Migration Agents Regulations 1998 - Specification For Prescribed Courses And Exams For Applicants For Registration As A Migration Agent - IMMI 12/035

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                                                   Commonwealth of Australia
 
Migration Agents Regulations 1998
 
 
Prescribed courses and exams for applicants for registration as a Migration Agent
(Regulation 5)
 
 
I, CHRIS BOWEN, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, acting under regulation 5 of the Migration Agent Regulations 1998 (‘the Regulations’):
 
1)      REVOKE Instrument number IMMI 06/056 signed on 28 September 2006, that prescribes courses for applicants for registration as a Migration Agent; and
 
2)      REVOKE Instrument number IMMI 06/057 signed on 29 September 2006, that prescribes exams for applicants for registration as a Migration Agent.
 
3)      SPECIFY the Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice, as offered at the Australian National University; Griffith University; Murdoch University or Victoria University, as a prescribed course for the purposes of subregulation 5(1) of the Regulations.
 
4)      SPECIFY that the class of person for the purposes of subregulation 5(2) of the Regulations are those persons who have satisfied the Migration Agents Registration Authority that he or she has achieved one of the two education options set out below:
 
Education Option 1:
Education Option 2:

Successful completion of:
·         secondary school studies to the equivalent of Australian Year 12 level, with a minimum of 4 years' study at secondary school or equivalent;
and
·         a Bachelor degree, or a higher degree, with a minimum of 3 years’ equivalent full-time study;
where
o   the secondary school and degree studies were completed at one or more educational institutions in an approved country (listed below); and
o   English was the primary language of instruction during the studies; and
o   the applicant was resident in the approved country (listed below) throughout the study periods.
Successful completion of:
·         the equivalent of secondary school studies to Australian Year 10 or Australian Year 12 level;
and
·         at least 10 years of primary and/or secondary schooling at an institution in an approved country listed below);
where
o   English was the primary language of instruction at the school/s;  and
o   the applicant was resident in an approved country (listed below) throughout the schooling period. 
 
o    
 

Approved countries: Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, United States of America, Republic of South Africa, Canada

 
5)      SPECIFY that the ‘common assessment items relating to registration’ which form part of the prescribed course specified at (3) is a prescribed exam for the purposes of subregulation 5(2) of the Regulations.
 
6)      SPECIFY that the following exam is a prescribed exam for the purposes of subregulation 5(3) of the Regulations:
a)      The prescribed exam is made up of two elements that must be satisfied:
i)        The ‘common assessment items relating to registration’ which form part of the prescribed course specified at (3); AND
Either:
ii)      A minimum overall test score of International English Testing System (IELTS) 7 Academic with a minimum score of 6.5 in each subtest (speaking, listening, reading and writing); OR
iii)    A minimum overall test score of 100 in the Internet Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) with a minimum score of 22 in each subtest (speaking, listening, reading and writing).
 
7)      SPECIFY that the following periods are prescribed periods for the completion of a particular course or exam for the purposes of subregulation 5(5):
a)      For a prescribed course specified at (3) is 12 months;
b)      For a prescribed exam specified at (5) is 12 months
c)      For a prescribed exam, first element, specified at (6)(a)(i) is 12 months;
d)     For a prescribed, second element, specified at (6)(a)(ii) and (iii) is 24 months.
 
 
This Instrument, IMMI 12/035, commences on 1 July 2012 immediately after the commencement of the Migration Legislation Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 3).
 
 
Dated              20 June                        2012
 
 
 
 
                                                            Chris Bowen
                                               
Minister for Immigration and Citizenship