Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Booth No. 26

At Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand we are passionate about developing the next generation of highly qualified difference makers. Through our exclusive events and career resources, you can engage with top employers and industry leaders, hear about vacation, graduate and cadetship positions, and gain career advice and inspiration.

Difference makers change the world. They drive the business decisions that help create better societies, communities and economies. They’re more than visionaries. They have the skills, knowledge and insight to actually make their visions a reality. They are recognised for their ability to drive growth and prosperity.

The Chartered Accountants Program (CA Program) has been designed to turn you into a difference maker. This dynamic education program will help to equip you with the unique perspective, insight and diverse business, finance and leadership skills required to approach complex business challenges in a uniquely effective and ethical way.

Course Information:

As the accounting profession evolves with innovative technologies, the future of work is demanding smarter and more adaptive thinking. Increasing trends towards automation and the need for trusted advisers continues to transform business, and the way accountants work.

In consultation with our members, students studying the current CA Program, industry representatives and global partners, the CA Program has been re-designed to provide more flexibility, support, choice and relevance, while retaining its integrity and rigour. The new CA Program will commence in June 2021 and help candidates become equipped with diverse capabilities to:
• Effectively operate through and lead digital transformation.
• Understand the implications that data and technology have on business decision making, risk management, and performance analysis.
• Assess, navigate, and leverage emerging technologies.
• Take the lead in volatile environments and solve complex business problems through adaptive, and critical thinking.
• Understand the needs of diverse team members and stakeholders through better communication, collaboration, and influence.

The CA Program – comprising of a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDipCA) and three years of mentored practical experience is designed to create well-rounded business leaders striving to make a difference. They’ll be equipped with the unique skills, the expertise and the vision needed to become trusted partners in business. They’ll also be prepared for the challenges of the present and future as they help to shape the course of companies, organisations, and economies around the world.

What are the benefits of the new CA Program?

Keeping the candidate experience at the heart of our design, the new CA Program provides:
• Greater learning flexibility allowing candidates to balance work and study efficiently.
• More impactful learning through a blend of digital and face-to-face options.
• Rigorous and authentic assessments based on real-word scenarios that integrate technical and professional capabilities.
• Computational thinking helping candidates understand the relevance of technologies and making use of digital platforms and tools used to analyse complex financial models.

For employers, the new CA Program is designed to provide:

• Learning flexibility and a staggered exam timetable that reduces resourcing strains on firms during peak periods.
• Targeted content that creates better trained graduates and reduces training costs.
• Learner support that improves the employee experience and boosts retention.

What does the new CA Program look like?

The new CA Program offers a balanced curriculum between technical and professional capabilities, as well as the introduction of future priorities for the accounting profession. It allows for greater specialisation through elective content, and hours have been adjusted for personalised, and impactful learning. The diagram below provides a high-level overview of the new CA Program.

Entry Programs:

CA Foundations

Chartered Accountants ANZ has partnered with Deakin University to offer a refreshed CA Foundations entry pathway for candidates who need to bridge their existing studies to access the CA Program


  • Fill knowledge gaps easily with the revised CA Foundations pathway
  • Enrol at any time, from anywhere
  • Work through 100% online learning materials at your own pace
  • Start while in your final year of undergraduate study
  • Gain faster entry to the CA Program

Benefits of the revised CA Foundations entry pathway

Potential candidates using the CA Foundation entry pathway benefit in the following ways:

  • Gain faster access into the CA Program, by selecting from the 13 online learning units which are mapped against the pre-requisite knowledge for the core CA Program subjects.
  • Enrol on demand – any unit at any time. Our new rolling enrolments allow you to start your CA Foundations studies at any time, with the final exam needing to be completed within 12 months of enrolment.
  • Choose your preferred exam date across six exam periods a year, giving you more flexibility to work through the materials at your own pace.
  • Select dedicated CA Foundations units in both New Zealand and Australian Taxation and New Zealand and Australian Business Law.
  • Complete your studies 100% online and enjoy engaging learning materials supported by activities and diagnostic self-assessment tools which help you assess your level of topic understanding.

Who is eligible to enrol in CA Foundations?

CA Foundations is open to all graduates or final year students in an Australian or New Zealand bachelor’s degree (or overseas equivalent) who need to complete further bridging study to meet the CA Program academic entry requirements.

Provisional members who are eligible to undertake at least one CA Program subject can do so whilst completing their CA Foundations study concurrently.

NOTE: Rolling enrolment for the new CA Foundations units is now open via My Capability – Program (available through My CA) to eligible applicants, with study commencing from Monday 5 July.

To assist candidates plan their study pathway, refer to the CA Foundations Overview and Timetable, and Terms and Conditions, available to download below.

Gain faster access into the CA Program

Start CA Program subjects while completing your final bridging units. If you have completed your degree, you can start the CA Program core subjects while completing your final bridging units via CA Foundations or an accredited tertiary course.

Please note that specific prerequisite units associated with individual CA Program core subjects will need to be completed before you can enrol.

CA Foundations Pathway Map

To assist new students select the right CA Foundations units or existing CA Foundations enrolees transition their study pathway, the below table provides a map of the required competency areas for each new CA Program core subject and its related current and new CA Foundations unit:

CA Program flexible entry options

Find out more about the CA Program’s flexible entry options.


Where can I Study:

How to apply for the Chartered Accountants Program

Applications for the CA Program are open. Please ensure you apply before 5 August to be approved as a Provisional Member in time to enrol for Term 4 subjects.

Apply for the CA Program in three simple steps:

  1. Complete the online Provisional CA application form and submit with your academic documentation (see checklist below). You will receive an email confirmation as soon as you submit your application.
  2. Receive approval via email from our assessment team that you are eligible to enrol in our first subject.
  3. Enrol in your first subject(s) and if you are currently employed in a relevant accounting role, start tracking your Mentored Practical Experience.

Before applying it is important that you read and understand the following:

  1. CA Program overview information, which explains the requirements of the Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDipCA) course and three-years Mentored Practical Experience that form this program.l charges that you may incur, as well as other information to help you manage your enrolment and progression in the program.
  2. Candidate Credit Arrangements Policy and Procedure, which outlines the arrangements and potential eligibility for applying for credit towards your CA Program course  studies (if applicable); and
  3. Candidate Enrolment Terms and Conditions, which sets out your and CAANZ’s rights and obligations in connection with your enrolment, including the terms concerning enrolment withdrawal, variation, exclusion and cancellation; fee refunds; tuition protection; complaints, grievances and appeals; and other such matters.

Submit your application today

Applications for the CA Program are open. Please ensure you apply before 5 August to be approved as a Provisional Member in time to enrol for Term 4 subjects.


If you have any difficulties gathering supporting documentation for your application due to the impacts of COVID-19, let us know so we can advise you of your options.

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) is a registered Australian higher education provider in the category of ‘Institute of Higher Education’ (TEQSA Provider ID: PRV12024).


Application checklist

  • Official academic transcript(s) – see the certification of academic documents section below before submitting your application. Incorrectly certified documents are the number one cause of delay in the assessment process.
  • Evidence of completed degree if this is not stated in your official transcript. A certified degree certificate or completion letter is acceptable.
  • If you’re currently employed in a relevant accounting role with a CA mentor, complete and upload a signed Mentored Practical Experience Agreement.

Please note additional documentation may be required, refer to the checklist on page 1 the Provisional Application form for further information.

When will my application be assessed?

If you have supplied all the academic documents listed in the checklist below, you can expect your application to be assessed within 20 working days.

Applications received on or before the application close date will be assessed in time for you to enrol before next available intake. If your application is submitted after this date, it will still be assessed, but we cannot guarantee enrolment for the next available intake.

How to certify your academic documents

The following are examples of acceptable means of certification.

1. Official e-copies of documents (PDF), such as those provided through My eQuals.

My eQuals provides secure access to certified official transcripts and degree documents.

Find out more at My eQuals


2. Digital colour scans of original documents

These must be clear colour copies with no shadow or obstruction. As a guide, these files should be around 1 mb in size or larger. If you are unsure, have these documents certified using the certification guidelines below as if they were black and white copies.

3. Black and white copies of original documents

We will accept these if they are correctly certified as a true copy of the original. Suggested wording for certification is as follows:

I certify that this is a true copy of the document produced to me on {Date}.

Phone number:
Qualification: (e.g. CA, JP, Pharmacist)
Membership number (if applicable):

If your documents have multiple pages, each page must be signed or initialled with the last page carrying the primary certification statement.

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Please get in touch if you have any further questions we can help you with.

Phone: 02 6122 6116