Private Study Module CPDs

 

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About the MIA's Private Study Modules

MIA Private Study modules are an efficient and effective professional development solution for many RMAs. The Private Study format allows Members to complete CPD requirements in their own time and from the convenience of their own location.

How the modules work

Once users purchase a module, they will receive an automatic email containing a downloadable PDF version of the Private Study Module. We encourage users to save the module to their own computer and print it off if needed. Users will then need to read the module and undertake the corresponding Private Study Module quiz on the MIA's website within 90 days of purchasing the module (note: users have 90 days post-purchase to complete the quiz for the module).

About the Quiz

Instructions for how to complete the quiz will be included in the automatic email you receive when you purchase the Private Study Module. Members of the MIA will also find these details in the Member Centre of this website.

In order to complete the module and receive the CPD point you must achieve a mark of 75% in the test/quiz. If you fail the test/quiz you must purchase the module again in order to retake it  and you must also notify us that you are attempting to re-take it by emailing cpd@mia.org.au (as we need to reset your access). Following Module completion, the MIA will report CPD points earned to the Office of the MARA.

Choose from the following Private Study Modules:

  • Bridging Visas

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Private Study Module

    Type: Mandatory

    CPD Points: 1

    This seminar paper 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

    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

    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

    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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  • Subclass 457

    Private Study Module

    Type: Core

    CPD Points: 1

    The program introduces the employer sponsored subclass 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa and examines the way it operates to assist businesses in Australia meet temporary skill shortages with skilled workers from overseas.

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  • Risk Management for Migration Advice Professionals

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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