Professional accreditation guidelines

CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) share a common overall vision for accreditation, as explained in this section of the guidelines. This section is written jointly by CPA Australia and CA ANZ (the Professional Bodies) to explain the overall philosophy, objectives, expectations and requirements for professional accreditation of accounting degrees.

Purpose of 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.

  • Inform new higher education providers in Australia and New Zealand of the professional standards to be met for professional accreditation of their new accounting program. Refer to Section 6: Accreditation submission templates - Template 1: New provider
  • Inform existing higher education providers in Australia and New Zealand of the professional standards to be met for professional accreditation of any new or revised accounting program they may be planning. Refer to Section 6: Accreditation submission templates - Template 2: Existing provider (including details)
  • Inform all higher education providers of the annual reporting and five-yearly review requirements to maintain professional accreditation of their accounting program. Refer to Section 6: Accreditation submission templates - Template 3: Annual report and Template 4: Program reaccreditation

Privacy

By applying for accreditation to CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, you acknowledge that you have understood and agree to accept and be bound by these guidelines and the respective professional bodies privacy policies.

Contact CPA Australia

Level 20, 28 Freshwater Place, Southbank GPO Box 2820 Melbourne VIC 3001 P: +61 3 9606 9606 | W: cpaaustralia.com.au

Contact Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

33 Erskine Street, Sydney GPO Box 9985 Sydney NSW 2001 P: +61 2 9290 5660 | W: charteredaccountantsanz.com