3 years, 10 months ago

Hi guys!

I completed a bachelor''s degree in corporate finance last December from an Australian uni and I am doing a masters in professional accounting in brisbane right now, graduating in December this year.

I will have at least 9 accounting subjects completed as required by the skill assessment by the end of Semester 1, 2010 (4 of them from my current masters course, the rest from my previous bachelors degree). I have also met the IELTS requirement (IELTS Academic 7 on all 4 components). I was wondering, if I am eligible to apply for migration assessment in July or August when I receive my transcript for semester 1 from my masters course? Or do I have to wait until I graduate from the current masters degree? Thank you.

According to CPA, CA and NIA, in order to be able to apply for migration assessment, they require you to have a degree equivalent to Australian bachelors, which I''ve already got. It is also required to have completed at least 9 out of the 12 subjects. I will have 9 subjects, but from different degrees. I don''t know if that''s okay.

I have emailed those 3 organizations. It took CPA 2 weeks to reply... and their reply is simply a copy and paste of their requirement, not relevant to my question at all...

It took CA only half day to reply, here''s their answer

Thank you for the email. Applications can only be submitted if applicants fall into one of the following categories:

1. If they are in their final semester at university, or

2. Have successfully completed 9 out of the 12 core subjects and completed an Australian or Overseas degree.

The answer from NIA is pretty straight forward

If you submit an application now (or before 30 June 2010) with your bachelor degree and partial MPA transcript, the current rule will apply. Please include a note on the MPA transcript of when you are going to complete the program.

I just need a yes or no for an answer, but I don''t know why some people just want to make it complex...

Can anyone give me some idea if I can apply or not?

Another thing, does it matter which organisation I go to for migration assessment? Are CA, CPA and NIA the same in terms of migration assessment?

Thanks a lot!!!

3 years, 10 months ago

Hi there Shawn,

First off, congrats on completing your degree and good luck with your masters. As for the answers I am afraid I cannot help you as I am uncertain about the criteria for each of these qualifications. The Resume Monster might be able to shed more light on this than myself, but rather than sending emails, if I needed an answer I would simply call them on the phone and ask them.

All you are trying to do is establish that applying to them is worth your time so you should be able to do this over the phone for CA, CPA and NIA.

Good luck and let me know if you find an answer!

Mike

3 years, 10 months ago

Hi Mike,

Good to see you again!

I just got an email yesterday from my uni saying that NIA will hold a info session in Brisbane exclusively for international students regarding migration assessment issues. The timing is perfect as well (a few days after my exams). I will simply drop in and have a chat with them in person:)

If everything is worked out well, i may be eligible to apply for PR before I graduate from masters and hopefully get everything done before the end of 2010.

Things are going pretty well recently, much better than what I expected. And I am thinking to look for a part time accounting job at a small accounting firm for semester 2. I''ll try ''door to door'' to increase my chances. Any suggestions on that?

Thanks for everything, Mike. I''ll keep you updated and pass on useful info to the forum.

3 years, 9 months ago

mike
Hi there Shawn,

First off, congrats on completing your degree and good luck with your masters. As for the answers I am afraid I cannot help you as I am uncertain about the criteria for each of these qualifications. The Resume Monster might be able to shed more light on this than myself, but rather than sending emails, if I needed an answer I would simply call them on the phone and ask them.

All you are trying to do is establish that applying to them is worth your time so you should be able to do this over the phone for CA, CPA and NIA.

Good luck and let me know if you find an answer!

Mike

Hi Mike

Just figured out that I am eligible to apply for skill assessment. I have lodge the application already. I just need to post my transcript for semester 1 to them once I got the result.

That means I will be able to apply for PR sooner that expected. Yeah! Hope I can get a part time accounting job soon for next semester.

3 years, 8 months ago

shawn20tj
Hi guys!

I completed a bachelor''s degree in corporate finance last December from an Australian uni and I am doing a masters in professional accounting in brisbane right now, graduating in December this year.

I will have at least 9 accounting subjects completed as required by the skill assessment by the end of Semester 1, 2010 (4 of them from my current masters course, the rest from my previous bachelors degree). I have also met the IELTS requirement (IELTS Academic 7 on all 4 components). I was wondering, if I am eligible to apply for migration assessment in July or August when I receive my transcript for semester 1 from my masters course? Or do I have to wait until I graduate from the current masters degree? Thank you.

According to CPA, CA and NIA, in order to be able to apply for migration assessment, they require you to have a degree equivalent to Australian bachelors, which I''ve already got. It is also required to have completed at least 9 out of the 12 subjects. I will have 9 subjects, but from different degrees. I don''t know if that''s okay.

I have emailed those 3 organizations. It took CPA 2 weeks to reply... and their reply is simply a copy and paste of their requirement, not relevant to my question at all...

It took CA only half day to reply, here''s their answer

Thank you for the email. Applications can only be submitted if applicants fall into one of the following categories:

1. If they are in their final semester at university, or

2. Have successfully completed 9 out of the 12 core subjects and completed an Australian or Overseas degree.

The answer from NIA is pretty straight forward

If you submit an application now (or before 30 June 2010) with your bachelor degree and partial MPA transcript, the current rule will apply. Please include a note on the MPA transcript of when you are going to complete the program.

I just need a yes or no for an answer, but I don''t know why some people just want to make it complex...

Can anyone give me some idea if I can apply or not?

Another thing, does it matter which organisation I go to for migration assessment? Are CA, CPA and NIA the same in terms of migration assessment?

Thanks a lot!!!

Hi Shawn,

It is great to see how you progress so far and congratulate on all you have done.

However, my situation is kind of similar with you. I am now undergoing my commerce degree with an economics major and contemplating to commence my mater degree in 2011. I am wondering how your PR application is going on. Is it possible to complete 9 core units respectively from some undergraduate study and some postgraduate study?

I have enquired this issue with CPA representative in person but only get ambiguous answerer. Also I sent the CPA migration assessment person an email. I am now waiting for the slow reply.

Let us keep in touch with this issue and wish you every success in your career.

3 years, 8 months ago

Bruce
shawn20tj
Hi guys!

I completed a bachelor''s degree in corporate finance last December from an Australian uni and I am doing a masters in professional accounting in brisbane right now, graduating in December this year.

I will have at least 9 accounting subjects completed as required by the skill assessment by the end of Semester 1, 2010 (4 of them from my current masters course, the rest from my previous bachelors degree). I have also met the IELTS requirement (IELTS Academic 7 on all 4 components). I was wondering, if I am eligible to apply for migration assessment in July or August when I receive my transcript for semester 1 from my masters course? Or do I have to wait until I graduate from the current masters degree? Thank you.

According to CPA, CA and NIA, in order to be able to apply for migration assessment, they require you to have a degree equivalent to Australian bachelors, which I''ve already got. It is also required to have completed at least 9 out of the 12 subjects. I will have 9 subjects, but from different degrees. I don''t know if that''s okay.

I have emailed those 3 organizations. It took CPA 2 weeks to reply... and their reply is simply a copy and paste of their requirement, not relevant to my question at all...

It took CA only half day to reply, here''s their answer

Thank you for the email. Applications can only be submitted if applicants fall into one of the following categories:

1. If they are in their final semester at university, or

2. Have successfully completed 9 out of the 12 core subjects and completed an Australian or Overseas degree.

The answer from NIA is pretty straight forward

If you submit an application now (or before 30 June 2010) with your bachelor degree and partial MPA transcript, the current rule will apply. Please include a note on the MPA transcript of when you are going to complete the program.

I just need a yes or no for an answer, but I don''t know why some people just want to make it complex...

Can anyone give me some idea if I can apply or not?

Another thing, does it matter which organisation I go to for migration assessment? Are CA, CPA and NIA the same in terms of migration assessment?

Thanks a lot!!!

Hi Shawn,

It is great to see how you progress so far and congratulate on all you have done.

However, my situation is kind of similar with you. I am now undergoing my commerce degree with an economics major and contemplating to commence my mater degree in 2011. I am wondering how your PR application is going on. Is it possible to complete 9 core units respectively from some undergraduate study and some postgraduate study?

I have enquired this issue with CPA representative in person but only get ambiguous answerer. Also I sent the CPA migration assessment person an email. I am now waiting for the slow reply.

Let us keep in touch with this issue and wish you every success in your career.

Hi Bruce,

I have received the approval letter for skill assessment already. Yes, you can have subjects from undergrad and postgrad. As long as you have a bachelors degree. They don''t care where those 9 subjects come from. In my case, I''ve got around 6-7 from my bachelors degree and the rest from my masters. I went through the assessment with NIA. They are pretty efficient.

Cheers

3 years, 8 months ago

shawn20tj
Bruce
shawn20tj
Hi guys!

I completed a bachelor''s degree in corporate finance last December from an Australian uni and I am doing a masters in professional accounting in brisbane right now, graduating in December this year.

I will have at least 9 accounting subjects completed as required by the skill assessment by the end of Semester 1, 2010 (4 of them from my current masters course, the rest from my previous bachelors degree). I have also met the IELTS requirement (IELTS Academic 7 on all 4 components). I was wondering, if I am eligible to apply for migration assessment in July or August when I receive my transcript for semester 1 from my masters course? Or do I have to wait until I graduate from the current masters degree? Thank you.

According to CPA, CA and NIA, in order to be able to apply for migration assessment, they require you to have a degree equivalent to Australian bachelors, which I''ve already got. It is also required to have completed at least 9 out of the 12 subjects. I will have 9 subjects, but from different degrees. I don''t know if that''s okay.

I have emailed those 3 organizations. It took CPA 2 weeks to reply... and their reply is simply a copy and paste of their requirement, not relevant to my question at all...

It took CA only half day to reply, here''s their answer

Thank you for the email. Applications can only be submitted if applicants fall into one of the following categories:

1. If they are in their final semester at university, or

2. Have successfully completed 9 out of the 12 core subjects and completed an Australian or Overseas degree.

The answer from NIA is pretty straight forward

If you submit an application now (or before 30 June 2010) with your bachelor degree and partial MPA transcript, the current rule will apply. Please include a note on the MPA transcript of when you are going to complete the program.

I just need a yes or no for an answer, but I don''t know why some people just want to make it complex...

Can anyone give me some idea if I can apply or not?

Another thing, does it matter which organisation I go to for migration assessment? Are CA, CPA and NIA the same in terms of migration assessment?

Thanks a lot!!!

Hi Shawn,

It is great to see how you progress so far and congratulate on all you have done.

However, my situation is kind of similar with you. I am now undergoing my commerce degree with an economics major and contemplating to commence my mater degree in 2011. I am wondering how your PR application is going on. Is it possible to complete 9 core units respectively from some undergraduate study and some postgraduate study?

I have enquired this issue with CPA representative in person but only get ambiguous answerer. Also I sent the CPA migration assessment person an email. I am now waiting for the slow reply.

Let us keep in touch with this issue and wish you every success in your career.

Hi Bruce,

I have received the approval letter for skill assessment already. Yes, you can have subjects from undergrad and postgrad. As long as you have a bachelors degree. They don''t care where those 9 subjects come from. In my case, I''ve got around 6-7 from my bachelors degree and the rest from my masters. I went through the assessment with NIA. They are pretty efficient.

Cheers

That is great, Shawn ! Thank you so much for sharing that information.It is really helpful and wish you every success in your career!

3 years ago

Quoting Bruce (Posted on: 15 August 2010 03:07AM)

Bruce
shawn20tj
Hi guys!

I completed a bachelor''s degree in corporate finance last December from an Australian uni and I am doing a masters in professional accounting in brisbane right now, graduating in December this year.

I will have at least 9 accounting subjects completed as required by the skill assessment by the end of Semester 1, 2010 (4 of them from my current masters course, the rest from my previous bachelors degree). I have also met the IELTS requirement (IELTS Academic 7 on all 4 components). I was wondering, if I am eligible to apply for migration assessment in July or August when I receive my transcript for semester 1 from my masters course? Or do I have to wait until I graduate from the current masters degree? Thank you.

According to CPA, CA and NIA, in order to be able to apply for migration assessment, they require you to have a degree equivalent to Australian bachelors, which I''ve already got. It is also required to have completed at least 9 out of the 12 subjects. I will have 9 subjects, but from different degrees. I don''t know if that''s okay.

I have emailed those 3 organizations. It took CPA 2 weeks to reply... and their reply is simply a copy and paste of their requirement, not relevant to my question at all...

It took CA only half day to reply, here''s their answer

Thank you for the email. Applications can only be submitted if applicants fall into one of the following categories:

1. If they are in their final semester at university, or

2. Have successfully completed 9 out of the 12 core subjects and completed an Australian or Overseas degree.

The answer from NIA is pretty straight forward

If you submit an application now (or before 30 June 2010) with your bachelor degree and partial MPA transcript, the current rule will apply. Please include a note on the MPA transcript of when you are going to complete the program.

I just need a yes or no for an answer, but I don''t know why some people just want to make it complex...

Can anyone give me some idea if I can apply or not?

Another thing, does it matter which organisation I go to for migration assessment? Are CA, CPA and NIA the same in terms of migration assessment?

Thanks a lot!!!

Hi Shawn,

It is great to see how you progress so far and congratulate on all you have done.

However, my situation is kind of similar with you. I am now undergoing my commerce degree with an economics major and contemplating to commence my mater degree in 2011. I am wondering how your PR application is going on. Is it possible to complete 9 core units respectively from some undergraduate study and some postgraduate study?

I have enquired this issue with CPA representative in person but only get ambiguous answerer. Also I sent the CPA migration assessment person an email. I am now waiting for the slow reply.

Let us keep in touch with this issue and wish you every success in your career.

Hi Bruce,

I have received the approval letter for skill assessment already. Yes, you can have subjects from undergrad and postgrad. As long as you have a bachelors degree. They don''t care where those 9 subjects come from. In my case, I''ve got around 6-7 from my bachelors degree and the rest from my masters. I went through the assessment with NIA. They are pretty efficient.

Cheers

That is great, Shawn ! Thank you so much for sharing that information.It is really helpful and wish you every success in your career!

Hello Shen,

I am an International student. I have completed my Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) here in India. I have studied the following accounting related subjects in my BBA course :

1. Business Law

2. Business Statistics

3. Financial Accounting

4. Principles of Economics

5. Financial Management 

6. Business Economics

7. Cost & Management Accounting

8. Banking Law Practice

9. Indian Economics

10. Company Law

11. Income Tax Law & Practice

12. Quantitative Techniques

 

Can you please advise me if the above subjects are sufficient for the successful skill assessment from NIA as Management Accountant.

Please reply as soon as possible.

Thanks

3 years ago (Last modified 3 years ago by a moderator)

Quoting Tarun Joshi (Posted on: 15 April 2011 11:39PM)

Quoting Bruce (Posted on: 15 August 2010 03:07AM)

Bruce
shawn20tj
Hi guys!

I completed a bachelor''s degree in corporate finance last December from an Australian uni and I am doing a masters in professional accounting in brisbane right now, graduating in December this year.

I will have at least 9 accounting subjects completed as required by the skill assessment by the end of Semester 1, 2010 (4 of them from my current masters course, the rest from my previous bachelors degree). I have also met the IELTS requirement (IELTS Academic 7 on all 4 components). I was wondering, if I am eligible to apply for migration assessment in July or August when I receive my transcript for semester 1 from my masters course? Or do I have to wait until I graduate from the current masters degree? Thank you.

According to CPA, CA and NIA, in order to be able to apply for migration assessment, they require you to have a degree equivalent to Australian bachelors, which I''ve already got. It is also required to have completed at least 9 out of the 12 subjects. I will have 9 subjects, but from different degrees. I don''t know if that''s okay.

I have emailed those 3 organizations. It took CPA 2 weeks to reply... and their reply is simply a copy and paste of their requirement, not relevant to my question at all...

It took CA only half day to reply, here''s their answer

Thank you for the email. Applications can only be submitted if applicants fall into one of the following categories:

1. If they are in their final semester at university, or

2. Have successfully completed 9 out of the 12 core subjects and completed an Australian or Overseas degree.

The answer from NIA is pretty straight forward

If you submit an application now (or before 30 June 2010) with your bachelor degree and partial MPA transcript, the current rule will apply. Please include a note on the MPA transcript of when you are going to complete the program.

I just need a yes or no for an answer, but I don''t know why some people just want to make it complex...

Can anyone give me some idea if I can apply or not?

Another thing, does it matter which organisation I go to for migration assessment? Are CA, CPA and NIA the same in terms of migration assessment?

Thanks a lot!!!

Hi Shawn,

It is great to see how you progress so far and congratulate on all you have done.

However, my situation is kind of similar with you. I am now undergoing my commerce degree with an economics major and contemplating to commence my mater degree in 2011. I am wondering how your PR application is going on. Is it possible to complete 9 core units respectively from some undergraduate study and some postgraduate study?

I have enquired this issue with CPA representative in person but only get ambiguous answerer. Also I sent the CPA migration assessment person an email. I am now waiting for the slow reply.

Let us keep in touch with this issue and wish you every success in your career. 

Hi Bruce,

I have received the approval letter for skill assessment already. Yes, you can have subjects from undergrad and postgrad. As long as you have a bachelors degree. They don''t care where those 9 subjects come from. In my case, I''ve got around 6-7 from my bachelors degree and the rest from my masters. I went through the assessment with NIA. They are pretty efficient.

Cheers 

That is great, Shawn ! Thank you so much for sharing that information.It is really helpful and wish you every success in your career!

Hello Shen,

I am an International student. I have completed my Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) here in India. I have studied the following accounting related subjects in my BBA course :

1. Business Law

2. Business Statistics

3. Financial Accounting

4. Principles of Economics

5. Financial Management 

6. Business Economics

7. Cost & Management Accounting

8. Banking Law Practice

9. Indian Economics

10. Company Law

11. Income Tax Law & Practice

12. Quantitative Techniques

 

Can you please advise me if the above subjects are sufficient for the successful skill assessment from NIA as Management Accountant.

Please reply as soon as possible.

Thanks

Hi Tarun, You need 9 core subjects completed in order to apply for skill assessment. Please check NIA website for more information. Since you have a degree from overseas, I think you need to provide a more detailed course information to NIA. You definately have more than 9 relevent subjects, but I am not sure if some of the subjects can be seen as equivalent to Australian subjects (for instance, the law subjects). Please check with NIA/CPA/ICAA. \This is the NIA website for offshore applicantis. have a look! http://www.nia.org.au/immigration/offshore-applicants

2 years, 12 months ago (Last modified 2 years, 12 months ago by the original author)

Quoting Rohin Johnson (Posted on: 22 April 2011 02:03AM)

BTW, i am doing the Bcom in Australia, Griffith University

 

Hi Rohin
 
The answer is YES. It doesn't matter what degree you are doing. Taking myself as an example, I used a combination of subjects from both my bachelors and masters degrees and my bachelors degree was majoring in corporate finance. As long as you have completed the required subjects, you will be able to use them to apply for skill assessment as an accountant (or auditor, mgt accountant, and so on) through ICAA/CPA/NIA .PLEASE note you must have completed the compulsory subjects for your nominated profession plus optional subjects on their list. (at least 9 subjects altogether).

 

Btw, you have to have a degree equivalent to an Australian bachelors degree (this can be in any discipline). I'm sure you won't have any problem as you have to have a bachelors degree in order to enrol in Masters program.
 
And of course, you need to have an IELTS score of at least 7 in all bands. I assume this is not an issue for you.
 
The process is fairly easy. Just follow the instructions on ICAA/CPA/NIA website. The assesment process is getting quicker nowadays.
 

Hope it helps!

2 years, 12 months ago

Hi again

Always glad to help! Regarding the details on your subjects. I would recommand you to check with your uni to make sure if they are equivalent to the core subjects for skill assessment. If they are not sure about it, then send an email to CPA/ICAA/NIA and see if they can help. It is always better to make sure the subjects are right before engaging in the assessment. 

Technically, all the 3 organisations are the same for skill assessment. It might vary in terms of how fast they can finish the process, but it wouldn't be a big difference. Btw, I think they all provide fast-tracked service for an additional fee so that you can get it done within a week or so. Please check the websites.

I heard that if you are planning to do a CPA/CA/NIA program in the future, you may be able to save some money if you choose the specific organisation for skill assessment. For example, if you are going to do a CA program next year, but you chosed NIA to do your skill assessment, you will have to pay ICAA to do an assessment again for the eligibility to the CA program before you commence the program. But I'm not very sure about this.

Anyway, in terms of migration purposes, all the 3 are the same.