Tougher Assessment Criteria for Accountants: Australian Immigration!

Starting from July, 2010, overseas people planning to migrant to Australia and choose a career in accounting will need to meet another level of requirement. The country’s three professional accounting bodies, viz. CPA Australia; the National Institute of Accountants; and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia have decided to raise the criteria pertaining to the English language assessment when it comes to people who want to immigrate to Australia and pursue a career in accounting.

CPA Australia, the National Institute of Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants are gazetted by the Australian federal government as well as Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). They play an important role in immigration of overseas people to Australia. They are responsible for assessing qualifications for qualified accountants who intend to migrate, work and apply for permanent residence in Australia.

As per the new criterion required by these three bodies, accountants wishing to attain permanent residency in Australia will be needed to prove their English language proficiency along with their qualifications. They must meet the required level of efficiency in the language to be considered for the permanent status. In order to be successful in the migration process, the applicants must have an International English Language Testing Score of at least seven on each of the test’s components- speaking, reading, listening and writing.

As we have already mentioned, the new requirement will be effective from July 1, this year!

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