Frequently asked questions
- How do I Find a Migration Agent?
- How do I login to the Members-only area, myMIA?
- How do I enrol in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses?
- How do I find or post jobs and volunteer work?
- What's the MIA, who runs it and how do I get in touch with them?
How do I Find a Migration Agent?
Use the MIA Find a Migration Agent facility to search for MIA Member Registered Migration Agents (RMAs) by location, visa type speciality and languages spoken.
Agents can be contacted through on an online form or via the physical and web addresses and phone numbers provided. All results also list Members' MIA numbers and Migration Agents Registration Number (MARN).
Please see also the dedicated MIA pages on:
- Using a migration agent, covering agents' statutory registration and Code of Conduct requirements, and the Institute's in house Code of Ethics and Practice
- General information to consider when migrating to Australia
- Studying in Australia, covering the country's higher education system and the use of Education Agents
How do I login to the Members-only area, myMIA?
Click on myMIA link on the MIA homepage and login using your registered email address and password (If you've forgotten your password, submit membership details through the myMIA login page for an email update; if you've forgotten your membership details, email or ring (+612 9249 9000) the MIA National Office)
Members and student subscribers can update their contact and login details within myMIA.
Within the myProfile section you can upload a photo, select languages spoken and add up to 200 words describing your business. Personal information is for internal, membership uses only.
All MIA Members RMAs' professional profiles can be made publicly available, allowing you to advertise your business through the MIA Find a Migration Agent function.
Please read the MIA's Membership Profile Tips for more details and helpful hints for managing your Profile.
How do I enrol in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses?
All scheduled MIA CPD activities and Members events are published under Education & Events on the MIA website.
There are currently four types of MIA CPD courses, with a fifth due to be launched in March 2011. These are:
- Classroom face to face: Traditional classroom courses delivered in five Australian capital cities and occasionally in outlying areas and in London
- Classroom online: Live courses delivered through the MIA's Online Virtual Classroom
- Private Study Workbook: A PDF Workbook including 20 multiple choice questions based on its contents
- Private Study Lecture: A real time video lecture including 20 multiple choice questions based on its contents (some videos require Adobe Flash or Apple Quicktime)
- Private Study Presentation: A self-guided presentation including 20 multiple choice questions based on its contents (to be launched in March 2011)
Remember to login to myMIA to access Member discounts and view Member-only activities.
How do I find or post jobs and volunteer work?
Jobs in Migration is a free service helping to connect Institute Members with potential employees and employers.
To post a job, email the MIA National Office with your MIA number and all job details.
What's the MIA, who runs it and how do I get in touch with them?
The Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) is the peak body for Australian migration advice professionals, representing more than 2000 Registered Migration Agents (RMAs) worldwide.
Amongst its many activities, the Institute:
- Delivers RMA services, including Notices of legislative change, in house advice and other Member resources
- Liaises with and makes submissions to Government on behalf of Members
- Manages a comprehensive, high level Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training program
- Requires the highest standards of professional conduct from Members
All information on the MIA Board, its State Branches and the National Office is available within the About MIA section of the homepage. Elected officials can be best reached through the State Branch pages.
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Migrating to Australia
Do you want to visit, work, study or live in Australia? The following information will be of value to you.