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Graduate Certificate in New Zealand Immigration Advice (Level 7). Presentation for Immigration New Zealand (INZ) Henderson Branch Advisers Seminar 27 July 2012 Presenter: Dr David Lyon, Head of School, School of Business Studies. Qualification Development Timeline.

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graduate certificate in new zealand immigration advice level 7
Graduate Certificate in New Zealand Immigration Advice (Level 7)

Presentation for Immigration New Zealand (INZ)

Henderson Branch Advisers Seminar

27 July 2012

Presenter:Dr David Lyon, Head of School,

School of Business Studies

qualification development timeline
Qualification Development Timeline
  • Tender to develop closed December 2010
  • Involvement of the University of Waikato and Victoria University (Melbourne)
  • Tender awarded to Bay of Plenty Polytechnic April 2011
  • Programme approved by NZQA 30 November 2011
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Minister approved Immigration Adviser Competency Standards 2013 on 14 April 2012, effective 01 January 2013

Programme approved by Registrar of Immigration Advisers to meet qualification requirement for licensing purposes on 30 April 2012

First delivery commenced 16 July 2012

First graduates 11 December 2012

the programme specifications
The Programme Specifications
  • A Graduate Certificate (level 7) with a minimum of 60 credits from levels 5 and above, of which a minimum of 40 credits should be at level 7;
  • Is made up of a group of modules of the appropriate level and credit value that cover and assess the Immigration Adviser Competency Standards2013 and the Licensed Immigration Advisers Code of Conduct 2010;
  • Is open to degree graduates or people with specified appropriate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience and maintains the English language standard as set out in the Immigration Adviser Competency Standards2013 as a pre-requisite for entry.
programme steering committee
Programme Steering Committee

The role of this committee was to:

  • Establish and oversee the work of the Programme Development Team;
  • Approve project plans and resources, including change requests;
  • Monitor progress against plans;
  • Review risk identification and mitigation plans;
  • Confirm and approve completion of programme development tasks and outputs;
  • Confirm and approve timelines for initial programme delivery,
  • Confirm and approve completion of programme delivery tasks and outputs.
programme development committee
Programme Development Committee

The role of this committee was to develop and implement a detailed project plan to realise:

  • The graduate outcomes for the programme;
  • The qualification structure;
  • The learning outcomes for each component of the programme;
  • The assessment and moderation methodology;
  • The documentation required for Polytechnic approval and application to NZQA for registration of the qualification and accreditation to deliver the programme;
  • The teaching resources to be used to deliver the programme,
  • A marketing and communication campaign and material to advertise the qualification.
the structure of the graduate certificate in new zealand immigration advice
The Structure of the Graduate Certificate in New Zealand Immigration Advice

The qualification is made up of four compulsory 15 point courses, which are completed sequentially:

  • Course A – Introduction to Immigration Law & Professional

Responsibilities

  • Course B – Temporary Entry, Compliance & Unlawful Status
  • Course C – Residence Visas
  • Course D – Refugees, Review, Appeal & Professional Practice
requirements for a provisional licence
Requirements for a Provisional Licence

To apply for a provisional licence after 1 January 2013, a person will be required to have successfully completed Courses A & B

The Registrar will receive an academic transcript from the Polytechnic to show successful completion of Courses A & B in cases where a person seeks a provisional licence

how many students started the graduate certificate in july 2012
How many students started the Graduate Certificate in July 2012
  • Sixty full-time places have been made available for first and subsequent offerings of the programme.
  • In addition 30 places have been made available for Course A to provide a part-time option from July – November 2012.
  • The programme was filled by 8 June 2012, and applications are now being received and processed for a February 2013 start.
fee structure domestic and international students
Fee structure: Domestic and international students

Note: all fees are inclusive of GST

  • Examination Fees:
  • $100.00 per course for all students who sit final examination in New Zealand outside Tauranga
  • $150.00 per course for all students who sit final examination in other countries
who is a domestic student and who is an international student
Who is a domestic student and who is an international student?

Domestic Students are:

  • A New Zealand citizen living inside or outside New Zealand
  • A New Zealand permanent resident currently living in New Zealand
  • An Australian citizen currently living in New Zealand
  • An Australian permanent resident who has a returning resident’s visa and is currently living in New Zealand

All other people are classified as international students

anticipated number of 2012 graduates
Anticipated number of 2012 Graduates
  • Expected graduate numbers as at December 2012: 45-50, and the same number each six months thereafter
  • Expected Course A passes: 20-25 in December 2012
  • If the same people then complete Course B in Semester One 2013 there should be 20-25 persons eligible to apply for a provisional licence from July 2013
course delivery plan
Course Delivery Plan
  • Full-time – All four courses in one semester (takes one semester to complete)
  • Part-time- Option A one course per semester
    • Semester Two 2012 – Course A only
    • Semester One 2013 – Courses A & B only
    • Semester Two 2013 – Courses A,B & C
    • Semester One 2014 – All four courses
  • Part-time Option B
    • Complete any course (for which the pre-requisite is held) over a four week period (approx) during the normal semester delivery. Note. Courses A, B, C & D are delivered sequentially
assessment requirements
Assessment Requirements
  • Student must successfully complete course work to be able to sit the final examination for each course
  • Final examinations at the end of each semester
  • Student must pass and gain a minimum of 60% in final examination for each course to gain credit for it
  • Students completing modules for continuing professional development (CPD) purposes do not have to complete course work or the final examination
  • Students completing modules for Refresher Course purposes do not need to sit the final examination but must successfully pass the coursework for the Registrar to recognise their study
refresher course
Refresher Course
  • If required by the Registrar to complete a Refresher Course, this is comprised of Module 10 and any two other Modules from courses B, C or D.
  • Person could complete Course D (modules 8,9 &10) to meet this requirement.
  • Person could study Module 10 and two other modules as they come up during the normal semester sequence of delivery that progresses from Module 1 through to Module 10.
continuing professional development cpd
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • From February 2013 individual modules will be available as CPD.
  • These can be studied as they occur in the normal cycle of programme delivery or packaged for a particular group or company.

Note: In some instances it will be less expensive to enrol in and complete a full course rather that complete individual modules – due to Ministry Education funding being available for courses but not modules.

the manner in which the programme will be delivered
The Manner in Which the Programme will be Delivered
  • Designed for study anywhere in New Zealand and across the world;
  • Built on an e-learning platform called BayLearn;
  • Resources available electronically;
  • Synchronised weekly tutorials via Adobe Connect;
  • Coursework completed and submitted electronically;
  • Formal written and invigilated examination for each course.
programme advisory committee members
Programme Advisory Committee Members

This Committee will be convened in August 2012.

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The link between the qualification and the Immigration Advisers Authority licensing assessment process

Presentation for Immigration New Zealand (INZ)

Henderson Branch Advisers Seminar

27 July 2012

Presenter: Natasha Narayan, Operational Policy Manager

immigration advisers competency standards 2013 seven areas
Immigration Advisers Competency Standards 2013: Seven areas

1. Licence pathways2. Knowledge of New Zealand’s immigration advisers licensing

scheme3. Knowledge of New Zealand’s immigration law and

immigration and operational instructions4. Preparing, lodging and administering immigration

applications, appeals, requests, claims and other

representations5. Communicating in English6. Conducting business professionally, ethically and responsibly7. Continuing professional development

  • Must be met in order to obtain, and keep, an immigration adviser licence.
immigration advisers competency standards 2013 the qualification
Immigration Advisers Competency Standards 2013: The qualification
  • The programme content of the Graduate Certificate in New Zealand Immigration Advice (Level 7) has been designed to cover the content required in competency standards 2 to 6
  • The delivery of qualification modules as CPD from February 2013 will also cover competency standard 7, for advisers who have not already completed the qualification
immigration advisers competency standards 2013 licence pathways
Immigration Advisers Competency Standards 2013: Licence pathways
  • The new licensing pathway requirements outlined in competency standard 1, will apply from 1 January 2013.
  • These are outlined in the Registrar of Immigration Advisers’ Licensing Pathway Requirements from 1 January 2013, which was published in the Authority’s monthly e-newsletter in June 2012.
immigration advisers competency standards 2013 licence pathways continued
Immigration Advisers Competency Standards 2013: Licence pathways (continued)
  • From 1 January 2013, advisers who have never previously held an immigration adviser licence will need to have done either:
    • the complete qualification to apply for a full or limited licence;
    • or courses A and B of the qualification to apply for a provisional licence
  • Current provisional and limited licence holders wishing to upgrade must either:
    • hold the complete qualification; or
    • apply under the existing upgrade policy which will be available until 31 December 2014
bringing it all together
Bringing it all together…
  • A booklet has been published which combines the Immigration Advisers Competency Standards 2013 and the Registrarof Immigration Advisers’ Licensing Pathway Requirements from 1 January 2013
  • This has been mailed out to all advisers this week
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