McKkr’s is approved as a CPD and PRP provider under Regulation 9N of the Migration Agents Regulations – the new CPD Framework effective from 1st Jan 2018.
It’s that time of the year when we’ve got excellent news for RMAs, lawyers and other industry members; and the end of the year and the beginning of the new one couldn’t get any better.
I feel immensely pleased to inform you all that McKkr’s has been approved as a Professional Development Provider for the migration industry by the Office of MARA and will be offering CPD and PRP courses Australia-wide and overseas under the new framework effective from 1st January 2018.
I welcome the decision of the OMARA to provide an opportunity to McKkr’s to offer PRP (Practice Ready Program) for the new RMAs in the first year of their registration. While welcoming new RMAs into the ever-growing and ever-changing industry, I would also like to assure them that McKkr’s will also be offering PRP courses in 2018 in all major cities in Australia.
McKkr’s has been recognised as one of the top CPD providers in the industry with clear focus on learning and raising industry standards. We currently have one of the largest number of approved CPD Papers which have been regularly updated with legislative changes to maintain currency. Our CPD Workshops have been rated as the best in the industry by hundreds of RMAs and we are quite focussed in developing and delivering Professional Development Courses (CPD and PRP) reflecting highest possible quality to gain clear leadership in the industry.
While writing to you, I would like to highlight the major change in meeting your CPD requirements in 2018 under the new framework. RMAs will need to get minimum 5 of the 10 (or all 10) required CPD points by attending Workshops. Though completing a programme of education in migration law at a tertiary level (AQF Level 8 and above) can be used in place of Workshops but this may not be a suitable option for most RMAs. This means that all required 10 CPD points cannot be claimed through Private Study, Seminars or Conferences.
It is our members’ confidence in us and the quality of our workshops that our positive ratings continue to stand at 100%; and under the new framework, McKkr’s will only reciprocate this trust by offering one of the best CPD and PRP courses throughout 2018 and beyond.
I would also like to take the opportunity to thank you for your tremendous support throughout 2017 and wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018.
Good luck and please do not hesitate to write to me whenever you are in doubt and need to discuss your clients’ cases to firm up your opinion. I assure you of my commitment of continuing support to you as my colleagues to help raise industry standards in terms of knowledge, ethics and professionalism.