Accounting skills assessment criteria

Find out about skills assessment criteria to help you successfully apply for your skills assessment with CA ANZ.

Skills assessment criteria

  • Degree comparability - you must hold a qualification assessed by CA ANZ as equivalent to at least a New Zealand bachelor’s degree (NZQF level 7 or higher) with coverage of mandatory competency areas. 
  • Competency areas - you must successfully complete mandatory competency areas relevant to your nominated occupation
 Competency areas Accountant (General) 221111 
 Accounting Systems and Processes  Mandatory
 Financial Accounting and Reporting*  Mandatory
 Management Accounting  Mandatory
 Finance and Finance Management  Mandatory
 Audit and Assurance  Optional
 Business Law**  Mandatory
 Taxation Law  Optional
 Economics   Mandatory
 Quantitative Methods  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 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, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand follows the guidelines of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority

When it has been established that your qualifications are comparable to at least a New Zealand Bachelor Degree (NZQF level 7 or higher), we will then examine the individual subjects to determine coverage of the required competency areas.

You may need an International Qualification Assessment (IQA) from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority stating the comparable NZQF qualification. If you are unsure about which visa you are applying for, or whether you need an IQA for your immigration application, contact New Zealand Immigration.

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