Graduate Diploma of Migration Law

Victoria University (VU)

The Graduate Diploma in Migration Law provides students with an advanced knowledge of Australian migration law and practice and will enable graduates to expand their knowledge of migration law as well as their areas of practice. Students who successfully complete the eight (8) units are recognised by the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA) as satisfying the knowledge requirement for initial registration as a migration agent. Other prescribed conditions for registration include the requirement to be an Australian permanent resident or an Australian citizen, a capstone examination, English language requirements and are subject to meeting character requirements. Students must consult OMARA website for further information. Within the Graduate Diploma in Migration Law, students will develop skills in legal research and drafting to support academic studies and to enable provision of complex advice and submission writing in the workplace. Students will gain an understanding of the complexity of the migrant experience, contextualising the content of current and future migration law policy and procedural trends by analysing administrative and judicial decisions to apply to a contemporary workplace context in providing advice and writing submissions relevant to diverse audiences. Students will gain professional and interpersonal communication skills and ethical work practices that enhances career prospects and promote public good, by identifying and resolving complex migration law problems with a sound understanding of local and global communities contribute to individual and public good.

Course Fee:

International: $29,800

Entry Requirements:

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline


To attain the Graduate Diploma in Migration Law students will be required to complete 96 credit points consisting of 96 credit points of Core studies.

Subjects you can Study:

Migration Law

Further information:

Applicants must also complete a 200 word statement detailing their interest in the course.


The Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00124K

Related Careers:

Border Force Officer, Lawyer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City Queen No info Yes Full time 1 year
City Queen No info Yes Online 1 year
City Queen No info Yes Part time 2 years
Victoria University is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been in operation throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades.

First-year and second-year students at Victoria University complete one subject every four weeks, are assessed, and then proceed to the next four-week unit. Immersion in each subject allows students to master it, rather than juggling four units at once. From 2020, all students will be taught in this way.

Victoria University is one of only six Australian universities to combine higher education and vocational and further education with its Victoria University Polytechnic, which is based on multiple university campuses. The Polytechnic creates pathways direct to the workforce or to university degrees.

VU College offers English language courses, pathway diplomas and courses for international students at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses as well as offshore with international education partners.

Provider CRICOS: 00124K

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