Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting

The Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDipCA) is the professional education component of the Chartered Accountants Program..

The GradDipCA comprises five modules, listed below. As part of offering a joint Program with the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and changing how the Program is delivered, we have renamed two of these modules, as identified below.

Module name 

 Taxation (TAX)
 Audit & Assurance (AAA)
 Financial Accounting & Reporting (FIN)
 Management Accounting & Applied Finance (MAAF)    
 Capstone module (CAP, from 2014)

How it works

When you undertake the TAX, AAA, FIN, MAAF and CAP modules, you will experience a contemporary blend of online and face-to-face learning, as well as the quality and rigour that have long characterised the Chartered Accountants Program.

The TAX, AAA, FIN and MAAF modules can be completed in any order, one module at a time.

When you have successfully completed all of the first four modules, you can enrol in the final module, CAP. The final module integrates learning from the first four modules and develops skills, attitudes and professional competencies.

Recognition of the GradDipCA

The Chartered Accountants Program is the only professional accounting qualification in Australia that has Graduate Diploma status, reflecting its high academic standard.

The GradDipCA can also be used to gain credits towards over 60 Masters degrees offered by universities around Australia.

Your next step

Once you have met the entry requirements, you can apply for the Program (if you haven’t already).

If you have already completed one or more modules, simply enrol in your next module and continue your journey towards becoming a Chartered Accountant. If you have changed employer since completing your last module, follow the steps for Changing Employer.

Please note - Effective 1 July 2014, all Program candidates are required to become Provisional Members before enrolling in a Chartered Accountants Program module. For more information, go to

Article last updated 29 April 2016