Practice Ready Program

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About the PRP Course

The Practice Ready Program (PRP) is a practical, interactive course designed to equip RMAs with the relevant skills and knowledge to practice as a migration agent. The MIA's Program intends to enhance the knowledge and professionalism of the migration profession and to support the continued development and knowledge of agents practising in this crucial area of the law.

The Institute offers the PRP in two formats. The "intensive" course is run over five continuous days, allowing attendees to complete their requirements in one sitting (including time for assessment work). The "staggered" delivery is run over three and half days (generally a week apart) with attendees required to undertake assessment tasks in their own time.

Who has to complete the PRP?

Applicants for initial registration as migration agents who lodge their application with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) on or after Thursday 1 September 2011 are required to complete this course prior to their first repeat registration with MARA. RMAs holding valid Australian legal practising certificates and / or accountants who are members of recognised professional accounting bodies are not required to complete the PRP. The Institute recommends that any RMA looking to claim an exemption from the requirement to complete the PRP contact the MARA for clarification of his or her credentials.

How many CPD points are included?

The PRP is worth ten Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. 

How are the courses delivered?

Courses are face to face and are offered in both Intensive and Staggered delivery styles. The Intensive Program feature five consecutive days of instruction and are suited for agents travelling from regional or overseas locations, whilst the Staggered Program enables agents to attend full day classes over several weeks.

How many places are available?

The maximum class size for each course is 24; therefore agents are encouraged to register for their preferred course as early as possible. A limited number of courses will be delivered during the year and agents will be expected to complete the course prior to completing their repeat registration.

Are there assessments?

Yes. Every student will be required to complete multiple assessment tasks. Successful completion of the course will be based upon achieving the overall pass mark of 75 percent across all assessment tasks.

How do I register?

Book online using the links for individual courses below. Registrations will be capped at 24 people per course and a limited number of courses will be offered annually, therefore it is important that agents secure their place by registering early. The registration fee for the course is $1995, and includes MIA membership. Once you are registered for the Practice Ready Program we will send you a Membership application form to fill out and send back to us.

Can I pay in instalments?

Yes. In order to do so, agents must contact us at cpd@mia.org.au outlining the reasons for paying by instalments and return it to the MIA National Office by email or fax, enclosing the first payment of $500. The total fee of $1995 must be paid in full prior to your attendance at the first day of the course. Granting of payment by instalments is entirely at the discretion of the MIA.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER ONLINE IF YOU CHOOSE TO PAY BY INSTALMENTS – if you do so and require a refund, the credit card surcharge and an admin charge will not be refunded.

Upcoming PRP Courses:

  • Practice Ready Program (intensive) Sydney 6.02.17 FULL

    6 Feb 2017
    Sydney NSW

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practise as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practice-oriented workshop-style sessions in two formats - staggered (over 4 days) and intensive (over 5 days).

    This session in Sydney is being offered in an intensive format, delivered over 5 consecutive days, from 6 February 2017 to 10 February 2017.

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  • Practice Ready Program (staggered) Melbourne 8.02.17 (FULL)

    8 Feb 2017
    Melbourne VIC

    This program is sold out. Please contact our office to be placed on the waitlist.

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practise as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practice-oriented workshop-style sessions in two formats - staggered (over 4 days) and intensive (over 5 days).

    This session in Melbourne is being offered in staggered format, every Wednesday over a 4 week period, starting on the 8th of February.​

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  • Practice Ready Program (Intensive) Perth 20.02.2017

    20 Feb 2017
    Perth WA

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practice as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practice-oriented workshop-style sessions in two formats - staggered (over 4 days) and intensive (over 5 days).

    This session in Perth is being offered in an intensive format, delivered over 5 consecutive days, from 20 - 24 of February 2017.

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  • Practice Ready Program (semi-staggered) Brisbane 01.03.17

    1 Mar 2017
    Brisbane QLD

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practise as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practise-oriented workshop-style sessions in different formats - staggered (over 4 days) and intensive (over 5 consecutive days) and a new semi-staggered format.

    This session in Brisbane is delivered in a semi- staggered format - 2 days in the first week, one day the second week and then one day the last week. The dates are: March 1, 2, 8 and 15.

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  • Practice Ready Program (semi-staggered) Canberra 16.03.17

    16 Mar 2017
    Canberra NSW

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practice as a migration agent.

    This program is to be held on Thursday and Friday over two consecutive weeks and attendance is required at each day.

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  • Practice Ready Program - (intensive) Melbourne 20.03.17

    20 Mar 2017
    Melbourne VIC

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practice as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practice-oriented workshop-style sessions in two formats - staggered (1 day a week, over 4 weeks) and intensive (over 5 consecutive days).

    This session in Melbourne is delivered in intensive format, over 5 consecutive days starting on Monday, 20 March 2017.

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  • Practice Ready Program (semi-staggered) Sydney 22.03.17

    22 Mar 2017
    Sydney NSW

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practice as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practice-oriented workshop-style sessions in two formats - staggered and intensive.

    This session in Sydney is being offered in the new semi-staggered staggered format, Wednesday and Thursday of the first week, and then Wednesday and Thursday of the following week and then Wednesday of the 3rd week - that is, March 22, 23, 29, 30 and April 5, 2017.

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  • Practice Ready Program - (intensive) Melbourne 1.05.17

    1 May 2017
    Melbourne VIC

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practice as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practice-oriented workshop-style sessions in two formats - staggered (1 day a week, over 4 weeks) and intensive (over 5 consecutive days).

    This session in Melbourne is delivered in intensive format, over 5 consecutive days starting on Monday, 1 May 2017.

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  • Practice Ready Program (Intensive) Perth 1.05.2017

    1 May 2017
    Perth WA

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practice as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practice-oriented workshop-style sessions in two formats - staggered (over 4 days) and intensive (over 5 days).

    This session in Perth is being offered in an intensive format, delivered over 5 consecutive days, from 1 - 5 of May 2017.

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  • Practice Ready Program (Intensive) Brisbane 08.05.17

    8 May 2017
    Brisbane QLD

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practise as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practise-oriented workshop-style sessions in two formats - staggered (over 3.5 days) and intensive (over 5 days).

    This session in Brisbane is being offered in an intensive format - 5 consecutive days - starting on Monday, the 8th of May, 2017.

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  • Practice Ready Program (intensive) Sydney 15.05.17

    15 May 2017
    Sydney NSW

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practise as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practice-oriented workshop-style sessions in two formats - staggered (over 4 days) and intensive (over 5 days).

    This session in Sydney is being offered in an intensive format, delivered over 5 consecutive days, from 15 May 2017 to 19 May 2017.

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  • Practice Ready Program (semi-staggered) Adelaide 31.05.17

    31 May 2017
    Adelaide SA

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practise as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practise-oriented workshop-style sessions in two formats - staggered (1 day a week, over 4 weeks), intensive (over 5 consecutive days), and the new semi-staggered format, (2 days the first week, skip a week, then 2 days the last week).

    This session in Adelaide is delivered in the semi staggered format, 2 days the first week, then 2 days the following week. The dates are: May 31 and June 1, 7 & 8.

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  • Practice Ready Program (semi-staggered) Melbourne 14.06.17

    14 Jun 2017
    Melbourne VIC

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practice as a migration agent.

    This program is to be held on four days over two consecutive weeks and attendance is required at each day. The dates are: June 14,15, 21 and 23.

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  • Practice Ready Program - (intensive) Melbourne 19.06.17

    19 Jun 2017
    Melbourne VIC

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practice as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practice-oriented workshop-style sessions in two formats - staggered (1 day a week, over 4 weeks) and intensive (over 5 consecutive days).

    This session in Melbourne is delivered in intensive format, over 5 consecutive days starting on Monday, 19 of June 2017.

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  • Practice Ready Program - (intensive) Melbourne 24.07.17

    24 Jul 2017
    Melbourne VIC

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practice as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practice-oriented workshop-style sessions in two formats - staggered (1 day a week, over 4 weeks) and intensive (over 5 consecutive days).

    This session in Melbourne is delivered in intensive format, over 5 consecutive days starting on Monday, 24 July 2017.

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  • Practice Ready Program (semi-staggered) Sydney 26.07.17

    26 Jul 2017
    Sydney NSW

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practice as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practice-oriented workshop-style sessions in two formats - staggered and intensive.

    This session in Sydney is being offered in the new semi-staggered staggered format, Wednesday and Thursday of the first week, and Wednesday and Thursday the following week and then Wednesday of Week 3, that is, July 26, 27 and August 2, 3 & 9, 2017.

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  • Practice Ready Program (intensive) Sydney 11.09.17

    11 Sep 2017
    Sydney NSW

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practise as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practice-oriented workshop-style sessions in two formats - staggered (over 4 days) and intensive (over 5 days).

    This session in Sydney is being offered in an intensive format, delivered over 5 consecutive days, from 11 September 2017 to 15 September 2017.

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  • Practice Ready Program (staggered) Sydney 11.10.17

    11 Oct 2017
    Sydney NSW

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practice as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practice-oriented workshop-style sessions in two formats - staggered and intensive.

    This session in Sydney is being offered in a staggered format over a 3 week period, starting on the 11th of October 2017. The dates for this session are: 11,12,18,19 and 25 October.

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  • Practice Ready Program (semi-staggered) Brisbane 11.10.17

    11 Oct 2017
    Brisbane QLD

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practise as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practise-oriented workshop-style sessions in different formats - staggered (over 4 days) and intensive (over 5 consecutive days) and a new semi-staggered format.

    This session in Brisbane is delivered in a semi- staggered format - 2 days in the first week, one day the second week and then one day the last week. The dates are: October 11, 12, 18 and 25.

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  • Practice Ready Program (staggered) Melbourne 1.11.17

    1 Nov 2017
    Melbourne VIC

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practise as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practice-oriented workshop-style sessions in two formats - staggered (over 4 days) and intensive (over 5 days).

    This session in Melbourne is being offered in staggered format, every Wednesday over a 4 week period, starting on the 1st of November.​

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  • Practice Ready Program - (intensive) Melbourne 27.11.17

    27 Nov 2017
    Melbourne VIC

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practice as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practice-oriented workshop-style sessions in two formats - staggered (1 day a week, over 4 weeks) and intensive (over 5 consecutive days).

    This session in Melbourne is delivered in intensive format, over 5 consecutive days starting on Monday, 27 November 2017.

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  • Practice Ready Program (intensive) Sydney 27.11.17

    27 Nov 2017
    Sydney NSW

    OMARA Activity Number: WK29

    CPD Points: 10

    The PRP is a practical and highly interactive program designed to equip registered migration agents in their first year with the relevant skills and knowledge to practise as a migration agent. It is delivered by the Institute in practice-oriented workshop-style sessions in two formats - staggered (over 4 days) and intensive (over 5 days).

    This session in Sydney is being offered in an intensive format, delivered over 5 consecutive days, from 27 November 2017 to 1 December 2017.

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