Accountants can use TOEFL iBT® scores to meet professional bodies’ English requirements

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

Unlike the Department of Immigration and Border Protection these bodies offer no exemptions to demonstrating your English language proficiency.

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. Other English language tests are also accepted by these bodies.

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

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