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Schedule 2—Registration periods

Schedule 2 Registration periods

Part 1 Amendments

Migration Act 1958

1  Subsection 288(2)

Omit “(unless he or she has been registered at some time in the 12 months immediately before making the application)”, substitute “, unless he or she has been registered at some time within the period, immediately before making the application, that is prescribed for the purposes of this subsection”.

2  Section 289A

Repeal the section, substitute:

289A   Applicant must not be registered if he or she does not satisfy academic and vocational requirements

             (1)  This section applies to an applicant:

                     (a)  who has never been registered; or

                     (b)  whose registration application is made after the end of a period, prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph, immediately after the end of his or her most recent period of registration.

             (2)  The applicant must not be registered unless the Migration Agents Registration Authority is satisfied that the applicant:

                     (a)  has:

                              (i)  completed a course prescribed for the purposes of this subparagraph; and

                             (ii)  passed an examination, prescribed for the purposes of this subparagraph, within a prescribed period before the date of the registration application; or

                     (b)  holds the qualifications prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph.

3  Section 290A

Repeal the section, substitute:

290A   Applicant must not be registered if he or she does not satisfy continuing professional development requirements

             (1)  This section applies in relation to an applicant who has been registered at some time within the period, immediately before making the registration application, that is prescribed for the purposes of this subsection.

             (2)  The applicant must not be registered if the Migration Agents Registration Authority is satisfied that the applicant has not met, within the period prescribed for the purposes of this subsection, the prescribed requirements for continuing professional development of registered migration agents.

Part 2 Application of amendments

4  Application of amendments made by Part 1

            The amendments of the Migration Act 1958 made by Part 1 of this Schedule apply in relation to a registration application made on or after 1 January 2018.