The documents required to submit with your application will depend on your qualifications. In most cases you will need to provide:
- passport (photo page) or national ID card
- proof of name change (if applicable)
- official academic awards
- official academic transcripts, including transcripts from prior studies if you have received exemptions for your degree
- detailed syllabus for all qualifications not accredited by CPA Australia
- professional body qualification (if applicable)
- exam results
- membership certificate
- third party authorisation (if a third party is acting on your behalf).
Ensure any credit card details or tax file numbers have been removed or blacked out (redacted) from your supporting documents.
Chinese degree verification
CPA Australia requires all applicants who hold a non-accredited degree from an institution in China to have their degree award and transcripts verified through an official authorised Chinese qualification verification service, accompanied by an official English translation. If you have a diploma qualification that contributed to your bachelor’s degree, you must also provide the relevant verified and translated award and transcripts.
All verification reports must be sent directly to CPA Australia from the verification body and must include a copy of the documents that have been verified. We currently recommend VETASSESS to provide this service.
Ensure you consider the verification processing times and ensure you allocate sufficient time for your verification to be completed.
Your document scans must be high quality colour scans* of original document using a printer scanner . We reserve the right to request higher quality or original documents, which may delay your assessment outcome.
*A high-quality scan is one that is clear, legible, and should be free from poor contrast, shadow, obstruction, blurry and with no cropping or pixilation. Before scanning, please ensure the scanner is set to a minimum of 300 DPI (dots per inch) to avoid low resolution scanning.
There is no limit to the number of documents that can be provided, however your email size cannot exceed 40mb in total. Encrypted, compressed or archived files such as zip or rar will not be accepted.
- scan the original of each document
- scan both sides of your document (if applicable)
- save your documents using the correct file types: jpeg, bmp, gif, png, pdf, tif.
Third party authorisation
If you are using a third party to manage your assessment, you must complete and submit CPA Australia’s third party authorisation form (PDF) along with your other supporting documents.
If your study is not formally accredited by CPA Australia, you will need to include syllabus with your application so that we can provide you with individual advice on which competency areas have been covered in your qualification/s.
Syllabus details, also known as subject descriptions, should be provided for all accounting, finance and business subjects, and should accurately reflect the content covered in each of your relevant subjects.
Detailed syllabus material plays an important part of the assessment process. Failure to provide adequate syllabus may adversely affect the outcome of your assessment.
Your syllabus must:
- relate to the exact years during which you studied
- relate to the exact subjects that are listed on your transcript
- be written in English.
If you are unable to obtain the official syllabus, we will accept a statutory declaration stating the reason for its non-availability and a detailed, personal summary of the relevant subjects. Ensure the statutory declaration is witnessed by a Justice of the Peace or notary officer.
If your documents or information are found to be false or non-authentic CPA Australia may refuse your qualifications for assessment.