Accounting Skill Assessment Criteria

Learn more about provisional (subclass 485 visa – graduate work stream) and full (permanent) skills assessment criteria.

Provisional skills assessment

Provisional (subclass 485 visa – graduate work stream) skills assessment criteria:

  • degree comparability – you must hold an Australian bachelor’s degree or 12 unit Australian master’s degree in accounting or relevant field (business, commerce or economics)
  • competency areas – you must successfully complete mandatory competency areas relevant to your nominated occupation
  • English Language proficiency – you must provide evidence that you have met the English language proficiency requirement 

Full (Permanent) skills assessment

Full (permanent) skills assessment criteria:

  • degree comparability – you must hold an Australian bachelor’s degree or 12 unit Australian master’s degree OR an overseas tertiary and/or professional membership qualification comparable to at least the level of an Australian bachelor’s degree    
  • competency areas – you must successfully complete all mandatory competency areas that are relevant to your nominated occupation
  • English Language proficiency – you must provide evidence that you have met the English language proficiency requirement

Australian and New Zealand qualifications

Please refer to CA ANZ Accredited Tertiary Course(ATC) for a list of Australian and New Zealand accredited degree.  

Overseas qualifications

To assess the general education level of overseas tertiary and professional membership qualification, CA ANZ follows the guidelines of the Country Education Profile (CEP),Australian Government, Department of Education, Skills and Employment.  

CA ANZ will consider studies from associate members in good standing of professional accounting bodies listed on CEP as comparable to the educational level of the Australian Qualification Framework bachelor’s degree.  

If you are not a full member of one of the professional accounting bodies listed on CEP, an Australian higher education award at Level 7 (bachelor’s degree) or higher on the Australian Qualification Framework (or overseas equivalent) is required to be eligible to apply.

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