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:arghh: I know I am only just beginning my Oz plan but already I'm finding things a bit of a minefield so any help would be great.

 

Let me begin by saying a few years ago I posted on here asking how I could get into Oz given I had no hard qualifications and had some good feedback that made me go away and think long and hard about how much I wanted to itch my "Oz" itch....

 

So I found a profession that is always going to be needed whether in Oz or UK and chose Accounting and thus I enrolled on AAT as I was told by AAT that it is recognised globally and if for some reason I couldn't get to Oz I would still have a good profession in the UK. I have been studying(self funded) for the past two years and I have also recently gained employment as a credit controller for a publishing company so I am getting on the job experience.

 

I am just about to start my last year on AAT and thought I should start my planning for the big dream now but after looking into things have found that AAT is not as well know in Oz as it is in NZ and even then AAT is still not know by the majority of employers and would no count for much, so I am worried I am going to have to continue training right through until I am ACCA/CIMA which is ok because "good things come to those who wait" and it just means I have to hold of on my dream for a few extra years but will be worth the wait.

 

Q1) Could I potentially get a visa through job sponsorship even though I am not a Chartered Accountant?

 

Q2) Where are the best places to find employment for job sponsorship for Oz?

 

Q3) Could I get a visa as a part qualified CA?

 

Also I will be going to Down Under Live @ Birmingham next week has anyone got any experience of this event/tips etc??

 

Thanks in advance for any feedback :biggrin:

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Hi if you have to to have your skills checked by an accountancy body and for them to do that you either have to be a full member of cima acca or iceaw or (if in uk) have a relevent degree

 

​Sorry att is not enough


IELT Jan13 | Skill Assesment CPA 21:7 | EOI 22:7 | Invite 5:8 | submitted 8:8 | meds 30:8 | CO 26.9 Brisbane 34 | grant 02.10:biggrin:

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Oh lord, who told you that AAT would help with migration to Australia? You seem like a very determined type and if you push on with ACCA and CIMA then you might get there in the end.

 

But I think you have little to no chance of getting sponsorship, accounting positions are easily filled and I doubt that there are many fully qualified that would secure a sponsorship from the UK.

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Oh lord, who told you that AAT would help with migration to Australia? You seem like a very determined type and if you push on with ACCA and CIMA then you might get there in the end.

 

But I think you have little to no chance of getting sponsorship, accounting positions are easily filled and I doubt that there are many fully qualified that would secure a sponsorship from the UK.

 

Thank you for your reply

 

It was AAT.uk themselves who told me it would help and that's why I have been studying it for the past 2yrs I am actually really annoyed now as I could have been halfway through ACCA/CIMA by now so I do feel as though I have wasted so much time trying to do things right. Do you know by any chance how quick people can get btheir ACCA/CIMA done as through the college I study it can be 3/4yrs??

 

I know AAT.au is supported by CA/CPA so does that not count for anything over there??

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Certificate level you will be exempt from

 

managerial 6 exams say 2 per sitiing 18 months

strategic 3 exams 1 sitting

case study 1 sitting

 

approx 2.5 years

 

bad news is that to complete the qualification you need to prove 3 years work experience 6-12 months can be similar to the work you are doing now but the rest needs to be doing management accounts so you will need a job change I think


IELT Jan13 | Skill Assesment CPA 21:7 | EOI 22:7 | Invite 5:8 | submitted 8:8 | meds 30:8 | CO 26.9 Brisbane 34 | grant 02.10:biggrin:

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Certificate level you will be exempt from

 

managerial 6 exams say 2 per sitiing 18 months

strategic 3 exams 1 sitting

case study 1 sitting

 

approx 2.5 years

 

bad news is that to complete the qualification you need to prove 3 years work experience 6-12 months can be similar to the work you are doing now but the rest needs to be doing management accounts so you will need a job change I think

 

Hi Tracy,

 

Thanks for your reply it was very helpful so if I start my CIMA/ACCA this year and cut my losses with AAT.

 

Have you done either and do you have any advice?? and would i be right in saying as I have over a year work expeiance in finance I need to start looking for a position in a Chartered office???

 

Thanks again x :rolleyes:

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It was AAT.uk themselves who told me it would help

 

If you need migration advice, consult a registered migration agent.


Westly Russell Registered Migration Agent 0316072 www.pinoyau.com

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You need your aat to be exempt from your first set of certificate papers with cima otherwise you will have to do these so you might as well finish your aat off


IELT Jan13 | Skill Assesment CPA 21:7 | EOI 22:7 | Invite 5:8 | submitted 8:8 | meds 30:8 | CO 26.9 Brisbane 34 | grant 02.10:biggrin:

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