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Professional qualification requirements

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Otago Accountancy and Finance students can choose to work towards professional qualifications from CA ANZ, CPA Australia, or towards CFA certification. Find out more about academic accreditation requirements below:

CA ANZ and CPA Australia academic requirements at Otago for students commencing 2022 or later

Recommended degree structure for BCom (Accounting) students seeking CA ANZ or CPA Australia accreditation requirements and starting their degree in 2022. Students must complete papers indicated with *

Level S1 = Semester One, S2 = Semester Two Points
100 BSNS 111*
S1 or S2
BSNS 114*
S1 or S2
BSNS 115*
S1 or S2
ACCT 102*
S1 or S2
BSNS 112*
S1 or S2
BSNS 113*
S1 or S2
Other
S1 or S2
Other
S1 or S2
144
It is recommended to complete all BSNS papers and ACCT 102 in the first year. BSNS 115 (prerequisite for ACCT 102) should be completed in S1 and ACCT 102 in S2.
200 ACCT 211*
S1
ACCT 222*
S1 or S2
ACCT 233
S1
BLAW 211*
S1
BLAW 212*
S2
90
ACCT 211, 222, and 233 are typically completed in year 2.
*2017–2021 – CA ANZ/CPA ICT competency satisfied through integration of ACCT 102, 222, 233, 310/315, BSNS 112, 115 OR ACCT 306. For students starting degree in 2022, CA ANZ/CPA ICT competency satisfied through BSNS 115 and ACCT 260, OR through ACCT 306
*Students seeking CA ANZ/CPA accreditation should take BLAW papers. They are normally completed in year 2.
300 ACCT 302* S1
or
ACCT 307* S2
ACCT 315* S1
or
ACCT 310 S2
ACCT 300
S1 or S2
ACCT 300, or
ACFI 300, or
FINC 300
S1 or S2
ACTP 311*
S1
ACTP 312*
S2
108
One of ACCT 302 or 307 and one of ACCT 310 or 315, plus one more 300‑level ACCT paper, as well as one further 300‑level ACCT, ACFI, or FINC paper is typically completed in year 3.
*Students who wish to follow CA ANZ/CPA pathway and starting their degree in 2022 must take ACCT 315. They can take either ACCT 307 or ACCT 302.
*Students seeking CA ANZ/CPA accreditation should take ACTP (professional) papers. ACTP papers are normally completed in year 3.
Any
level
Other – If don’t have ACCT 306, must take ACCT 260 18
Total 360

CA ANZ and CPA Australia academic requirements at Otago for students commenced 2017-2021

Recommended degree structure for BCom (Accounting) students looking to complete CA ANZ or CPA Australia accreditation requirements, who started their degree in 2017–2021.

Level S1 = Semester One, S2 = Semester Two Points
100 BSNS 111
S1 or S2
BSNS 114
S1 or S2
BSNS 115
S1 or S2
ACCT 102
S1 or S2
BSNS 112
S1 or S2
BSNS 113
S1 or S2
Other
S1 or S2
Other
S1 or S2
144
It is recommended to complete all BSNS papers and ACCT 102 in the first year. (It is recommended to take two papers that are relevant to a minor for “Other” papers)
200 ACCT 211
S1
ACCT 222
S1 or S2
ACCT 233
S1
BLAW 211
S1
BLAW 212
S2
90
ACCT 211, 222, and 233 are typically completed in year 2
300 ACCT 302 S1
or
ACCT 307 S2
ACCT 315 S1
or
ACCT 310 S2
ACCT 300
S1 or S2
ACCT 300, or
ACFI 300, or
FINC 300
S1 or S2
ACTP 311
S1 (Audit)
ACTP 312
S2 (Tax)
108
ACCT 302 or 307 and 310 or 315, plus one more 300‑level ACCT paper, as well as one further 300‑level ACCT, ACFI, or FINC paper is typically completed in year 3.
Any
level
Other 18
Total 360

BCom (Accounting) - CA ANZ & CPA Australia requirements (started prior to 2017)

Recommended degree structure for BCom (Accounting) students looking to complete CA ANZ or CPA Australia accreditation requirements.
Note: This example is for a 3-year BCom, major in Accounting. If you intend to pursue a double degree, double major or to include a minor, this planner will not suit your needs. We recommend speaking with the Divisional Academic Manager or a Department Course Adviser.
Level S1 = Semester One, S2 = Semester Two Points
100 BSNS
108
S1 or S2
BSNS
102
S1 or S2

BSNS
107
S1 or S2

ACCT
102
S1 or S2
BSNS
103
S1 or S2
BSNS
104
S1 or S2
BSNS
105
S1 or S2
BSNS
106
S1 or S2
144
Recommended to complete all BSNS papers and ACCT102 in the first year. BSNS 107 (prerequisite for ACCT 102) should be completed in S1 and ACCT 102 in S2. Grade of at least C+ in BSNS 102, 108, 107 and ACCT 102 are needed in order to proceed to 200-level ACCT papers.
200 ACCT
211
S1
ACCT
222
S1 or S2
ACCT
233
S1

BLAW
211
S1

BLAW
212
S2
90
ACCT 211, 222, and 233 are typically completed in year 2. (CA ANZ and CPAAustralia will accept FINC206 as substitute for ACCT 233, however ACCT 233 is the required for paper for BCom in Accounting)
300 ACCT
302 S1
or
ACCT
307 S2
ACCT
315 S1
or
ACCT
310 S2
ACCT
300
S1 or S2
ACCT 300, or
ACFI 300, or
FINC 300
S1 or S2
ACTP
311
S1
ACTP
312
S2

 
108
ACCT 302 or 307 and 310 or 315, plus one more 300 level ACCT paper, as well as one further 300 level ACCT, ACFI, or FINC paper is typically completed in year 3
Any Level Other 18
Total 360

This is for a 3-year BCom, major in Accounting. If you intend to pursue a double degree, double major or to include a minor, this planner will not suit your needs.

Note 1: In addition to University of Otago paper requirements, both CA ANZ and CPA Australia further requirements to gain full professional membership.
Note 2: It is preferable for University of Otago students to complete their Audit and/or Taxation papers at Otago.

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