Accredited Tertiary Courses

Accredited Tertiary Course Lists

Each year Chartered Accountants ANZ assesses Australian tertiary institutions and their courses. Those that satisfy the academic requirements for entry into the Chartered Accountants Program are added to the accredited tertiary lists.

These lists include programs which meet the academic entry requirements for Chartered Accountants ANZ.

Required Competence Areas 2016

From 1st January 2016, the Compulsory Topics have been re-structured and updated to the current Required Competence Areas as set out in the 2016 Accredited Tertiary list. These areas have aligned across Australia and New Zealand, and will be required for candidates enrolling in their degree in 2016.

  • Accounting Systems & Processes
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • Audit & Assurance
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Finance & Financial Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Taxation
  • Information Technology
  • Ethics

How to use the Accredited Tertiary Course Listings

To find out which subjects and codes are needed to meet our competence area requirements, you should:

  1. Select the schedule from the first year that you started your course.
  2. Locate the accredited tertiary institution provider of your course of study.
  3. Choose the level of your qualification from the schedule i.e. Bachelor / Masters.
  4. Check your subject codes and subject names of the course as listed against the required competence areas in the schedule.

Accredited Tertiary Courses 2016 (New Competence Areas Active from January 2016)

Accredited Tertiary Courses pre-2016

If you started your degree in 2015 or earlier, you should follow the old Core Knowledge Area paper requirements as listed in the old ATC lists:

Academic Assessment

Where you have completed your course with an accredited tertiary in either Australia or New Zealand and you are unable to determine that you have satisfied the academic requirements as shown on the relevant Accredited Tertiary Lists, you may apply for an Assessment of Academic Record.

Standard Assessment of Overseas Qualifications

Candidates who have completed their qualification overseas and are interested in following the CA pathway to membership will need to apply for a Standard Assessment of their completed qualification.

What’s Next?
Once your application for overseas studies has been assessed, you will receive a Letter of Assessment which will detail any required competence areas you have met and which competence subjects you need to complete before applying for
Provisional Membership.

Where all competence areas have been met, you will be invited to apply for Provisional Membership. Further information can be found on our Overseas Qualifications Entry Pathway page.

Article last updated 29 April 2016