Non accounting degree entry pathway

Key Points

  • Institute accredited conversion course
  • Chartered Accountants Program entrance exam

It is increasingly common to pursue a career later in life which differs from your original career path and tertiary qualifications.

The Institute recognises the benefits of these diverse skills and experiences for the accounting profession.

If you are an eligible applicant and can demonstrate that you have met the high entry requirements for this alternative entry pathway, you will be accepted into the Chartered Accountants Program.

To be eligible you must have:

  • Any non-accounting tertiary qualification (irrespective of when the qualification was awarded)
  • Completed an Institute accredited conversion course which meets all core knowledge areas or, passed the Chartered Accountants Program entrance exam.

Institute accredited conversion course

If you have a non-accounting degree, you will need to pass required subjects of an Institute accredited conversion course of your choice which meets all of the core knowledge areas. You can then enrol in the Chartered Accountants Program.

Before commencement of your conversion course, you will need to apply for a qualification assessment by completing the Standard Assessment Form. When the assessment is complete, the Institute will send you a letter of assessment indicating which subjects require further study.

Chartered Accountants Program entrance exam

An alternative to completing a conversion course is to pass the Program entrance exam.

Article last updated 27 June 2013