Date posted: 07/02/2023 2 min read

FEE-HELP approval and Term 2 2023 launch updates

Chartered Accountants ANZ is pleased to announce the offering of FEE-HELP loans for eligible CA Program candidates.

We are delighted to advise our members that we achieved a key milestone on CA ANZ's strategic roadmap. The Australian Government has approved CA ANZ as a higher education FEE-HELP provider under Australia's Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA 2003).

We first talked about this when introducing our 2025 Strategic roadmap. Following the Board's approval in December 2019, development work began, led by the Education and Marketing Division and Transformation Office.

This is a game changer and a big win for the future of our profession.

What does this mean?

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government study assistance loan scheme that helps eligible full fee-paying students pay all or part of their course tuition fees at Australian universities and other higher education providers. CA ANZ is the only professional accounting body in Australia approved by the Australian Government to offer FEE-HELP loans. 


  • will make the CA Program more accessible to a diverse range of candidates and employers who may not have sufficient resources to pay for the program upfront
  • may provide employers more flexibility to attract and retain employees in the race for talent
  • will help us diversify, support and grow the profession.

Eligible CA Program candidates will be able to access a FEE-HELP loan to pay all or part of their Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDipCA) subject tuition fees from Term 2 2023.

How can you help?

Please encourage any current or prospective CA Program candidate considering accessing a FEE-HELP loan to carefully read the requirements on the Government's Study Assist website to determine their eligibility.

For information about accessing a FEE-HELP loan to pay all, or part of, CA Program Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting course tuition fees they should visit the CA Program Timetable, fees and enrolments page.


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