Workshop – Business Skills (3 Points)



Office of the MARA Item WK136

Category A Activity

Session Length: 3 hours
CPD Points Awarded: 3 points

The 188 and 888 Business Skills, SIV, PIV and Entrepreneur Visas Workshop is a 3 point CPD workshop that covers all basic material on the subclass 188 Provisional and subclass 888 Permanent Residence Streams for Business Innovation (i.e. Business Owner), Investor, SIV, PIV and Entrepreneur streams.


  • Updated current legislative and policy foundations for all subclass 188 and 888 stream requirements
  • Valid Application requirements – onshore and offshore
  • State, Territory and Austrade Nomination
  • SkillSelect and EOI
  • Lawful Acquisition and Unencumbered funds
  • Business Innovation and Extension Streams (Subclass 188 and 888) Criteria
  • Investor Stream (Subclass 188 and 888) Criteria
  • Designated Investment
  • Points Test – Business Innovation and Investment
  • Significant Investor and Extension (SIV) Streams (Subclass 188 and 888) Criteria
  • Premium Investor (PIV) Stream (Subclass 188 and 888) Criteria
  • Complying Significant and Premium Investments
  • Entrepreneur Stream (Subclass 188 and 888) Criteria
  • Complying Entrepreneur Activity and Funding Requirements
  • Health and Character Requirements
  • Adding Dependants

The Workshop is intended to provide Registered Migration Agents(RMA professionals) and Lawyers with a solid foundation for the subclass 188 and 888 Business Skills framework and equip Agents and Immigration Lawyers with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate and advise on the common criteria in addition to the various stream-specific criteria for all streams within the Business Skills framework.

Workshops will consist of discussion and case study analysis. There is no assessment component but participants will be given an opportunity to attempt simulated case studies based on real-life scenarios. Feedback will be provided during the session.

Participation is limited to 30 places.

For Registered Migration Agents (RMA):

Attendees must remain in attendance for the duration of the Workshop in order to be eligible for the award of their 3 CPD points for OMARA.

For Lawyers:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): This professional development activity has been designed to meet the CPD needs of lawyers. If this session does meet your CPD needs according to the Uniform CPD (Solicitors) Rules 2015 available at you may claim 1 CPD unit for each hour of attendance (breaks not included).

This workshop falls within the Substantive Law CPD field.


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