International Pathway Program

Gain the skills to make a difference across businesses, economies, and societies. Elevate your impact through Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Embark on a transformative journey that goes beyond your professional development. The International Pathway Program (IPP) is designed specifically to elevate your abilities as a CA, aligning you with the current business landscape in Australia and New Zealand.

The IPP is a 3-day workshop, facilitated over a weekend, providing you with the flexibility to choose between the convenience of online learning, or the immersive in-person experience available in Australia.

Throughout the Program you will explore real-world business scenarios, analyse them and learn to effectively implement digital solutions. You will also develop an understanding of the regulatory environment in ANZ while upholding the highest ethical standards.

The IPP will develop your technical expertise and professional skills, allowing you to deliver value as a trusted business partner and unlock future career pathways.

What will you gain from the IPP?

Professional recognition: Earn a prestigious qualification from CA ANZ, giving recognition to your overseas CA qualification, opening doors to exciting career opportunities.

Ongoing development: Gain access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs, conferences and sector-specific events that will keep you updated with the latest industry trends and continue enhancing your skills.

Networking and collaboration: Connect with a diverse community of professionals and gain valuable market insights.

Skills enhancement: Develop a deep understanding of local accounting and finance standards, tax laws, and industry trends, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

Eligibility criteria

To participate in the International Pathway Program you must satisfy the following criteria:

Membership

Hold current CA membership in good standing with one of the following member bodies.

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

Note: ICAN members must complete and pass the Data Analytics and Insights elective subject of the CA Program before undertaking IPP to meet eligibility requirements. However, ICAN members can apply to CA ANZ for an exemption from this requirement if they hold other equivalent qualifications. Exemptions are subject to the sole discretion of CA ANZ. To apply for the elective, please email [email protected].

Full members of ICAN who have successfully completed ICAN’s three (3) years of Practical Training requirements to gain ICAN membership are eligible to complete the Data Analytics and Insights elective subject of the CA Program, but will be required to have a minimum of five (5) years’ relevant work experience post ICAN membership, including a period in a senior position, to be eligible to apply for enrolment into the IPP and achieve recognition as a CA by CA ANZ.

Experience

Demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of post-membership relevant experience, including a period in a senior position such as manager, senior manager, partner or director. A copy of your CV outlining the experience and positions held over the past 5 years is required at the time of registration for the IPP.

Residency

Currently reside in Australia or New Zealand.

Application process

Apply for Provisional Membership

  1. Refer to our Overview sheet for a list of required documents.
  2. All documents must be certified. Learn more.
  3. Complete the online provisional membership form.
  4. Upon approval of your Provisional membership, you may apply for the relevant IPP intake.
  5. Apply here for full CA ANZ membership upon graduation from the IPP.

All IPP fees must be paid via credit card at the time of online enrolment. No requests for deferred payment will be approved.

Completed the IPP Workshop?

Apply for Special Admission to full CA ANZ membership

Following the successful completion of the IPP, you will need to:

  • Complete an Application for Special Admission to Full Membership Form.
  • Two CA references from CA ANZ Members (please use the below reference form). Consideration can be made if one of the two references is from a full member of a GAA body that we hold a reciprocal arrangement with or an FCCA member of ACCA. Both references must be a full and current member of at least 3 years standing.
  • Pay relevant full membership application fees.

As part of the Special Admission to Full Membership form, you will be required to provide:

  • A Letter of Good Standing from your home body. The letter must be dated within 3 months of the date of your application for membership and confirm:
    • that you are a current full member in good standing and not currently subject to any disciplinary sanctions or investigations
    • the date your full membership was granted
    • your membership number
    • your membership was gained through the standard examination pathway
    • you are compliant with continuing professional development requirements.

Certificate of Public Practice and Audit Rights

In addition to applying for membership to CA ANZ, you will need to apply for a Certificate of Public Practice (CPP) if you plan to provide services to the public as a Chartered Accountant. You may also apply for Audit Rights to enable you the right to practice and perform audit duties in Australia and New Zealand.

Dates for the International Pathway Program

IPP key dates

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