Thank you to all our colleagues who attended our CPD Express programmes in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane during the first half of 2017. Before the new MARA CPD framework takes effect on 1 January 2018, we will offer our original and high-quality CPD Express programme on one final occasion in 2017. After receiving many inquiries from our colleagues throughout Australia and overseas, we are pleased to announce that our popular “10 points in one day” CPD workshop series will be held for one final time in Sydney on Tuesday 21 November 2017.
For further information and to register, please click the link below.
|SYDNEY: Fraser Suites, 488 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000
||Tuesday 21 November 2017||Click Here to Register Now|
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- Time: 9 am – 5 pm (registration desk opens at 8:30 am)
- Cost: $550 (including GST)
Migration agents: The morning workshop is worth 6 MARA CPD points and the afternoon workshop (which is a mandatory activity) is worth 4 MARA CPD points; a total of 10 MARA CPD points.
Legal practitioners: There are 6.5 hours worth of teaching time in this all-day course, completion of which will enable you to earn 6 CPD units. The course will also cover at least 1 hour in each of the four compulsory CPD fields (Substantive Law, Professional Skills, Practice Management and Business Skills, Ethics and Professional Responsibility).
The programme will be led and facilitated by our Accredited Immigration Law Specialists Peter Papadopoulos and Kathryn Viegas. Peter and Kathryn have extensive experience conducting advanced CPD for migration agents and lawyers through their previous contributions to CPD run by Migration Practice Essentials (MPE), Law Council of Australia (LCA), The College of Law, Migration Institute of Australia (MIA), Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) and Immigration Advice & Rights Centre (IARC). Peter and Kathryn are excited about sharing the latest developments in migration law and policy along with practical tips to get those more complex cases over the line.
Contents of the CPD Express course programme
The final contents of our last CPD Express programme in 2017 will be announced nearer to the date of delivery but attendees can rest assured that Peter and Kathryn will summarise the latest developments in migration law and policy as well as recent significant decisions from the AAT and the courts. Among other things, we expect that Peter and Kathryn will cover the following topics:
- 457 visa changes update – lawfulness of the caveat system; dealing with caveat-affected applications; drafting submissions to address the new caveat requirements; integrity and monitoring changes scheduled for December; the TSS visa due in March 2018 – proposed requirements; labour agreements; update on relevant AAT decisions; Skilling Australians Fund levy and interaction with existing training benchmarks and the sponsor’s obligation to provide training; the prospect of levy exemptions, variations and refunds
- ENS / RSMS visa changes – changes to age and English language requirements and exemptions – what will be phased out and when; strategies to get cases through before the March 2018 changes take effect; the proposed March 2018 framework and the likely impact on pipeline applications
- Citizenship reform update
- Temporary Sponsored Parent visa proposed to take effect in November 2017
- Partner visa update – processing times; insights into DIBP’s plans to deal with the current caseload; assessment of family visa sponsors; proposed introduction of the requirement for sponsorship approval before lodging a partner visa application
- End of dual regulation of legal practitioners; changes to the CPD framework
- Sustainable business development – re-thinking client selection; valuing eligibility assessments; distinguishing between advisory services and application processing; re-orienting marketing strategies; building key relationships
Feedback from our reentCPD Express workshops in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
“Informative and relevant, as always”
“Training is well-suited for more senior practitioners”
“Well planned out and easy to follow”
“Excellent presentations, particularly liked the case studies”
“This was absolutely the best CPD I have ever attended. Thank you to both Peter and Kathryn for an amazing effort”
“Thank you for the seminar. I want you all to know it was excellent, and better than every legal seminar I’ve ever been to”