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
  • IPP is available to members of ICAI, CA Sri Lanka, ICAP, ICAN and ICAB
  • To enrol in IPP, you must first apply for provisional membership, which can be done anytime throughout the year. The next intake of IPP opens on 23 August 2022.

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. 

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. It is designed to cater for CA professionals from a broad range of experience, education and cultural backgrounds to provide them an opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge application and professional skills expected of all CA ANZ members.

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'.

Participants are required to analyse and evaluate business scenarios and communicate solutions or make recommendations in the capacity of a professional accountant. In doing so the participant considers the regulatory environment, and the code of ethics.

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.

The IPP workshop will:

  • enhance previous and current accounting and business experience; 
  • provide networking opportunities
  • present case studies about genuine business challenges
  • examine solutions to business problems based on commercial realities.

For more information on the workshop, pre-workshop activities and exam please check out our FAQs.

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)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB)

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.

Dates for International Pathway Program 2022

To enrol into IPP, you must first apply for provisional membership. For more information on how to enrol, read our step-by-step guide below.

Intake 3 - online

Enrolment Open 23 August 2022
Enrolment Close 20 September 2022
Online Workshop 28 - 30 October 2022

Intake 4 - online

Enrolment Open 23 August 2022
Enrolment Close 27 September 2022
Online Workshop 4 - 6 November 2022

How do I enrol?

To enrol in the program and apply for special admission to become a CA ANZ member, read through our step-by-step guide for applications and enrolments for IPP.

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