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78305 Migration Law in Practice

6cp
Requisite(s): 78303c Family Visas, Refugee and Humanitarian Visas, and Miscellaneous Visas AND 78304c Compliance and Review of Visa Decisions
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Description

This final migration law subject contributes to the overall course objectives by focusing on best practice to provide competent and ethical migration advice and services. Focusing on the requirements for setting up a professional practice, and as a capstone subject, students have practical opportunities to apply the knowledge gained through the earlier subjects. Students are offered the opportunity to undertake an internship under the supervision of a registered migration agent with at least two years' experience, or to manage a client file from the taking of initial instructions to file closure following visa grant including all relevant documentation and ensuring compliance with Code of Conduct requirements.

This subject is aligned with the Occupational Competency Standards for Migration Agents that set out the knowledge, skills and professionalism required of an Australian migration agent. This capstone subject meets all nine standards:

  • Standard 1 – Make preliminary contact with potential client
  • Standard 2 – Agree on a course of action based on a detailed knowledge of relevant legislation and government policy and in accordance with the ethical principles and the Code of Conduct
  • Standard 3 – Prepare, review and lodge applications or appeals based on a detailed knowledge of relevant legislation and government policy and in accordance with ethical principles and the Code of Conduct
  • Standard 4 – Represent clients before the department and other bodies based on a detailed knowledge of relevant legislation and government policy and in accordance with ethical principles and the Code of Conduct
  • Standard 5 – Monitor progress of cases based on a detailed knowledge of relevant legislation and government policy and in accordance with ethical principles and the Code of Conduct
  • Standard 6 – Finalise matters in accordance with ethical principles and the Code of Conduct
  • Standard 7 – Identify and undertake an ongoing professional development plan
  • Standard 8 – Establish a practice in accordance with ethical principles, the Code of Conduct and compliant with relevant legislation
  • Standard 9 – Manage a practice in accordance with ethical principles, the Code of Conduct and compliant with relevant legislation.


Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

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