What is a Qualifications Assessment?

The IPA is approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to complete qualifications assessments for the following occupations, currently featured on the Australian Government's Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).

  1. Accountant (General)           ANZSCO Code 221111
  2. External Auditor                   ANZSCO Code 221213
  3. Management Accountant     ANZSCO Code 221112
  4. Taxation Accountant            ANZSCO Code 221113
  5. Finance Manager                 ANZSCO Code 132211

Educational Standards

To meet the educational standards for any of the above occupations, you must have your qualification (with a major in accounting or relevant field) assessed as comparable (in both content and standard) to an Australian Bachelor degree. Your qualification must include adequate coverage of seven compulsory core knowledge areas, except for the External Auditor and Taxation Accountant roles, which must meet eight compulsory core knowledge areas.

Core Knowledge Areas
Accountant (General)
ANZSCO 221111
External Auditor
 ANZSCO 221213
Management Accountant 
ANZSCO 221112
Taxation Accountant 
ANZSCO 221113
Finance Manager 
ANZSCO 132211
Basic Accounting
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
Cost & Management Accounting
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
Financial Accounting & Reporting
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
Financial Management
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
Economics
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
Business Law (including Corporate Law)
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
Statistics
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
compulsory
Tax Law
optional
optional
optional
compulsory*
optional
Auditing & Assurance
optional
compulsory
optional
optional
optional
*Applicants who apply for Taxation Accountant (ANZSCO Code 221113) must supply completed studies in Australian Tax Law.


Processing Times

Fast Track Service
A guaranteed 2 business day response for all applications lodged. 
Please note, this offer is only available to Australian qualification holders.

Standard Service
Depending on the completion of documentation submitted, an application may take up to two weeks to be finalised.  Please note, this is not a guaranteed turnaround time - applications are processed and finalised on a first-in, first-out basis. 

Click here for information on how to apply.