Achiever Program - Students

Applications for 2024 Achiever Program Winter cohort are now closed.

Facilitated by Chartered Accountants ANZ, the Achiever Program gives you the opportunity to gain invaluable paid* work experience and insight into the accounting industry with one of our participating employers.

When you apply for the program, you are essentially applying with multiple employers. We will match you with the one that best fits your skills and their requirements.

How do I know I am eligible?

  • You’re a student in their penultimate or final year and completing your tertiary studies (including university and polytechnic) in accounting.
  • Studying and residing either in Australia or New Zealand.
  • Are you an international student? If so, you will be required to upload your current visa and English language test. We will only be accepting the follow test and scores: above IELTS 6.5, CAE 176, TOEFL 79-93 or PTE 58.5.

CA ANZ celebrates a diverse environment and is proud to support candidates gaining work experience and becoming our future accounting leaders. All eligible applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or disability. We encourage our employers to support fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status where possible.

What will you gain?

  • Paid* work experience with one of our partner employers from 3 - 8 weeks between July & August 2024.
  • A professional network which could increase your chances of landing a job.
  • Real-life industry exposure that will help you grow your knowledge and determine your interest in different accounting service lines.
  • An opportunity to apply knowledge from your tertiary studies to the real world.

What steps are involved in applying?

  1. online form application submission
  2. completing cognitive assessment
  3. recorded video interviewing
  4. a one-on-one interview with potential employers

Please note, the program is exclusive to the Chartered Accountants ANZ student affiliate community. If you are not a student affiliate, you can sign up on the application form.

Chartered Accountants ANZ has once again partnered with Readygrad for the Achiever Program. Readygrad is an expert in the graduate employability space and specialises in intern management and graduate recruitment programs. They will manage the application, interview, and placement process on our behalf.

Please note, that the applications are submitted via a platform called VIEPLE, if you experience any technical difficulties while uploading your application form, please reach out to the Vieple support team on [email protected].

Key dates

Student applications

Monday 4 March to Sunday 24 March 2024.

Achiever Winter Timeline

Did you know that the Achiever Program can lead to more than an internship? In 2022, over 70% of students that undertook the program stayed on within the organisation and continued casual, part-time, or full-time work***.

“I am always grateful for CA ANZ's Achiever Program through which I had the best opportunity to gain experience and secure a permanent position at Deloitte Australia” 
Inzamamul Haque Eshan, Achiever Program Alumni

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*The salary for student placements is at the discretion of employers and does vary from firm to firm.

**Terms and conditions apply

***Data collected from 127 employers who participated in Summer 2021-22 and Winter 2022  Achiever Program responding to the question – Did you place any of your candidates in an ongoing position following the completion of their Achiever Placement 


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