The simplest, most common way into the CA Program is by completing an accredited degree with passes in subjects which cover specific competence areas.
Each year, we assess Australian and New Zealand accounting degree programs and create a list of Accredited Tertiary Courses recognised for entry to the Chartered Accountants Program.
If you plan on applying to the Program this way, you can review the Accredited Tertiary Course section below. It includes details on assessment of qualifications and the application process.
We recognise some students and professionals want flexibility so they can change direction at some point in their career.
Having diverse skills and experiences in the accounting profession is an important part of this. That’s why we’ve developed options for those who don’t have an accredited accounting degree to pursue a career as a Chartered Accountant.
If you have a degree which has not been accredited by us, you can still apply to enter the CA Program, by:
A conversion course enables you to ‘convert’ your studies to a new career.
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If you need further study in one or more of the required competency areas but don’t want to pursue a conversion course, the CA Foundations offers an alternative pathway to entry.
This option is not a postgraduate program but the content has been developed to address the same levels of knowledge expected from an accredited conversion course.
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If you have a recognised overseas qualification, you can apply to enter the CA Program by:
To apply for a qualification assessment, download and complete the standard assessment form below.
You will need to have your overseas qualifications assessed by us before applying for the Program, or enrolling in an accredited conversion or CA Foundations course.
The assessment will confirm if your overseas qualification is at least equivalent to an Australian or New Zealand bachelor's degree; and if you have the necessary level of knowledge in the competency areas.
If knowledge gaps are identified, you’ll need to enrol in an accredited conversion course or Chartered Accountants Foundations units and pass any of the identified subjects. You can then apply for the Chartered Accountants Program.
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Find out if your tertiary education meets the Chartered Accountants Program competency area requirements by using the Accredited Tertiary Course lists (ATC) below.
If you have completed an Australian or New Zealand qualification you are encouraged to assess yourself using the ATC list.
If you believe you meet all the requirements you can apply for provisional membership.
If you believe you need to complete more study, use the ATC list to help guide you to the appropriate subjects.
To ensure success in the Chartered Accountants Program, applicants need to demonstrate that they have sufficient knowledge in the following areas:
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