Licensing is only compulsory for accountants wishing to work as tax agents. Please contact the Tax Practitioners Board for further information.
Think about applying for licensing and registration before you arrive in Australia, once you have your visa, as the process can take some time.
Professional bodies and industry associations are a good source of information about accountants in Victoria.
Accountants are employed across several industries including: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Financial and Insurance Services; Manufacturing; Public Administration and Safety; and Wholesale Trade.3
We suggest that you only apply for jobs when your visa to live and work in Australia has been issued. The visa application process can take time, and employers are less likely to employ you if you don’t know when you will arrive in Australia and don’t have a work visa.
To search for Victorian recruiters who specialise in accountants, visit the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association's Member Index.
For more general information on Victoria’s job market, including where and how to find jobs, and workplace culture, visit our Working and Employment section.
If you are not an Australian citizen you will need a visa to enter Australia. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is responsible for all Australian visas.
For information on obtaining an Australian skills or qualification assessment, and the licensing or registration requirements for practicing your occupation in Australia, see the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
1 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Job Outlook – Occupation pages – Employment levels. Retrieved February 29 2012 from joboutlook.gov.au
2 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Job Outlook - Occupation pages. Retrieved February 29 2012 from joboutlook.gov.au. Please note that wages will vary according to your level of skill and qualification. For more information about your wage earning potential, visit the job seeker sites listed in the Finding a Job section.
3 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Job Outlook - Occupation pages - Prospects for Employment. Retrieved February 29 2012 from joboutlook.gov.au