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International Accreditation Guidelines


The primary purpose of professional accreditation of higher education accounting programs is to assure the quality of educational programs, their providers and to promote improvements in accounting education quality.

CPA Australia has an overall vision for accreditation, as explained in this section of the guidelines. This section explains the overall philosophy, objectives, expectations and requirements for professional accreditation of accounting degrees.

Purposes of the accreditation guidelines


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