CA Program Overview

The CA Program is made up of a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDipCA) and Mentored Practical Experience - it combines formal study and practical experience to develop technical and professional skills.

In brief

  • The CA Program will develop your technical knowledge and professional skills through applied postgraduate learning and mentored practical experience
  • The CA Program incorporates online learning for the technical modules and takes a blended learning approach for the capstone module, making it easier to balance work commitments with your studies

CA Program Key Information

  • Higher Education Provider Details

    Chartered Accountants ANZ is the only professional accounting body approved as a Higher Education Provider by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), Australia's independent national regulator of the higher education sector.

    Chartered Accountants ANZ is accredited by TEQSA to award the Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDipCA) postgraduate qualification Level 8 under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

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  • Graduate Benefits
    • Hold an internationally recognised postgraduate accounting qualification
    • Be eligible to apply for full membership of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, with access to the many advantages and professional services available to members
    • Benefit from CA ANZ’s membership of the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) and have access to career opportunities and reciprocal benefits in major capital markets around the world
    • Be in demand for their highly valued skillset, that’s why 96 of the top 100 graduate employers in Australia have a Chartered Accountant in their ranks*
    • Belong to an elite group where 99 of the top 100 Global Brands employ Chartered Accountants.**

    *(Source: CA ANZ Member Report March 2016: The Australian, Top 100 Graduate Employers, 2016)

    ** (Source: CAW, 2016; Interbrand - Best Global Brands, 2015))

  • CA Program Structure

    The CA Program includes two parts:

    1. the accredited Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDipCA)
    2. three years of mentored practical experience

    The accredited Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting comprises five modules: four technical modules and a final Capstone module.

    Candidates must pass all four technical modules (in any order) to be eligible to enrol in the Capstone module.

    We offer a trimester model, with 3 terms per year. Only one module may be studied per term.

    On successful completion of the five Modules, candidates will be awarded the accredited Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting

    To successfully complete the full CA Program, candidates also need to complete 3 years of mentored practical experience. You can begin this component before or during your Graduate Diploma studies, but you need to ensure that you are undertaking practical experience during three of your five modules.

    On successful completion of the CA Program, candidates will be awarded a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDipCA): a TEQSA accredited postgraduate qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework, and an internationally recognised CA designation.

    More on the five study modules and the Mentored Practical Experience

  • Entry Requirements and Admission Criteria

    To be eligible to enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting, candidates must first apply and be approved for Provisional Membership of Chartered Accountants ANZ.

    To apply for Provisional Membership, applicants must have successfully completed higher education study to AU or NZ Bachelor degree level or overseas equivalent.

    CA Program admission criteria

    Learn more on the admission criteria required to apply for Provisional Membership and enrol in the CA Program

  • CA Program Policies

    CA Program Policies

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  • How to apply

    We accept applications for Provisional Membership all year round. Applications can only be submitted online and membership takes an average of four weeks to be confirmed.

    How to apply for the CA Program

    We accept online applications for the CA Program year round.

  • Module Timetables, Fees and Enrolment

    Candidates must pass all four technical modules to be eligible to enrol in the final Capstone module. The modules can be completed in any order but only one module can be studied per term.

    Timetables Fees and Enrolment

    Find out when our course modules are scheduled and how to enrol

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  • Module Outlines and Learning Support

    Provisional members, enrolled in a module, can access a range of support including online learning spaces, access to technical specialists and educators, face-to-face or online support through CA Study Masterclass and various events and training sessions.

    Find out more about learning support and each module’s learning outcomes. 

    All library services, excluding the cost of returning books, are free to members.

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  • Recognition of Prior Learning

    You may be entitled to credits for prior equivalent learning, whether formal or informal. Formal learning can include previous higher education study at an equivalent level. Informal learning can include relevant work experience and on the job learning. 

    Refer to the CA Program module exemptions policy for further information.

  • Student Profile

    The table below provides data on students, who commenced their first GradDipCA module in the most recent intake period for which data is available:

      Term 3 2017 intake 
      (A) Higher education study  Number of Students Percentage of all Students 
      All students  1592  100%

  • Applying for CA Membership after the CA Program

    When you have successfully completed the CA Program, you will need to apply for full membership of Chartered Accountants ANZ.

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