Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting – ACA/CA Pathway) in Ara Institute of Canterbury

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Campus: Christchurch

Duration: 3 years

Intake: Feb and July

*Fee:   $18,770+ $500 text book costs

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This course helps you to finish the academic needs for membership of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

With our technical, experience-based help you’ll be prepared to move into the professional accounting sphere.

You’ll learn skills in computing, commercial law, economics, marketing and management within a business context, as well as communication, business, heritage, culture and sustainability.

To achieve Chartered Accountant status you must also complete three years of approved employment. Approved employment is recognised when you are:

  1. Working in a relevant accounting role with recognised training employer
  2. Working for at least 17.5 hours per week for a period of three months or longer under the direction of a certified teacher

Course Structure:

To complete this, you need to have a minimum total of 360 credits. To be a full time student you are required to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year.

Career Outcomes:

Associated chartered accountants are placed within the profession to work for chartered accountants in public practice, as financial and business advisors, and in management roles.

Eligibility criteria

Academic eligibility:

Student must have completed 10+2 in any stream.

English language proficiency score:

  1. IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 6.0





  1. TOEFL Score of 70 is required (21 in writing)
  2. PTE required score is 54

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