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

  • Get recognised for your overseas qualifications and experience
  • Becoming a CA ANZ member will give you access to a range of member benefits
  • The next Sydney and Melbourne IPP sessions will commence in February 2020 so submit your application now to confirm your eligibility to enrol in the program
  • Enrolment for the February 2020 IPP session will open mid-January 2020 and closes 10 February 2020. This has now been extended to 19 February 2020 to accommodate any late applications.

Become a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand to have your CA qualifications officially recognised in Australia and New Zealand. Gain local networking opportunities, and professional support and advisory services such as mediation and mentoring. As a part of your membership you will also receive special offers through our Affinity Member Benefits Programme and a subscription to Acuity, our award-winning business magazine.

As part of your CA ANZ membership you can complete further education to be recognised as a specialist in business valuation, forensic accounting, Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) advice and financial planning. For further information on specialisations click here.

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)

* subject to eligibility requirements

What is the IPP?

The International Pathway Program (IPP) is designed for experienced members of designated overseas CA bodies who are living in Australia or New Zealand and are seeking membership of CA ANZ.

The IPP focuses on the role of the CA in the current Australian and New Zealand business environment, encouraging participants to evaluate and demonstrate the way in which they may apply their technical knowledge and professional skills to add value to their clients or employer as a 'business partner'.

The program involves online activities, workshop participation and presentations, and a written examination. The IPP workshop will be facilitated over a weekend and participants will have access to the online pre-workshop activities four weeks prior to the workshop via CA ANZ – myLearning.

For more information on the workshop, pre-workshop activities and exam please click here.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to undertake the IPP, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

1. Be a current CA member in good standing of one of the following member bodies:

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

2. Admitted to membership through their home body's CA qualifying program;

3. Have a minimum of 5 years' CA membership with their home body;

4. Currently living in Australia or New Zealand;

5. Have a minimum of 5 years post membership relevant experience including a period in a senior position i.e. manager, senior manager, partner or director etc.

If you are an eligible members of ICAN you will also 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.

Application and Enrolment process

To enrol applicants must first become a provisional member by completing the IPP application form and submit with the following documentation as soon as possible before the intake enrolment close date:

  • 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.
  • A certified copy of a letter of good standing from your membership body, dated within 3 months of your application, confirming:
    • your membership number;
    • your date of admission as a CA member;
    • you have been a full member for a minimum of 5 years;
    • you are currently a CA member;
    • you completed their CA qualifying program;
    • you are in good standing and are compliant with all CPD requirements.;
  • 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;
  • 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.

Upon approval as an IPP provisional member, you will receive an email confirming how to log in to My CA and submit your online enrolment. All IPP fees must be paid via credit card at the time of online enrolment. No requests for deferred payment will be approved.

Applications for the Sydney Workshop for the February IPP intake have been extended to 19 February 2020.

We recommend beginning the application process at least one week before the IPP enrolment deadline. However, you may start the application process at any time during the year and if approved be eligible for the next IPP intake.

Following the successful completion of the IPP, for your final step to become a full member of CA ANZ you will need to:

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

Apply now

Start your application for the International Pathway Program.

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