Professional recognition

Taxation and Business Law courses meet certain requirements of The Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand (CAANZ) (formerly The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia), CPA Australia, and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) (formerly the National Institute of Accountants) as set out below.

For more information visit:

  • The Chartered Accountants
  • CPA Australia
  • Eligibility requirements for tax agents

    The Tax Practitioners Board

    For more information and to apply to register as a tax agent visit the Tax Practitioners Board.

    Conversion of overseas qualifications

    The School of Taxation & Business Law, UNSW Business School offers conversion courses for overseas qualified accountants that fulfil the requirements of the CAANZ and CPA Australia.

    We offer some of these courses by distance so you could complete those courses before arrival in Australia.

    Professional accountants who wish to have their qualifications recognised by the CAANZ or CPA Australia should apply directly to the professional body for assessment. Written assessment results will be provided prescribing further studies to meet the requirements for membership. All assessments are conducted on an individual basis. If you are applying for an Australian permanent resident visa, the assessment result may be used for this purpose also.

    After receiving your assessment result, please contact us so we can advise of the corresponding course codes for enrolment purposes.

    CAANZ

    The following UNSW courses are recognised by CAANZ as meeting some of its requirements.

    CAANZ requirementsEquivalent courses

    Business Law

    TABL1710 Business and the Law PLUS TABL2741 Business Entities

    OR

    TABL5511 Legal Foundations of Business PLUS TABL5541 Corporations and Business Associations Law

    OR

    TABL5512 Legal Foundations for Accountants PLUS TABL5541 Corporations and Business Associations Law

    Australian Tax Law

    TABL5901 Principles of Australian Taxation Law

    OR

    TABL2751 Business Taxation

    OR

    TABL5551 Business Taxation Law

    CPA Australia

    The following UNSW courses are recognised by CPA as meeting some of its requirements.

    CPA core curriculum in
    accounting & business
    related areas
    Equivalent courses

    Commercial Law

    TABL1710 Business and the Law

    OR

    TABL5511 Legal Foundations of Business

    OR

    TABL5512 Legal Foundations for Accountants

    Taxation

    TABL5901 Principles of Australian Taxation Law

    OR

    TABL2751 Business Taxation

    OR

    TABL5511 Taxation Law

    Corporations Law

    TABL2741 Business Entities

    OR

    TABL5541 Corporations and Business Associations Law