Skills assessment for accountants in New Zealand

CA ANZ is approved by Immigration New Zealand to conduct 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 conduct 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.

The ANZSCO provides information on the skill level of jobs, qualifications and/or experience needed to work in occupations. Occupation definitions can be found on Australian Bureau of Statistics

  Degree comparability

You must hold a New Zealand awarded qualification on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) level 7 or higher or overseas tertiary and/or professional membership qualification 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.

What you should know

  • 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 specific information on migration or visa requirements. Enquiries relating to visa and migration requirements should be directed to the Immigration New Zealand.
  • 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.
  • CA ANZ will refuse to assess applications if suspected false and/or non-authentic information or documentation is provided. CA ANZ will issue a negative outcome letter to applicant confirming that: ‘Based on the documentation submitted, CA ANZ is unable to confirm authenticity and therefore the outcome of the assessment is negative’. Suspected falsification will be notified to Immigration New Zealand and other accounting assessing authorities. A ban on reapplying may be imposed and the application fee will not be refunded.

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