Visas & Skills Assessment



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Construction Project Manager

Early Childhood Teacher

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Engineering Manager

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Graphic Designer

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Management Accountant

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Social Worker

Special Needs Teacher

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Tax Accountant


Welfare Center Manager

Accountant Skills Assessment

Do you want to live and work in Australia? Learn about the Accountant skills assessment.


Accountants migrating to Australia are required to complete a skills assessment before lodging a visa application.


The three professional bodies which provide skills assessments for Accountants are:


  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • The Institute of Public Accounts
  • CPA Australia


Qualification Requirements

To be considered suitably qualified as an Accountant in Australia, you must have a qualification that is deemed equivalent to at least an Australian Bachelor’s Degree.


Membership of a recognised professional accounting body outside of Australia is deemed to be equivalent to an Australian Bachelor’s Degree.


To meet the educational requirements for your nominated occupation, your qualification will need to cover the following mandatory competency areas:


  • Accounting Systems and Processes
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Finance
  • Audit and Assurance (Optional for ANZSCO 22113 and 221213)
  • Business Law
  • Taxation Law (Optional for ANZSCO 221111, 221112, 132211 and 221213)
  • Economics
  • Quantitative Methods


English Language Requirements

Applicants will also be required to have evidence of suitable English language competencies. The English language proficiency is mandatory for ALL applicants – there are no exemptions. CPA recognises the following English tests:


  • IELTS Academic
  • PTE Academic


Accounting Occupations


Occupations that are assessed are:


  • Accountant (general) – 221111
  • External Auditor – 221213
  • Finance Manager – 132211
  • Management Accountant – 221112
  • Taxation Accountant – 221113


Migration Consultant will advise what is required to prepare an Accountant skills assessment. You will have a dedicated case processor who will work through the entire visa process with you. If you’re interested in applying for a skilled visa, Migration Consultant can help. We also work with recruiters who can advise you on the Australian job market for Accountants.