Qualification Assessment Criteria

Understand the qualification assessment criteria for skills assessment

In Brief

  • Learn more about full (permanent) and provisional skills assessment criteria
  • Check if your accounting body has a reciprocal agreement with CA ANZ

Full (Permanent) skills assessment criteria

If you are applying for a full (permanent) skills assessment, you will need:

  • an Australian Bachelor degree or 12 unit accredited Australian Master degree OR an overseas qualification comparable to at least the level of an Australian Bachelor degree      
  • to have successfully completed all mandatory competency areas that are relevant to your nominated occupation
  • to provide evidence that you have met the English language proficiency requirement

Provisional skills assessment criteria

If you are applying for a provisional (Subclass 485 visa) skills assessment, you will need:

Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) members

As part of the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) we have reciprocal agreements with the following overseas accounting bodies:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI)
  • Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPAC) - Reciprocity applies to CPA, CA, CMA and CGA members 
  • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

Current members in good standing of one of the above professional bodies will, in general, satisfy the qualification requirements for migration purposes.

Other recognised overseas accounting bodies

Full membership of the following overseas accounting bodies is, in general, assessed as comparable to the level of an Australian Bachelor degree, however individual subjects will be assessed to determine the coverage of the required competency areas:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICA India) – Recognition Policy for ICA India members
  • The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Recognition Policy for MICPA members
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA, UK)
  • Chartered Accountants Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ)

If you are not a full member of the above bodies, you are required to have tertiary qualifications, which can be assessed as comparable to at least the level of an Australian Bachelor Degree, in order to be eligible to apply.

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