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  • Seminar MP4's and DVD's are worth 4 hours towards your CPD
  • Please note if you order a Webcast (Webinar recording), a link to access the recording and instructions on how to log-in will be sent by email within one week of order; however please do make sure you order it during office open times (ie not public holidays, or advised office closed days etc).
  • Webcast link's are worth 1 1/2 hours towards your CPD unless it is a special shortened Webinar. 
  • You can click on the 'more information' button on the right hand side of each event to find out the exact CPD hours for each Webcast.

 

We will always endeavour to send these orders as soon as possible.

All NZAMI members will have any orders automatically added to their CPD records on the member side of the NZAMI website.

All non-NZAMI members will have a CPD Certificate emailed for your records.

 

Auckland NZAMI Seminar Friday, 10th February 2017

Seminar Date: 10th February 2017

Auckland NZAMI Seminar Friday, 10th February 2017

Seminar Date: 10th February 2017

The recording of this Seminar (MP4) will provide you with 4 hours CPD

1.00pm         THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT “HOT POTATO”- in the past year fraud and other problems dogging the international student market have come to a head and there has been a good deal of media coverage.  Following on from our last Auckland seminar, we now bring together the major players in setting standards in international education to discuss the current issues.  They are: 

INZ           Steve McGill  - General Manager, Settlement, Protection and Attraction (SPA)

Andy Jackson  - Manager, Immigration Policy

NZQA      Grant Klinkum - Deputy Chief Executive, Quality Assurance

Education New Zealand  -  John Goulter - General Manager, Stakeholders, Communications & Intelligence

Ministry of Education - Emily Fabling - Director, International

IAA Catherine Albiston  - Registrar, IAA

                 

2.40 pm        Afternoon Tea and Networking

                 

3.05 pm        Please note due to ongoing earthquake impact on BMB premises, this next segment has been changed.  It will now be ENTREPRENEUR VISAS a panel discussion to examine some of the more challenging aspects of Entrepreneur instructions. It will include the following practitioners: 

Fahim Gul, Licensed Immigration Adviser, Success Global Limited

Richard Howard, Licensed Immigration Adviser, Pathways To New Zealand Ltd

Carsten Hallwass, Licensed Immigration Adviser, New Zealand Immigration Concepts Limited

Josh Honeywell, Technical Adviser, BMB

Jonathan Maitland, Immigration Manager, BMB 

 

 Investor policy is being re-written currently and will therefore be covered at a different date TBC.

                 

4.40 pm        THE LABOUR INSPECTORATE – UPDATES by Loua Ward, Regional Manager, Counties Manukau.  As all practitioners will be aware, developments in the employer compliance space is extremely topical and so in this session, we hear from the horse’s mouth about the workplace practices that are seen as most problematic including migrant exploitation and steps being taken to address these.

                 

5.30 pm        Networking Drinks (all Welcome!)

FeesMemberNon-Member 
MP4 On Demand$120.00$215.00 

Auckland NZAMI Seminar Friday, 25th November 2016

Seminar Date: 25th November 2016

Auckland NZAMI Seminar Friday, 25th November 2016

Seminar Date: 25th November 2016

The MP4 recording of this seminar is worth 4 hours towards your CPD

1.20 pm        OPENING

1.30 pm        Judge Spiller, giving an end-of-year look at the work of the IPT (Immigration and Protection Tribunal)- Judge Peter Spiller, Chairperson of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal

2.15 pm        Updates from the Palmerston North Branch - Katy Aldcroft (Immigration Manager, Palmerston North Branch, INZ)

2.45pm         Panel on the latest "hot" student issues:  with

Arunima Dhingra (Licensed Immigration Adviser, AIMS Global Education & Immigration Services)

Alastair McClymont (Lawyer, McClymont and Associates)

Discussions will include issues to do with fraud, funds, IELTS and PTE failings: what’s been; what’s happening now and where to from here.

3.45 pm        Afternoon Tea and Networking

4.10 pm        Damon Parker, (Licensed Immigration Adviser, Swiftvisa), on the all-important topic of "Employer Documentation". 

This session will look at how to manage the flow of information around employer compliance and workplace practices in both work and skilled migrant residence visa applications.

5.00 pm        Members Only Forum 

5.30 pm        Networking Drinks (all Welcome!)

FeesMemberNon-Member 
MP4 On Demand$120.00$215.00 

Webinar NZQA Qualifications Recognition Processes (2 November 2016)

Seminar Date: 2nd November 2016

Webinar NZQA Qualifications Recognition Processes (2 November 2016)

Seminar Date: 2nd November 2016

This Webinar and its recording will provide you with 1 1/2 hours towards your CPD !

 

​With the recent changes to SMC policy, reaching the new 160 points threshold may require much greater reliance on points for recognised qualifications.

We therefore thought it timely to arrange a session with the NZQA to upskill/update practitioner knowledge around qualifications recognition processes.

The NZQA have been asked to address the following:

  • likely impact of the new rules on NZQA resourcing 
  • basic criteria for recognition of overseas qualifications to help advisers identify which qualifications may/may not be able to get the desired outcome
  • assessing of qualifications against the LTSSL
  • do's and don'ts when submitting PARs/IQAs
  • the role of the NZQA in assessing prior learning and cross-credits

Plus time will be allocated for Q&A.

FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $32.50$115.00 

Webinar New English Language Providers Part 2 (27 October 2016)

Seminar Date: 27th October 2016

Webinar New English Language Providers Part 2 (27 October 2016)

Seminar Date: 27th October 2016

This Webinar and its recording will provide you with 1 1/2 hours towards your CPD !

As we know, from 21 November 2016 there will be 4 new English language providers to provide greater choice to the increased numbers of clients who will require mandatory testing.  They are:

  • TOEFL
  • PEARSON
  • OET
  • FCE/FCE for schools

Therefore we have arranged for two webinars, and this Webinar is Part 2 of 2, to be held Thursday, 27th October at 1.30pm to 3.00pm (NZ time) featuring the OET and FCE/FCE for schools tests.  The providers have been asked to cover:

  • key features of their tests and how they work
  • points of difference as between the tests
  • recommended preparation
  • locations and turn around times
  • costs and any special adviser discounts 
  • Q & A
FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $32.50$115.00 

Webinar New English Language Providers Part 1 (26 October 2016)

Seminar Date: 26th October 2016

Webinar New English Language Providers Part 1 (26 October 2016)

Seminar Date: 26th October 2016

This Webinar and its recording will provide you with 1 1/2 hours towards your CPD !

As we know, from 21 November 2016 there will be 4 new English language providers to provide greater choice to the increased numbers of clients who will require mandatory testing.  They are:

  • TOEFL
  • PEARSON
  • OET
  • FCE/FCE for schools

Therefore we have arranged for one webinar to be held next Wednesday, 26th October at 4pm to 5.30pm (NZ time) featuring the TOEFL and PEARSON tests.  The providers have been asked to cover:

  • key features of their tests and how they work
  • points of difference as between the tests
  • recommended preparation
  • locations and turn around times
  • costs and any special adviser discounts 
  • Q & A

A 2nd webinar is agreed in principle but we are just awaiting the precise day and time - but we have proposed Thursday or Friday of next week.  

With regards to the Pearson test they are also going to be organising an open visit to their test centre in Auckland in November and more information will be announced in due course once the details are known.  The webinar, however, will suit those seeking information now and those unable to attend an event in Auckland.

FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $32.50$115.00 

Webinar Dramatic changes to SMC and Tier One Parent instructions (18 October 2016)

Seminar Date: 18th October 2016

Webinar Dramatic changes to SMC and Tier One Parent instructions (18 October 2016)

Seminar Date: 18th October 2016

This Webinar and its recording will provide you with 2 hours towards your CPD !

 

***** EMERGENCY WEBINAR ****  

TUESDAY, 18TH OCTOBER 2016 AT 11AM (NZ TIME)

 

In light of this week's dramatic changes to SMC and Tier One Parent instructions, the NZAMI has called an emergency webinar to discuss implications of these changes. This is a time when practitioners need to be across these changes like a rash and to have the agility to think laterally to help Clients rise to the new challenges ahead.

 

Representing MBIE:

-         Kathy Tait, Team Leader - Operational Policy (team responsible for drafting and publicising immigration instructions & working with Visa Services around implementation)

-          Jade Reid, Relationship Manager (Visa Services)

-          Amie Conning - Immigration Manager, SMC

Also Invited but TBC are the NZQA.

 

The purpose of this webinar will include:

  • clarifying any issues that may still be unclear around implementation of these new policies
  • taking a fresh look at the SMC points categories to look at aspects which we may not have needed to rely on to date
  • to revisit the NZQA processes & implications arising from these changes (such as timeliness)
FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $0.00$115.00 

Auckland NZAMI Seminar Friday, 07th October 2016

Seminar Date: 7th October 2016

Auckland NZAMI Seminar Friday, 07th October 2016

Seminar Date: 7th October 2016

The MP4 recording of this seminar is worth 4 hours towards your CPD

 

1.30 pm           OPENING – June Ranson, NZAMI Chairperson

1.45 pm          Section 61 Requests (by popular demand!) - Saif Shaikh, LIA, Immigration Advice New Zealand Ltd, and Kate Woodward, Manager of the S.61 Team, INZ

This will cover the legal basis for making a S.61 request and the controversy around "absolute discretion" and lack of reasons for decision.  It will also provide practical tips around choosing to make and advocating for a S.61 request.

2.40 pm            Investor Visas - David Cooper, LIA, Malcolm Pacific

This session will look at various aspects of the Investor Visa Category from a practical adviser's perspective.

3.30 pm            Afternoon Tea and Networking

4.00 pm            Professional Writing for Immigration Advocates- Peter Moses, Barrister

This session will look at the all-important issue of drafting, both in terms of submissions to decision-makers but also to clients & how to ensure the obligation to record advice in writing is met.

5.00 pm            Members Only Forum 

5.30 pm            Networking Drinks  (all Welcome!)

FeesMemberNon-Member 
MP4 On Demand$120.00$215.00 

Webinar Workplace Practices in SMC (15 September 2016)

Seminar Date: 15th September 2016

Webinar Workplace Practices in SMC (15 September 2016)

Seminar Date: 15th September 2016

This Webinar and it's recording (webcast) are worth 1 1/2 hours towards your CPD

This webinar provides a timely analysis of the requirements under SM7.20b and W2.10.5 and the inter-relationship with S.350 of the Immigration Act 2009.

There has been a palpable tightening around employer obligations in the immigration context in recent times which is having a ripple effect across job-dependent temporary and residence visas.  This is therefore an area in which all immigration practitioners need to be sharpening their tools. 

FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $65.00$115.00 

MP4 of Afternoon session of the 2016 NZAMI Annual Conference

Seminar Date: 12th August 2016

MP4 of Afternoon session of the 2016 NZAMI Annual Conference

Seminar Date: 12th August 2016

MP4 recording of AFTERNOON SESSION will give you 4 hours towards your CPD

 

8.00 am                Registration

8.30 am                Opening byMCPhil O’Reilly, Director, Iron Duke Partners

8.40 am                Welcome by the 2015/2016 NZAMI Chairperson - June Ranson, NZAMI Chairperson

8.50 am                Keynote AddressThe Honourable Michael Woodhouse, Minister of Immigration

9.20 am                Overview of everything immigration – where will immigration be in 18 months Nigel Bickle, Deputy Chief Executive -  Immigration, MBIE

10.00 am              Morning Tea and Sponsor Tables

10.30 am              Entrepreneur visas and succession planning for New ZealandCameron Bagrie, Chief Economist, ANZ Bank.

This segment will provide an understanding as to why Entrepreneurs are essential to New Zealand’s economic growth and the role these business entrepreneurs can fill with the opportunities that exist from business succession planning - from an Economist’s point of view.

11.20 am              Going Places – Increasing the benefits of migration for New Zealand Hayden Glass, Principal, Sapere Research Group

Hayden Glass, the co-author of a book about migration called “Going Places”, focuses on the need for smarter immigration policies to get the greatest benefit for New Zealand.  He highlights the impacts of New Zealand’s large migration flows over many years, looks at the Global Impact Visa and other innovative ideas, and questions if we are attracting people who can help with economic transformation for New Zealand or if we are just filling gaps.

12.00 pm              Lunch and Sponsor Tables

1.00 pm                Billy Graham – A world class international speaker, Billy Graham is New Zealand’s best loved motivator and fitness adviser.  Bold, humorous and brimming over with energy and enthusiasm, Billy is passionate about inspiring people to increase their potential.  He is a former New Zealand and Australasian light welter-weight boxing champion and has spent a lifetime in sports and physical fitness.  He has achieved international success through goal setting and determination and has turned common sense into an art form.

1.40 pm                ‘How Much is Too Much! - Balancing Immigration

  • how much more immigration is sustainable
  • is it good if New Zealand keeps changing with immigration
  • the overall benefits of Immigration to the New Zealand  economy   

Dame Susan Devoy, Race Relations Commissioner, Human Rights Commission  

Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, Minister for Ethnic Communities

Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Massey University

Tony Alexander, Chief Economist, BNZ

FACILITATORPeter Moses, NZAMI Director

3.00 pm                Afternoon Tea and Sponsor Tables

3.30 pm                ‘The Encouraging Mood of “Corruption” in New Zealand’ - Do we have any corruption in NZ?   What is corruption?  Evidence indicates that corruption has been around for thousands of years, but in recent years it has attracted increasing attention.   Does the attention reflect an increasing awareness or an increasing scope of the problem?  What needs to be done and how do we bring about the necessary changes?

Introduction by June Ranson, NZAMI Chairperson, main speakers are:

Peter Devoy, Assistant General Manager, Compliance and Border Operations, MBIE

Marina Matthews, Partner at Chen Palmer, CEO of Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business

Mark Mitchell, National MP for Rodney and Chair of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

Suzanne Snively, ONZM, Chair Transparency International NZ Inc

4.45 pm                Closing by MCPhil O’Reilly, Director, Iron Duke Partners

5.00 pm                Networking Drinks

FeesMemberNon-Member 
MP4 On Demand$225.00$325.00 

2016 NZAMI Annual Conference

Seminar Date: 12th August 2016

2016 NZAMI Annual Conference

Seminar Date: 12th August 2016

FULL Day MP4 recording will give you 8 hours towards your CPD

 

8.00 am                Registration

8.30 am                Opening byMCPhil O’Reilly, Director, Iron Duke Partners

8.40 am                Welcome by the 2015/2016 NZAMI Chairperson - June Ranson, NZAMI Chairperson

8.50 am                Keynote AddressThe Honourable Michael Woodhouse, Minister of Immigration

9.20 am                Overview of everything immigration – where will immigration be in 18 months Nigel Bickle, Deputy Chief Executive -  Immigration, MBIE

10.00 am              Morning Tea and Sponsor Tables

10.30 am              Entrepreneur visas and succession planning for New ZealandCameron Bagrie, Chief Economist, ANZ Bank.

This segment will provide an understanding as to why Entrepreneurs are essential to New Zealand’s economic growth and the role these business entrepreneurs can fill with the opportunities that exist from business succession planning - from an Economist’s point of view.

11.20 am              Going Places – Increasing the benefits of migration for New Zealand Hayden Glass, Principal, Sapere Research Group

Hayden Glass, the co-author of a book about migration called “Going Places”, focuses on the need for smarter immigration policies to get the greatest benefit for New Zealand.  He highlights the impacts of New Zealand’s large migration flows over many years, looks at the Global Impact Visa and other innovative ideas, and questions if we are attracting people who can help with economic transformation for New Zealand or if we are just filling gaps.

12.00 pm              Lunch and Sponsor Tables

1.00 pm                Billy Graham – A world class international speaker, Billy Graham is New Zealand’s best loved motivator and fitness adviser.  Bold, humorous and brimming over with energy and enthusiasm, Billy is passionate about inspiring people to increase their potential.  He is a former New Zealand and Australasian light welter-weight boxing champion and has spent a lifetime in sports and physical fitness.  He has achieved international success through goal setting and determination and has turned common sense into an art form.

1.40 pm                ‘How Much is Too Much! - Balancing Immigration

  • how much more immigration is sustainable
  • is it good if New Zealand keeps changing with immigration
  • the overall benefits of Immigration to the New Zealand  economy   

Dame Susan Devoy, Race Relations Commissioner, Human Rights Commission  

Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, Minister for Ethnic Communities

Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Massey University

Tony Alexander, Chief Economist, BNZ

FACILITATORPeter Moses, NZAMI Director

3.00 pm                Afternoon Tea and Sponsor Tables

3.30 pm                ‘The Encouraging Mood of “Corruption” in New Zealand’ - Do we have any corruption in NZ?   What is corruption?  Evidence indicates that corruption has been around for thousands of years, but in recent years it has attracted increasing attention.   Does the attention reflect an increasing awareness or an increasing scope of the problem?  What needs to be done and how do we bring about the necessary changes?

Introduction by June Ranson, NZAMI Chairperson, main speakers are:

Peter Devoy, Assistant General Manager, Compliance and Border Operations, MBIE

Marina Matthews, Partner at Chen Palmer, CEO of Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business

Mark Mitchell, National MP for Rodney and Chair of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

Suzanne Snively, ONZM, Chair Transparency International NZ Inc

4.45 pm                Closing by MCPhil O’Reilly, Director, Iron Duke Partners

5.00 pm                Networking Drinks

FeesMemberNon-Member 
MP4 On Demand$400.00$600.00 

MP4 of Morning session of the 2016 NZAMI Annual Conference

Seminar Date: 12th August 2016

MP4 of Morning session of the 2016 NZAMI Annual Conference

Seminar Date: 12th August 2016

MP4 recording of MORNING SESSION will give you 3 1/2 hours towards your CPD

 

8.00 am                Registration

8.30 am                Opening byMCPhil O’Reilly, Director, Iron Duke Partners

8.40 am                Welcome by the 2015/2016 NZAMI Chairperson - June Ranson, NZAMI Chairperson

8.50 am                Keynote AddressThe Honourable Michael Woodhouse, Minister of Immigration

9.20 am                Overview of everything immigration – where will immigration be in 18 months Nigel Bickle, Deputy Chief Executive -  Immigration, MBIE

10.00 am              Morning Tea and Sponsor Tables

10.30 am              Entrepreneur visas and succession planning for New ZealandCameron Bagrie, Chief Economist, ANZ Bank.

This segment will provide an understanding as to why Entrepreneurs are essential to New Zealand’s economic growth and the role these business entrepreneurs can fill with the opportunities that exist from business succession planning - from an Economist’s point of view.

11.20 am              Going Places – Increasing the benefits of migration for New Zealand Hayden Glass, Principal, Sapere Research Group

Hayden Glass, the co-author of a book about migration called “Going Places”, focuses on the need for smarter immigration policies to get the greatest benefit for New Zealand.  He highlights the impacts of New Zealand’s large migration flows over many years, looks at the Global Impact Visa and other innovative ideas, and questions if we are attracting people who can help with economic transformation for New Zealand or if we are just filling gaps.

12.00 pm              Lunch and Sponsor Tables

1.00 pm                Billy Graham – A world class international speaker, Billy Graham is New Zealand’s best loved motivator and fitness adviser.  Bold, humorous and brimming over with energy and enthusiasm, Billy is passionate about inspiring people to increase their potential.  He is a former New Zealand and Australasian light welter-weight boxing champion and has spent a lifetime in sports and physical fitness.  He has achieved international success through goal setting and determination and has turned common sense into an art form.

1.40 pm                ‘How Much is Too Much! - Balancing Immigration

  • how much more immigration is sustainable
  • is it good if New Zealand keeps changing with immigration
  • the overall benefits of Immigration to the New Zealand  economy   

Dame Susan Devoy, Race Relations Commissioner, Human Rights Commission  

Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, Minister for Ethnic Communities

Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Massey University

Tony Alexander, Chief Economist, BNZ

FACILITATORPeter Moses, NZAMI Director

3.00 pm                Afternoon Tea and Sponsor Tables

3.30 pm                ‘The Encouraging Mood of “Corruption” in New Zealand’ - Do we have any corruption in NZ?   What is corruption?  Evidence indicates that corruption has been around for thousands of years, but in recent years it has attracted increasing attention.   Does the attention reflect an increasing awareness or an increasing scope of the problem?  What needs to be done and how do we bring about the necessary changes?

Introduction by June Ranson, NZAMI Chairperson, main speakers are:

Peter Devoy, Assistant General Manager, Compliance and Border Operations, MBIE

Marina Matthews, Partner at Chen Palmer, CEO of Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business

Mark Mitchell, National MP for Rodney and Chair of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

Suzanne Snively, ONZM, Chair Transparency International NZ Inc

4.45 pm                Closing by MCPhil O’Reilly, Director, Iron Duke Partners

5.00 pm                Networking Drinks

FeesMemberNon-Member 
MP4 On Demand$175.00$275.00 

Auckland NZAMI Seminar Friday, 22nd July 2016

Seminar Date: 22nd July 2016

Auckland NZAMI Seminar Friday, 22nd July 2016

Seminar Date: 22nd July 2016

1.25 pm            OPENING – June Ranson, NZAMI Chairperson

1.30 pm            The Vexed Business of Entrepreneur Visas - Wiebe Herder, LIA, Woburn International and former BMB Manager

  • Updates from an Industry Perspective
  • Practical Tips & Thoughts on work and residence class visas 

2.30 pm            A Birdseye View - from the Ombudsman's Office - Judge Peter Boshier

This session will cover:

  • The Official Information Act (OIA) and its constitutional role in our New Zealand democracy
  • What's working well and what's not working well in the way the OIA is applied by agencies & the work being done by the Ombudsman's Office
  • Immigration jurisprudence and developments

3.30 pm            Afternoon Tea and Networking

4.00 pm            Complaining @ Immigration Processes - Richard Small, Lawyer, Pacific Legal

  • An update of developments with the INZ Complaints Resolution & Ombudsman Processes with recent examples
  • When and when not to complain
  • How to get the best out of the Process
  • Other options

5.00 pm            Members Only Forum  

5.30 pm            Networking Drinks  (all Welcome!)

FeesMemberNon-Member 
MP4 On Demand$120.00$215.00 

Webinar Moving to New Zealand - Pack Your Pension (29 June 2016)

Seminar Date: 29th June 2016

Webinar Moving to New Zealand - Pack Your Pension (29 June 2016)

Seminar Date: 29th June 2016

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 hour towards CPD

A very interesting and informative webinar scheduled for Wednesday the 29th of June at 8 am NZ time – this timing will help those based in the UK attend live and ask questions during the webinar. 

This webinar will offer an introduction to the ins a outs and pros & cons of transferring a UK pension to New Zealand – and how you could help your clients to be better off financially.

This Webinar will also include some information about the potential repercussions of Brexit.

The Presenter will be Tony Chamberlain, Director of GBPensions and an Authorised Financial Adviser.

All Questions welcome!

FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $65.00$115.00 

Auckland NZAMI Seminar Friday, 17th June 2016

Seminar Date: 17th June 2016

Auckland NZAMI Seminar Friday, 17th June 2016

Seminar Date: 17th June 2016

1.25 pm            OPENING – June Ranson, NZAMI Chairperson

1.30 pm            ALL ABOUT ALERTS/WARNINGS - Jade Reid, Relationship Manager, INZ

Many clients end up with alerts/warnings on their files which can significantly impact future travel or visa applications to New Zealand.  In this session, we will look at the sort of issues that lead to alerts or warnings being placed; who places those on file; how these alerts/warnings are then treated in terms of follow-up action and how these can be removed from a person's record.

2.30 pm            DEALING WITH STRESS - Dr. Karen Jones, Registered Clinical Psychologist, Umbrella Group (www.umbrella.org.nz)

In our "high stakes", deadline driven work as immigration advisers/lawyers, we deal with a significant level of stress.  Stress of our clients; stresses of our own.  The Umbrella Group specialises in applying the scientific knowledge of "what works" to practical solutions to improve both wellbeing and performance.  They are all about helping build resilience and have already worked with a number of people within the legal profession.  In this session, Dr. Jones will be introducing us to the concept of "stress to strength".  

3.30 pm            Afternoon Tea and Networking

3.45 pm            IACDT COMPLAINTS: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE COAL FACE - Peter Moses, Barrister and Simon Laurent, Barrister

A good deal has been happening in the disciplinary space since we last touched this topic.  Who better to present than two lawyers who have been actively involved in representation at the Tribunal.

5.00 pm            Members Only Forum  

5.30 pm            Networking Drinks  (all Welcome!)

FeesMemberNon-Member 
MP4 On Demand$120.00$215.00 

Webinar Essential Skills Work Visas and Skills Match Reports (11 May 2016)

Seminar Date: 11th May 2016

Webinar Essential Skills Work Visas and Skills Match Reports (11 May 2016)

Seminar Date: 11th May 2016

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD

NZAMI recently had an Auckland seminar topic on Essential Skills Work Visas and Skills Match Reports.  Now that the new instructions have gone live and because we received feedback that there were more questions than could be answered on the day, we are running a WEBINAR on May 11th at 2pm to further this topic.  

The Presenters will be:

Ayla McLaughlin, Operations Support INZ

Jason Austin, Business Analyst, Operational Policy INZ

Ward Tuite, MSD

 

All Questions welcome!

FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $65.00$115.00 

Auckland NZAMI Seminar Friday, 08th April 2016

Seminar Date: 8th April 2016

Auckland NZAMI Seminar Friday, 08th April 2016

Seminar Date: 8th April 2016

1.30 pm            OPENING – June Ranson, NZAMI Chairperson

Exact Timing to be confirmed

UPDATES ON RETAIL MANAGERS - Simon Moore, Licensed Immigration Adviser

Simon has been battling the issue of franchise managers for the past year and will report on the latest appeal decisions which may bring more balance to the assessments in these cases

 

 

UPDATES ON THE ONLINE VISA & EMEDICAL SYSTEM & Q&A - Kathy Tait, Operations Support, MBIE and Michael Sorensen, Senior Business Analyst for the Immigration Health Team, MBIE

 

We are pleased to advise that both Kathy Tait and Michael Sorensen will be patched in via Skype for this segment, which will include Q&A.

 

 

UPDATES ON ISSUES AFFECTING EMPLOYMENT OF FILIPINO MIGRANT WORKERS & ON WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE FARM MANAGEMENT SPACE- Graydon Sharratt, Licensed Immigration Adviser, June Ranson, Licensed Immigration Adviser and Mike Davies, Adecco Personnel  (Accredited Labour Hire and Philippines Recruitment agents)

 

Members Only Forum  

Networking Drinks  (all Welcome!)

FeesMemberNon-Member 
MP4 On Demand$120.00$215.00 

Auckland NZAMI Seminar Friday, 26th February 2016

Seminar Date: 26th February 2016

Auckland NZAMI Seminar Friday, 26th February 2016

Seminar Date: 26th February 2016

1.30 pm            OPENING – June Ranson, NZAMI Chairperson

1.40 pm            Essential Skills Work Visas - current approaches - Katy Armstrong (LIA, Into NZ), Ayla McGloughlin (Operations Support, MBIE Wellington), Fleur Gray (Technical Adviser, INZ Henderson), and also joined by Leanne Smith from MSD. This segment will also include the use of a case study.

This session will provide practical insights into the application of Essential Skills Work visa instructions in light of recent changes and internal INZ guidelines on the Labour Market Test and Skills Match Report.

3.00 pm            NETWORKING AFTERNOON TEA

3.20 pm            Eligibility for State Health Care in New Zealand - Walter Stone (LIA, Eagle Migration)

Eligibility for state funded health care may affect a migrant's decision on the type/length of visas they may apply for and whether to take out medical insurance.  This session therefore covers the various rules around eligibility with use of example scenarios to illustrate their practical application & highlight any difficult areas.

4.00 pm            Migration Trends and New Zealand - Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley (Pro Vice-Chancellor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Massey University)

This session will set the scene for where our current migration trends are taking New Zealand.

5.00 pm            Members Only Forum  

5.30 pm            Networking Drinks  (all Welcome!)

FeesMemberNon-Member 
MP4 On Demand$120.00$215.00 

Webinar Many Paths to Deportation (16 December 2015)

Seminar Date: 16th December 2015

Webinar Many Paths to Deportation (16 December 2015)

Seminar Date: 16th December 2015

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD

In the last couple of years, INZ has been proactively using its many powers in the Immigration Act 2009 to deport people.  There were recent amendments to some of these powers in May 2015.  You need to know about how this works so that you can give the right advice.  Even if you don’t do “deportation cases”, you could get your clients in trouble if you don’t know about the risks.

In this hands-on summary of the deportation playing field we will cover:

  • The many types of deportation liability and recent changes to them
  • The various appeal rights
  • The wide definition of false and misleading information and how actions of secondary applicants or even advisers can now be included
  • How INZ starts the “pre-deportation” process and how you can make it work for your clients
  • The pitfalls – how people can get into trouble and what you can do to keep them out of it.

You owe it to your migrant clients to know about this stuff.

Your very knowledgeable presenters will be Simon Laurent, Barrister, Laurent Law (Laurent Law is one of the few specialist immigration law practices in New Zealand) and Richard Small, Director and Senior Lawyer, Pacific Legal (Richard hasover 20 years of experience in immigration law).

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Recording $65.00$115.00 

Auckland NZAMI Seminar Friday, 27th November 2015

Seminar Date: 27th November 2015

Auckland NZAMI Seminar Friday, 27th November 2015

Seminar Date: 27th November 2015

MP4 (seminar recording) worth 4 hours towards CPD

 

1.15 pm        Opening, June Ranson, NZAMI Chair

 

1.20pm         "Preparing IPT appeal submissions – a guide to best practice" -Charlotte Summers and Richard Howard of Pathways to New Zealand Ltd share practical tips on how to identify grounds of appeal; draft compelling submissions and back these with the best possible evidence to support your Client's case.

 

2.20 pm        "Migrants, Housing & Mortgages" John Bolton, ex ANZ Bank Manager, founder and "Chief Squirrel" of Squirrel Mortgages and frequent media "go to" commentator on all things to do with the NZ housing market & mortgage rates. John will share his up-to-the minute insights into the real impact of migrants on the NZ housing market & recent initiatives to curb overseas investment plus practical tips on how your clients can access mortgages before becoming residents.

 

2.55 pm        NETWORKING TEA

 

3.10 pm            "Hitting the Reset Button on International Students" - a Panel Discussion with Celia Coombes (INZ Education Relationship Manager), Peter Bull (General Manager International at Education New Zealand), Rebecca Nguyen, Best Immigration Services Ltd, Todd Cozens, Codigo Level  Ltd, Karishma Malek, Meridian Migration Ltd.  Plus we will be joined by remote "patching-in" by Dan Smidt, Assistant Area Manager of the Mumbai Branch and Dominic Forde, Vice Consul – Immigration / Assistant Area Manager, Shanghai Area Office of Immigration New Zealand for what is set to be a robust and possibly controversial discussion of the current policies and practices directed at full fee-paying international students.  The 4 main questions posed to the panel are:

 

  • Is New Zealand pitching to international students fairly and transparently?
  • Should there be tighter controls over agents and commissions?
  • Are the current policy settings for international students the best they can be?
  • What are the alternatives this government could be considering?

                     Also invited but TBC (by remote) are INZ Shanghai Branch.

 

5.40 pm        Members Only Forum  

6.00 pm        Networking Drinks  (all Welcome!)

 

Please note that the above times are approximate and the panel discussion may end up curtailing the industry Forum.

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MP4 On Demand$120.00$215.00 

Webinar Visas Online (23 June 2015)

Seminar Date: 23rd June 2015

Webinar Visas Online (23 June 2015)

Seminar Date: 23rd June 2015

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD

With the arrival of online, advisers face new challenges but stand to benefit from the new system which does away with the need for original or certified copies of documents.

There are already some good materials out from INZ that do assist with understanding this new system, but this WEBINAR aims to build on that by:

  • helping you prepare for and know what to expect of these new applications 
  • share the experiences of other advisers who have already made their first online applications
  • alert you to some features which will help you maximise your use of the new system

Your presenter will be:  Katy Armstrong, LIA, in discussion with INZ and also with Walter Stone, who lodged what we believe to have been the first online adviser represented application!

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Recording $0.00$115.00 

Webinar eMedicals (03 February 2015)

Seminar Date: 3rd February 2015

Webinar eMedicals (03 February 2015)

Seminar Date: 3rd February 2015

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD

Webinar on eMedicals

 

  • Patrick Tuapola, INZ Health Project Manager

  • Dr John Robson, INZ’s Principal Medical Advisor 

  • Arron Baker, Assistant General Manager of Strategy and Assurance who will cover online forms and the general Vision 2015 Programme update

 

This Webinar is set for Tuesday, 3rd February from 4 pm until approximately 5.30 pm.

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Recording $65.00$115.00 

Webinar Residents subject to Deportation Liability (01 December 2014)

Seminar Date: 1st December 2014

Webinar Residents subject to Deportation Liability (01 December 2014)

Seminar Date: 1st December 2014

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD 

This Webinar will be presented by Peter Moses, Barrister and Anthony Callaghan, Licensed Adviser (Pathways to New Zealand), both highly experienced immigration practitioners.

 Topics to be covered will include:

  • The concept of and how a resident visa holder can become subject to deportation liability;
  • An overview of how significant a field of work this is;
  • The Resolutions process & the role of the Minister of Immigration;
  • Appeal Options, oral hearings & timeframes;
  • What this looks like in practice – identifying key advocacy options and issues to be covered in submission;
  • Common situations; criminal convictions; fraud; failure to meet S.49 conditions including use of case studies.

This Webinar is suitable for all levels of experience and is a must for anyone.

FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $65.00$115.00 

Webinar Adoption and Custody Issues (20 October 2014)

Seminar Date: 20th October 2014

Webinar Adoption and Custody Issues (20 October 2014)

Seminar Date: 20th October 2014

 

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD 

 

In this webinar, Anuradha Grover, Licensed Adviser (ex Immigration Officer) explores the instructions governing adoption and custody of minors, with use of case scenarios to illustrate key problem areas and how to resolve.  Areas covered include:

  • the definition of adoption - legal versus customary
  • Hague Convention issues
  • Useful IPT cases
  • Custody issues - how they arise and what needs to be proved
  • Documentary evidence

This Webinar is aimed at all levels of experience.

FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $65.00$115.00 

Webinar 'Dummies Guide to Work Visas' (06 October 2014)

Seminar Date: 6th October 2014

Webinar 'Dummies Guide to Work Visas' (06 October 2014)

Seminar Date: 6th October 2014

 

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD 

 

This WEBINAR, presented by Ian Stewart of e-Migration NZ Central Division, will look at practical application/interpretation of the work visa instructions and, in particular, the Labour Market Test under the Essential Skills category.

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Recording $65.00$115.00 

Webinar on Health Matters (23 September 2014)

Seminar Date: 23rd September 2014

Webinar on Health Matters (23 September 2014)

Seminar Date: 23rd September 2014

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD 

Having a solid understanding of how health issues can impact on immigration applications is a vital part of an immigration practitioner's day-to-day work.

 In this Webinar, we will cover:

  1.  the health criteria for temporary entry versus residence
  2. how the health criteria work in practice

  3. the waiver process

  4. useful residence appeals

  5. practical tips for dealing with health issues

  6. case studies

FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $65.00$115.00 

Webinar on SMC and Fixed Term Employment Contracts 25 August 2014

Seminar Date: 25th August 2014

Webinar on SMC and Fixed Term Employment Contracts 25 August 2014

Seminar Date: 25th August 2014

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 hour towards CPD 

This is a special short webinar covering the most recent Amendment Circular 2014-10 where an important change to SMC policy (S7.15) regarding fixed term employment agreements is about to come into force from 25 August.  

Nick Mason, Senior Solicitor at Pitt & Moore, employment and immigration specialist, shares with us insights into the significance of these changes and, in particular, when a fixed term contract will be able to meet the new instructions.

Webinar will be approximately 45 minutes long.

FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $55.00$95.00 

Webinar on The New Entrepreneur Category in Action (10 June 2014)

Seminar Date: 10th June 2014

Webinar on The New Entrepreneur Category in Action (10 June 2014)

Seminar Date: 10th June 2014

 

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD 

 

This Webinar will be covering THE NEW ENTREPRENEUR CATEGORY IN ACTION and will start at 7 pm (NZ local time) and finish at 8.30 pm (NZ local time).

Featuring:

Jonathan Maitland (Business Migration Manager (Acting), Immigration New Zealand)

Bradley So (Bradley manages the immigration team at Queen City Law)

We last presented on this topic back in March, when the new policies had just been announced. 

We are pleased to be able to now bring you this WEBINAR to update you on how the category is performing and any hot spots arising. 

This is another great NZAMI CPD event, and both the Webinar and Webcast (recording) will contribute 1 ½ hours towards your CPD.

 

FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $65.00$115.00 

Webinar on Professional Registration 28 May 2014

Seminar Date: 28th May 2014

Webinar on Professional Registration 28 May 2014

Seminar Date: 28th May 2014

 

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD 

Our Presenter will be Simona Woodberg, Licensed Immigration Adviser with over 18 years experience in the immigration industry, along with guest presenters from the Teachers Council, Colin Tarr and Jenny Thomas.  Together they will be covering:

  • an overview of professional registration in New Zealand
  • immigration requirements for registration:
    • for work visas
    • for SMC (effect on points)
  • discrepancies between ANZSCO and the immigration manual
  • representing clients in or advising on professional registration applications
  • Teaching Registration as an example with guest presenters Colin Tarr (Principal Advisor Registration) and Jenny Thomas (Manager Registration) from the Teachers Council
  • Q&A
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Recording $65.00$115.00 

Webinar on Decisions which Challenge Immigration Advisers 19 May 2014

Seminar Date: 19th May 2014

Webinar on Decisions which Challenge Immigration Advisers 19 May 2014

Seminar Date: 19th May 2014

 

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD 

Decisions which Challenge Immigration Advisers:

 

As Immigration Practitioners we each face ethical and other dilemmas which require decisions to be made on a daily basis.

 

In this Webinar, Richard Howard, Licensed Immigration Adviser for the past 24 years and Director of Pathways to New Zealand Ltd. shares his views on:

 

  • the IAA Ethics Toolkit for Licenced Immigration Advisers

  • LIA Ethics Code v that for Lawyers

  • Recognising & resolving actual ethical dilemmas

  • Making challenging workplace decisions

  • Case Scenarios

     

This is a must-attend WEBINAR for licensed immigration advisers of all levels.   It may also be of interest to lawyers who face similar dilemmas in their practice.

FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $65.00$115.00 

Webinar on Student Visas - (17 April 2014)

Seminar Date: 17th April 2014

Webinar on Student Visas - (17 April 2014)

Seminar Date: 17th April 2014

 

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD 

Topics to be covered:

  • General Overview - international versus domestic students
  • Key players - education providers & agents - specialist agent status & new INZ industry partnership
  • Key problem areas & Branch idiosyncrasies
  • Study to residence pathways
  • Case study

This Webinar is aimed at advisers of all levels of experience.  It will provide real insight from two experienced advisers from entirely different markets into the realities of dealing with different Branches and into what's not always in the INZ policy manual! 

Presenters:

Todd Cozens, Licensed Immigration Adviser, Codigo Level Ltd
Karishma Malek, Licensed Immigration Adviser, Meridian Migration Ltd (plus NZAMI Director)

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Recording $65.00$115.00 

Webinar on IACDT Decisions - (07 April 2014)

Seminar Date: 7th April 2014

Webinar on IACDT Decisions - (07 April 2014)

Seminar Date: 7th April 2014

 

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD 

IACDT decisions - an analysis, including:

  • inconsistencies in decision-making
  • the statutory role of the IACDT
  • the statutory role of the IAA in referring complaints to the IACDT
  • the successful District Court appeal by Christine Yap
  • the role of professional indemnity insurance

This WEBINAR is aimed at all immigration professionals who need to have a solid understanding of developments in the disciplinary arena.

FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $65.00$115.00 

Webinar on Partnership A-Z - 26 March 2014

Seminar Date: 26th March 2014

Webinar on Partnership A-Z - 26 March 2014

Seminar Date: 26th March 2014

 

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD 

Presenter:  Jasmine Bath, Licensed Immigration Adviser, Immigration Guru Ltd

Topic:   Partnership A-Z

  • basic rules around partnership - temporary versus residence
  • dealing with cases where the couple are not living together
  • bona fides issues, with updates on New Delhi cases
  • residence deferral provisions
  • practical tips on presenting cases, including evidence submitted & avoiding pitfalls
  • Case study 

 

Learning outcomes:

  • solid understanding of the rules around partnership
  • ability to apply the rules in practice
FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $65.00$115.00 

Webinar on the New Entrepreneur Category 10 March 2014

Seminar Date: 10th March 2014

Webinar on the New Entrepreneur Category 10 March 2014

Seminar Date: 10th March 2014

 

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD 

WEBINAR starting at 8 pm and ending at 9.30 pm local NZ time

This WEBINAR is an early opportunity to hear from top business visa practitioners on the implications of the newly established Entrepreneur Category that replaces the Long Term Business Category and opens on 24 March 2014.

Presenters:

Marcus Beveridge (Queen City Law (QCL) is widely considered to be one of NZ’s foremost immigration firms. It has been an award winning law firm for a number of years. Marcus Beveridge is the Principal of Queen City Law. He has developed expertise in business-based immigration and has acted on literally 1000s of successful business based immigration applications. Marcus has also published many articles for New Zealand's leading business magazines on business-based immigration and is a regular commentator on immigration based issues on national radio and TV)

Bradley So (Bradley manages the immigration team at Queen City Law. He is at the forefront of Queen City Law’s immigration practice. He specialises in business migration and has acted for a number of very high net worth individuals and successful business migrants)

Wiebe Herder (Licensed Immigration Adviser and Director at Woburn International, and prior to joining Woburn, six years with Immigration New Zealand including Immigration Manager and Acting Branch Manager at the Business Branch)

As well as analysing the new policies and any potential grey areas, the presenters will provide case studies to illustrate what may/may not work under these new policies.

We are holding this WEBINAR at 8pm local NZ time so interested parties from most parts of the globe are able to access this WEBINAR live and ask questions of the presenters.

A WEBCAST, ie recording of the Webinar, will also be available for those who cannot attend live.

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Recording $65.00$115.00 

Auckland NZAMI Seminar (TUESDAY, 10 December 2013)

Seminar Date: 10th December 2013

Auckland NZAMI Seminar (TUESDAY, 10 December 2013)

Seminar Date: 10th December 2013

1.00 pm                 OPENING – Walter Stone, Chairman

1.05 pm                 THE ASIANISATION OF NEW ZEALAND:  CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES – Professor Paul Spoonley FRSNZ, Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Massey University

1.40 pm                 THE IMMIGRATION ADVISERS COMPLAINTS PROCESS – A CRITIQUE BY Doug Tennent, Law Lecturer University of Waikato and Simon Laurent, Barrister/Solicitor & Principal, Laurent Law

3.00 pm                 AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING

3.20 pm                 THE ROLE OF AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL IN NEW ZEALAND - Amanda Brydon, Advocacy & Relations Manager, Amnesty International

3.50 pm                 MIGRANT EXPLOITATION & THE WORK OF UNEMIG – Dennis Maga, Coordinator, Union Network of Migrants (UNEMIG)

4.15 pm                 THE IMMIGRATION AMENDMENT BILL – Rita Worner, Lawyer, Queen City Law

4.45 pm                 OPEN FORUM  (NZAMI Members Only)

5.15 pm                 CHRISTMAS DRINKS  (All Welcome)

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DVD Pack$90.00$160.00 

Section 61 Webinar on 12 November 2013

Seminar Date: 12th November 2013

Section 61 Webinar on 12 November 2013

Seminar Date: 12th November 2013

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD 

In this Webinar you will learn about:

  • the history and background to S.61
  • INZ policy/guidelines - Ombudsman's observations - recent changes i.e. A23 & IAC 13-08
  • changes to INZ process - the new S.61 Team
  • constructing a good argument - use of case scenario(s)
FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $65.00$115.00 

Australian Perspectives Including Implications of the New Immigration Global Management Systems (IGMS) and the Regulation of the Migration advice Industry Webinar on 30 October 2013

Seminar Date: 30th October 2013

Australian Perspectives Including Implications of the New Immigration Global Management Systems (IGMS) and the Regulation of the Migration advice Industry Webinar on 30 October 2013

Seminar Date: 30th October 2013

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD 

This webinar will cover a summary of the differences between NZ and Australia’s migration program and processes with particular focus on e-lodgement of applications and online services (which Australia has had for many years), the regulation of migration agents/lawyers in Australia to NZ advisers/lawyers.

This is a great way to get some new ideas on how best to run your practice/files in light of upcoming changes and areas of concern relating to the regulation of the migration industry.

FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $65.00$115.00 

Employment Law Webinar on 08 October 2013

Seminar Date: 8th October 2013

Employment Law Webinar on 08 October 2013

Seminar Date: 8th October 2013

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD 
  • the imperative of having a written employment agreement
  • individual versus collective agreements
  • contracts for services versus contracts of service and the impact on visa applications
  • basic mandatory clauses (how to identify if a contract has these and whether these are legal)
  • probationary/trial periods
  • offering employment subject to grant of an appropriate visa
  • when fixed term versus permanent employment is appropriate
  • the requirement of skilled migrant employment instructions
  • writing job descriptions
  • conflicts of interest in representing employers and employees 
  • employer rights in terminating employment if a visa comes to an end
  • Q & A
FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $65.00$115.00 

English Language Requirements A-Z (WEBINAR)

Seminar Date: 24th September 2013

English Language Requirements A-Z (WEBINAR)

Seminar Date: 24th September 2013

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD 

 

FOCUS: 

  • The immigration policy provisions
  • Registration English language requirements
  • A brief overview of IELTS
  • Advising Clients on alternatives to IELTS
  • Advising Clients who do not have/cannot achieve the IELTs scores
  • Appeal decisions

There will be at least one case study provided.

LEARNING OUTCOMES - After completing this activity, an adviser should be able to:

  • Understand  and explain the English language policy requirements for immigration and registration purposes for both primary and secondary applicants
  • Have a basic knowledge and be able to respond to queries regarding the IELTS test
  • Be able to advise Clients on alternatives to IELTs tests
  • Have an understanding of and apply relevant appeal decisions
FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $65.00$115.00 

Webinar DEPORTATION discussion by leading Immigration Lawyer, Richard McLeod.

Seminar Date: 19th July 2013

Webinar DEPORTATION discussion by leading Immigration Lawyer, Richard McLeod.

Seminar Date: 19th July 2013

Webcast (webinar recording) worth 1 ½ hours towards CPD 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: UPCOMING WEBINAR

Following our recent launch of WEBINARS, we are delighted to announce that the next CPD offering which was due to be a face-to-face seminar in Auckland on 19th July will now be a WEBINAR.  This, to enable Members from outside Auckland to attend or access the materials on this most important topic.  

DEPORTATION - practical tips for dealing with deportation including advocating to the IPT, by leading Immigration Lawyer, Richard McLeod.  

During this Webinar, you will learn about:

  • Triggers for deportation liability
  • Key categories of appeal (humanitarian/appeals by residents or former residents)
  • Identifying grounds of appeal
  • Drafting the appeal
  • Exploring temporary visa applications whilst any appeal is running
  • Statistics on outcomes at the Immigration & Protection Tribunal

 About Richard:

 

Richard holds a Bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Otago and a Masters degree in Law from Victoria University, Wellington. After working with Amnesty International in London, Richard commenced a PhD scholarship researching international refugee law at Kobe University, Japan, before moving to Hong Kong in 1997 where he worked as a legal advocate with Pam Baker & Associates, representing hundreds ofVietnamese refugees in legal battles against the Hong Kong Government. His experiences affirmed for Richard that his future lay in the world of migration, putting him in good stead for a career advocating for migrants from all corners of the world, with a particular interest in refugee and asylum cases.

After returning to New Zealand in 1999, Richard won thousands of immigration and asylum cases at departmental, appellate and court levels. Since founding McLeod & Associates in 2002, he has been involved in a number of high profile immigration cases including the Ahmed Zaoui case - which was fought and won at the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court levels. He is regularly instructed to act for both individuals and large corporations in a variety of immigration disputes and litigation proceedings, and regularly works with Queens Counsel and other senior practitioners on complex immigration, human rights and refugee cases.

 

Richard has appeared on TV and National Radio as an immigration expert and is a regular contributor to Law Society seminars and Continuing Legal Education. Having lived and travelled so extensively abroad, Richard has a particular affinity and respect for migrants to New Zealand and is frequently moved by the goodwill, decency and tenacity that he observes in so many of his clients. Outside the office, Richard loves travelling abroad, spending time with friends, boating, playing tennis, skiing, dancing, and fishing in the world’s greatest country. His best getaway spot is to Hahei, Coromandel and his favourite slice of New Zealand paradise is right next door – at Cathedral Cove, Coromandel.

WEBINAR DETAILS:

Live:  2.30-4pm, local NZ time Friday 19 July 2013

If you are unable to attend live, you can access a recorded WEBCAST.

The normal cost for WEBINARS/WEBCASTS will be NZD55 to Members and NZD85 to non-Members.  

However, we are offering a special introductory rate for this Webinar/Webcast of just NZD30 for Members and NZD55 for Non-Members

All you need to register for either the live Webinar or the Webcast is:

Click on NZAMI website www.nzami.org.nz (log-in, click on Webinar Registration in the left menu and follow instructions)

Registration AND payment must be made no later than Thursday 18 July 2013 – 12 noon.    If payment not made, you won’t have access to the WEBINAR.

All you need to attend is:

Details on how to log in will be sent to you when your register and we ask you to please enter the WEBINAR 15 minutes before the advertised time to ensure your access and equipment are working.

If you wish to trial your equipment the day prior, we will also hold an open test session from 12pm-1pm on Thursday 18th July.

BENEFITS OF WEBINARS

  • CPD delivered to you wherever you are
  • no travel costs
  • keeping up to date
  • being able to ask questions during live webinars
  • access to recorded webcasts if unable to attend live
  • affordability

 

Places will be limited to be sure to register quickly! 

FeesMemberNon-Member 
Recording $65.00$115.00 

Auckland 23 November 2012 Best Practice: Client Accounts, Fees & Invoicing and The Ombudsman's Office

Seminar Date: 23rd November 2012

Auckland 23 November 2012 Best Practice: Client Accounts, Fees & Invoicing and The Ombudsman's Office

Seminar Date: 23rd November 2012

1.00 pm - 1.40 pm  Dave Currie, Chef De Mission Olympics Athens, Beijing, London

1.40 pm - 3.00 pm  Best Practice: Client Accounts, Fees & Invoicing

Jason Chand, Patricia McKay and Alexandra Simpson, IAA (20 mins)

  • Code of Conduct and new policy

 

Vanessa Sharratt, Licensed Adviser, Greenstone Global (20 mins)

  • Practical tips for compliance

 

Simon Laurent, Lawyer, Laurent Law (20 mins)

  • Crossover lessons from the legal to LIA professions
  • “fair & reasonable” fee setting

 

Q&A (20 mins)

3.00 pm - 3.15 pm Afternoon Tea

3.15 pm - 5.15 pm Ombudsman’s Office, the S.61 Response & Changes to Preservation of Status

Dame Beverley Wakem, Chief Ombudsman, DNZM, CBE

Ombudsman Complaints – practicalities for advisers

Doug Tennent, Lecturer School of Law, University of Waikato

Panel Discussion

Dame Beverley Wakem, Chief Ombudsman, DNZM, CBE

TBA, Ombudsman's Office Immigration Team

Doug Tennent, Lecturer School of Law, University of Waikato

5.15 pm - 6.00 pm Open Forum(NZAMI members only)

6.00 pm  Networking Drinks - ALL WELCOME!

FeesMemberNon-Member 
DVD Pack$90.00$160.00 

Wellington 09 November 2012 SMC & Compliance

Seminar Date: 9th November 2012

Wellington 09 November 2012 SMC & Compliance

Seminar Date: 9th November 2012

8.45 am - 9.00 am Welcome tea/coffee

9.00 am - 9.20 am OPENING

June Ranson, Vice Chair of the NZAMI, Licensed Adviser & Director Woburn International

9.20 am - 10.20 am SMC - Recent Trends

- IAC 12/05 (Internal Administration Circular)

- IPT Decisions (Immigration Protection Tribunal)

Katy Armstrong, Armstrong Immigration, Licensed Adviser & NZAMI Director

Peter Moses, Barrister

10.20 am – 11.00 am Panel Discussion / Q & A including practical tips for assessing cases and responding to PPI letters in light of IAC 12/05

Katy Armstrong, Armstrong Immigration, Licensed Adviser & NZAMI Director

Peter Moses, Barrister

Kamil Lakshman, Lawyer Principal, IDESI Legal Limited

Kathy Tait, Acting Manager, INZ Operational Policy

Rex Heesterman, Branch Manager and Joseph Bird, Acting Technical Advisor with the Wellington Branch SMC Team, INZ Wellington

11.00 am - 11.15 am Morning Tea

11.15 am - 12.45 pm COMPLIANCE: Practicalities for Advisers, including:

- Deportation liability notices

- Recent changes to detention powers

- Humanitarian interview requirements

- Case Scenarios

- Q&A

Richard Small, Director/Lawyer, Pacific Legal Ltd

Dean Blakemore, Branch Manager, Compliance Operations Branch, INZ

12.45 pm - 1.30 pm Networking Lunch (light lunch provided)

1.30 pm – 2.30 pm Industry Discussion and Open Forum

Facilitated by Mike McMellon, Partner at Pitt & Moore Lawyers, Director and Chair of Policy & Advocacy Committee of the NZAMI

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DVD Pack$90.00$160.00 

2012 NZAMI Annual Conference

Seminar Date: 31st August 2012

2012 NZAMI Annual Conference

Seminar Date: 31st August 2012

8.00 – 8.50 am      Registration Open – Coffee and Tea available

8.50 – 9.00 am      Conference Introduction by MC

                                – Tuariki Delamere, TDA Immigration & Student Services

9.00 – 9.10 am      Chairman’s Address – Simon Laurent, NZAMI Board Chairman

9.10 – 9.45 am      Keynote speech - The Honourable Nathan Guy, Minister of Immigration

9.45 – 10.15 am    2015 Vision and the Place of the Advisory Profession

                                – Steve Stuart, Acting Head of Immigration New Zealand

10.15 – 10.35 am   Morning Tea

10.35 – 11.05 am   Christchurch, Now and the Next 5 Years - Peter Townsend, CEO of the

                                  Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

11.05 – 11.45 pm   Overview of Canterbury Labour Market and Skill Shortages –

                                  Dr David Dundon-Smith (Strategic Research) & Sankar Ramasamy 

                                   (Migration Research), Ministry of Business, Innovation and

                                   Employment (MBIE)

11.45 - 12.15 pm   Panel Discussion - Lyn Sparks, Business Immigration; Jay Shadforth,

                                  Immigration Law Advocates Ltd; Simon Laurent, Board Chair

12.15  – 1.15 pm    LUNCH

1.15 – 2.15 pm       Guest Speaker - Sir Ray Avery

                                 2010 New Zealander of the Year

                                 2011 Readers Digest Most Trusted Person in New Zealand

                                 2011 awarded New Zealand Order of Merit

2.15 – 2.45 pm       The Future for International Students

                                – Grant McPherson, Chief Executive, Education New Zealand

2.45 – 3.15 pm      Helping Migrants into Skilled Employment – Justin Treagus, CEO of

                                 Opportunities for Migrant Employment in Greater Auckland “OMEGA”

3.15 – 3.35 pm      Afternoon Tea

3.35 – 4.30 pm      The Future for Immigration Advisers – including the Qualification, Best

                                Practice, Raising of Profile, Advocacy and Lobbying on Policy Issues

                                – Barry Smedts, Registrar of the Immigration Advisors Authority and

                                  David Cooper, Malcolm Pacific Ltd

4.30 -5.00 pm         The Year in Focus – Lincoln Tan, New Zealand Herald

5.00 – 5.15 pm       Closing by MC and Thanks

5.15 pm                   Networking Drinks

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DVD Pack$350.00$550.00 

AUCKLAND NZAMI Seminar Citizens Advice Bureau Language Link, Practical Applications of Partnership Policy, Latest Policy Update, Immigration Advisers Complaints & Disciplinary Tribunal - process and tips to avoid complaints, IAA Register of Advisers and End of Year Round-Up, Practical Workshop - A LONGER SESSION FOR AN EVEN BIGGER WORKSHOP !, Open Forum

Seminar Date: 8th December 2011

AUCKLAND NZAMI Seminar Citizens Advice Bureau Language Link, Practical Applications of Partnership Policy, Latest Policy Update, Immigration Advisers Complaints & Disciplinary Tribunal - process and tips to avoid complaints, IAA Register of Advisers and End of Year Round-Up, Practical Workshop - A LONGER SESSION FOR AN EVEN BIGGER WORKSHOP !, Open Forum

Seminar Date: 8th December 2011

1.15 pm - 1.35 pm          Citizens Advice Bureau Language Link

                                        - Michael Browne and Kawther Hamdi, Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand

1.35 pm - 2.05 pm           Practical Applications of Partnership Policy

                                        – Katy Armstrong, Armstrong Immigration Ltd

2.05 pm – 2.35 pm          Latest Policy Update

2.35 pm - 2.50 pm           Afternoon Tea

2.50 pm - 3.30 pm           Immigration Advisers Complaints & Disciplinary Tribunal - process and

                                         tips to avoid complaints - Grant Pearson, Chairperson, Immigration

                                         Advisors Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal

3.30 pm - 4.00 pm           IAA Register of Advisers and End of Year Round-Up

                                         - Jennifer Wheeler and Barry Smedts, IAA

4.00 pm - 5.15 pm           Practical Workshop - A LONGER SESSION FOR AN EVEN BIGGER

                                            WORKSHOP !

5.15 pm - 5.30 pm            Open Forum

5.30 pm                             Christmas Drinks and Nibbles 

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DVD Pack$90.00$160.00 

AUCKLAND NZAMI Seminar - Complaints Process (IAA), Medicals - What to Look for Before Lodgment, Work Visas - the 54 steps (S61, DLNs, Appeals Intent of Policy and Benefit to New Zealand), Practical Workshop - CHECK THIS OUT!, Open Forum

Seminar Date: 18th November 2011

AUCKLAND NZAMI Seminar - Complaints Process (IAA), Medicals - What to Look for Before Lodgment, Work Visas - the 54 steps (S61, DLNs, Appeals Intent of Policy and Benefit to New Zealand), Practical Workshop - CHECK THIS OUT!, Open Forum

Seminar Date: 18th November 2011

1.15 pm - 1.50 pm      Complaints Process - Melissa England, IAA

1.50 pm - 2.30 pm      Medicals - What to Look for Before Lodgment 

                                  – Walter Stone, Eagle Migration Services Ltd

2.30 pm – 2.45 pm     Afternoon Tea

2.45 pm - 3.45 pm      Work Visas - the 54 steps (S61, DLNs, Appeals Intent of Policy and Benefit

                                 to New Zealand) – Bill Milnes, Access Immigration

3.45 pm – 4.45 pm     Practical Workshop – CHECK THIS OUT !!

4.45 pm - 5.00 pm      Open Forum

5.00 pm                      Drinks

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DVD Pack$90.00$160.00 

Tribunal Decisions/Observations Working with INZ (practical tips, examples) Feedback on Advisor lodgments, trends & observations (INZ) IAA Enforcement & Complaints Process Northern Region Documentation Branch - From an IA's perspective

Seminar Date: 7th October 2011

Tribunal Decisions/Observations Working with INZ (practical tips, examples) Feedback on Advisor lodgments, trends & observations (INZ) IAA Enforcement & Complaints Process Northern Region Documentation Branch - From an IA's perspective

Seminar Date: 7th October 2011

1:15pm - 2:00pm  Tribunal Decisions/Observations - Simon Laurent, Laurent Law

2.00pm - 2.40pm   Working with INZ (practical tips, examples) - Bill Milnes, Access Immigration

2.40pm - 2.55pm   Afternoon Tea

2.55pm - 3:30pm   Feedback on Advisor lodgments, trends & observations

                            - Christine McGaughey (Branch Manager), INZ Henderson Branch

3:30pm-  4:00pm   IAA Enforcement & Complaints Process – Melissa England IAA

4.00pm - 4.30pm    Northern Region Documentation Branch - From an IA's perspective (what

                             can be done better, prior to submitting an application to NRDB, to assist

                             the overall timelines and allocation to an INZ case officer)

                             - Andy King, Access Immigration

4.30pm - 5.00pm    Open Forum

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Bay of Plenty - Qualification, IAA - Qualification & Questions, NZIMED, National Bank -Small Business Administration

Seminar Date: 2nd September 2011

Bay of Plenty - Qualification, IAA - Qualification & Questions, NZIMED, National Bank -Small Business Administration

Seminar Date: 2nd September 2011

Bay of Plenty - Qualification, IAA - Qualification & Questions, NZIMED, National Bank -Small Business Administration

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NZAMI Annual Conference

Seminar Date: 5th August 2011

NZAMI Annual Conference

Seminar Date: 5th August 2011

"The Dynamic Immigration Industry of the Future"

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DVD Pack$200.00$300.00 

Property Purchases from offshore, Accounting Tax and INZ Business Branch.

Seminar Date: 20th May 2011

Property Purchases from offshore, Accounting Tax and INZ Business Branch.

Seminar Date: 20th May 2011

Business Immigration law and policy

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DVD Pack$90.00$160.00 

The Work of the Immigration Advisers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal, IPT Appeals & the Appeals System

Seminar Date: 18th February 2011

The Work of the Immigration Advisers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal, IPT Appeals & the Appeals System

Seminar Date: 18th February 2011

The presentation on the Immigration Advisers Complaints & Disciplinary Tribunal includes a review of the role of the IACDT, and how it functions. In addition, an overview on the type of complaints, and key messages for Immigration Advisers in relation to managing their professional obligations.

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DVD Pack$50.00$110.00 
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