ACCA Qualification Pathway

AUD $3,450

Advance your career and become a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

This Program is your gateway to a successful career in accounting and finance. Unique to The Career Academy, this Program is designed for ambitious individuals who want to advance to the top of the accounting profession. By enrolling in this program, you not only gain invaluable knowledge and skills, but also the unique advantage of becoming a qualified accountant and member of ACCA. The ACCA Qualification gives you the most up-to-date skills you need to become a finance professional.

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Course Duration

Flexible online learning

Study at your own pace – students generally complete one module per-week. Speak to a student advisor for detailed duration information.

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Improve your accounting career

Be awarded with an industry-recognised certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

Investment & Payment

Improve your career prospects from just $25 per week.

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More than an educational journey...

At The Career Academy, we understand the importance of thorough preparation and continuous professional growth for ACCA students. That’s why we’re proud to offer a comprehensive suite of free ACCA resources, meticulously designed to support your journey from the classroom to the boardroom.

Exam Sessions

Held four times a year, with options to sit at a test centre or remotely.

Ethics and Professional Skills Module (EPSM)

Recommended before Strategic Professional Exams.

Practical Experience Requirement (PER)

36 months of supervised experience in a relevant role.

Engaging Learning Community

Study Hub

Access a full Syllabus, short quizzes, and flash cards to help prepare you for your exams

CBE Practice Platform

Track your performance, with these support tools to help set, assign, and mark practice content

ACCA YouTube & Podcasts

Engage with our dynamic multimedia content for insightful learning on the go.

ACCA Compass

Your personal study planner, guiding you through your ACCA journey with customized study schedules.


  1. Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  2. General Journal
  3. General Ledger and the Trial Balance
  4. Depreciation
  5. Adjusting Entries
  6. Financial Statements
  7. Understanding GST
  8. Fundamentals of Income Tax
  9. Accounting with Xero
  10. Accounting with MYOB Essentials
  11. Budgeting, Forecasting, and Cashflow Management
  12. Financial Statement Analysis
  13. Accounting using Microsoft Excel


The Diploma in Accounting includes learning across basic, advanced, management, and taxation accounting – plus, you will enhance your task management abilities and undertake an accounting skill assessment. View the modules below.


  1. Access and save excel templates.
  2. How to open an Excel file and save this using a specific name.
  3. Identify and apply formulas and functions to calculate data.
  4. How to add content, such as pictures and charts, to spreadsheets.
  5. Apply filters to spreadsheet data.
  6. Demonstrate how to sort and manipulate spreadsheet data.
  7. Apply a range of formatting styles to spreadsheet data.
  1. Accounting and Business
  2. Determining Profit
  3. Issues in Income Determination & Asset Valuation
  4. Accounting Principles Assessment
  1. Tracking Cash & Controlling Assets
  2. Internal Decision Making
  3. Analysing Financial Reports
  4. Financial Reporting Framework
  5. Advanced Accounting Principles Assessment
  1. Cost Classification
  2. Costing Methods
  3. Product & Process Costing
  4. Standard Costs & Variance Analysis
  5. Management Accounting Assessment
  1. Activity Based Costing
  2. Budgeting & CVP Analysis
  3. Performance Management & Measurement
  4. Inventory Management & Planning
  5. Advanced Management Accounting Assessment
  1. Fundamentals of Income Tax
  2. Understanding GST
  3. Depreciation
  1. Certificate in Xero Assessment
  1. Advanced Certificate in Xero Assessment
  1. SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 1
  2. SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 2
  3. SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 3
  4. Verification, Completeness & Justification
  5. Accounting for a Full Year Case Study
  6. Looking Forward Case Study
  7. Accounting Practices Assessment
  1. Introduction to the Accounting Profession
  2. Ethics and Standards
  3. Professional Education
  4. Practice Essentials
  5. Practice Security
  6. People and Processes
  7. Growing your Business
  8. Digital Business
  9. Sustaining Your Business
  10. Assessment

You will be required to complete 10 ACCA exams and there are 4 sessions a year – March, June, September, and December.

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  1. Elements of different legal systems
  2. Legal rules applicable under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
  3. Recognise different types of international business forms
  4. Alternative forms and constitutions of business organisations
  5. Compare types of capital and the financing of companies
  6. Explain how companies are managed, administered and regulated
  7. Legal implications relating to insolvency law
  8. Corporate fraudulent and criminal behaviour
  • Explain and apply cost accounting techniques
  • Decision-making techniques to facilitate business decisions
  • Budgeting techniques and methods for planning and control
  • Performance management information and measurement systems

Students will develop knowledge and skills relating to the tax system as applicable to individuals, single companies and groups of companies.

  • Conceptual and regulatory frameworks for financial reporting
  • Account for transactions in accordance with international accounting standards
  • Analyse and interpret financial statements
  • Financial statements for single entities and business combinations in accordance with international accounting standards.
  • The concept of audit and assurance and the functions of audit
  • How the auditor obtains and accepts audit engagements
  • Evaluate internal controls, techniques and audit tests
  • The work and evidence obtained by the auditor and others
  • How consideration of subsequent events and the going concern principle can inform the conclusions from audit work and are reflected in different types of auditor’s report, written representations and the final review and report.
  • The role and purpose of the financial management function
  • The impact of the economic environment on financial management
  • Working capital management techniques
  • Effective investment appraisal
  • Alternative sources of business finance
  • Principles of business and asset valuations
  • Risk management techniques in business
  • Leadership and ethical skills
  • The effectiveness of the governance and agency system of an organisation
  • The strategic position of the organisation against the external environment
  • The risk profile of the organisation and of any strategic options identified, within a culture of responsible risk management.
  • Appropriate information technologies and data analytics
  • Management reporting and internal control and audit systems
  • High level financial techniques
  • Enable success through innovative thinking
  • Professional skills in addressing requirements within the Strategic Business Leader exam
  • Fundamental ethical and professional principles to ethical dilemmas
  • The appropriateness of the financial reporting framework and critically discuss changes in accounting regulation
  • Apply professional judgment in the reporting of the financial performance of a range of entities
  • Prepare the financial statements of groups of entities
  • Interpret and advise on the meaning of financial statements that include non-financial data
  • The impact of changes in accounting regulation on financial reporting.
  • The role and responsibility of the senior financial executive or advisor in meeting conflicting needs of stakeholders
  • Evaluate potential investment decisions and assessing their financial and strategic consequences
  • Acquisitions and mergers as an alternative growth strategy
  • Alternative corporate re-organisation strategies
  • Alternative advanced treasury and risk management techniques.
  • Strategic planning and control models to plan and monitor organisational performance
  • Assess and identify key external influences on organisational performance
  • The design features of effective performance management information and monitoring systems
  • Appropriate strategic performance measurement techniques in evaluating and improving organisational performance
  • Advise clients and senior management on strategic business performance evaluation and on recognising vulnerability to corporate failure.

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There are no entry requirements or prerequisites to enrol on this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and following the prompts.

This course costs $2,995 or only $25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. + an addition fee for the 10 ACCA exams, please contact a student advisor for a full breakdown

This course takes approximately 400 hours, and you’ll have up to 18 months to complete. 

Whilst Studying you will be considered an ACCA Student. 

Once you finish the 10 exams you will be an ACCA Affiliate. 

After 36 months of experience working, you will become an ACCA Member.

This is a Career Academy level 6 course. Introducing students to a higher level of learning, requiring an in-depth study of their topic and an advanced-level application of accounting skills.

Some students pathway onto Bachelor or Degree courses if they want to secure higher level roles in the future (i.e. CFO level). Unitec, for example, has approved credit recognition for this Diploma course into their Bachelor of Business (specifically courses ACTY5200 and ACTY5206). 

Yes, you can apply for RPL for this if you already hold other accounting qualifications or have other accounting experience.

Upon completing this course, you could obtain work as an Accounting Technician. Accounting Technicians work across a wide range of finance and business, including assisting with preparing accounts, managing staff payroll, receiving and paying invoices and general bookkeeping.

Contact a friendly student advisor on 0800 342 829 to learn about potential career outcomes and where our courses could take you. You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

Absolutely! You’ve got an 7-day cooling-off period (trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to review all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money-back guarantee*.

Absolutely! Students who have complete this Program, including the CAT certification component with IPA, will also be eligible for 3 exemptions from the ACCA Qualification:

  • Business & Technology (BT)
  • Management Accounting (MA)
  • Financial Accounting (FA)
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