2021 Achiever Programme Terms and Conditions for Students

  1. DEFINITIONS
  2. The following definitions apply in these Terms and Conditions:

    (a) Application Review Process means any process which a Student Candidate is asked to complete for the purpose of reviewing and assessing his or her application to participate in the 2021 Achiever Programme, including without limitation the Screening Process and Video Interview

    (b) Chartered Accountants ANZ or CA ANZ means Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand ABN 50 084 642 571.

    (c) Eligible Student means a tertiary or a polytechnic student residing in Australia or New Zealand that is undertaking an undergraduate or post-graduate studies, in Accounting in either Australia or New Zealand and is in their penultimate year of study (graduating mid or end of year 2022) at the time the student makes an application to participate in the 2021 Achiever Programme.

    (d) Employer means a firm who has registered to participate as an employer in the 2021 Achiever Programme.

    (e) Personal Information has the same meaning in the Relevant Privacy Law.

    (f) Placement means the employment of a Student Participant by an Employer through the 2021 Achiever Programme.

    (g) Placement Offer means an offer of employment made to a Student Candidate by an Employer facilitated through the 2021 Achiever Programme.

    (h) Placement Period means the length of the Placement as determined by the Employer.

    (i) Privacy Act means

    a. in Australia, the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); and
    b. in New Zealand, the Privacy Act 1993 (NZ).

    (j) ReadyGrad means ReadyGrad Pty Ltd ABN 17 637 874 081, being the third party provider engaged by CA ANZ to conduct and manage certain aspects of the 2021 Achiever Programme.

    (k) Relevant Privacy Law means all laws that relate to data protection, privacy, the use of information relating to individuals, or the information rights of individuals and which apply to any Personal Information, including: the Privacy Act, the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) and the Do Not Call Register Act 2006 (Cth); and the analogous and applicable legislation in any other relevant jurisdictions.

    (l) Screening Process has the meaning given in clause 4.4.

    (m) Student Candidate means an Eligible Student who has made an application to participate in the 2012 Achiever Programme.

    (n) Student Participant means an Eligible Student who has accepted a Placement Offer.

    (o) Student Registration has the meaning given in clause 4.1.

    (p) TestGrid means TestGrid (Aust) Pty Ltd ABN 35 090 542 911 being the third party provider engaged by ReadyGrad to conduct the Screening Process .

    (q) Video Interview has the meaning given in clause 4.4.

    (r) Vieple meaning Vieple Pty Ltd ABN 13 158 314 713 being the third party provider engaged by ReadyGrad to host the applicant tracking system and conduct video interviews.

  3. KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  4. The key learning objectives for Student Participants in the 2021 Achiever Programme are set out below.

    Objective 1 - Student Participants to gain an understanding of basic accounting tasks in a professional environment.
    Objective 2 - Student Participants to further develop their interpersonal communication skills in a professional context.
    Objective 3 - Student Participants to understand the type of work undertaken by accounting professionals at a senior level.
    Objective 4 - Student Participants to gain some insight into the administrative aspects of running an accounting business.
    Objective 5 - Student Participants to gain an insight into the variety of work available within the accounting profession.

  5. KEY DATES
  6. Date* Activity
    27 May 2021** 27 May 2021** Employer registration for the 2021 Achiever Programme open.
    2 July 2021 Employer registration for the 2021 Achiever Programme close.
    5 July 2021 Student applications for 2021 Achiever Programme open.
    19 July 2021*** Student applications for 2021 Achiever Programme close.
    26 July – 15 August 2021*** Students complete the Screening Processes (psychometric testing and video interviews).
    4 - 22 October 2021 Student and Employer interviews take place.
    6 - 29 October 2021  Placement are offered to students.
    November 2021 – March 2022 Placements can commence.

    *These dates are indicative only and may be changed at CA ANZ's sole discretion.
    **CA ANZ reserves the right to reject the registration of any firm in the 2021 Achiever Programme at its sole discretion and is not required to provide its reasons for any such rejection.
    ***CA ANZ reserves the right to extend or close the application process early. As applications may close earlier, CA ANZ recommends that Eligible Students submit their applications and complete online assessments at the earliest time possible to be considered for a Placement.

  7. WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN FOR YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2021 ACHIEVER PROGRAMME
  8. 4.1 - If you are an Eligible Student, you can register to participate in the 2021 Achiever Programme via the registration links located at https://www.youunlimitedanz.com/get-connected/achiever-programme (Student Registration). You may only register to participate in the 2021 Achiever Programme once, as only one application will be considered by CA ANZ when evaluating for placements.

    4.2 - If you are an Eligible Student who is also an international student, you are required to provide CA ANZ evidence of your English Language proficiency through one of the following approved providers, with the test being undertaken within 3 years from the date of submission of your application to the 2021 Achiever Programme:

    • Accounting Professional Year Program (PYP)
    • IELTS
    • TOEFL iBT
    • CAE (for CAE we require the ID number and secret number to access the results online)
    • PTE Academic.
    • Completed English language pathway through university or tertiary institution

    You will only be considered for participation in the 2021 Achiever Programme, if you have received minimum scores for each of the components as stated below:

      LISTENING READING WRITING SPEAKING
    CAE* 185 185 185 185
    IELTS Academic 7 7 7 7
    TOEFL ibt 24 24 27 23
    PTE Academic 65 65 65 65
    Accounting PYP Original colour scanned copy of completion certificate and academic transcript

    4.3 - Preference will be given to Eligible Students who demonstrate a clear desire to pursue a career in accounting and are available to participate in a Placement during the period from November 2021 to March 2022.

    4.4 - Following receipt of your completed Student Registration, CA ANZ may, in its sole discretion, ask you to complete the following processes:
    (a) an online psychometric testing with TestGrid (Screening Process);
    (b) a video interview with Vieple (Video Interview); and
    (c) any other evaluative processes CA ANZ deems necessary for the purposes of assessing your suitability for Placements.

    4.5 - It is important that you understand that CA ANZ is under no obligation to progress you through any or all of the Application Review Processes.

    4.6 - In order to undertake the Application Review Processes, you may be asked to agree to:
    (a) TestGrid terms and conditions, available - https://testgrid.com/terms-and-conditions/; and
    (b) Vieple terms and conditions, available - https://vieple.com/terms-of-service.
    If you are unable or unwilling to complete any of the Application Review Processes and/or agree to any of ReadyGrad, TestGrip and Vieple’s terms and conditions, you may not be able to progress your application for the 2021 Achiever Programme.

    4.7 - CA ANZ may, in its sole discretion, shortlist you for final interviews with Employers based on the details included in your Student Registration, the results of the Application Review Processes. It is important that you understand that CA ANZ cannot guarantee that you will be short listed or receive final interviews with any Employer.

    4.8 - Following final interviews with Employers, Employers may, at their sole discretion make a Placement Offer to you in accordance with the key dates set out above. It is important that you understand that CA ANZ cannot guarantee that you will receive a Placement Offer.

  9. STUDENT AGREEMENTS TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND PRIVACY POLICY
  10. 5.1 - By completing a Student Registration you acknowledge and agree:
    a. that ReadyGrad will disclose, and CA ANZ will collect, the results of the Application Review Processes to CA ANZ and that such disclosure is a condition of your participation in the 2021 Achiever Programme;
    b. that Vieple will disclose, and CA ANZ and ReadyGrad will access, the Video Interviews and that such disclosure is a condition of your participation in the 2021 Achiever Programme;
    c. the TestGrid will disclose, and CA ANZ and ReadyGrad will collect, the results of the Screening Process and that such disclosure is a condition of your participation in the 2021 Achiever Programme; and
    d. to these terms and conditions as well as CA ANZ’s website Terms and Conditions.

    5.2 - By completing a Student Registration, you acknowledge and agree that CA ANZ will be collecting, using and disclosing your Personal Information in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the Collection Statement.

    5.3 - If you agree to become a Student Affiliate of CA ANZ, we may, based on your consent, send you carefully selected materials such as information about our products and services, including training opportunities and events that we think you might be interested in, have registered for, or have attended. Some of this information may be related to our third-party partners. We will also use your personal information to send you links to articles and tools specific to students or the accounting profession.

    Of course, you can simply opt-out of receiving this information from us at any time by selecting the unsubscribe function in the relevant messages from us.

  11. PLACEMENTS AND PLACEMENT OFFERS
  12. 6.1 - The terms of any Placement Offers made by an Employer to you are solely at the discretion of the Employer. Whether or not you accept a Placement Offer, is solely at your discretion.

    6.2 - Notwithstanding clause 6.1, CA ANZ has informed Employers that:
    a. Student Participants should be remunerated fairly and, as a minimum, in accordance with all applicable laws and relevant industrial instruments; and
    b. all Employers should comply with all legislative requirements with respect to the Placement and Student Participants (as amended), including, without limitation, all applicable industrial relations legislation (such as the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and the Employment Relations Act 2000 (NZ)) and applicable legislation relating to discrimination and work health and safety.

    Student Candidates are strongly encouraged to assess their Placement Offers in light of the requirements set out above.

    6.3 - In addition, CA ANZ has recommended that Employers adhere to the guidelines with respect to Placements and Placement Offers set out below. Again, CA ANZ encourages Student Candidates to assess their Placement Offers in light of the recommendations set out below.

    6.4 - If you receive a Placement Offer, you should notify both the Employer and CA ANZ in writing whether or not you accept the Placement Offer, within two weeks of receiving the Placement Offer.

    CA ANZ Recommendations to Employers with respect to Placements and Placement Offers

    6.5 - All Placement Offers to be made pursuant to the 2021 Achiever Programme should be made in writing (including via email) and should detail the terms of the Placement including:
    a. location of the Placement;
    b. start date, start time and contact name on arrival;
    c. Placement Period;
    d. expected working hours;
    e. remuneration;
    f. leave entitlements;
    g. confidentiality obligations;
    h. termination and notice requirements; and
    i. any dress code requirements.

    6.6 - CA ANZ has recommended that Employers provide Student Participants with an induction or orientation at the commencement of their Placement, which could include:
    a. an introduction to the firm and its people;
    b. an overview of the Employer's values;
    c. a briefing in respect of the Employer's policies and procedures (including any codes of conduct;
    d. training regarding IT issues; and
    e. workplace health and safety training.

    6.7 - CA ANZ has recommended that Employers assign each Student Participant with a supervising manager who will be responsible for assigning and supervising all work performed by the Student Participant throughout the Placement and providing feedback on the performance of such work to enable the Student Participant to maximise the learning opportunities provided through the Placement. When assigning work to Student Participants, Employers should bear in mind the Key Learning Objectives set out in clause 2 above.

  13. CONTACT DETAILS
  14. Rebecca Foss
    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
    33 Erskine Street
    Sydney NSW 2000

    E: [email protected]
    T: +61 2 9080 5872