Skills list requirements

Content Summary

How to use the skills list

The examples listed here are intended to give you a better understanding of the types of tasks you may perform in order to demonstrate that you are competent in a  skill. The example you use may vary depending on your role and workplace. You may use an example provided, or you may provide a relevant example of your own to demonstrate your competence.

The skill areas do not refer to the specific legislation of any country and have been designed to be relevant to your work, regardless of your location.

Over the course of your experience, you must demonstrate a minimum of 10 skills, across four categories: technical, personal effectiveness, business and leadership. You do not need to satisfy all 10 skills in any one role you’ve held.

Skills categories

Personal effectiveness

You will need to demonstrate a minimum of two skills in this category,  both must be selected from the skills list.

Leadership

You will need to demonstrate a minimum of two skills in this category, both must be selected from the skills list.

Business

You will need to demonstrate a minimum of two skills in this category, both must be selected from the skills list.

Technical

You will need to demonstrate a minimum of four skills in this category. If you have gained a technical skill that isn’t on the list, you may claim other technical skills, and provide information on the skill you have gained for CPA Australia verification. The skill should be at an equivalent level to other skills in the list, and you may describe a maximum of three additional skills out of the four technical skills.

The skills list

    Personal effectiveness skills

    Develop your communication, interpersonal and self-management skills so that you can improve your personal and professional performance.

    You must demonstrate two skills from the list below.

    Leadership skills

    Develop your awareness of ethics and governance in the workplace. Enhance your planning and decision-making skills while helping you realise your potential as a strategic business leader.

    You must demonstrate two skills from the list below.

    Business skills

Technical skills 

Develop your practical proficiency and expertise in accounting and finance.

You must demonstrate four technical skills, selected from any of the below sub-sections of auditing, financial accounting, financial planning, financial risk management, insolvency, management accounting and taxation.

    Auditing

    Financial accounting

    Financial planning

    Financial risk management

    Insolvency

    Management accounting

    Taxation