Registered Company Auditor (RCA) - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to operate as a registered auditor of companies and other entities. You may register either as an individual or an audit company.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • have the prescribed academic qualifications and have completed a prescribed course in auditing or have other qualifications and experience that ASIC considers equivalent to both these requirements
  • meet approved competency standards and / or have practical experience in auditing
  • provide proof of sufficient indemnity insurance
  • be capable of performing the duties of an auditor
  • be a fit and proper person to be registered as an auditor.

Practical experience is work in auditing under the direction of a registered company auditor for a period of either:

  • at least 3000 hours (4 months) during the five years before submitting your application, including appraising the operations of companies and forming opinions on auditing standards and independence requirements
  • at least 750 hours 1 (month) spent supervising audits of companies
  • practical experience that in the opinion of the ASIC is equivalent to that practical supervisory experience.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Ongoing registration until cancelled.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$175.00Online application (individual).
Application$316.00

Online application (audit company).

Application$387.00Paper application (individual).
Application$633.00

Paper application (audit company).

Administering agency

Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Markets

Act(s) name

Corporations Act 2001 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Corporations Regulations 2001 (Australian Government)

Contact details

NSW Service Centre
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Markets

Operating address:
Level 5
100 Market Street
Sydney,New South Wales,2000


Mailing address:
DX 653 Sydney
General Post Office Box 9827
Sydney,New South Wales,


Phone:

02 9911 2000

Fax:

02 9911 2414

Website:

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ACT Service Centre
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Markets

Operating address:
Level 2
2 Allsop Street
Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,2600


Mailing address:
General Post Office Box 9827
Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,2600


Phone:

02 6250 3800

Fax:

02 6250 3811

Website:

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SA Service Centre
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Markets

Operating address:
Level 7
100 Pirie Street
Adelaide,South Australia,5000


Mailing address:
DX 423 Melbourne
General Post Office Box 9827
Melbourne,Victoria,


Phone:

08 8202 8400

Fax:

08 8202 8410

Website:

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TAS Service Centre
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Markets

Operating address:
Telstra Centre
Level 2
70 Collins Street
Hobart,Tasmania,


Mailing address:
DX 195 Hobart
General Post Office Box 9827
Hobart,Tasmania,


Phone:

03 6235 6800

Fax:

03 6235 6811

Website:

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VIC Service Centre
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Markets

Operating address:
Level 7
120 Collins Street
Melbourne,Victoria,3000


Mailing address:
DX 423 Melbourne
General Post Office Box 9827
Melbourne,Victoria,


Phone:

03 9280 3200

Fax:

03 9280 3444

Website:

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QLD Service Centre
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Markets

Operating address:
Level 20
240 Queen Street
Brisbane City,Queensland,4000


Mailing address:
DX 322 Brisbane
General Post Office Box 9827
Brisbane,Queensland,


Phone:

07 3867 4700

Fax:

07 3867 4725

Website:

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WA Service Centre
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Markets

Operating address:
Level 1
11 Mounts Bay Road
Perth,Western Australia,6000


Mailing address:
DX 158 Perth
General Post Office Box 9827
Perth,Western Australia,


Phone:

08 9261 4000

Fax:

08 9261 4227

Website:

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NT Service Centre
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Markets

Operating address:
Jacana House
Level 5
39-41 Woods Street
Darwin,Northern Territory,0800


Mailing address:
General Post Office Box 9827
Darwin,Northern Territory,


Phone:

08 8943 0900

Fax:

08 8943 0910

Website:

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