Accelerate Programme 2016-17

ACCA is now sponsoring accounting students from various universities in Australia & New Zealand with the Accelerate Programme.

Under the Accelerate Programme, eligible students will be able to access exclusive benefits as agreed with partner universities.

View our current Approved Programmes below:





Australian Institute of Higher Education

  • Bachelor of Accounting (Graduation Years 2016 & 2017)

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
  • Master of Professional Accounting


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 (Graduation Years 2016 & 2017)
  • Master of Professional Accounting (Graduation Years 2016 & 2017)

Massey University

  • Bachelor of Accountancy (Graduation Years 2016 & 2017)
  • Master of Professional Accountancy & Finance (Graduation Years 2016 & 2017)

Concordia Institute of Business (NTEC)

  • Diploma of Business Accounting - DBA7 (Graduation Years 2016, 2017 and 2018)

Victoria University of Wellington

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Graduation Years 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Master of Professional Accounting (Graduation Years 2016, 2017, 2018)


Important Information

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

application process


In order to complete online application, you must first make sure that you are currently enrolled in an eligible program (you can check with your Program Director). 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.

To improve our local support to ACCA students, we are in the process of setting up study groups in the major cities across Australia and New Zealand, where students can participate and get peer-to-peer assistance from as low as $10 per session.

This is currently work-in-progress and we will update as soon as it goes live.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2016

Related documents

  • Accelerate Application Guide