Regional Certifying Body


If you need to increase 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 you lodge with Home Affairs). However, Home Affairs cannot approve your nominations without advice from the relevant RCB.

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CCIQ RCB locations 

CCIQ is responsible for servicing Queensland regional locations including Cairns, Gold Coast, Mackay, Rockhampton, 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. 

To check which RCB covers the post code for your nomination click here.

Our RCB Team 

Our dedicated team across Queensland are local area experts to help you process your RSMS applications. 

RCBPrimary ContactTelEmail
Gold Coast  

Diana Gueorguieva
PO Box 7066 Gold Coast Mail Centre Qld 9726

0439 088

Amy Gomersall
PO Box 829 Rockhampton Qld 4700

(07) 3192

Trevor Keeling
PO Box 3241 Aitkenvale BC Hermit Park Qld 4812

0439 091 791

Annette Azzopardi
PO Box 7786 Cairns Qld 4870

(07) 3192
Sunshine Coast

Kate Prior
PO Box 1087 Mooloolaba Qld 4557

(07) 3192

Eric Bubeck
PO Box 1410 Toowoomba Qld 4350

(07) 3192

Brooke Andrews
PO Box 795 Mackay 4740

(07) 3192
Head OfficeDiana Gueorguieva - Manager International Trade(07) 3192


CCIQ RCB advice

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.  

Cancellation Policy
Any cancellations are to be made in writing, within 24 hours from initial RCB advice request.

Eligibility for discounts

If you hold any of the following CCIQ Memberships, you are eligible for the 35% member discount on all RCB advice:

  • PeopleManager
  • HR Assist
  • International 20
  • International 30
  • International 40
  • International 45
  • Growth
  • Expansion
  • Leadership

If you are unsure of your membership level or would like to join, contact our membership team on 1300 731 988.

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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

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