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 are eligible for the Accelerate Program which is available for selected degrees at several universiites in Australia and New Zealand.

The Accelerate Program provides students who have yet to register with ACCA exclusive benefits, one of those being conditional exemptions. This gives you the opportunity to consider doing the ACCA Strategic Professional exams while you're still a student at university and therefore 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 three to possibly all nine exemptions from the Fundamental Level Exams (Applied Knowledge & Applied Skills) of the ACCA Qualification**.

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If your qualification does not appear on the exemptions enquiry database, or the exemptions listed are out of date, contact with a scanned copy of your finalised academic transcript for review.

**There are no exemptions offered for the Strategic Professional level.


Exam centres

There are 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


Remote Exams

If you can meet the pre-booking requirements remote exams offer increased convenience, flexibility and comfort.

To run a remote session exam successfully you'll need to meet certain requirements. Please make sure you understand these requirements, and complete any system checks and tests to ensure you can meet them, before you book.

  1. Before you book
  2. How to book
  3. Exam preparation
  4. On exam day
  5. Post exam options


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.

ACCA Approved Learning Partners Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand ACCA Students have three local ACCA Approved Learning Partners available to you to help you on your ACCA journey. They offer a wide range of flexible face-to-face and online tuition options.

Learning Materials

ACCA’s global publishers Kaplan and BPP both offer comprehensive and localised learning materials.

**BPP Learning Materials can now also be purchased locally from Booktopia


ACCA online support

ACCA Study Hub

The ACCA Study Hub gives you exclusive access to ACCA study materials on web and mobile and provides extra support for your learning. The hub contains study chapters, flashcards, practice questions and much more.  Access the hub from the 'My qualifications' area of your myACCA account.

It includes:

  • Free online study content which cover the full syllabus
  • Short quizzes to test understanding as you progress through the chapters
  • Practice and revision questions, to help prepare you for your exam.

Note: The revision questions in the ACCA Study Hub are exam standard but they don’t fully mimic the CBE. Use the ACCA Practice Platform to practice exam standard questions and familiarise yourself with the exam environment.

Study support resources

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.

ACCA CBE Practice Patform

The CBE Practice Platform is a free on-demand resource where you can practice using the live exam format, layout and functionality. The platform contains ACCA specimen and past exam content and you have the ability to self-mark your answers within the platform using marking guides and sample answers. It also allows you to track your performance giving you confidence that you are exam ready.

Get ready modules

Underpinning knowledge is vital to exam success. This is knowledge that has been either taught earlier in the qualification or you have been exempted, that you then develop and enhance when you study later subjects. Our Get Ready Modules will help you work out if you have any gaps in your knowledge and provide recommendations to top up that knowledge so that you can study smarter. 

Additional resources