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Minimum standards of competence for licences

Provisional licence

An applicant must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Registrar, that he or she meets each of the competencies to the extent necessary to provide immigration advice under the direct supervision of a fully licensed immigration adviser.

Limited licence

An applicant must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Registrar, that he or she meets each of the competencies to the extent necessary to provide immigration advice on limited specified matters without supervision.

Full licence

An applicant must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Registrar, that he or she meets each of the competencies to the extent necessary to provide immigration advice on all matters without supervision.

Note – Section 20 of the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 allows the Registrar to be satisfied of an applicant’s competence by means of an examination. Where an applicant holds an approved entry course or qualification, the Registrar may be satisfied, in the absence of information suggesting otherwise, that the applicant meets competencies 2 – 6 for the type of licence being applied for.

Licensing pathway requirements

Approved entry course

The approved entry course/s are notified on the Immigration Advisers Authority website.

Approved qualifications

The approved qualification/s are notified on the Immigration Advisers Authority website.

Refresher course

The approved refresher course/s are notified on the Immigration Advisers Authority website.