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    Default Become a Licensed Immigration Adviser

    Hi there,

    I was interested eventually in becoming a LIA.
    Since February 2016, the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology┬’s Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice is the only qualification offered.
    The Graduate Diploma takes one academic year full-time and is also available part-time.
    We may apply for a provisional immigration adviser licence once we have completed and passed Courses 1-4 of the Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice, and once we have an approved supervision arrangement.
    This is where my question is: I'm happy to study part time and get the Diploma in 2 years instead of one but how about the supervision period of 2 years?
    Section 19(5) of the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 (the Act) requires that a person who holds a provisional licence must work under the direct supervision of an immigration adviser who holds a full licence.
    A provisional licence allows a person to provide immigration advice on all immigration matters while working under the direct supervision of a licensed immigration adviser (an adviser) with a full licence.

    I got the information from this link:
    https://www.iaa.govt.nz/for-advisers...t-supervision/

    What I don't know is if I can have another occupation (i.e my current one for which I can work part time) while I am supervised during the 2 years.
    Does anyone know ?
    Many thanks in advance

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    EGoodhue, an LIA who posts on this forum, will most likely be able to tell you, having been through this process herself.

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    Great! Looking forward to her feedback

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    Yes, you can work in any other job part-time while you are also working as an LIA being supervised.

    Happy to answer any other questions about the Graduate Diploma - I'm currently still studying it and I am also currently being supervised :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGoodhue View Post
    Yes, you can work in any other job part-time while you are also working as an LIA being supervised.

    Happy to answer any other questions about the Graduate Diploma - I'm currently still studying it and I am also currently being supervised :-)
    Thank you so much for proposing, that is really nice of you and will help me decide whether I go ahead now or later or not at all! I will prepare my set of questions and send you a PM Thanks again in advance.

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