Regional Certifying Body
If you need to boost your workforce by sponsoring highly skilled foreign workers, CCIQ can help. CCIQ helps employers permanently sponsor highly-skilled foreign workers (ANZSCO skill levels 1 to 3) under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) – visa (subclass 187)
As a Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for Queensland, CCIQ provides advice to the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) on RSMS Direct Entry stream employer nomination applications, using local area knowledge to advise the department in relation to the genuine need for the nominated position and terms and conditions of employment in accordance with certain specified requirements.
Your RSMS Direct Entry stream nominations must be accompanied by advice from an RCB (this can be before or after your lodge with Home Affairs). However, Home Affairs cannot approve your nominations without advice from the relevant RCB.
Quick tools to process
- Make a payment
- CCIQ RCB locations
- Find out relevant RSMS postcodes
- CCIQ RCB advice
- Read more about the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
- View our RSMS flyer
- Frequently Asked Questions
CCIQ is responsible for servicing Queensland regional locations including Cairns, Gold Coast, Mackay, Rockhampton (including Emerald), Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay & Burnett (including Bundaberg), Toowoomba and Townsville.
Employer nominations must be considered by an RCB located in the same state or territory where the nominated position exists. It is our responsibility to ensure that requests relate to a position within its jurisdiction in the relevant state or territory and that the position is within the nominating business.
Our RCB Team
Our dedicated team across Queensland are local area experts to help you process your RSMS applications.
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|(07) 3192 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|0439 091 email@example.com|
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|(07) 3192 firstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Head Office||Diana Gueorguieva - Manager International Trade||(07) 3192 firstname.lastname@example.org|
The RCB advice processing time will be within 10 business days of receipt of the request, payment and applicable supporting documents.
Fees and charges
CCIQ Members: $414.70 (Inc. GST) - 35% member discount
CCIQ Non-Members: $638.00 (Inc. GST)
The processing fees are non-refundable.
Any cancellations are to be made in writing, within 24 hours from initial RCB advice request.
If you hold any of the following CCIQ Memberships you are eligible for the 35% member discount on all RCB advice:
- HR Assist
- International 20
- International 30
- International 40
- International 45
If you are unsure of your membership level or would like to join, contact our membership team on 1300 731 988.
Providing Immigration Advice
CCIQ's role as the RCB is to provide advice to the Department as to whether a nomination meets relevant criteria. It's our responsibility answer queries that relate directly to the RCB assessment process.
Please note the RCB does not provide immigration advice. For immigration, advice contact Home Affairs or call the general inquiries number 131 881. Alternatively, you can contact MARA accredited migration agent to help your visa choices via https://www.mara.gov.au/