Competency areas

Understand the competency areas required for your nominated occupation

When it has been established that the qualification is comparable to at least the level of an Australian bachelor’s degree, CA ANZ will then examine the individual subjects to determine coverage of the mandatory competency areas for each ANZSCO code. You need to demonstrate that you have obtained a pass in each of the approved completed subject areas to demonstrate you have met the mandatory competency areas:

Competency Areas Accountant (General) 221111
Management Accountant 221112
Finance Manager 132211
Corporate Treasurer 221212
Taxation Accountant 221113 External Auditor 221213
Accounting Systems & Processes Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory
Financial Accounting & Reporting* Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory
Management Accounting Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory
Finance Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory
Audit & Assurance Optional Optional Mandatory
Business Law** Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory
Taxation Law Optional Mandatory*** Optional
Economics Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory
Quantitative Methods Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory

*Financial Accounting & Reporting includes both study in financial accounting and accounting theory.
**Business Law includes both study in Commercial law and Corporations law.
***Australian taxation law is compulsory only for Taxation Accountant occupation – local tax law is optional for all other codes.

If you have completed an Australian or New Zealand qualification, you are encouraged to use our Accredited Tertiary Course (ATC) lists in the Related Downloads section below to ensure you have completed all the mandatory competency areas for your nominated occupation:

  • Choose the Accredited Tertiary Course list below relevant to the year you started your course
  • Locate your tertiary institution
  • Choose your level of qualification from the schedule
  • Check your subject codes and subject names against the required competency areas in the schedule

You may wish to complete bridging subjects in the mandatory competency areas by completing additional studies through: 

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