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ABDC supports retention of accountants on the 2015-16 Skilled Occupation List

Fri, 14 Nov 2014

In our submission to the Department of Industry, ABDC recommends retaining the current status of accountants on the 2015 Skilled Occupation List (SOL) to meet term labour market demand for accountants.

According to CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, accountants are projected to rank amongst the most highly sought after occupations in the medium and longer-term.  Accountancy is not only a valuable skill for entry into the charted accounting profession but also a valuable skill for entry into any business or management career.  

ABDC endorses the continued inclusion of accountants on the SOL and exclusion from the list of ‘flagged’ occupations for annual review.  This continued status will create more ongoing certainty in Australia’s ability to meet future labour market projections for accountants.  ABDC also recommends that any future adjusting of the occupational ceiling and gauging of medium to long-term market demand for accountants be done in consultation with the professional accounting bodies and their industry partners.

ABDC members have developed a range of educational offerings and support services, and worked with the professional accounting bodies, to facilitate quality learning outcomes for accounting students, including international graduates.

Read full submission.

Department of Industry Consultation on the 2015-16 Skilled Occupation List - Nov 2014


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