Your degree can be completed while you are studying the CPA Program.
Exemptions from Foundation exams can only be gained from completed subjects that CPA Australia recognises are at degree level. Find out more about Foundation exams and exemptions at the links below.
Which degrees are recognised?
A degree recognised by CPA Australia must be an awarded degree assessed as comparable to the Australian bachelor's degree level or at least 8 standard units (one year full-time) of the Australian postgraduate degree level. To determine whether your qualification is comparable to an Australian degree, CPA Australia uses standards issued by the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment and other international benchmarks.
Please be aware that although some international qualifications are called bachelor's or master's degrees, they don’t always meet CPA Australia’s standards. This is because higher education frameworks vary significantly around the world.