- Applicants need to meet academic criteria to be admitted to provisional CA membership
- Australia based applicants who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents, must hold a visa that entitles them to study the CA Program
- Alternative pathways are available for those who do not meet the academic admission criteria for the Program
- Applicants must complete a fit and proper persons' declaration
Chartered Accountants ANZ is the only professional accounting body in Australia recognised as a Higher Education Provider and regulated by TEQSA. This means that the educational quality of the CA Program meets the Australian Higher Education standards.
To be eligible to apply for provisional CA membership, you need to hold one of the following academic qualifications:
- A Chartered Accountants ANZ accredited degree. This means that your degree covers prerequisite subjects in key competency areas, and ensures you meet all prior knowledge requirements for the Chartered Accountants Program; or
- A degree which has not been accredited by Chartered Accountants ANZ, but has been assessed by us as equivalent to at least an AU or NZ Bachelor degree (AQF level 7 or higher) with coverage of required competency areas
If you do not hold an accredited degree, or are in your final year of study towards a degree, identified knowledge gaps can be satisfied by completing additional study. This can be completed through an accredited conversion course or the CA Foundations pathway.
You can start CA Foundations units during your final year of study. Once you complete your degree, and you have completed prerequisites for at least one CA Program module you can apply for Provisional Membership.
Learn more about the academic admissions criteria and pathway options:Read more
Citizenship, residency, and visa requirements
Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are eligible to enrol in the CA Program.
CA ANZ and the CA Program are not registered on the Australian Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) because of the online nature of the CA Program.
Some student visas contain conditions which require the student to be enrolled in a CRICOS registered course. This means that you can't rely on the CA Program to meet this visa condition.
Ultimately you as a student or potential student are responsible for ensuring that undertaking the CA Program with CA ANZ is not a breach of the conditions attached to your particular visa.
This means that if you hold a student visa you should carefully consider your particular circumstances and whether the CA Program is right for you.
Australian temporary visa holders based in Australia, who plan to study the CA Program should check with the Australian immigration authority that your visa entitles you to enrol in the CA Program.
Practical experience requirements
CA Program candidates must also complete three years of approved employment. Approved employment is recognised when you are:
- Working in a relevant accounting role with an Approved or Recognised Training Employer
- Working for at least 17.5 hours per week for a period of three months or longer
- Under the guidance of a recognised mentor
Learn more about the practical experience requirements of the Programread more
All applicants need to sign a fit and proper person declaration before enrolment.
Understand what's involved in completing a declarationRead more
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