23 November 2016 round results

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 23 November 2016.

Invitations issued on 23 November

Visa Subclass Number
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 1016
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 54

During 2016-17 the following numbers of invitations have been issued:

Invitations issued during 2016-17

Visa subclass July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Total
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 3050 2800 4200 2400 1861 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14311
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 200 200 363 100 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 932
Total 3250 3000 4563 2500 1930 0 0 0 0 0 0 15243

The above figures do not include invitations issued for State and Territory Government nominated visa subclasses. State and Territory Governments nominate throughout the month for specific points tested skilled migration and business innovation and investment visas. Separate results for these visa subclasses are provided monthly.

23 November results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 23 November 2016 round.

 

Invitation process and cut offs

The highest ranked clients by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa. For clients who have equal points scores, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the visa date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.

Visa Subclass Points score Visa date of effect
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 60 23/11/2016  12.03 pm
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 60 21/11/2016 7.40 am

Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous years, the below occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the programme year. SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent visas (subclass 189) and then remaining to Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visas (subclass 489). If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 489 visas in these occupations.

  • Accountants
  • Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers
  • Electronics Engineers
  • Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers
  • Other Engineering Professionals
  • Registered Nurses
  • ICT Business and System Analysts
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Computer Network Professionals

Points scores and the visa dates of effect cut off for the below occupations in the 23 November 2016 invitation round.

Occupation Identification Description Points score Visa date of effect
2211 Accountants 70 2/09/2016  11.44 am
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 70 15/09/2016  3.58 pm
2334 Electronics Engineer N/A N/A
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 70 18/11/2016  12.20 pm
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 65 21/10/2016  2.14 pm
2544 Registered Nurses N/A N/A
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 65 2/04/2016  2.06 am
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 65 1/11/2016  1.59 pm
2631 Computer Network Professionals 65 25/10/2016  7.07 pm

 

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VETASSESS Skills Assessment (Professional Occupations)

Skills Assessment for General Professional Occupations

Our Skills Assessment for General Professional Occupations is for you if you are planning to migrate to Australia and your occupation is classed as a general professional occupation. If you haven’t already determined how we categorise your occupation, check to see if it is a general professional or trade occupation. Please note that we are unable to provide migration advice. For any queries related to visa options and points test, please contact The Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Application Process

Eligibility

You’re eligible to apply for a Skills Assessment of your General Professional Occupation if :

  1. You are a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than Australia.
  2. You are applying for one of the following visa types: General Skilled Migration (GSM), Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS), Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) or a Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485). The skills assessment requirement may also apply to you if you are applying for Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (subclass 457).
  3. You hold post-secondary or higher educational qualifications at the required educational level, in a field highly relevant to your nominated occupation.
  4. You have at least one year of employment experience obtained in the last five years which is highly relevant to your nominated occupation (Evidence of your employment experience is not required for 485 visa purpose).

Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa

If you intend to apply for a Qualifications-only assessment to support a Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa, you will need to hold a qualification which is at the required educational level, in a highly relevant field of study to the nominated occupation. Find out more about the required educational level by searching your occupation.

After receiving sufficient work experience in their nominated occupation, subclass 485 visa holders can apply to VETASSESS for a Skills Assessment (qualifications and employment) to support an application to migrate permanently to Australia. If the nominated occupation is the same as for the 485 visa purpose, you will need to submit the SRG29 Post-485 form (528KB pdf) and VETASSESS will only need to assess evidence of your relevant employment to complete the assessment. However, you may also choose to change your nominated occupation for the purpose of the VETASSESS Skills Assessment application. This will require you to lodge a new application online and VETASSESS will need to assess evidence of both your qualifications and employment to complete the assessment.

FAQs

What if I do not meet the requirements for my nominated occupation?

If you do not meet the requirements for your nominated occupation, you will be issued with a letter that states that you have not met the pre-migration skills assessment requirements. The letter will indicate the assessment components where your application did not meet the requirements.

If you disagree with the outcome, you should discuss your case with the assessor who will advise you on the options available for a reassessment where applicable.

How are occupations categorised?

VETASSESS has categorised its general occupations into groups A, B, C, D, E and F for assessment purposes according to the indicative skill level on ANZSCO.

ANZSCO Skill Level Vetassess Occupation Group
Skill Level 1 Australian Bachelor degree or higher degree or comparable qualification Group A or B
Skill Level 2 Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Associate Degree or AQF Advanced Diploma or AQF Diploma or comparable qualification. Group C or E
Skill Level 3 AQF Certificate III or IV or comparable qualification Group D
Skill Level 4 AQF Certificate II or III or comparable qualification Group F

Which visa types can I apply for after a successful skills assessment?

For all visa types:

  • You will need to ensure that you meet the assessment requirements for your nominated occupation for both the VETASSESS assessment, and for your visa.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they nominate an appropriate occupation for their visa/sponsorship requirements.
  • For information about visa requirements, applicants should visit the DIBP website at www.border.gov.au. For more specialised visa advice, applicants may wish to contact DIBP or a MARA registered migration agent.

For all general enquiries correspondence via phone or email, VETASSESS can only provide information regarding our assessment process, and cannot tell you which visa is best for you, which state or territory list your occupation appears on, or whether you will meet the visa requirements.

Required Documents

In this section you will find a list of documents that you will need to submit as part of your application. Please note that VETASSESS is under no obligation to seek further information from you at any time and can make a decision based on the evidence provided with your application. VETASSESS has no limit on the number of qualifications and employment positions to be listed on an application form. Therefore, please make sure you list the relevant qualifications and employment positions you wish to be considered in the application form and supply sufficient evidence, to allow VETASSESS to consider for assessment.

All documents must be high quality colour copies of the original documents.

Documents must be in English

If your documents are not in English, you will need to have them translated in to English. In this case you will need to submit copies of the original documents as well as the English translations. Please note that a registered translation service must be used.

List of Required Documents

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1. Photograph

One recent passport-sized colour photograph is required. The photograph must be no more than six months old and of good quality (self-taken photographs are not acceptable).

2. Proof of identity

As proof of your identity, we require your passport biopage showing your name, photo and date of birth. If you do not have a passport, you will need to provide your full Birth Certificate.

3. Change of name

If applicable, evidence of name change must be provided to address any naming inconsistencies in the documents submitted. This is to support your identity.

4. Qualification evidence

To support an assessment of your qualification(s), you must provide the qualification award certificate accompanied by the academic transcripts.

Award Certificate:
The award certificate is the official document confirming the completion of an award course of study. If you have not yet received your qualification award certificate, an official statement of completion issued by the Registrar’s department of the awarding institution will be accepted.

Academic Transcript:
Transcripts are the official records from the institution outlining the courses / units of study as well as the final grades achieved as part of your academic qualification. If you attended a college affiliated to the awarding institution, the academic transcripts must be issued by the awarding institution permitted to award the qualifications.

If your transcripts do not provide sufficient information regarding the units of study undertaken, please provide additional evidence, such as a course syllabus, to clarify this. You can also detail major projects and other significant features of your studies in your CV.

Additional notes for qualifications obtained from specific regions of the world:

PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC)
If you hold qualifications that have been awarded by educational institutions from China, you will be required to have your qualification/s documents verified by our organisation prior to lodging a skills assessment application. You can read more about the Chinese Qualifications Verification process on our website at

EUROPE
Applicants with European qualifications should supply Diploma Supplements for these if available. Generally, these are only issued by educational institutions from countries participating in the Bologna Process. A Diploma Supplement will be accepted in lieu of an award certificate and transcript if it includes all the necessary information.

NIGERIA
A verified copy of the award certificate and full academic transcript must be sent directly in a sealed envelope from the awarding body to VETASSESS.

PAKISTAN
An attested HEC (Higher Education Commission Pakistan) copy of the award certificate and full academic transcript must be sent directly by courier in a sealed envelope from HEC to VETASSESS. For more information on HEC attestation through courier service please go to the HEC website at http://hec.gov.pk. Alternatively, you may provide a verified copy of the award certificate and full academic transcript sent directly in a sealed envelope from the awarding body to VETASSESS.

PHILIPPINES
Please supply evidence of passing the Professional Regulation Commission’s Licensure Examinations if available.

All transcripts must show subjects studied and marks/grades awarded in the original language.

5. Employment evidence

It is important that you provide us with the required employment evidence for each employment position listed in your formal skills assessment application. For each position, you need to provide a statement of service accompanied by payment evidence.

Statement of Service:

A Statement of Service is a written statement by your employer confirming your employment on official letterhead. Official letterheads should include the organisation’s full address details, telephone, email and website addresses. The content of the letter must be signed by your direct supervisor or the manager of the human resources department.

The Statement of Service must include the following:

  1. a)   The company letterhead
  2. b)   Your full name
  3. c)   Whether the employment is / was on a full-time or part-time basis
  4. d)   The working hours per week
  5. e)   Your official position title (s) held at the organisation
  6. f)   The exact period of your employment in each position held
  7. g)   Details of your official main duties for each position held
  8. h)   The main five duties undertaken
  9. i)   The salary earned
  10. j)   A signature by the authorised person whose name and position are legible below the signature
  11. k)   Direct contact details of the authorised signatory

Payment evidence:

Payment evidence can include one of the following types:

  • Pay slips
  • Taxation Records of Assessment (bearing company and applicant name)
  • Bank Statements showing at least two salary payments, your name and the employer’s name
  • Employment-linked insurance / superannuation records (bearing company and applicant name).

Sole Practitioner / Self-employed:

If you are self-employed, you are advised to provide evidence of sole trading through official statements issued by your (registered) Accountants and/ or Legal teams. The statement from your accountant or solicitor must include the accountant’s or solicitor’s letterhead, your full name, how long you have been continuously engaged in the business, the nature of the business and the signature of the accountant or solicitor.

As sole trader, you are required to provide as much official and verifiable evidence as possible. This can include evidence of business activity statements, client testimonials, client invoices, bank statements showing regular income, official taxation evidence and your business registration details. Please note that testimonials should indicate as much information regarding your primary tasks and responsibilities in order to assist the skills assessment.

Organisational Chart:

If you are nominating a managerial occupation, you must submit an organisational chart highlighting your duties and reporting lines. If you are unable to obtain an organisational chart from your employer, please provide a statutory declaration outlining the reasons why this information cannot be provided.

Other Supplementary Employment Evidence:

In addition to the above, other supplementary employment evidence may include:      

  • License or Registration documents and details of the requirements for obtaining the license or registration
  • Evidence of professional development completed during applicant’s employment
  • Prizes/Certificates or other forms of commendation

Statutory Declarations and Affidavits:

Please note, in order for VETASSESS to consider the contents of a Statutory Declaration for skills assessment purposes, the statutory declaration (or equivalent legal document) must be properly executed by the appropriate legal professional(s) in the country of origin.  Applicants may need to seek appropriate legal advice as to how this is carried out in the country of origin.

Statutory Declarations should provide any information you are unable to supply through official documents such as, for example, a description of the tasks associated with a particular period of employment. Please note that skills assessments cannot be conducted based on the contents of a statutory declaration or affidavit alone. VETASSESS will require a range of official employment documentation as evidence to support of any claims made through the use of statutory declarations. Examples of the range of employment evidence that may be produced by applicants include official taxation documents, signed contract documents, appointment letters and official job descriptions.

6. Resume / curriculum vitae

If applying for a formal skills assessment, we encourage you to submit a CV as it may benefit the assessment process. A resume/ CV allows you to outline both your academic studies (describing the major focus of your studies including providing details of any major projects undertaken as part of course requirements) as well as describing your employment/ career history in your own words.

FAQs

Do I need to submit original or certified documents as part of my evidence?

If applying online, you’ll need to upload and submit high quality colour scans of proof of identity, qualification and employment documents. If you’re submitting the documents by mail, please provide high quality colour copies of the required documents along with the signed and completed application form.

Is there an exam or interview for the assessment?

As part of the assessment process, VETASSESS may contact you to clarify information in the application, and to discuss your occupational skills. No additional charge will apply for a technical interview.

Will the assessment require English language skills such as IELTS test results?

You are not required to provide evidence of English language proficiency for a skills assessment application with a nominated general professional occupation. However, for information about DIBP’s English language proficiency requirements, please visit the DIBP website.

Engineers Australia Migration Skills Assessment

Engineers Australia provides the following services:

  • Standard Migration Skills Assessment: which includes the assessed Occupation and corresponding ANZSCO code, along with the comparability of qualifications to Australian Qualifications framework
  • Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment
  • Overseas PhD Assessment
  • Applications can be Fast tracked to ensure a quick turnaround in your applications processing

Apply now to Fast Track your application today!

 

Information for applicants

Easy step-by-step guide

  1. Read the Migration Skills Assessment Booklet
  2. Choose your assessment pathway and start collecting your documents

Assessment fees

 

  • Competency Demonstration Report Assessment Fees
  • Australian Accredited Engineering Qualification Assessment Fees
  • International Accords Qualification Assessment Fees
  • Additional Assessment Services Fees
  • Administrative Fees

Competency Demonstration Report Assessment Fees

MSA Fees 2016 – 2017 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Standard Competency Demonstration Report $750.00 ($AUD) $825.00 ($AUD)
Competency Demonstration Report +
Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$280 Excl. GST)
$1,030.00 ($AUD) $1,133.00 ($AUD)
Competency Demonstration Report +
Overseas PhD Assessment (+$210 Excl. GST)
$960.00 ($AUD) $1,056.00 ($AUD)
Competency Demonstration Report +
Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$280 Excl. GST)
+ Overseas PhD Assessment (+$210 Excl. GST)
$1,240.00 ($AUD) $1,364 ($AUD)

 

Australian Accredited Engineering Qualification Assessment Fees

MSA Fees 2016 – 2017 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Australian Engineering Qualification Assessment $250.00 ($AUD) $275.00 ($AUD)
Australian Engineering Qualification Assessment +
Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$280 Excl. GST)
$530.00 ($AUD) $583.00 ($AUD)
Australian Engineering Qualification Assessment +
Overseas PhD Assessment (+$210Excl. GST)
$460.00 ($AUD) $506.00 ($AUD)
Australian Engineering Qualification Assessment +
Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$280 Excl. GST) +
Overseas PhD Assessment (+$210 Excl. GST)
$740.00 ($AUD) $814.00 ($AUD)

 

International Accords Qualification Assessment Fees

MSA Fees 2016 – 2017 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment $400.00 ($AUD) $440.00 ($AUD)
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment +
Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$280 Excl. GST)
$680.00 ($AUD) $748.00 ($AUD)
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment +
Overseas PhD Assessment (+$210 Excl. GST)
$610.00 ($AUD) $671.00 ($AUD)
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment +
Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$280 Excl. GST) +
Overseas PhD Assessment (+$210 Excl. GST)
$890.00 ($AUD) $979.00 ($AUD)

 

Additional Assessment Services Fees

MSA Fees 2016 – 2017 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Separate Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment $330.00 ($AUD) $363.00 ($AUD)
Separate Overseas PhD Assessment $260.00 ($AUD) $286.00 ($AUD)
Separate Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment + Overseas PhD Assessment $540.00 ($AUD) $594.00 ($AUD)

 

Administrative Fees

MSA Fees 2016 – 2017 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Informal Review $260.00 ($AUD) $286.00 ($AUD)
Formal Appeal $510.00 ($AUD) $561.00 ($AUD)
Standard Administration Fee $107.00 ($AUD) $117.70 ($AUD)
Fast Track Fee $275.00 ($AUD) $302.50 ($AUD)

Accountant Migration Skills Assessment

What is a migration skills assessment and why do I need one?

For certain skilled migration visas you will need to provide evidence that your skills have been assessed as suitable for your nominated occupation by the relevant assessing authority.

CPA Australia can assess your overseas or Australian education, English proficiency and, in some cases, your work history, to determine if you meet a set of predetermined criteria required for your chosen occupation.

As well as a full skills assessment that can be used in your application for an Employer sponsored visa or Points tested (SkillSelect) visa, CPA Australia also issues a provisional skills assessment for recent graduates of Australian education institutions who are applying for the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485). We also provide skilled employment assessments.

What is a provisional assessment?

The temporary graduate visa (subclass 485) skills assessment, also known as a “provisional assessment”, is for recent graduates of Australian educational institutions that are applying for a subclass 485 visa.

The requirements for the provisional assessment are similar to those of the general migration assessment. However, there are some differences, which include scores that are accepted for meeting the English proficiency requirement.

ANZSCO Codes

CPA Australia can assess your qualifications and skills for the following occupations:

  • accountant (general) (ANZSCO code 221111)
  • corporate treasurer (ANZSCO code 221212)
  • external auditor (ANZSCO code 221213)
  • finance manager (ANZSCO code 132211)
  • management accountant (ANZSCO code 221112)
  • taxation accountant (ANZSCO code 221113)

Please note that you can only have one valid positive skills assessment outcome with CPA Australia. If you decide to change your ANZSCO code by applying for a review, your previous skills assessment outcome will no longer be valid.

Lodging an Expression of Interest?

If you are planning to lodge your expression of interest (EOI) with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), make sure you wait until you have received your migration assessment outcome from CPA Australia first.

 

Criteria and requirements

Skills assessment criteria

To receive a positive result for your chosen Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) code, you will need:

  • a qualification that is assessed by CPA Australia as equivalent to at least an Australian Bachelor degree
  • to have successfully studied all mandatory competency areas that are relevant to your chosen ANZSCO code
  • to have met the English proficiency requirement

Provisional assessment criteria for temporary visa (subclass 485)

To receive a positive provisional assessment result for your chosen ANZSCO code, you will need:

  • an Australian Bachelor or 12 Unit Master degree majoring in accounting
  • to have successfully studied all mandatory competency areas that are relevant to your chosen ANZSCO code
  • to have met the English proficiency requirement

Degree requirement

To meet the degree requirement for the general skills assessment, you will need a qualification that is assessed by CPA Australia as equivalent to at least an Australian Bachelor degree. CPA Australia uses the guidelines issued by the Australian Government’s Department of Education (formerly AEI-NOOSR) when assessing the comparability of overseas qualifications.

To meet the degree requirement for the provisional assessment, you will need an Australian Bachelor degree or 12 unit Master degree in accounting, business, commerce or economics.

Competency areas

Each ANZSCO code has seven or eight mandatory competency areas. To meet the competency area requirements of the general and provisional skills assessments, your qualifications will need to cover all mandatory areas for your chosen ANZSCO code. Study that is assessed by CPA Australia as equivalent to at least an Australian Bachelor degree will be considered in the assessment of your competency area coverage.

The following is a list of the competency areas needed for each ANZSCO code.

Accountant (general) 221111, Corporate Treasurer ANZSCO code 221212, Finance Manager ANZSCO code 132211, and Management accountant 221112

Mandatory

Optional

  • Accounting Systems and Processes
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Finance and Financial Management
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Taxation Law

Taxation accountant 221113

Mandatory

Optional

  • Accounting Systems and Processes
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Finance and Financial Management
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Australian Taxation Law
  • Audit and assurance

External auditor 221213

Mandatory

Optional

  • Accounting Systems and Processes
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Finance and Financial Management
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Taxation Law

 

English language requirements

General skills assessment

CPA Australia recognises the following programs or tests as meeting the English proficiency requirements of the general skills assessment:

Minimum scores for each of the components will need to be achieved in the IELTS Academic, PTE Academic and TOEFL iBT tests:

Listening Reading Writing Speaking
CAE* 185 185 185  185
IELTS Academic  7.0  7.0  7.0 7.0
TOEFL iBT  24  24  27 23
PTE Academic**  65  65  65  65

*CPA Australia recognises CAE tests completed on or after 1 January 2015 only.

**If you have completed the PTE Academic, remember to share your results with CPA Australia, Southbank, through your online PTE Academic account to complete your assessment.

Provisional assessment

CPA Australia recognises the following tests as meeting the English proficiency requirements of the temporary visa (subclass 485) skills assessment:

  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)*
  • IELTS General or Academic
  • PTE Academic
  • TOEFL iBT

Minimum scores for each of the components will need to be achieved:

Listening Reading Writing Speaking
 CAE*  169 169 169 169
IELTS  6.0  6.0  6.0  6.0
TOEFL iBT  12 13 21 18
PTE Academic  50 50 50 50

*CPA Australia recognises CAE tests completed on or after 1 January 2015 only.

The English proficiency requirement for the skills assessment is not related to Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s (DIBP) English language threshold. Exemptions on the basis of holding a passport from or citizenship of certain countries are not available for the skills assessment.

Why is CPA Australia’s English proficiency requirements different to DIBP’s?

To ensure all applicants are assessed equally and according to criteria that will ultimately help to generate employment outcomes in accounting related occupations, the migration assessment’s English proficiency requirement may sometimes differ from other English proficiency requirements you encounter throughout your visa application process. In order to achieve a positive migration assessment from CPA Australia, you will need to ensure that you meet the English proficiency requirements set out above.

More information on each of the recognised English tests

How do I apply?

Skills Assessment (provisional and full)

We encourage you to use our online application form to apply for the assessment. Your reference number and acknowledgement letter will be automatically emailed to you once you complete this application form. You will need to scan and email, or post your documents to us. Details will be provided in the acknowledgement email. If you are already a member of CPA Australia, ensure you are logged into the website prior to completing this form.

Alternatively, you can contact us to obtain a PDF application form, which will need to be posted to us with your documents. PDF application forms are not accepted by email. A reference number will be emailed to you within approximately two business days of receiving your application.

Updating your skills assessment

If you have obtained a provisional skills assessment from CPA Australia and are now ready to update your outcome to obtain a full skills assessment for general skilled migration, you can download and complete the Supplementary services application form (PDF). This form will need to be posted to us as PDF application forms are not accepted by email.

You can also use this form to request an update if your initial assessment outcome was unsuccessful and you have completed additional studies or English tests that you would now like considered.

You will need to apply for a new assessment application if your initial skills assessment is no longer valid.

Appealing or reviewing your skills assessment

If you have obtained a skills assessment from CPA Australia, but you would like to request an appeal or formal review of the assessment outcome, you can download and complete the Supplementary services application form (PDF). This form will need to be posted to us as PDF application forms are not accepted by email. CPA Australia will consider requests to review an outcome up to two times after the initial outcome is issued.

 

Australia

The following fees are applicable to Australia. All prices listed below are inclusive of 10 per cent Australian GST where applicable.

Membership

The fees below apply to new and existing Members and are subject to change.

New members  Fee (AUD)
Application fee (2016) $160
Application fee (2017) $180
First year membership: Associate (full year) $325
First year membership: CPA or FCPA (full year) $720
First year membership: Associate (half year) $162.50
First year membership: CPA or FCPA (half year) $360
Membership renewal Fee 2017 (AUD)
Associate (less than six years) $325
Associate (more than six years) $720
CPA or FCPA $720
Retired $144
Reduced (on application only) $360
Late fee: Applied to payments received after 11 January (not applicable on retired or reduced membership) $50

Public Practice Certificate

Location Full year Half year
Australian mainland states or territories $625 (includes $55 limited liability scheme) $340 (includes $55 limited liability scheme)
Tasmania $570 $285

Limited Practice Certificate

Location Full year Half year
Australian mainland states or territories $200 (includes $55 limited liability scheme) $128 (includes $55 limited liability scheme)
Tasmania $145 $73

Note: There is no Limited Liability Scheme fee for Tasmania.

Specialisations

Specialisation Fee (AUD)

Financial Planning Specialisation $180
SMSF Specialisation $180

Publications

Publication Fee (AUD) 
Australian Accounting Review (print and online) $130
Australian Accounting Review (online only) $100

CPA Program

Fee 2017 (AUD)
Subject enrolment (early bird) $1070
Subject enrolment $1220
Standard exam deferral $330
*Late exam deferral $450
Study guide re-order $100
**CPA Program – Full Time (tuition) per subject $1650

*Late deferral fees are applicable within three weeks prior to the exam period.

**CPA Program subject enrolment must be purchased when enrolling into CPA Program – Full Time.

Study materials can be accessed via My Online Learning.

Note: Singapore Taxation does not have a digital study guide.

Foundation exams

2016 exams

Fee 2016 (AUD)
Exam enrolment $560
Extension fee (per month to a maximum of six months) $75
Change exam appointment between 24 to 72 hours before scheduled exam appointment $40
No refund for enrolment cancellation

Note: All fees are paid to CPA Australia, except for a change to exam appointment 24 to 72 hours before scheduled exam appointment, in which case a fee is payable directly to Pearson VUE.

Practice management

Fees 2017 (AUD)
Distance learning enrolment (early bird) $1330
Distance learning enrolment $1480
Standard exam deferral $330
*Late exam deferral $450
Study guide re-order $100

*Late deferral fees are applicable within three weeks prior to the exam period.

Study Materials can be accessed via My Online Learning.

Migration assessment

The fees below are for onshore assessments (in Australia)

Fee (AUD)
Skilled migration assessment $520
Skilled migration replacement letter $80
Skilled migration review or appeal assessment $160
Skilled migration assessment withdrawal $80
Skilled migration assessment update $160

SkillSelect 17 August 2016 round results

SkillSelect 17 August 2016 round results

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 17 August 2016.

Invitations issued on 17 August 2016

Visa Subclass Number
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 1400
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 100

During 2016-17 the following numbers of invitations have been issued:

Invitations issued during 2016-17

Visa subclass July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Total
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 3050 2800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5850
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 200 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 400
Total 3250 3000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6250

The above figures do not include invitations issued for State and Territory Government nominated visa subclasses. State and Territory Governments nominate throughout the month for specific points tested skilled migration and business innovation and investment visas. Separate results for these visa subclasses are provided monthly.

17 August 2016 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 17 August 2016 round.

 

Invitation process and cut offs

The highest ranked clients by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa. For clients who have equal points scores, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the visa date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.

Visa Subclass Points score Visa date of effect
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 60 15 August 2016 5.16 pm
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 60 19 January 2016 4.56 pm

Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous years, the below occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the programme year. SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent visas (subclass 189) and then remaining to Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visas (subclass 489). If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 489 visas in these occupations.

  • Accountants
  • Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers
  • ICT Business and System Analysts
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Other Engineering Professionals
  • Computer Network Professionals

Points scores and the visa dates of effect cut off for the below occupations in the 17 August 2016 invitation round.

Points Description Points score Visa date of effect
2211 Accountants 70 29 June 2016 7.35 pm
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 70 29 June 2016 10.15 am
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 65 21 February 2016 9.53 pm
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 65 27 June 2016 12.24 pm
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 60 21 July 2016 9.26 pm
2631 Computer Network Professionals 60 21 July 2016 4.19 pm