English language requirement

Minimum scores accepted for skills assessment

In brief

  • Providers accepted by Chartered Accountants ANZ
  • Minimum scores accepted from each approved provider for skills assessment

You will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency through one of the following approved providers:

For PTE Academic CA ANZ require the report form and authorisation to access the results online. You must submit the authorisation to Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand via Pearson Vue account. PTE results may not be available for verification for up to 72 hours after authorisation has been granted. 

Full (Permanent) skills assessment

Minimum scores for each of the components will need to be achieved to meet the English language requirement for full (permanent) skills assessment.

  LISTENING READING WRITING SPEAKING
CAE*
185 185 185 185

IELTS Academic

7 7 7 7
TOEFL ibt 24 24 27 23

PTE Academic

65 65 65 65
Accounting PYP  Original colour scanned copy of
completion certificate and
academic transcript  

* Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand will only recognises CAE tests completed on or after 1 January 2015.

Provisional skills assessment

Minimum scores for each of the components will need to be achieved to meet the English language requirement for provisional (temporary) skills assessment.

  LISTENING READING WRITING SPEAKING
CAE* 169 169 169 169

IELTS Academic OR General Training

6 6 6 6
TOEFL ibt 12 13 21 18
PTE Academic 50 50 50 50

* Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand will only recognises CAE tests completed on or after 1 January 2015.

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand will only accept:

  • IELTS/TOEFL/CAE/PTE undertaken within three years prior to applying for skills assessment;

What you should know

CA ANZ will conduct verification of all English Language test results through the test provider’s portal.

To ensure all applicants are assessed equally, the English language requirement of skills assessment may sometimes differ from other English proficiency requirements you encounter throughout your visa application process.

For migration purposes, there are strictly no exemptions. All applicants will be assessed against the same assessing criteria, including the English language requirement.

In order to achieve a suitable skills assessment from CA ANZ, you will need to ensure that you meet the English proficiency requirements set out above.

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