Master of Australian Migration Law and Practice

Course information for - 2024 entry

Offered at 1 locations

Duration
1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Fees (first year)*

$23632 Fee-paying

Start dates
Midyear (Semester 2) intake: Beginning July 2024
Applications open April 2024

Overview

The Masters of Australian Migration Law and Practice will enhance your skills with the foundation knowledge, understanding and practical skills that are required to practice as a qualified Australian migration agent. The Masters is for individuals seeking to accelerate their career through deepened subject knowledge and improved personal and professional skills. After completing the Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice you can choose from a series of electives to deepen your knowledge and enhance your career ambitions.

Upon successful completion of the MAMLAP 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.

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Professional recognition

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

Careers

Registered Australian migration agent

Small business migration agency owner

Lawyer specialising in migration

Academics teaching Australian migration law and practice

Government officer in migration related activities

Migration researcher

Education Agents

Overseas Migration Agents

International lawyers specialising in migration.

Staff of migration related NGO’s e.g. Refugees International, Amnesty International.

Course details

Course structure

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Commencing Semester 1

  • Specified UnitsLAWS503Introduction to Australian Migration Law10 cp
  • Specified UnitsLAWS504Australian Visa System10 cp
  • Specified UnitsLAWS505Australian Visa System - Economic Migration10 cp
  • Specified UnitsLAWS506Advocacy and Review10 cp
  • Specified UnitsLAWS507Australian Visa System - Family Migration and Refugees10 cp
  • Specified UnitsLAWS508Australian Visa System Cancellations10 cp
  • Specified UnitsLAWS509Foundations of Ethical Practice10 cp
  • Specified UnitsLAWS510Applied Migration Law and Case Management10 cp

AQF framework

Masters (Coursework) - AQF Level 9

Exit Points

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Diploma in Migration Law and Practice may exit from the course with the relevant award.

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Bachelor degree in any discipline; or
  2. Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practise.
  • An applicant who has completed a OMARA accredited Graduate Diploma in Migration Law and Practice (or equivalent) will be granted advanced standing for 80 credit points
  • International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admissions Rules.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission.

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Applicants with higher education study

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Bachelor degree in any discipline; or
  2. Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice.
  • An applicant who has completed a OMARA accredited Graduate Diploma in Migration Law and Practice (or equivalent) will be granted advanced standing for 80 credit points
  • International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admissions Rules.

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must have either:

  1. 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
  2. Have a current registration with an accredited body that has English language requirements equivalent to, or higher than, ACU; or
  3. Demonstrated completion of an English Language Test, as set out below, within the past two years:
  4. International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Overall Score: 7.0, Individual Score: 6.5 in all tests
  5. 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
  6. ACU English Language Test - A (75-100%)
  7. Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) – Overall score of 185, with a minimum score of 176 in all tests

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

Learn more about inherent requirements for your course and how they affect you

Fees

Course costs

Average first year fee*

$23632 Fee-paying

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.

Payment options

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. 

Explore your options 

Scholarships

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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How to apply

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment.

Staff Profile

Dr Kunle Ola

Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator AMLAP

Dr Kunle Ola’s research traverses Intellectual Property, Copyright Collective Administration, Open Access to knowledge, Company Law and Migration law. His works challenge institutional imbalance, develops, informs, and guides law reform, public policy and international norm setting.

Kunle is a Senior lecturer at the Thomas More Law School). Kunle holds a Law degree (LL. B) from the University of Benin, LL.M from the University of South Africa, a PhD from the Australian Catholic University, a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and a Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and has over twenty-three years of private, public, and international experience.

His research projects include collaborations with agencies such as, World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Ford Foundation, United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD), Australian Research Council (ARC) and Canada's International Development Research Council (IDRC).

Dr Kanij Fatima

Lecturer, Thomas More Law School

Dr Kanij Fatima, a lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Thomas More Law School, Australian Catholic University.

She has completed her PhD in Human Trafficking and International Law at the School of Law, La Trobe University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in law, a master’s in law, and a graduate degree in international law with a focus on human rights. Before commencing her PhD candidature, she worked in the Bangladesh Judiciary as a Joint District Judge/ Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate for 8 years. She has advanced skills in legal research (in both civil and criminal matters, and both domestic and international laws), as well as relevant teaching experience. She is a British Chevening scholar and AUSAID scholar. Her research interests are human and organ trafficking, human rights, domestic violence and migrants, money laundering, and other transnational crimes.

 

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