Workshop – GSM and 4020


Office of the MARA Item WK137

Category A Activity

Session Length: 3 hours
CPD Points Awarded: 3 points

The General Skilled Migration and PIC 4020 Workshop is a 3 point CPD workshop that covers all basic material on all present General Skilled Migration (GSM) Subclasses including 189, 190, 485, 476, 489 and 887. The workshop also provides a detailed discussion and analysis of PIC 4020 (No False or Misleading Information or Bogus Documents) including the application of this PIC in practice and relevant case law authorities governing PIC 4020.


  • Updated current legislative and policy foundations for all subclass 189, 190, 485, 476, 489 and 887 requirements
  • Valid Application requirements for each GSM subclass
  • SkillSelect and EOI for the applicable subclasses
  • State and Territory Nomination for the applicable subclasses
  • Applicable Skilled Occupation Lists (MLTSSL/STSOL), State and Territory Occupation Lists
  • Subclass 189 Points Tested stream and New Zealand Stream
  • Skills Assessment requirements for the applicable subclasses
  • Minimum English and Age Cap requirements for each GSM subclass
  • GSM Points Test for the applicable subclasses
  • Occupation limits and Application Caps
  • Australian Study Requirement
  • Health and Character Requirements
  • PIC 4020 discussion and analysis
  • Subclass 485 Graduate Work and Post-Study Work Streams
  • Regional GSM subclass requirements
  • Adding Dependants

The Workshop is intended to provide Registered Migration Agents (RMA professionals) and Lawyers with a solid foundation for all GSM subclasses within the General Skilled Migration framework and equip Agents and Immigration Lawyers with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the legal criteria and advise clients confidently on any GSM matters. The Workshop will also discuss PIC 4020 in-depth and demonstrate the application of this criterion within the context of GSM subclasses.

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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