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Qualification in NZ Immigration Advice (GCNZIA)
This level 7 course was developed specifically for the Immigration Advisers Authority by the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in collaboration
with the University of Waikato in New Zealand and Victoria University in Australia to ensure graduate advisers are fully qualified with a high level of competence.
The purpose of this qualification is to provide consumers of immigration advice with individuals who have attained sufficient knowledge, practical skills and attitudes to meet the Immigration Advisers Authority requirements for licensing as a NZ Immigration Adviser.
Mike jumped at the chance to enrol on the course for the first ever intake of July 2012, he had been waiting since the introduction of immigration adviser licensing for a qualification to be created.
On 12/12/12 Mike became the first person in the world to ever be awarded this qualification. His overall pass-mark for modules and the four exams was a rather impressive 96.5%
Our advisers Mike Bell, Clare van Bohemen Hunter and Katie Sullivan are not only fully licensed by the IAA but
also have completed and passed The Graduate Certificate in New Zealand immigration Advice (Level 7).
Jenna also graduated from the course in July 2015 and is currently applying for her full Immigration Adviser License.
The course of study covered immigration operational instructions in detail as you would expect to ensure competency but also put considerable emphasis on ethics and a deep understanding of the licensed immigration advisers code of conduct and how this affects everything a licensed immigration adviser does, ensuring:
Changing the immigration industry
"I am very hopeful that this qualification and stronger
application of the code of conduct will ensure more
migrant consumers have an ethical and competent
adviser helping them move to New Zealand. A big step
forward for immigration adviser licensing." Mike Bell
Sadly migrants will not be able to see on the register of
licensed immigration advisers who holds the GCNZIA.