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Supervision

The Code includes clauses relating to the supervision agreement between a full and provisional licence holder, the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor and the roles and responsibilities of the provisional licence holder.

Section 19(5) of the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 (the Act) requires that a person who holds a provisional licence must work under the direct supervision of an immigration adviser who holds a full licence.

Direct supervision must continue when the primary supervisor is away or unavailable. The supervision agreement may include provision for an alternative full licence holder to provide direct supervision in the absence of the primary supervisor.

Supervision agreement

Clause 11:

A provisional licence holder and their supervisor must have a supervision agreement in place that is approved by the Registrar of Immigration Advisers.

The provisional licence applicant must develop a supervision agreement with their proposed supervisor and provide a signed copy of their agreement to the Registrar with their licence application. See the Authority’s Supervision Toolkit for more information about submitting this information to the Authority.

The Registrar has developed a model supervision agreement to assist provisional applicants and their supervisors to develop their agreement.

The Registrar stipulates that, to be approved, all supervision agreements must contain: