students with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to practice as a qualified migration agent in Australia. The course emphasizes problem-based, real-life interactive learning experiences. The Graduate Diploma is the minimum qualification for individuals seeking registration in Australia as a Migration Agent.
Upon successful completion of the Diploma and the Capstone exam administered by the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA), graduates may seek registration to practice as a Registered Migration Agent. There are additional requirements for registration as a Migration Agent.
Registered Migration Agent
Upon successful completion of the diploma and capstone exam administered by the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA), graduates may seek registration to practice as a Registered Migration Agent. There are additional requirements for registration as a migration agent.
For more information visit the MARA website
To complete the Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice, a student must complete 80 credit points (cp).
An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy .
International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy .
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:
- Bachelor degree in any discipline; or
- equivalent professional experience in a relevant role.
Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.
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English language requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must have either:
- Successfully completed at least one full-time year of study in secondary or higher education at the AQF Diploma level or higher, where the medium of study was English, and have completed these studies within the past five years; or
- Have a current registration with an accredited body that has English language requirements equivalent to, or higher than, ACU; or
- Demonstrated completion of an English Language Test, as set out below, within the past two years:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Overall Score: 7.0, Individual Score: 6.5 in all tests
- Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic (TOEFL) – from an internet-based total of 94, achieve a minimum of 24 in writing, 20 in speaking and listening, 19 in reading
- ACU English Language Test - A (75-100%)
- Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) – Overall score of 185, with a minimum score of 176 in all tests
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All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.
A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:
- the number of units studied per semester;
- the choice of major or specialisation; and
- elective units.
The University reviews fees annually.
You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.
You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.
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Dr Kunle Ola
Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator AMLAP
Dr Kunle Ola is a lawyer with an academic, legal, regulatory, enforcement and administrative background. He started his formal legal career at the Corporate Affairs Commission in Nigeria and then joined a private law firm as a partner. Dr Ola has represented Nigeria on several United Nations’ specialised committees including the Standing Committee for Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) General Assembly and the WIPO Committee for Development in Intellectual Property (CDIP). He has extensive international legal experience, and a passion for sharing this with his students at ACU.
“I think that deep down, what migration agents do is really just about helping people… it’s helping them during what is often an important and stressful time in their lives. Studying online at ACU was a fantastic experience. It’s heavily law-based, really rigorous and a lot of hard work, but it was rewarding and I only have positive things to say about it. I’ve learnt a lot and I’ve got a new career, and I’ve also re-established the confidence in myself.”