Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007

36 Registrar to develop competency standards
  • (1) The Registrar must develop and maintain competency standards to be met by licensed immigration advisers.

    (2) The competency standards must set out rules and criteria relating to—

    • (a) relevant qualifications:

    • (b) practical experience and knowledge:

    • (c) continuing professional development:

    • (d) communication in English.

    (3) Competency standards may differ according to whether a person holds or is seeking a full licence, a limited licence, or a provisional licence.

    (4) In developing competency standards, the Registrar must consult with—

    • (a) the Minister and the Department; and

    • (b) persons or representatives of persons who engage in the provision of immigration advice; and

    • (c) appropriate bodies or persons representing persons seeking or receiving immigration advice.

    (5) Competency standards developed under this section do not have any effect for the purposes of this Act until—

    • (a) they have been submitted to the Minister; and

    • (b) the Minister, after being satisfied that appropriate consultation has been carried out under subsection (4), has approved and signed the competency standards.

    (6) The Registrar may at any time amend, revoke, or replace any approved competency standards in the manner provided for in this section and section 38, except that he or she need not carry out consultation on matters involving minor corrections or updating, or otherwise of a minor, technical nature.