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Professional development

Provisional licence holders should discuss and agree their continuing professional development plan with their supervisor at the beginning of their relationship and review it regularly.

The professional development plan should set goals and objectives and assign indicative timeframes for these to be achieved. The continuing professional development toolkit sets out the Authority’s requirements and guidelines relating to continuing professional development plans and records.

For either providing or receiving supervision to be counted towards an adviser’s continuing professional development hours each year it must:

  • be related to the Immigration advisers competency standards or the licensed immigration advisers code of conduct.
  • be structured with identifiable aims and learning outcomes relevant to an adviser’s identified learning needs as contained in his or her continuing professional development plan and record.
  • provide advisers with an opportunity for interaction and feedback.
  • be verifiable by documentation.

The aims and learning outcomes of a supervision session should be documented in the supervision minutes and clearly relate to the adviser’s learning needs as documented in their continuing professional development plan.

Both advisers should take a few minutes at the end of each supervision session to reflect on it and record their reflections in their continuing professional development record.

Continuing professional development toolkit has more information.