CA Program entry requirements

Work out whether you can satisfy the academic and employment requirements before applying for the CA Program 


  • All applicants need to meet specific academic and practical experience requirements to start the CA Program
  • If you're unable to meet the academic requirements, we offer alternative pathways to entry
  • As part of the enrolment process, you will also need to complete a fit and proper persons' declaration

Academic requirements

To be eligible to start the CA Program, you need to have a degree-level qualification which is recognised by us, such as:

  • An accredited bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • A degree which hasn't been accredited by us, but is considered to be the equivalent to an Australian or New Zealand degree (level 7 or higher) with coverage of required competence areas
  • An overseas qualification that has been assessed and recognised by us

If you don’t meet the academic requirements, you can bridge any knowledge or competency gaps by completing an accredited conversion course or our CA Foundations pathway.

Bridge the gap

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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

Other requirements

All applicants need to sign a fit and proper person declaration before enrolment.

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Understand what's involved in completing a declaration 

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