International Pathway Program (IPP) for members of Designated Overseas CA Bodies

Use your overseas Chartered Accountant qualification to become a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and enjoy the benefits of membership.

In brief

  • Becoming a CA member of CA ANZ will give you access to a range of member benefits
  • The next IPP session will commence in February 2020 so submit your online application now to confirm your eligibility.
  • Enrolment for the February 2020 IPP session will open mid January 2020.

Become a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) for the right to use CA after your name, local networking opportunities, ongoing professional support and advisory services, such as mediation and mentoring. You will also receive special offers through our Affinity Members Programme and a subscription to Acuity, our award-winning business magazine.

Membership of CA ANZ gives you the opportunity to be recognised as a specialist in business valuation, forensic accounting, Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) advice and financial planning.

If you live in Australia or New Zealand, are currently and have been a CA member of one of the following Designated Overseas CA Bodies for at least five years, and meet all eligibility requirements, you can apply to undertake the CA ANZ International Pathway Program (IPP), and if successful, become a member of CA ANZ.

The IPP is open to CA members of the following Designated Overseas CA Bodies:

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN)

How to apply if you're a member of ICAI, CA Sri Lanka and ICAP

If you're a current full CA member (CA member who has been admitted to membership through the professional program pathway) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICA India), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) or the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and have been for at least five years, have significant relevant experience and live in Australia or New Zealand, you can apply to undertake the IPP.

To apply for the IPP as a provisional member of CA ANZ, you need to:

  • Provide a Letter of Good Standing from your home CA body which confirms:
    • that you hold current ICA India, CA Sri Lanka or ICAP full CA membership;
    • you have been a full CA member for at least five years;
    • that you are a member in good standing and are compliant with all CPD requirements of either ICA India, CA Sri Lanka or ICAP;
  • Have a minimum of five years post membership relevant experience including a period in a senior position i.e. manager, senior manager, partner or director etc. To demonstrate you meet this requirement, you must include the following documents:
    • A copy of your curriculum vitae (CV) showing your full employment history
    • Employer letter/s on company letterhead verifying senior level experience including position title and employment period.
  • Provide a certified colour copy of your passport, which confirms your name. If there is any variation to your name as it appears on your passport this needs to be substantiated by means of an appropriately certified legal document;
  • Provide a certified copy of a bill or other mailed document dated within 3 months of your application showing your name and current address in Australia or New Zealand
  • Pay relevant enrolment fees.

Following successful completion of the IPP, to become a full member of CA ANZ you need to:

  • Provide two references from current CA ANZ members who may either be a CA or a FCA;
  • Successfully complete the IPP; and
  • Pay relevant full membership application fees.

How to apply if you're a member of ICAN

If you're a current full member (CA member who has been admitted to membership through the professional program pathway) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN) and have been for at least five years, have significant relevant experience and live in Australia or New Zealand, you can apply to undertake the IPP.

Eligible ICAN members will need to pass the CA ANZ Financial Accounting and Reporting (FIN) module before completing the IPP. However, exemption to the FIN module can be granted by CA ANZ, if members have completed an equivalent post graduate qualification, as determined by CA ANZ in its discretion.

To apply for FIN and IPP as a provisional member of CA ANZ, you need to:

  • Provide a Letter of Good Standing from your home CA body which confirms:
    • that you hold current ICAN full CA membership;
    • you have been a full CA member for at least five years;
    • that you are a member in good standing and are compliant with all CPD requirements of ICAN; and
    Have a minimum of five years post membership relevant experience including a period in a senior position i.e. manager, senior manager, partner or director etc. To demonstrate you meet this requirement, you must include the following documents:
    • A copy of your curriculum vitae (CV) showing your full employment history
    • Employer letter/s on company letterhead verifying senior level experience including position title and employment period.
  • Provide a certified colour copy of your passport, which confirms your name. If there is any variation to your name as it appears on your passport this needs to be substantiated by means of an appropriately certified legal document;
  • Provide a certified copy of a bill or other mailed document dated within 3 months of your application showing your name and current address in Australia or New Zealand
  • Pay relevant enrolment fees.

Following successful completion of the FIN module and IPP, to become a full member of CA ANZ you need to:

  • Provide two references from current CA ANZ members who may either be a CA or a FCA;
  • Successfully complete the FIN module and IPP; and
  • Pay relevant full membership application fees.

Apply now

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