05 March 2021

NZAMI Master Class - Risk Management: Christchurch, Wednesday 24th March 2021

Date: 24 March 2021 Start: 9.00 am
Venue: Venue - TBC


NZAMI Workshop:  Risk management for licensed immigration advisers

This NZAMI Workshop is aimed generally (but not exclusively) at practitioners within the first five years of practice. Whatever the Polytechnic will have been able to teach, most practitioners will need to have started to work in the field, before many of these legal and ethical issues are encountered and can be understood.

The workshop aims to address:

  • Service agreements, engagement protocols and establishing who the client really is
  • Record keeping
  • Internal complaints processes
  • The requirement for fees to be ‘reasonable’
  • Tripartite relationships
  • Client confidentiality and related issues
  • The line between clerical work and immigration advice
  • Risk management in relation to fraudulent documents provided by clients

Disclaimer:  Please note we will try to cover all the bullet pointed topics listed above, but given the practical focus of this Workshop, it is possible that some topics may only be touched on briefly.

The format is deliberately based on a limited number of participants (up to 16) being involved in discussions and practical exercises. This is a collaborative approach focused on learning skills, not merely the provision of information.


Closing date for registration and ordering DVD Pack is 17 March 2021

NOW VIA ZOOM - NZAMI Seminar: Auckland Friday, 12th March 2021

Date: 12 March 2021 Start: 1:15pm
Venue: Zoom - an access link will be emailed after registrations close


Please note: this seminar will now be held online via Zoom. An access link will be sent via email once registrations have closed. 

Opening and introductions June Ranson - Chair, NZAMI

Privacy Act 2020 – An overview of what the new Privacy Act 2020 entails and how the new obligations and rules will affect licensed immigration advisors going forward. Nick Mason – Partner, Pitt and Moore

International Education Outside of NZ – A comparison on the International Student Visa with New Zealand and other countriesGisela Combrink – LIA, Beverley International

International Student Panel Discussion – A discussion on recent changes, what are the priorities, wins, challenges found by both INZ and practitioners and looking to the future of international education. Practitioner panel: Vandana Rai – LIA, Immigration Advisers New Zealand, Zinnia Manchanda – LIA, Aims Global and Mary Joseph – LIA, AJV Services. INZ panel: Jeannie Melville - National Manager: Education and Tourism, INZ and Celia Coombes - Sector Strategy Manager, INZ. 

Industry Forum - a chance to discuss matters of generalised interest / concern.


Closing date for registration and ordering DVD Pack is 08 March 2021


Professionalism and Dress Code at all NZAMI events

PLEASE NOTE that when attending an NZAMI event we expect all attendees to behave in a professional manner at all times.

All attendees should be aware of the dress code which is business attire only, ie no jeans, jandals, t-shirts, ripped or torn clothing, you are expected to present yourself and behave in a courteous and professional manner at all times.

Should your behaviour be considered inappropriate or your attire not business casual, you may be asked to leave or refused admittance.


Photographing / Filming

Please note that at all NZAMI events we may be filming or photographing and these could be used by NZAMI for social media, eNews or advertising purposes. 

If you object to the use of your photo or being filmed please make this known to the organiser at the event; it is your responsibility to make NZAMI aware if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed.


How to Register & Pay for Seminars, Webinars, Workshops & Conferences

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Upcoming NZAMI CPD and Events 2021

This calendar is still subject to change and times for the Webinars are still to be advised.

WORKSHOPS - due to the format of all Workshops, there is a strict number of attendees for each Workshop and bookings will be closed early.  As soon as registration is open, an email will be sent and it will be on a first come first served basis (NZAMI members will be offered places early).  Please also note due to confidentiality, Workshops will not be recorded.

WEBINARS - everyone who registers to attend a Webinar will also receive a link to access the recording at no extra cost!





Workshop: Risk Management - Postponed due to Covid alert level - new date 25 Febuary 2021



SeminarPostponed due to Covid alert level - new date 12 March 2021



Workshop: Risk Management



Potential Seminar: to be confirmed



Workshop: Trouble Shooting



Seminar: agenda to be advised



Workshop: topic to be confirmed



Seminar: agenda to be advised


As a guide only, Seminars provide you with 4 hours CPD, Webinars 1 1/2 hours CPD and Workshops 4-6 hours CPD.

This guide can change dependent upon length of event.


NZAMI Cancellation Policy

The NZAMI retains the right to cancel any event, CPD or Conference.  If an event is cancelled the Association will immediately inform registered participants and issue either a refund or credit note.


NZAMI Refund Policy

Due to the NZAMI CPD capacity restrictions, unfulfilled registrations take up valuable places in NZAMI CPD events.

Reimbursement or the issuance of credit notes for those who fail to attend is entirely at the discretion of the NZAMI and will only be considered IF the NZAMI office is advised at least 7 business days prior to the event they cannot attend.

Orders cannot be changed from 'attending' a seminar to the MP4 or livestream of said seminar without at least 7 business days notice directly to NZAMI prior to the Seminar date.  The fee difference will also need to be paid.

Conference registrations will require 3 weeks notice, ie 15 business days notice, if you wish to change or cancel your booking.  Due to printing, catering and deadlines associated with a large and complex event, refunds will not be provided for last minute changes or cancelations to bookings.