Skills assessment for accountants in New Zealand

CA ANZ is approved by Immigration New Zealand to perform skills assessments for accountants who wish to apply for a New Zealand visa using the Regional Skills Shortage List (RSSL).

CA ANZ is approved by Immigration New Zealand to perform skills assessments for accountants who wish to apply for a New Zealand visa using the Regional Skills Shortage List (RSSL).

Skills assessment criteria

CA ANZ will assess your educational qualifications to determine if they meet the educational standards for the Accountant (General) occupation.

  Degree comparability

You must hold a New Zealand awarded qualification on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) level 7 or higher or overseas qualifications comparable to the standard of the New Zealand bachelor’s degree qualification.

  Competency areas

You must complete all mandatory competency areas that are relevant to your nominated occupation.

Skills assessment application process

  • Ensure you understand the details of your personal visa requirements as set by the Immigration New Zealand before submitting your skills assessment application to CA ANZ.
  • All decisions relating to eligibility for New Zealand visas are at the discretion of Immigration New Zealand.
  • CA ANZ does not provide migration advice or any updates regarding your visa application.
  • CA ANZ does not assess skilled employment for New Zealand visas
  • CA ANZ endeavours to complete applications as soon as possible, however please refer to our approximate processing times. An urgent request may be considered. You must clearly explain your reason along with evidence to support your request.
  • Skills assessment letters are valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue.
  • A review or appeal can be requested if you hold a valid assessment previously undertaken by CA ANZ. You can request a review for additional subjects completed after a negative assessment.
  • If you disagree with the assessment outcome and believe an error has been made, an appeal application is available. You are required to provide further information or documentation to support your claim. 
  • An appeal can only be submitted within 60 days from the date of your skills assessment outcome letter.
  • CA ANZ may refuse to assess applications if false and/or non-authentic information or documentation is suspected. Suspected falsification may be reported to Immigration New Zealand.

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