Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice

Program code

3193

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

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South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

0.5 years full-time
1 year part-time

Credit points

40

Offered in

For Continuing Students Only

Why choose this program?

This Graduate Certificate program will not be recognised as the entry level qualification to register as a migration agent if completed AFTER 31 December 2017.

The Graduate Certificate will be replaced by the Graduate Diploma of Australian Migration Law and Practice (4190) from 2018 as required by the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

Students must therefore finish the Graduate Certificate by the 31 December 2017. If they are unable to do so, they will be required to upgrade to a Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice. Credit will be given for all successfully completed courses in the Graduate Certificate program.

This program meets the knowledge requirements of becoming a registered Migration Agent in Australia. The Migration Agent Registration Authority (MARA) recognises Griffith University as a provider of the Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice. Applicants intending to register should also ensure they meet MARA requirements for registration.

This graduate certificate is open both to lawyers and to those without a legal background. As a currently registered migration agent wishing to complete the program, you should also note that it will provide credit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. The program may also offer credit to lawyers for CPD. You should check with the relevant law society in this regard.

Note: Graduates of this award intending to apply to the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) for registration as a Migration Agent must do so within 12 months of the completion date of the program.

Attendance information

Courses in Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are offered in online mode only.

Students complete each course consecutively online for 4-5 weeks. Students intending to seek registration with MARA as a migration agent must attend invigilated examinations at the conclusion of the trimester in order to be eligible for registration. Where students are located more than 100km from Griffith University campuses, arrangements will be made for examinations to be held in their closest capital city.

  • Trimester 1 commences in January each year
  • Trimester 2 commences in June each year

My career opportunities

Upon successful completion of this program you may apply for registration as an Australian Migration agent via the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) website.

Graduates of this award intending to apply to the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority for registration as a Migration Agent must do so within 12 months of the completion date of the program.

Registered migration agents work in sole practices, in larger migration law firms, in government departments, NGOs and other private sector firms which provide immigration assistance.

Program accreditation

The Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice is accredited by the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority for the registration of Australian migration agents.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice (3193)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 40cp
2019 Fee Band 23.0 $287.50 $11,500.00
2018 Fee Band 22.0 $275.00 $11,000.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information