FOI: Capstone Exam pass rate

131 candidates sat the Capstone Exam between July 2018 and February 2019. Pass rate: 12.97%. Fail rate: 87.03%.

Solicitor and RMA Mark Northam (MARN 1175508) lodged a Freedom of Information Request to the OMARA which included the following passage:

For each offering of the Migration Agents Capstone Exam since July 2018: 

1) The total number of people who sat the exam and the total number of people who received a passing score on the exam. We are not seeking any information about the names of the people who sat the exam or their individual scores …

The following table was provided in response to the above passage:

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Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003). He is the owner of Target Migration in Sydney. He can be reached at

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