How to apply for the CA Program

Applications for the CA Program are open. Please ensure you apply before 14 May to be approved as a provisional member in time to enrol into the CA Program modules.

Learn how to apply for the CA Program

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 confirmation via email from our assessment team that you are eligible to enrol in your first module!
  3. Enrol in your first module(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 Enrolments information, which explains the course tuition fees and potential for charges that you may incur, as well as other information to help you manage your enrolment and progression in the program.
  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 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.
Please note: The CA Program's Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting course is in review as an integral part of the Program's quality assurance system. A new course is planned for commencement during 2021 pending its accreditation by the Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
CA Program candidates admitted and enrolling in their course studies on or before enrolment in Term 1 2021 closes will be eligible to elect to transition to the planned new course and receive full credit for all studies they have completed in the current course.
CA Program candidates admitted after Term 1 2021 enrolment closes will commence their enrolment in the most current offering of the course. Further information about the planned new course will be provided on this website following and pending its accreditation.

Submit your application today

Applications for the CA Program are open. Please ensure you apply before 14 May to be approved as a provisional member in time to enrol into the CA Program modules.

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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.

Application checklist

  • Official academic transcript(s) - see the Certification of academic documents section below before submitting your application. Incorrectly formatted 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 Practical Experience Agreement form, which you can download from the related downloads section below.

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 completed within 2-3 weeks.

All applications received on or before the application close date will be assessed in time for you to enrol before the advertised enrolment close off. If your application is submitted after this date, it will still be assessed but we cannot guarantee enrolment during the advertised window. We will contact you with your enrolment options if you are in this situation.

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.

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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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