Regional Certifying Body (SESR subclass 494)

As a Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for Queensland, CCIQ provides advice to the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) on the Skilled Employer Sponsored  Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) (SESR visa) in the Employer Sponsored (ES) stream.

Your SESR 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.

We're here to help

The role of a RCB is to provide advice to the Department on the Skilled Employer Sponsored  Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) (SESR visa) in the Employer Sponsored (ES) stream applications, using local area knowledge to advise on whether the nominee for the position will be paid at least the annual market salary rate for the occupation.

ES stream nominations must be accompanied by advice from an RCB; however, this advice can be provided before or after lodgement of the ES stream nomination application with the Department of Home Affairs. The Department cannot approve a nomination where advice from an RCB has not been provided.

Departmental decision makers will assess ES stream nominations against a range of criteria, including but not limited to those that RCBs provide advice on. Local knowledge about businesses operating in the specific RCB’s jurisdiction adds value to the assessment process.

RCBs must provide their assessment advice within 28 days of receipt of the request.

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 SESR applications. 

RCBPrimary ContactTelEmail
Gold Coast  

Diana Gueorguieva
PO Box 7066 Gold Coast Mail Centre Qld 9726

0413 673 857 rcb@cciq.com.au
Rockhampton

Brooke Andrews
PO Box 829 Rockhampton Qld 4700

(07) 3192 0149 rcb@cciq.com.au
Townsville

Trevor Keeling
PO Box 3241 Aitkenvale BC Hermit Park Qld 4812

0439 091 791 rcb@cciq.com.au
Cairns

Trevor Keeling
PO Box 7786 Cairns Qld 4870

(07) 3192 0237 rcb@cciq.com.au
Sunshine Coast

Kate Prior
PO Box 1087 Mooloolaba Qld 4557

(07) 3192 0123rcb@cciq.com.au
Toowoomba

Eric Bubeck
PO Box 1410 Toowoomba Qld 4350

(07) 3192 0151rcb@cciq.com.au
Mackay

Brooke Andrews
PO Box 795 Mackay 4740

(07) 3192 0149rcb@cciq.com.au
Head OfficeDiana Gueorguieva - Manager International Trade(07) 3192 0144rcb@cciq.com.au

CCIQ RCB advice

The RCB advice processing time will be within 10 business days of receipt of the request, payment and applicable supporting documents.

Validity of the RCB Advice is 3 months from the date of issue.

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 regardless of the outcome.

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

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

Pay for your RCB Advice

To make payment for your RCB Advice, please click here.

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