Providing CA Program candidates with study choices


IN BRIEF

  • CA ANZ is providing the opportunity for CA Program candidates to progress with their studies
  • Exams for the technical modules will be delivered online this term
  • Candidates will be provided with the support and resources they need to succeed

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) is providing the opportunity for CA Program candidates to make choices for their studies this term.

Given the rapidly changing nature of COVID-19, CA ANZ has taken practical action and changed the way the CA Program is delivered to candidates.

“In the space of the last month, CA ANZ has changed the way we deliver the CA Program. We made the decision to move the face-to-face workshops for Capstone and our seated exams to transition to online learning,” said Lisa Lim, CA Project Manager of Strategic Initiatives at CA ANZ.

“We’ve given over 8,500 Term 1 CA Program candidates the choice of whether they would like to progress with their exams online, or defer or withdraw based on their current circumstances in a matter of a few weeks - which we consider to be an epic achievement.”

As an organisation that strives to provide value to its members at every stage of their career, CA ANZ is committed to continuing to provide support and opportunities to its members during this challenging time.

“We want to put the needs of our candidates first, give them control over how they choose to study based on how COVID-19 has impacted them, and give them opportunities to progress.” 

Lisa Lim CA, Project Manager of Strategic Initiatives at CA ANZ

“It is the first time that the entire term for the CA Program has moved online, so it is important for us to communicate with and support our candidates in making this adjustment. We are providing our candidates with as much information as possible to continue their learning journey.”

Although it’s a change that has been enacted in just a matter of a few weeks, the transition to online learning for the CA Program has been a project in the works for some time for the CA ANZ team. Now they are working to swiftly equip candidates with the training they need to adapt to the future of work.

“We have always put ourselves in the shoes of our candidates to understand the challenges that they may face in making the switch to online for progression this term, and we are working to release information to our candidates about how the online exams will function, and how they can get support from us when needed,” said Lisa Lim.

“It has been a significant and fast change for the cohort, as well as our team as we work quickly to train facilitators and markers to make the switch. However, we are doing everything that we can to make sure that the online experience runs as smoothly as possible, as we work together to keep everyone safe.”

In terms of changes to exams and course assessments, CA Program candidates enrolled in this term have been offered the option to complete their exams online via myLearning. Candidates are also being provided with an additional two weeks to prepare and practice.

“We are providing our candidates with the resources they need about how to use the online exams technology, exam technique tips and information about access to online digital resources to ensure that our candidates continue to feel supported during this period of disruption,” said Lisa Lim.

“Take advantage of this opportunity to continue your studies online, and know that CA ANZ is here to help you along the journey.”