Applying for the program
DO I NEED TO HAVE A JOB TO APPLY?
There is no requirement to be in approved employment while you are studying the CA Program subjects.
To become a CA, you need to complete all nine CA Program subjects and three years of approved Mentored Practical Experience (MPE).
A CA mentor offers valuable guidance for your studies and development as a CA professional.
Do overseas qualifications count?
If you have an overseas qualification, you need to apply for a Standard Assessment before applying for the CA Program. The outcome of this assessment will confirm if your overseas degree is equivalent to an Australian or New Zealand Bachelor's degree and will identify any gaps in the required competency areas and advise the next steps. Refer to Recognised qualifications for more information.
CAN I APPLY WITHOUT MY UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS?
Yes, you can still apply for provisional membership as long as you provide a university certified copy of your final results. Prior to starting the subject, you will need to provide your official transcript. Refer to the How to apply page for more information.
CAN I CONTINUE TO STUDY IF I MOVE COUNTRIES?
You can currently apply and start the CA Program in Australia and New Zealand, and continue your subjects in any of these two countries if you move there. You will however, be required to meet the approved employment requirements in whichever country you move to.
If you change country before completing the Tax and Advanced Tax subjects, you should take into account that this subject will be different in Australia and New Zealand. In this case, you will be responsible for ensuring that you have the necessary knowledge for each subject.
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