Support for students in Australia and New Zealand

The ACCA Australia & New Zealand office is based in Sydney. We are able to provide you with a range of information on the ACCA qualification, exemptions from completion of relevant degrees in Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Accelerate program which we offer in various universities across Australia and New Zealand.

Register as a student

You can register to become an ACCA student online at any time of the year. Before you apply, please check if you may be eligible for the Accelerate program which is available at some universiites in Australia and New Zealand. The accelerate program provides new commencing ACCA students with a financial discount to join ACCA as well as conditional exemption, so you can consider doing the ACCA Strategic Professional exams while you're still a student at university to give yourself a head-start and competitive edge for entry into the industry. 

Please review the ACCA exam registration timetable to ensure you register in time for the ACCA exam sitting you wish to start taking exams at.

View a list of current ACCA fees

Exemptions for Australian or New Zealand degrees

Holders of recognised Australian or New Zealand Bachelor degrees may be eligible for exemption from part or all nine papers from the Fundamental level of the ACCA Qualification. There are no exemptions offered for the Professional level.

Use the ACCA exemption calculator to view details on the exemptions offered to degrees and universities locally and globally.

If your qualification does not appear on the exemptions enquiry database, or the exemptions listed are out of date, contact with a scanned copy of your finalised academic transcript for review.

Regular exam centres

There are regular examination centres in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.

Please visit the exams section of the site for a full list of examination centres

Special exam centres

  • It is possible however to arrange paper-based exams at centres other than the regular centres. These are referred to as 'special centres'. Requests for special centres should be sent in writing, together with your exam entry form, via email to ACCA's Examinations Department Exams Operations Service at least 5 months prior to the exam sessions.
  • Students in Australia currently sit ACCA exams in special examination centres in Adelaide, Brisbane, and Perth. In New Zealand students can submit a request in writing to the exams department via email to by the early entry closing date to sit ACCA exams in special examination centres in Wellington, New Plymouth, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown.
  • ACCA will consider other centres across Australia and New Zealand too. If you would like to know if it is possible to sit ACCA exams in cities, other than those listed above, please contact us via email at

Studying for ACCA in Australia & New Zealand

Face to face learning

We have partnered up with several universities in Australia to deliver the face-to-face learning options. Students can now study for their ACCA qualification as part of their postgraduate degrees.

View eligible programmes here.

Distance learning

ACCA’s global publishers Kaplan and BPP both offer comprehensive and localised learning materials and online learning options to suit your learning needs and style.

ACCA online support

For resources specific to each ACCA Qualification paper, visit the Qualification Resource section to prepare and achieve examination success.

Resources include:

  • Syllabus and study guides: to help you plan your study and to provide detailed information on what could be assessed in any examination  session;
  • Past papers: to prepare you for the types of questions you might face so that you can practise sitting  an ACCA examination paper;
  • Examiner reports: learn more about how the examiners felt students approached previous examinations; where they did well and where and how they could have performed better;
  • Technical articles: on key examinable topics to support your study
    Reading lists: additional sources of information to broaden the scope of your learning.

All ACCA students are welcome to join the ACCA Online Learning Community and get connected with other students around the globe. The community provides tips and support including learning resources, study groups and exam papers.

Campus Ambassador Program

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