Competency areas

Understand the competency areas required for your nominated occupation

To meet the educational requirements for your nominated occupation your qualification will need to cover all mandatory competency areas as listed below.

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.

Australian and New Zealand qualifications

If you have completed an Australian or New Zealand qualification, you can use CA ANZ accredited tertiary courses (ATC) lists in the Related Downloads section below to ensure you have completed all of the mandatory competency areas for your skills assessment:

  • 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

If you have an outstanding mandatory competency area, you can complete further studies via:

Overseas qualifications

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

When it has been established that your qualification is comparable to at least the level of an Australian Bachelor degree, CA ANZ will then examine the individual subjects to determine coverage of the required competency areas.

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