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 School of Legal Practice enables you to meet the requirements of PRP through its 12-week online course, Applied Australian Migration Law and Practice LAWS8650.
Designed to equip you with the technical and practical knowledge needed as a registered migration agent, Applied Migration Law and Practice is offered twice a year.
In addition to allowing you to apply an advanced body of knowledge across a range of contexts, the course features teaching and learning activities that allow you to participate in realistic client scenarios, from first contact through to finalisation of the matter.
Mode of delivery
This is a fully online course delivered over 12 weeks.
You will be expected to devote 10 -12 hours per week participating in Live Classrooms on Adobe Connect, participating in group activities and undertaking individual research and study.
Admission to practice
Completing Applied Australian Migration Law and Practice or PRP does not qualify you to be admitted to practice law or work as a registered migration agent.
Instead, the course is for registered migration agents who have been admitted to practice, and are now required to complete a Practice Ready Program in the first year of practice.
It is also open to any Master of Laws (LLM) students.
After I graduate
Successful completion of Applied Australian Migration Law and Practice meets OMARA’s CPD requirements for registered migration agents in their first year of registration.
In addition, completing the course will see you join a prestigious and highly recognised alumni network of over 19,000 professionals in Australia and around the globe.
Experts who will teach the program
Applied Australian Migration Law and Practice is delivered by ANU School of Legal Practice, Australia’s largest provider of migration law education programs.
Taught by expert academics and legal practitioners, our programs offer first-hand experience of developments in migration law, and what it means for those working in this complex legal and policy area.
If you are a domestic or international graduate coursework student or a non-award student you will be required to pay tuition fees.
Non-award students pay the same fees for this course as any other law Masters student.
Non-award students are not eligible for support from the Australian Government FEE-HELP program. An invoice will be generated shortly after enrolment in the course and is due within 21 days from date of the invoice.
2018 Course Fees
Domestic fee paying students - $3,660
International fee paying students - $5,160
- Download the ANU Non-Award Study Application form
- Submit the completed form, along with any relevant certified documents, transcripts and required documentation.
Applied Australian Migration Law and Practice is offered twice a year, with applications closing 4 weeks before each session commences:
- Semester 1: 19 February – 25 May 2018
- Semester 2: 23 July - 26 October 2018
Once you have successfully completed Applied Australian Migration Law and Practice as a non-award student, you will be able to credit the course as status towards the ANU Graduate Certificate of Law or Master of Laws (within seven years).