How to apply for the Chartered Accountants Program

Start your CA journey. Apply now to be approved as a provisional member and to start your journey towards becoming a CA.

Apply for the CA Program in three simple steps:

  1. Complete the online Provisional CA application form and submit with your academic documentation (see checklist below). You will receive an email confirmation as soon as you submit your application.
  2. Receive approval via email from our assessment team that you are eligible to enrol in your first subject.
  3. Enrol in your first subject(s) and if you are currently employed in a relevant accounting role, start tracking your Mentored Practical Experience.

Before applying it is important that you read and understand the following:

  1. CA Program overview information, which explains the requirements of the Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDipCA) course and three-years Mentored Practical Experience that form this program.
  2. Fees and Enrolment information: which explains the course tuition fees and payment options including FEE-HELP and Refunds, as well as other information to help you manage your enrolment and progression in the program. Please note candidates residing in Australia are required to supply their Australian Government issued Unique Student Identifier (USI) details to CA ANZ in order to enrol in CA Program course studies.
  3. Candidate Credit Arrangements Policy and Procedure, which outlines the arrangements and potential eligibility for applying for credit towards your CA Program course studies (if applicable); and
  4. Candidate Enrolment Terms and Conditions, which sets out your and CA ANZ’s rights and obligations in connection with your enrolment, including the terms concerning enrolment withdrawal, variation, exclusion and cancellation; fee refunds; tuition protection; complaints, grievances and appeals; and other such matters.

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Start your CA journey. Apply now to be approved as a provisional member and to start your journey towards becoming a CA.

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If you have any difficulties gathering supporting documentation for your application due to the impacts of COVID-19, let us know so we can advise you of your options.

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) is a registered Australian higher education provider in the category of ‘Institute of Higher Education’ (TEQSA Provider ID: PRV12024).

Application checklist

  • Official academic transcript(s) - see the certification of academic documents section below before submitting your application. Incorrectly certified documents are the number one cause of delay in the assessment process.
  • Evidence of completed degree if this is not stated in your official transcript. A certified degree certificate or completion letter is acceptable.
  • If you're currently employed in a relevant accounting role with a CA mentor, complete and upload a signed Mentored Practical Experience Agreement.

Please note additional documentation may be required, refer to the checklist on page 1 the Provisional Application form for further information.

When will my application be assessed?

If you have supplied all the academic documents listed in the checklist below, you can expect your application to be assessed within 20 working days.

Applications received on or before the application close date will be assessed in time for you to enrol before next available intake. If your application is submitted after this date, it will still be assessed, but we cannot guarantee enrolment for the next available intake.

How to certify your academic documents

The following are examples of acceptable means of certification.

1. Official e-copies of documents (PDF), such as those provided through My eQuals.

My eQuals provides secure access to certified official transcripts and degree documents.

Find out more at My eQuals

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2. Digital colour scans of original documents

These must be clear colour copies with no shadow or obstruction. As a guide, these files should be around 1 mb in size or larger. If you are unsure, have these documents certified using the certification guidelines below as if they were black and white copies.

3. Black and white copies of original documents

We will accept these if they are correctly certified as a true copy of the original. Suggested wording for certification is as follows:

I certify that this is a true copy of the document produced to me on {Date}.



Phone number:

Qualification: (e.g. CA, JP, Pharmacist)

Membership number (if applicable):

If your documents have multiple pages, each page must be signed or initialled with the last page carrying the primary certification statement.

Who can certify my academic documents?

Review the list of people who can certify documents in the Related downloads section below.

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