Home - For advisers - Supervision Toolkit

Supervision Toolkit

March 2018

Purpose of supervision

The Immigration Advisers Authority’s practical experience requirements are geared towards producing highly competent immigration advisers who are able to add value for their clients and employers.

Supervisors play an important role in supporting and developing provisional licence holders as they gain the practical experience necessary to become holders of a full immigration adviser licence.

As a supervisor, your role is to add value to the provisional licence holder by sharing your experience, knowledge and wisdom.

A provisional licence allows a person to provide immigration advice on all immigration matters while working under the direct supervision of a licensed immigration adviser (an adviser) with a full licence.

A robust supervision arrangement should:

All provisional licence applicants must have completed at least half of Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s[1] Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice. New advisers are required to hold a provisional licence for two years before they may upgrade to a full licence.

In the Supervision Toolkit:

You can also watch a two-hour webinar talking through the Supervision Toolkit here.



[1] Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology was formerly the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Approved qualifications and courses issued by these organisations are also recognised.