Date posted: 17/08/2019 2 min read

Masters pathway pilot launched with Victoria University of Wellington

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) has partnered with Victoria University of Wellington to enable Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) students to study the CA Program as part of their Masters degree.

In brief

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) has partnered with Victoria University of Wellington to enable Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) students to study the CA Program as part of their Masters degree
  • Part of the flexible pathways strategic initiative, the Masters pathway embeds the CA Program modules into the final year of the MPA. Previously, students would have had to study their CA Program separately once they had finished their MPA studies
  • Victoria University of Wellington will provide teaching for all non-CA program modules, while the CA Program modules will be delivered and assessed by CA ANZ

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) has partnered with Victoria University of Wellington to enable Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) students to study the CA Program as part of their Masters degree.

Part of the flexible pathways strategic initiative, the Masters pathway embeds the CA Program modules into the final year of the MPA. Previously, students would have had to study their CA Program separately once they had finished their MPA studies.

Rick Ellis CEO Chartered Accountants ANZ and Vice Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington Grant Guilford

Victoria University of Wellington will provide teaching for all non-CA program modules, while the CA Program modules will be delivered and assessed by CA ANZ.

"CA ANZ is thrilled to be working with Victoria University of Wellington as the exclusive New Zealand university partner for the Master of Professional Accounting CA ANZ pathway pilot," says CA ANZ Group Executive of Education & Learning Simon Hann.

"The integration of academic and professional education will help attract new people to the profession and provides a pathway for those business professionals looking for a change or to kick start their careers in accounting."
Simon Hann, CA ANZ Group Executive Education & Learning

Students who complete the new pathway will be eligible to apply for CA membership upon successful completion of three years of approved employment in New Zealand, Australia, or other recognised global locations. They will also be eligible to become Provisional CA members of CA ANZ during their final year of Masters study.

"We're thrilled to be furthering our ongoing relationship with CA ANZ by offering our students a unique and exclusive pathway to becoming CA qualified," says Christopher Cripps, Director of the MPA programme at Victoria University of Wellington's School of Accounting and Commercial Law. "Students who complete the pathway as part of their MPA will gain a significant head start in their accounting careers."

The first intake of students will commence from term 1, 2020.

CA ANZ is also progressing negotiations with an Australian-based partner university to deliver a pilot in Australia.

For more information

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