Accounting professionals who wish to achieve a positive migration assessment will need to meet the English proficiency requirements set by the professional accounting bodies for the general skills assessment.

There are 3 professional accounting bodies in Australia that assess qualifications and experience for applicants:

CPA Australia
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
All 3 organisations accept TOEFL iBT® scores to meet the requirements for their general skills assessment.

The required minimum total score is 94, with the following minimum scores across the four sections:

Listening 24
Reading 24
Writing 27
Speaking 23
Exemptions for those who have a passport from or citizenship of certain countries are not available for the skills assessment.

Applicants can register to take the TOEFL iBT test at secure test centres in major cities across Australia, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

For more information about the TOEFL iBT test and how to register, visit

Read more about the requirements on the organisations’ websites:

CPA Australia:

Courtesy of Migration Alliance