Open to graduates of any discipline, the innovative and fully online Graduate Certificate of Australian Migration Law and Practice offers the professional qualification needed to practise as a Registered Migration Agent in Australia.
Taught by a highly qualified team of migration law academics, specialists and practising migration agents, the Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice is accredited by the Migration Agent Registration Authority (MARA) and comprises four compulsory courses each of 10 weeks duration.
With three teaching sessions (Summer, Autumn and Winter), students can enrol in a maximum of two courses per session to complete the program in around 6 months.
Online learning means that the program offers the ultimate flexibility for domestic and international students around the world. Students join a lively and engaged community of ANU academics and future professional colleagues as they study Australian Migration Law, Australia's Visa System, Visa Compliance, Cancellation and Review, and Applied Migration Law.
For those who are already practising as migration agents, individual courses within the program can count towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) obligations as a Migration Agent.
Admission to practice
The Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law & Practice meets the knowledge requirements for becoming a Registered Migration Agent (RMA) in Australia.
After I graduate
Graduates of the program are eligible to register as an Australian migration agent and commonly pursue careers in migration agencies, specialist law firms, state and federal governments, non-government organisations and private sector firms providing immigration assistance.
In addition, graduating from ANU Law will see you join a prestigious and highly recognised alumni network of over 17,700 professionals in Australia and around the globe.
All registered migration agents in Australia are required by the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA) to complete a Practice Ready Program (PRP) in their first year of practice. ANU Legal Workshop enables you to meet the requirements of PRP through its 12-week online course, Applied Australian Migration Law and Practice LAWS8650.
Experts who will teach the program
Some of Australia's most highly qualified migration law specialist practitioners teach in this program. The team of on and off-campus full and part-time academic staff includes:
Natalie Dawson is the Sub-Dean of the Migration Law Program. She has spent her entire working career in the area of migration and is a former public servant and consultant with a Big 4 accounting firm. Natalie is a registered migration agent and is a volunteer providing migration assistance with Legal Aid ACT.
Linda Kirk is the Senior Lecturer in the Migration Law Program. She is a senior part-time member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and was previously a Senior Member of the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal in Melbourne.
Er-Kai Wang is an academic in the Migration Law Program. She is a solicitor and registered migration agent and has worked in the community sector in human rights, anti-discrimination and employment law.
Dr Chris White is an academic in the Migration Law Program. He is a registered migration agent and runs his own large migration practice in Queensland.
Khan Hoang is an academic in the Migration Law Program. He was previously a Legal Officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission and the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal in Sydney.
The amount you’ll pay for your program depends on whether you’re a domestic or international student.
View the current fees for the Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice at Programs and Courses.
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Domestic and International students can apply online to study the Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law & Practice. Please go to the program page on Programs and Courses and then click the 'Apply' button in the top right corner.
You will receive an outcome via email to the email address that you list in your application.
For more information, please enquire direct to the Program Administrator or T +61 2 6125 1222.