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Students who have completed their undergraduate degree with a major in accounting are eligible to register for the Chartered Accountants Program and become Provisional Members, under the body’s admission requirements.
What is a CA Accreditation?
Why be a Chartered Accountant?
As one of the globe’s top ten leading accounting bodies and with a strong 120,000 member knowledge network, becoming a Chartered Accountant provides the opportunity to access benefits and professional support.
By promoting, recognising and protecting their designations as well as keeping all members connected with other members as well as supporting the next generation of talent to enter the profession Chartered Accountants is able to provide value to members at all stages of their careers.
UNSW Accreditation Units
The following courses are the accredited courses in core knowledge areas that should be completed to be eligible for accreditation.
Note CA cannot guarantee that these accreditation units would be accepted as a pre-requisite for the CA Program – all requirements must be fulfilled, as per CA’s admission criteria here:
Some courses for a CA Accreditation are automatically obtained from your accounting major:
CA Courses (obtained from Accounting Major)
The remaining courses you’ll take depend on your degree:
Remaining CA Courses: Commerce/Combined Commerce Degrees
Remaining CA Courses: Commerce + Law
Getting your CA Accreditation
- Applicants need to meet academic criteria to be admitted to provisional CA membership. Academic criteria includes:
- A Chartered Accountants ANZ accredited degree. This means that your degree covers prerequisite subjects in key competency areas, and ensures you meet all prior knowledge requirements for the Chartered Accountants Program; or
- A degree which has not been accredited by Chartered Accountants ANZ, but has been assessed by us as equivalent to at least an AU or NZ Bachelor degree (AQF level 7 or higher) with coverage of required competency areas
- Additional foundation units can be completed to fill any identified knowledge gaps. This can be completed through an accredited conversion course or the CA Foundations pathway.
- Australia based applicants who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents, must hold a visa that entitles them to study the CA Program
- Alternative pathways are available for those who do not meet the academic admission criteria for the Program
- Applicants must complete a fit and proper persons’ declaration