Course Timing

 

Course Completion

In order to receive your award or qualification from the Institute you must successfully complete all the assessments, assignments, exams and other requirements as set out for each subject or module, within the maximum timeframes specified.

Technician Level Programs

  • Certified Accounting Technician - 2 years
  • Registered Cost Accountant and Registered Business Administrator - 4 years
  • Graduate Management Accountant - 8 years

Professional Level Programs

  • Graduate Conversion Program - 2 years
  • Certified Management Accountant - 5 years
  • Certified Global Business Analyst - 3 years
  • MBA (including Graduate Conversion & CMA) - 10 years
  • MBA (post Graduate Conversion & CMA) - 3 years

Advanced Standing

The following Advance Standings have been approved by the ICMA Education Committee:

Technician Level Programs

  • Certified Accounting Technician (Stage 1)
    Competency based RPL given on a subject-by-subject basis (see subject outlines)
  • Registered Cost Accountant (Stage 2) (similar level to a Diploma in Accounting issued in Australia)
    Competency based RPL given on a subject-by-subject basis (see subject outlines)
  • Registered Business Accountant (Stage 3) (similar level to a Advanced Diploma in Accounting issued in Australia) Competency based RPL given on a subject-by-subject basis (see subject outlines)
  • Graduate Management Accountant (Stages 1-4)
    With an Advanced Diploma in Accounting – 75% of subjects exempted (Stages 1, 2 & 3)
    With a Recognised Professional Qualification in a Non-Accounting field – 75% of subjects exempted (Stages 1, 2 & 3)
    With a Degree in Non-Accounting Field - 75% subjects exempted (Stages 1-3)

Professional Level Programs

  • Graduate Management Accountant (GMA)
    With a Degree in Accounting from accredited university – Direct entry to GMA Membership. With a MBA – depending on the MBA 75%-100% may be exempted (see below)
  • Graduate Conversion Program 
    With a Degree in Non-Accounting Field - 75% subjects exempted (Stages 1-3 exempted)
    With a MBA from accredited university – Minimum of 2 subjects exempted (Financial Modelling and Financial Management) and a maximum of 4 depending on the MBA.
  • Certified Global Business Analyst (CGBA)
    No advanced standing given.
  • Certified Management Accountant
    No advanced standing given, unless ICMA accredited subjects are completed in recognized universities.
  • MBA
    With a CMA – minimum of 4 subjects exempted (maximum of 8) depending on university.