It is important for consumers to know that the first two digits of the registration numbers accorded to agents in Australia reflect the year in which he/she was first registered.
In addition to meeting basic entry requirements, practitioners must constantly update their knowledge through attendance at a prescribed number of courses each year. Completion of these courses is a mandatory part of annual re-registration.
Practitioners must also hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.
These requirements relate only to Agents practising within Australia. Because of legal jurisdictional limitations, persons providing Immigration assistance who are located outside Australia are unregulated with no education or continuing education obligations.