Date posted: 3/10/2019 3 min read

CA Forensic Accounting Specialisation - Pathway 1

Follow these easy steps to apply through Pathway 1 - Post Graduate Study

In brief

  • Follow the five steps
  • Choose a provider
  • Find out about your application

1. Review requirements

You need to be a Chartered Accountant with at least two years of practical forensic accounting experience within the previous five years, where at least 20% of employment is specifically related to forensic accounting and an additional 20% is in an area closely related to forensic accounting. You will also need to complete the Graduate Diploma in Forensic Accounting at Macquarie University within the previous five years. See step 2 for details.

2. Enrol with Macquarie University

Through Macquarie University, as a CA you receive a number of credits and are only required to must successfully complete the five mandatory subjects identified below to qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Forensic Accounting and Financial Crime as well as the education component of the CA Forensic Accounting Specialisation. The five subjects include:

  • ACCG8047   Fundamentals of Forensic Accounting
  • ACCG8076   Forensics and Data Analytics
  • ACCG8077   Forensic Accountants and the Court
  • ACCG8078   Investigation Engagements
  • ACCG8089   Loss and Damage and Other Dispute Engagements

These subjects must have been completed within the 5 years prior to applying for CA Forensic Accounting Specialist recognition.

3. Apply for recognition

Complete and return the Forensic Accounting Specialisation Application for Recognition form (attached below), attaching references and education documents.


You'll need to provide two professional references from individuals who can positively attest to your skills and knowledge in business valuations with your application.

Consider the following when choosing your referees:

  1. One referee must be a Chartered Accountants with at least three years' membership who has known you for 12 months or more.
  2. The two referees should not be from the same organisation.
  3. The referees must not be related to you.

Educational documents

Finalise your application by attaching the following:

  • a certified copy of your qualification
  • an academic transcript related to the qualification which details the subjects you undertook and their successful completion
  • the subjects must include the mandatory subjects listed in step 2.

These subjects must incorporate the identified mandatory subjects listed above for your chosen course with either Macquarie University.

4. Application review

Following a review of your application you will be informed by email if you have been declined and you will not be charged any fees.

Alternatively, if approved your invoice confirming payment will be sent by email. You will also receive the CA Forensic Accounting Specialisation signature banner for your promotional use. Following this, you will receive a welcome pack containing your approval letter, welcome brochure and your certificate.

CA Forensic Accounting - Pathway 2

Follow these steps for Pathway 2 - self-study course or workshop program

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