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Competency standard 2:

Knowledge of New Zealand’s immigration advisers licensing scheme

Performance indicators

Advisers must be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  1. The purpose and key provisions of the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007.
  2. The functions of the Immigration Advisers Authority and the Registrar of Immigration Advisers.
  3. Who must be licensed to provide New Zealand immigration advice.
  4. Who is exempt or prohibited from the requirement to be licensed to provide New Zealand immigration advice.
  5. What constitutes ‘immigration advice’.
  6. The role of the Immigration Advisers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal: its functions and powers; grounds for complaint; disciplinary sanctions; and possible outcomes from complaints procedures.
  7. All of the offences under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007.
  8. The responsibilities of licensed immigration advisers including: adhering to the code of conduct; continuing professional development requirements; annual licence renewal and notifying the Registrar of changes in circumstances.