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Migration practice essentials: visa fundamentals - on-demand

Course ID ID21004_BUS1

  • Online
  • 6
  • Foundation

This on-demand material was recorded on 11 March 2021. You can purchase and access this content at any time.

Are you an Australian lawyer interested in practising immigration law?

Now that the Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020 has been fully implemented, since 22 March 2021 all Australian legal practitioners are able to provide immigration advice to clients without having to be registered as a migration agent. 

The College of Law and leading Immigration Law Accredited Specialist, Peter Papadopoulos have teamed up to provide you with ‘Migration Practice Essentials’, a course program targeted towards migration lawyers and other legal practitioners seeking to diversify their practice. The course program comprises three parts/courses which can be purchased on a stand-alone basis or in any multiple combination:

  • Part 1 - Practice Skills and Ethics - on-demand (4 hours). To find out more about this course, click here
  • Part 2 - Visa Fundamentals – on-demand (6 hours)
  • Part 3 - Character and beyond primary decisions – on-demand (6 hours).  To find out more about this course, click here

At the end of the second part of the course program covering Visa Fundamentals, you will: 

  • Appreciate the structure and composition of Australia’s migration program
  • Be able to assess eligibility for the most commonly made family and skilled visa applications
  • Understand how to support a family or skilled visa application with relevant evidence and submissions
  • Know how to identify and address the migration law health requirements and make a successful health waiver request
  • Understand the law and policy governing fraudulent visa applications (PIC 4020) and general visa cancellation

Feedback from past attendees: 

  • “Perfect for me as a new entrant in the field”
  • “Presenters very informative, good information materials”
  • “The seminar was excellent and very informative and up to date”
  • “I found the presentation was very well-organised and delivered well” 

At the end of this on-demand course, you may claim 6 CPD points. Please consult the CPD rules for your State/Territory to ascertain how many CPD points you can claim for private study of audio/visual material during the CPD year. 

Due to new reporting requirements introduced by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia on 1 April 2021, practitioners holding WA practising certificates are not currently eligible to claim CPD points for this product.


Full Price $594.00

Alumni/Member Price $534.60


End date:

30 June 2023

Presenter biography

Peter Papadopoulos Peter Papadopoulos Accredited Specialist, Immigration Law

After graduating with Honours in Law and Commerce at The University of Melbourne and completing his articles of clerkship at Arnold Bloch Leibler, Peter was admitted to practice in 1996. He has worked at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King Wood Mallesons) and Gadens Lawyers. He has also worked as a Director of Global Immigration at Ernst & Young. Currently, Peter runs his own specialist migration law practice in both Sydney and Melbourne. He is the General Editor of the LexisNexis online and looseleaf Australian Immigration Law publication. Prior to the end of the dual regulation of migration lawyers which took effect in March 2021, Peter had been registered as a migration agent since 1997.

Peter is recognised by the Law Society of New South Wales as an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law. Since 2011, Peter has been voted by his peers as one of Australia's best immigration and civil rights lawyers and has been included on the annual Best Lawyers International list for Australia. He is a member of the Law Council of Australia’s Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section Executive and an active member of the Migration Law Committees of the Law Council of Australia and the Law Institute of Victoria. He is also a member of the Migration Advice Industry Advisory Group established by the Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Jason Wood MP.

Since 1999, Peter has been actively involved in continuing legal education through his preparation and presentation of CPD programs for the Council of Australasian Tribunals, Law Council of Australia, Australian Institute of Administrative Law, The College of Law, Law Institute of Victoria, Law Society of Western Australia, Migration Practice Essentials and Lexis Nexis.


Navpreet Kanwar Navpreet Kanwar Manager, Ajuria Lawyers

Navpreet has been practising immigration law since 2010 and has extensive experience in both corporate and private client matters. At Ajuria Lawyers, Navpreet manages an extensive corporate client base and the firm’s entertainment visas division.

Her areas of expertise include temporary skilled migration visas and employer nominated permanent residence for businesses in various industries. She also has experience with general skilled migration visas and a passion for assisting start-up or small businesses with their immigration needs. Navpreet’s expertise in skilled migration developed through her previous work as a lawyer and registered migration agent at Fragomen and Deloitte.

She has also provided immigration services to disadvantaged people under the Government funded Immigration Advice and Application Assistance Scheme (IAAAS) and has represented clients before the Refugee Review Tribunal (now AAT).


Roz Germov Roz Germov Barrister, Victorian Bar

Roz is an expert in Immigration and Refugee Law. She has over 25 years of experience in these areas including working at the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs (as it then was) and as a Full-time Member of the Refugee Review Tribunal in Sydney from 1993 to 1996. She is the co-author of Refugee Law in Australia published by Oxford University Press in May 2003, the first comprehensive Australian legal text on this subject. Roz is a contributor to the LexisNexis Australian Immigration Law looseleaf and on-line service. Roz has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading Immigration Lawyers and is currently listed in Best Lawyers (Australian Edition).

Roz handles a full range of immigration and refugee matters from the primary decision level to merits and judicial review which gives her an in-depth and practical understanding of the field. Prior to coming to the Bar, Roz worked as a solicitor at in the Litigation section at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King Wood Mallesons) and in the Employee Relations section at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills).

Roz has been a guest tutor at the Leo Cussen Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Administrative Law Basics, Freedom of Information and Federal Court Practice. From 1997 to 2001, Roz was the Secretary of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law. She was a member of the Victorian Bar's Human Rights Committee and the Australian Institute of Administrative Law as well as an associate member of the Law Institute of Victoria.