CA Foundations

Chartered Accountants ANZ has partnered with Deakin University to offer CA Foundations pathway for candidates who need to bridge their existing studies to access the CA Program

In Brief

  • Enrol at any time, from anywhere
  • Work through 100% online learning materials at your own pace
  • Start while in your final year of undergraduate study
  • Gain faster entry to the CA Program

Benefits of the CA Foundations pathway

Potential candidates using the CA Foundation entry pathway benefit in the following ways:

  • Gain faster access into the CA Program, by selecting from the 13 online learning units which are mapped against the pre-requisite knowledge for the core CA Program subjects.
  • Enrol on demand – any unit at any time. Our rolling enrolments allow you to start your CA Foundations studies at any time, with the final exam needing to be completed within 12 months of enrolment.
  • Choose your preferred exam date across six exam periods a year, giving you more flexibility to work through the materials at your own pace.
  • Select dedicated CA Foundations units in both New Zealand and Australian Taxation and New Zealand and Australian Business Law.
  • Complete your studies 100% online and enjoy engaging learning materials supported by activities and diagnostic self-assessment tools which help you assess your level of topic understanding.

Who is eligible to enrol in CA Foundations?

CA Foundations is a pathway to the CA Program which is open to all AU or NZ bachelor’s degree holders (or overseas equivalent) and those in the final year of their degree, who require further study in one or more of the CA Program’s required prerequisite competency areas.

Provisional members who are eligible to undertake at least one CA Program subject can do so whilst completing their CA Foundations study concurrently.

NOTE: Rolling enrolment for the CA Foundations units is now open via My Capability - Program (available through My CA) to eligible applicants.

Please refer to our CA Foundations Online Enrolment Guide for step-by-step enrolment instructions, available to download below.

Gain faster access into the CA Program

Start CA Program subjects while completing your final bridging units. If you have completed your degree, you can start the CA Program core subjects while completing your final bridging units via CA Foundations or an accredited tertiary course.

Please note that specific prerequisite units associated with individual CA Program core subjects will need to be completed before you can enrol.

To assist candidates to plan their studies, refer to the CA Foundations Overview and Timetable, CA Foundations Pathway Map and Terms and Conditions, available to download below.

Full Unit or Exam Only

Full Unit Exam Only
Online learning materials X
Discussion boards X
Pre-exam workshop X
One exam attempt

The Full Unit option provides enrolees with online learning materials and the option to sit their final exam in any exam session within 12 months of their enrolment date. Additional exam attempts can be purchased at Exam Only rate if required during the 12 months.

Exam Only enrolees will be allocated to sit the next available exam open for registration and will not have access to online learning materials. This option is designed for enrolees with significant workplace experience who believe they already have the required level of prerequisite knowledge and do not need access to learning materials before sitting the exam”.

2024 Fees

Australia ($AUD)

$1250+gst per unit - for full unit

$620+gst per exam - for exam only

New Zealand ($NZD)

$1350+gst per unit - for full unit

$670+gst per exam - for exam only

Please see our pdf guides below for our overview and timetable (including FAQs), unit guides, step-by-step enrolment guide and terms and conditions

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