Section 4: Accreditation process

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Professional Accreditation Guidelines Australia and New Zealand

SECTION 4: ACCREDITATION PROCESS

New program eligibility check

We encourage higher education providers to use the diagram below to complete an initial assessment of the accounting program they would like accredited to check eligibility before submitting an application to the Professional Bodies.

Start

Higher Education Provider interested in having a program accredited by the Professional Bodies

Step 1

Review the Accreditation Guidelines.

Step 2

"At a glance" eligibility check

  1. Is the program accredited by TEQSA or NZQA?
  2. Is the higher education provider registered with TEQSA or NZQA?
  3. Does the program cover all the required competency areas listed in the accreditation guidelines

Step 3

If the provider answered No to any of the 3 questions in Step 2 then this would indicate the program is not yet ready to be considered for accreditation by the Professional Bodies.

Enquires about these minimum criteria can be lodged via accreditation@cpaaustralia.com.au or accreditation@charteredaccountantsanz.com

If the provider answered Yes to all 3 of the questions in step 2, then the provider would be encouraged to continue with the application for program accreditation with the Professional Bodies in Step 4.


 

Step 4

Option 1

We are a higher education provider applying for accreditation of a new program (Provider doesn’t have any prior accredited programs)

Complete Template 1
Refer to diagram for Accreditation submission and review process

 

Option 2

We are a higher education provider with a current program accredited by the Professional Bodies and wish to apply for accreditation of a new/revised program or a twinning arrangement

Complete Template 2
Refer to diagram for Accreditation submission and review process