Private Study Module CPDs

 

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About the MIA's Private Study Modules

MIA Private Study modules are a valuable and practical professional development solution for many RMAs. The Private Study format allows you to complete CPD requirements in your own time and from the convenience of your own location.

How the modules work

Once you purchase a module, you receive an automatic email containing a downloadable PDF version of the Private Study Module and a Declaration form for completion. We encourage you to save the module to your own computer and print it if needed.

You will then read the module and undertake the corresponding Private Study Module quiz on the MIA's website.

Note: You have 90 days from the date of purchase to complete the quiz and return the completed declaration form to cpd@mia.org.au

About the Quiz

Instructions on how to complete the quiz are included in the automatic email.

MIA Members will also find these details in the ‘Member Centre’.

In order to complete the module and receive the CPD point you must achieve a mark of 75% in the quiz.

If you do not achieve 75% or more you must retake the quiz.

When you have passed the quiz and we have received your completed Declaration, we will report your CPD point to the Office of the MARA.

We will also send you an Evaluation form. We ask that you help us improve our CPD activities by completing the Evaluation form and returning it to cpd@mia.org.au

Choose from the following Private Study Modules:

  • Bridging Visas DN100

    Private Study Module

    Type: Core

    CPD Points: 1

    This workbook explains the bridging visa system and how it can provide certain non-citizens with temporary lawful status in Australia.

    Currency of program content
    The content of this learning program is based on legislation and policy as at 1 March 2016.

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  • Distinguished Talent Visas DN141

    Private Study Module

    Type: Core

    CPD Points: 1

    Distinguished Talent provisions for exceptionally talented people who have an outstanding internationally recognised record of achievements in their field have been a special part of Australia’s immigration program for many years.

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  • Ethics and Professional Practice DN75

    Private Study Module

    Type: Mandatory

    CPD Points: 1

    This workbook concentrates on the role and responsibilities of migration agents. It addresses the ethical and professional standards required of migration agents as members of a profession and the statutory requirements for professional practice.

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  • Judicial Review DN124

    Private Study Module

    Type: Core

    CPD Points: 1

    This workbook examines the concept of judicial review, jurisdictional error and its position within review options for migration decisions and sets out the provisions of the Act which provide for the review.

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  • Visitor Visas DN126

    Private Study Module

    Type: Core

    CPD Points: 1

    This workbook examines the visa options available to people who wish to travel to Australia as visitors whether for holidays, a short business trip, to visit family or for medical treatment . The four subclasses studied are: Visitor Visa (sc 600) the Electronic Travel Authority (sc 601 ), Medical Treatment Visa (sc 602) and e.Visitor (sc 651). The paper addresses the criteria for each of these types of visas and highlight problematic areas that the practitioner should be aware of when advising clients. Issues such as 8503 waivers and exclusion periods will be examined.

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  • Business Management DN130

    Private Study Module

    Type: Mandatory

    CPD Points: 1

    This Private Study Module looks at how to analyse, review and improve your business plan, assess and enhance your marketing approach and office administration systems. Without these sound practice structures and systems in place, you simply cannot operate effectively as a practitioner.

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  • Accounts Management DN131

    Private Study Module

    Type: Mandatory

    ​CPD Points: 1

    This module addresses two curriculum areas in the MARA mandatory activity of Accounts Management— ‘Financial Duties’ and ‘Fees and Charges’. It takes a practical approach in explaining how to comply with Part 5 and Part 7 of the Code of Conduct in such a way as you and your clients will have confidence in your systems and procedures.

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  • General Skilled Migration DN129

    Private Study Module

    Type: Core

    CPD Points: 1

    This MARA approved CPD seminar paper examines the skilled-based subclasses that came into effect as part of the Government’s major reform of the general skilled migration (GSM) program on 1 July 2012 and changes to the programme since that time.

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  • File Management DN134

    Private Study Module

    Type: Mandatory

    CPD Points: 1

    This paper concentrates on the professional standards required of migration agents under statutory self-regulation.

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  • Risk Management for Migration Advice Professionals DN65

    Private Study Module

    Type: Core

    ​CPD Points: 1

    This paper focuses on Risk Management for Migration Advice Professionals, providing information on the key aspects Registered Migration Agents should be aware of when ensuring their practice is compliant, and risk averse.

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  • Visa Cancellations DN66

    Private Study Module

    Type: Core

    CPD Points: 1

    This workbook focuses on the cancellation powers under s109, s127A-133 and s137 of the Migration Act. It will also address the cancellation powers when offshore, Business Visa cancellations, Character cancellations and the consequences of cancellation.

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  • Unlawful Non-Citizens DN67

    Private Study Module

    Type: Core

    CPD Points: 1

    This module gives an overview of the issues affecting unlawful non-citizens. As the consequences of becoming an unlawful non-citizen including arrest, detention and removal from Australia. This paper shows why clients may approach migration agents requiring urgent and immediate assistance.

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  • Character Provisions DN68

    Private Study Module

    Type: Core

    CPD Points: 1

    This paper focuses on the character test under section 501 of the Migration Act. We examine the character test and the discretionary factors covered by Ministerial Direction Number 21. The topic will also examine the legislation and policy in relation to the cancellation of visas and deportation.

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  • Partner Visas DN76

    Private Study Module

    Type: Core

    CPD Points: 1

    This work book examines the three categories of relationships that are recognised as suitable for Partner visa applications. We study the eligibility criteria for the Spouse, De Facto Partner, and Provisional Spouse applications. We also consider the health and character requirements. The paper considers several common problematic areas that agents encounter: the ‘12 month living together requirement’, serial sponsorship and problems relating to evidence.

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  • Resident Return Visas DN83

    Private Study Module

    Type: Core

    CPD Points: 1

    This paper focuses on resident return visas which includes the five year resident return visa (sc155), three month resident return visa (sc157) and the provisional resident return Visa (sc159). We will be examining the eligibility criteria for each including the Public Interest criteria, eligibility for a bridging visa and review rights.

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  • Health Criteria DN81

    Private Study Module

    Type: Core

    CPD Points: 1

    The paper will examine the health criteria regulations, Departmental policy and recent case law as well as the health waiver provisions and review options where applicable.

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  • Business Innovation and Investment Program DN128

    Private Study Module

    Type: Core

    CPD Points: 1

    This topic explains the visa classes suitable for applicants who have a successful business and/or investment history and who intend to enter Australia for the purpose of business, investment or entrepreneurial activities. We show how the applicant can enter Australia for this purpose on either a temporary, provisional or permanent basis. This topic sets out the major requirements for applicants in the Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP), commonly referred to as the ‘Business Skills’ visa category.

    Currency of program: content of this seminar paper is accurate as at February 2017.

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