Degree details

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the legislative and policy framework of Australian Migration Law needed to practice as a Migration Agent;
  • Demonstrate and clearly communicate an advanced understanding of Migration Law by interpreting and critically analysing research to prepare migration advice for diverse clients;
  • Apply Migration Law research to creatively solve real world complex Migration Law problems, while balancing the interests of clients and the broader social community within the context of the Common Good;
  • Critically analyse the professional and ethical considerations that Migration Agents face with reference to the Code of Conduct for Migration Agents and demonstrate skills in self-management, ethical and professional problem-solving and decision-making and appropriate use of 21st Century literacies.

The Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice is the minimum qualification for individuals seeking registration in Australia as a Migration Agent. Only Registered Migration Agents can legally give immigration assistance in Australia. Upon successful completion of the Diploma and the 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. Consult OMARA for further information.

Professional recognition

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma and the Capstone exam administered by OMARA, graduates may seek registration to practice as a Registered Migration Agent. There are additional requirements for registration as a Migration Agent.

Higher education

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed a Bachelor degree in any discipline

Work and Life

Applicants may be eligible for admission to the course by showing equivalent professional experience in a relevant role

On campus requirements

There are two (2 day) weekend intensive sessions which are optional and based at our North Sydney Campus.

Recognition of prior learning is recognised but must be applied for using the prescribed forms. Students currently enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Migration Law will be able to transfer into the Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice and receive Recognition of Prior Learning for units completed as part of the Certificate.

The Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice equips students with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to practice as a qualified migration agent in Australia. The course emphasises problem-based, real-life interactive learning experiences. The Graduate Diploma is the minimum qualification for individuals seeking registration in Australia as a Migration Agent.

Upon successful completion of the Diploma 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. There are additional requirements for registration as a Migration Agent.

Award Requirements

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma, a student must complete 80 cp from the Specified Units.

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

Exit Points

Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice

Graduation ceremonies are held in each State in Spring and Autumn.