23 December 2013
The Immigration Advisers Authority (the Authority) has developed this Ethics Toolkit to assist licensed immigration advisers (advisers) to:
- understand the distinction between the personal values and ethics that they hold as individuals, and the professional ethics that they must adhere to as members of the licensed immigration advice profession
- identify and resolve professional ethical issues.
Advisers may encounter professional ethical issues in:
- their day-to-day business interactions
- complying with their professional responsibilities in accordance with the law and the Licensed Immigration Advisers Code of Conduct (the Code).
By elaborating on the professional responsibilities of advisers, the Authority seeks to:
- foster transparency, consistency and professionalism
- encourage meaningful discussion that will contribute positively to the on-going development of the immigration advice profession
- contribute to better overall outcomes for the New Zealand immigration system
- encourage the sharing of information to enhance the continuing professional development of advisers.
In the Ethics Toolkit:
- The importance of ethics
- Personal beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviour
- Personal ethics
- The difference between personal and professional ethics
- Professional ethics and codes of conduct
- Solving ethical problems
- What if things go wrong?
- Applying ethics in the New Zealand immigration system
- Worksheet for Ethical Deliberation