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To become a licensed immigration adviser for the first time you must either have completed an approved qualification or entry courses, or be registered as a migration agent in Australia.

The approved qualifications for a New Zealand immigration adviser licence are:

  • The Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice
  • The Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s Graduate Certificate in New Zealand Immigration Advice.

The approved entry courses for a New Zealand immigration adviser licence are:

  • Courses 1 – 4 of the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice
  • Courses A and B of the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s Graduate Certificate in New Zealand Immigration Advice.

From February 2016, the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice will be the only qualification offered to new students.

The Graduate Diploma takes one academic year full-time and is also available part-time. The online programme of study covers the Immigration Adviser Competency Standards and the Licensed Immigration Advisers Code of Conduct. It is made up of eight courses, but the final course may be taken as a work placement.

Students may apply for a provisional immigration adviser licence once they have completed and passed Courses A and B of the Graduate Certificate in New Zealand Immigration Advice or Courses 1-4 of the Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice, and must have an approved supervision arrangement.

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