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									                                               THE PROGRAM

                                               The course consists of 32 hours of study and optional assessment. It is scheduled over two weekends.
                                               The objectives of the course are to give all students a comprehensive introduction to the study of
                                               immigration law including developing legal literacy and study skills.

                                               It is a full fee paying course and designed to provide an introduction for students who wish to undertake
                                               the Graduate Certificate in Australian Immigration Law and Practice or as a professional development
                                               course for those working in the migration sector, including welfare, administration or public sector


                                               There are many reasons why you may consider undertaking this course including:
                                                   • You have never undertaken higher education course in law studies and wish to undertake the
                                                        Graduate Certificate. ( In particular if you wish to undertake full time study in semester 1)
                                                   • You have been advised that completion of this course is pre requisite for entry into the
                                                        Graduate Certificate.
                                                   • Your selection was based on TAFE qualifications and work experience and you have not
                                                        academic or higher education qualifications or previous law studies
                                                   • It is a long time since you last studied
                                                   • Your work performance in your job or volunteer position would benefit from a greater
                                                        understanding of immigration law and how to access information.
                                                   • In order to assess whether it is a career area you wish to pursue.

A comprehensive introduction to the study of   ASSESSMENT
Immigration Law - Sydney                       There are optional assessment items which allow participants to gain to feedback on their problem
                                               solving, writing and legal literacy skills and of course their understanding of the law and ability to apply
                                               it to case scenarios.

Our course has both presenters who are barristers and solicitors who have specialist expertise in the
migration industry. Many of our presenters are experienced in preparing practitioners to deal with                 WHAT DOES IT COVER?
Australian Immigration Law issues at a practical level. Many have been involved in teaching in                     The course is divided into the following modules. Within each there are a variety of topics.
Migration Law for over 13 years. Equally important we have teachers who are specialists in preparing               There is optional assessment in each module that participants are encourage to undertake to
students for post graduate academic study and developing literacy skills. The classes are small in                 gain feedback on their understanding and development of skills. The classes comprise
order too ensure a quality learning environment.
                                                                                                                   lectures, practical exercises and group work. The classes will be interactive and each participant
                                                                                                                   will receive individual support dependent on their needs.

                                                                                                                   Introduction to Legal Studies
                                                                                                                   This module comprises sessions on academic writing skills, undertaking legal assessment,
                                                                                                                   research skills including how to use electronic resources for cases and legislation, reading legal
                                                                                                                   documents, referencing and using the Australian Guide to Legal Citation. These are all essential
                                                                                                                   skills to using and accessing immigration law.

                                                                                                                    A number of sessions will be held in a computer laboratory to ensure you are able to develop
Dr. Rodger Fernandez, B.Ec, LL.B. (Mon), M.Tax. (Melb), Ph.D (Law) (Syd), Law Institute of                         your skills using essential electronic data bases.
accredited Specialist Solicitor in Immigration Law, Senior Lawyer, FCG Legal, Pty Ltd,                             There will be an emphasis on practical writing exercises and in particular specific classes in
Adjunct Professor of Law, Victoria University                                                                      planning and editing your work.
MODE OF STUDY                                                                                                      The teachers are all experienced in developing the foundation skills required for working or
This is a face to face course held at Victoria Law School over two weekends. The classes are small in order to
                                                                                                                   studying in a legal environment
ensure they can be interactive and students can have individual issues addressed.

Preference will be given to those that have been advised that it is a prerequisite to being given a place in the   Introduction to the Australian legal system and principles
Graduate Certificate program. Places are allocated in order of receipt of full payment and a completed             This module covers the Australian l legal system, statutory interpretation and judicial lawmaking.
registration form.                                                                                                 There will be an emphasis on understanding common legal terms.

DATES                                                                                                              Topics include:
Day 1 & 2:29th & 30th May 2010                                                                                         • Origins of Australian Law
Day 3 & 4 19th & 20th June 2010                                                                                        • The Australian Constitution
                                                                                                                       • Parliamentary sovereignty
9.00 am – 4.30pm each day
                                                                                                                       • The hierarchy of courts and tribunals
VENUE                                                                                                                  • Separation of powers
Sir Zelman Cowen Centre & FCG Legal                                                                                    • The Rule of Law
Sydney city on the water                                                                                               • Common law v Statute law
Suite 31 – Upper Deck,                                                                                                 • Statutes (Acts of Parliament)
Jones Bay Wharf,
                                                                                                                       • Delegated legislation (Regulations)
26 – 32 Pirrama Road,
Pyrmont                                                                                                                • Gazette notices
                                                                                                                       • Ministerial Directions
Migration legislation and Overview                                                                  PRIVACY
These sessions include a broad overview of the history of immigration law, a study of the current   Information provided by participants to the Cowen Centre will be entered into the Centre’s
legislative and statutory framework, valid visa applications and visa structure and fundamental     database for administrative purposes. The information may also be used by the Cowen
application procedures. In addition to ensuring students understand the broad legal context         Centre to forward advertising and promotional material to participants. A list of participants
specific introduction to visas classes and applications will provide detailed understanding how     will be provided to presenters.
the system operates.
Topics include:                                                                                     Registrations are not transferable. Refunds of fees paid may be requested at any time up to
• Legislative framework                                                                             7 days before a seminar. A fee of $200.00 will be deducted from the refund. Other than in
• Section 46: Legal requirements for a valid visa application                                       special circumstances confirmed in writing, no refund of fees may be sought during the week
• Australia’s visa structure including visa classes and subclasses, substantive and non-            immediately preceding a seminar.
    substantive visas, granting, evidencing, re-evidencing, voiding and cancelling of visas
                                                                                                    PROGRAM CHANGES
COURSE MATERIALS                                                                                    FCG Legal Pty Ltd and the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre reserve the right to change or
You will be supplied with comprehensive course notes and materials as part of your tuition          reschedule the seminar, presenters and venues at which the seminar is to be
fee. The course materials will include activity workbooks, essential legislation and notes.         presented. FCG Legal Pty Ltd and the Cowen Centre also retain the right to cancel a
                                                                                                    seminar if there are insufficient registrants.

The tuition fee for the course is $ $1485.00. This is payable in full in order to secure your
place in the course. Places are limited.

You must complete the attached registration form and submit to the Sir Zelman Cowen

Sir Zelman Cowen Centre
Victoria University
P O Box 14428
Melbourne VIC 8001
Phone 61 3 9919 1810
Fax 61 3 9919 1817
Victoria University ABN 83 776 954 731
CRICOS Provider Number 00124K

                                                                      Immigration Law Short Course
                                       Fee:                              $1485.00

                                       Time:                                   9.00am – 4.30pm

                                       Venue:                                  Sir Zelman Cowen Centre
                                                                               Level 2, 295 Queen Street
                                                                               (entry via Little Lonsdale Street)

                                       Enquiries:                              Phone: + 61 3 9919 1810 or

                  Name:                                       _______________________________________________________________

                  VU Student No.:_________________
                  Address:                                    __________________________________________________________________________________

                  Tel (Work):                                 __________________________________________________________________________________
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                  Email (Please print):                       __________________________________________________________________________________
                  Please note: Full payment must accompany application form
                  I enclose a bank cheque/money order for $………………… made payable to Victoria University
                  (personal cheques will not be accepted) OR Please debit my Visa / Mastercard (please circle) - Sorry, we do not accept American Express Cards
                  Card Number:                                __________________________________________________________________________________
                  Expiry Date:                                __________________________________________________________________________________
                  Amount:                                     __________________________________________________________________________________
                  Name on Card:                               __________________________________________________________________________________
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                  Cancellation after registration will incur a $200 administrative fee.
                  Please note: Victoria University retains the right to vary the program, or alternatively not offer the program.

                  Email, fax or post your application to:
                  Attention: Course Enquiries Office
                  Australian Immigration Law - Sir Zelman Cowen Centre - Victoria University
                  PO Box 14428, MELBOURNE VIC 8001
                  E F +61 3 9919 1817         T +61 3 9919 1812       WWW.VU.EDU.AU/SZCC

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