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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
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  • 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
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  • 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 Standards 2013 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 Standards 2013 as a pre- requisite for entry.
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  • 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.
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  • Programme Steering Committee Members Licensed Immigration Adviser & Immigration Law Representatives David Cooper, Licensed Immigration Adviser, Malcolm Pacific Ltd Walter Stone, Licensed Immigration Adviser, Eagle Migration Services Ltd representing NZAMI Rodger Haines, Queens Counsel and Immigration Lawyer Immigration Advisers Authority Barry Smedts, Registrar of Immigration Advisers Catherine Albiston/Natasha Narayan, Operational Policy Manager Immigration New Zealand Kimberley Polata, Branch Manager, Auckland Central Branch Jan Clark, Manager Operations Support, Visa Services Bay of Plenty Polytechnic School of Business David Lyon, Head of School (Convenor) Lynette Steele, Group Leader Applied Management & Legal Studies Beppie Holm, Business Development Advisor (Executive Support) University of Waikato, Te Piringa Faculty of Law Professor Bradford W. Morse, Dean of Law Victoria University (Melbourne), Faculty of Business and Law Sue Marshall, Business Manager Professor Rodger Fernandez, Course Director Immigration Law
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  • 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.
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  • Programme Development Team Members Licensed Immigration Adviser & Immigration Law Representatives Karen Justice, Licensed Immigration Adviser, Fragomen Global Pty Ltd, Wellington Richard Howard, Licensed Immigration Adviser, Pathways to New Zealand Ltd, Hamilton Immigration Advisers Authority Catherine Albiston/Natasha Narayan, Operational Policy Manager Immigration New Zealand Kimberley Polata, Branch Manager, Auckland Central Branch Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, School of Business Lynette Steele, Group Leader Applied Management & Legal Studies (Convenor) Tony Shanahan, Academic Advisor Jeni Fountain, Academic Staff Member & Programme Coordinator Immigration Advice Linda Shaw, Flexible Learning Coordinator University of Waikato, Te Piringa Faculty of Law Doug Tennent, Immigration Law Academic Victoria University (Melbourne), Faculty of Business and Law Professor Rodger Fernandez, Course Director Immigration Law Mark Williams, Adjunct Professor and Immigration Lawyer, Partner Lane Neave, Christchurch
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  • 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
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  • The Modular Structure of the Certificate CourseModule Number and TitleNumber of Credits A 1Introduction to Immigration Law and Practice5 2Professional Responsibilities5 3 Introduction to Immigration Decision-making and Operations 5 B 4Temporary Entry10 5Compliance and Unlawful Status5 C 6Residence -General8 7Residence - Skilled and Business7 D 8Refugee and Protection Status5 9Review and Appeal5 10Professional Practice5
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  • 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 CourseModule Number and TitleNumber of Credits A 1 Introduction to Immigration Law and Practice 5 2Professional Responsibilities5 3 Introduction to Immigration Decision- making and Operations 5 B 4Temporary Entry10 5Compliance and Unlawful Status5
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  • 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.
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  • Fee structure: Domestic and international students 2012 Fee StructureDomestic StudentsInternational Students Individual Course Fee$520.00$1,835.00 Total Fees for 4 Courses$2,080.00$7,340 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
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  • 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 residents visa and is currently living in New Zealand All other people are classified as international students
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) From February 2013 individual modules wi