Accelerate Programme

What is the Accelerate program?

The Accelerate program is a special arrangement between ACCA and your education provider, which gives you the opportunity to register and start preparing your professional level exams with ACCA prior to graduation.

Under this program, you can combine your university studies with your ACCA qualification to give yourself a head-start to an aspiring career in accounting and finance. 

Eligible students will be able to access exclusive benefits as agreed with our partner universities.

View our current approved programs below:





Australian Institute of Higher Education

  • Bachelor of Accounting

Macquarie University

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Professional Accounting)
  • Master of International Accounting / Master of Accounting (Professional) / Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting)

University of Sydney 

  • Master of Professional Accounting

University of New South Wales

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Master of Professional Accounting / Extension


Deakin University 

  • Master of International Accounting

Monash University 

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting) / Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) / Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business / Economics / International Business / Business Adminstration
  • Master of Professional Accounting

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) 

  • Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
  • Master of Professional Accounting


Griffith University 

  • Master of Professional Accounting


Curtin University

  • Bachelor of Commerce (including all accounting single & double majors)
  • Master of Professional Accounting


New Zealand


Auckland University of Technology

  • Bachelor of Business – Accounting 
  • Master of Professional Accounting 

Massey University

  • Bachelor of Accountancy
  • Master of Professional Accountancy & Finance

Concordia Institute of Business (NTEC)

  • Diploma of Business Accounting - DBA7

Victoria University of Wellington

  • Bachelor of Commerce 
  • Master of Professional Accounting 


Important Information

This section will contain useful information that will assist you with the Accelerate journey. 

application process


In order to complete your online application, you must first make sure that you are currently enrolled in an eligible program (please check the program list above). You will need the following:

  • Discount code (can be obtained by emailing
  • Authorisation letter (provided by ACCA and signed by your School admin) – this should be in PDF format. Please contact us at for a copy.
  • Proof of official identity – any official document confirming their full date of birth
  • Payment of the approved discounted Initial Registration fee – the application cannot be completed without payment
  • Uploaded passport-style photograph

You can also obtain the Authorisation letter from ACCA at

Click on the document attached at the end of this page for step-to-step guideline for registration.

Exam requirements



Depending on different offerings, you will be required to sit from a minimum of ONE exam within 12 months after your graduation. 

The exams are quite challenging, hence we strongly advise that a weighted average mark of Credit and above at university would be a good foundation.

To help you with deciding which exam is right for you take, we have put together a summary of prerequisite knowledge for each exam:

  • For P1 the prerequisite knowledge is F1 
  • For P2 the prerequisite knowledge is F3 and F7
  • For P3 the prerequisite knowledge is F1, F5 and F7
  • For P4 the prerequisite knowledge is F9
  • For P5 the prerequisite knowledge is F2 and F5
  • For P6 the prerequisite knowledge is F6
  • For P7 the prerequisite knowledge is F8

To check which subjects in your degree are equivalent to which F papers, please visit our Exemptions Tool.

To learn what the P level papers involve, visit our Qualifications page.

Exam Periods

There are FOUR exam sessions per year and three type of exam entries depending on the time you book: early entry, standard entry and late entry.

Access our Exam Planner Tool here.

View different types of exam fees here.




Textbooks & Study kits

There are three ACCA Approved Content Providers where you can buy study materials from, such as textbooks, revision notes, exam kits and many more.

You can find the directory here.

Past exam papers

You can also access our past papers (questions and answers) for free.

Visit our Exam Resources Centre to download these materials.

ACCA Embedded Masters Programme

If you wish to obtain a postgraduate qualification at the same time as getting tuition for the Professional papers, we offer a few programmes in collaborations with our world-class partner universities.

Visit the available programmes here.

Last updated: 13 Apr 2017

Related documents

  • Accelerate Application Guide