Date posted: 25/11/2020 3 min read

Forensic Accounting Pathway 2

Follow these steps to apply through Pathway 2 – online course

In brief

  • The next intake for Pathway 2 is 1 February 2021. Submit your pre-enrolment form today
  • Find the key dates and fees for the 2021 Forensic Accounting Specialist program
  • Follow the steps to become a Forensic Accounting Specialist

2021 FA Program Calendar and Fees

Intake 1

Key steps  Dates 
 CA ANZ pre-enrolment closes  Wednesday 20 January
 Macquarie University enrolments open  Monday 11 January
 Macquarie University enrolments close  Wednesday 27 January
 Course Commences  Monday 1 February
 Course Finishes  Monday 29 March
 Assessment Options  
 Online assessment  Monday 29 March
 Portfolio interview assessment  Monday 29 March – Wednesday 31 March (by arrangement)

Intake 2

To be announced

Online course fees

Online course including cost of examination: A$1500 incl. GST

If you prefer assessment by Portfolio Interview, the cost is an additional A$500 incl. GST

Pathway 2 Steps

1. Review requirements 

To receive recognition as a Forensic Accounting Specialist through Pathway 2, you must:

  • be a Chartered Accountant with at least four years of practical Forensic Accounting experience within the last 10 years, where at least 20% of employment is specifically in Forensic Accounting and an additional 20% is in an area closely related to Forensic Accounting
  • successfully complete the online self-study course or face to face workshop conducted through Macquarie University. This involves an assessment undertaken either by sitting an exam or a portfolio interview.
  • apply for CA ANZ recognition within five years of completing study
  • continue to undertake at least 40% of CPD requirements in forensic accounting as an approved CA Forensic Accounting Specialist.

2. Outline your experience

To get started, register and download the Forensic Accounting Specialisation Pre-enrolment Form for review and approval by CA.

3. Enrol with Macquarie University

Once your pre-enrolment form is approved, CA ANZ will email you a unique link to enrol into Macquarie University online learning.

You will need to confirm the assessment method of either examination or portfolio interview when you enrol.  If you choose to enrol in the portfolio interview, you will need to forward the Portfolio Interview Assessment submission to Macquarie University.

When you have successfully completed the course, you can apply for formal recognition as a CA Forensic Accounting Specialist.

4. Apply for recognition

You must apply for recognition as a Forensic Accounting Specialist within 5 years of completing the online course.

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

5. Specialist accreditation

Following a review of your application you will be informed by email if your application has been approved. 

Approved applicants will receive:

  • an invoice for the Application fee, a once-off payment of A$232
  • annual specialist membership fees, A$273 incl. GST pro-rated for the first year
  • the CA Forensic Accounting Specialisation signature banner for your promotional use
  • a welcome pack containing your approval letter, welcome brochure and your certificate.

Applicants who have been declined will not be charged any fees.

6. Ongoing obligations

To maintain your CA Forensic Accounting Specialist accreditation, you must ensure that at least 40% of your CPD requirement is undertaken in Forensic Accounting.

Start your journey

Register your interest in the program and access the pre-enrolment form.


CA Forensic Accounting – Pathway 1

If you are a CA with 2 years practical experience, you may wish to apply for CA Forensic Accounting accreditation through Pathway 1.

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