Validity of your migration assessment Australia

How long is your application valid for?

Your application with CPA Australia is valid for two years from the date your application was received.

Updating, appealing or changing your ANZSCO code

You can change the ANZSCO code for your application online.

Update your assessment

If you have completed additional study or another English test and would like it considered as part of your assessment and your application is still valid, then you can apply for an update to your skills assessment. You'll need to pay a fee to update your assessment.

Appeal your assessment

If you have received a skills assessment from CPA Australia that you feel is inaccurate, you can appeal the decision. Appeals will use the documents you submitted with your application.

If you wish to submit new documents for your application, then this will be an update for your application, not an appeal.

External appeal

If you're unsatisfied with the outcome of your Appeal, you can contact the Administrative Appeals Tribunal or the Commonwealth Ombudsman to see if the assessment outcome qualifies for an independent review.

Request a new ANZSCO code

You can change the ANZSCO code for your skills assessment after your application is submitted. You'll need to pay a fee to update your assessment.

Further studies

If your assessment indicates further studies are required, you have two options:

  1. Complete additional studies via the CPA Program Foundation exams
  2. Complete additional studies via accredited courses offered by other higher education providers

Foundation exams

The CPA Foundation exams are a flexible, self-paced study program. You can enrol any time and choose when to sit your exam within 12 months of enrolment.

If you would like to complete outstanding competency areas through the CPA Program's Foundation exams, complete the online form below. A complimentary update to your skills assessment is available when choosing this option.

Contact us for more information.

Competency areas and corresponding CPA Australia Foundation exams

This table outlines the competency requirements and related Foundation exams.

Competency requirements Foundation exams
Economics, Quantitative Methods Economics and Markets
Accounting Systems and Processes Foundations of Accounting
Business Law
Comprised of Commercial Law and Corporations Law
Fundamentals of Business Law
Finance and Financial Management Business Finance
Financial Accounting and Reporting
Comprised of Financial Accounting and Accounting Theory
Financial Accounting and Reporting
Management Accounting Management Accounting
Auditing Unavailable
Taxation law Unavailable

Register your interest

Register to enrol in Foundation exams for migration skills assessment purposes.

Once you submit your request, you'll receive an email within 10 business days. If eligible to enrol, you'll receive instructions for online enrolment into the required exams.

Register to enrol in Foundation Exams

Provide your CPA Australia Account ID number, Full name, email and phone number


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