2018 Achiever Programme Terms and Conditions for Students

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

    (a) Assessment Centre means an assessment process operated by CA ANZ pursuant to which you may be asked to complete a set of varied exercises which are designed to simulate different aspects of the work environment. These exercises may run from 1/2 to 1 day.

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

    (c) Eligible Student means a tertiary student that is undertaking an undergraduate or post-graduate studies, in Business, Commerce or Accounting in either Australia or New Zealand at the time the student makes an application to participate in the 2018 Achiever Programme.

    (d) Employer means a firm who has registered to participate as an employer in the 2018 Achiever Programme.

    (e) GDPR means the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679)..

    (f) IYLEaD means the University of Wollongong's International Young Leaders Education and Development Program.

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

    (h) Placement means the employment of a Student Participant by an Employer through the 2018 Achiever Programme.

    (i) Placement Offer means an offer of employment made to a Student Candidate by an Employer facilitated through the 2018 Achiever Programme.

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

    (k) Privacy Act means

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

    (l) 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: (until 25 May 2018) the Data Protection Act 1998 (England & Wales) and (from 25 May 2018) the GDPR; the Privacy Act, the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) and the Do Not Call Register Act 2006 (Cth); and the analogous legislation in any other relevant jurisdictions.

    (m) Revelian means Revelian Pty Ltd ABN 58 089 022 202, being the third party provider engaged by CA ANZ to conduct the cognitive testing component of the Screening Process.

    (n) Screening Processes has the meaning given in clause 4.4.

    (o) Sonru means Sonru Limited company number 442260, being the third party provider which will host the Video Interviews.

    (p) Student Candidate means an Eligible Student who has made an application to participate in the 2018 Achiever Programme.

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

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

    (s) Video Interviews has the meaning given in clause 4.4.

  3. KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  4. The key learning objectives for Student Participants in the 2018 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
    05 June 2018** Employer registration in the 2017 Achiever Programme opens.
    29 June 2018 Employer registration in the 2017 Achiever Programme closes.
    30 July 2018 Applications for participation in the Achiever Programme by Eligible Students opens.
    09 August 2018*** Applications for participation in the Achiever Programme by Eligible Students closes.
    31 July 2017 - 19 August 2018 Screening Processes (psychometric testing) and Video Interviews.
    4 - 7 September 2018 Assessment Centres.
    17 - 28 September 2018 Student and Employer interviews take place.
    24 September - 3 October 2018 Placement Offers can be made.
    November 2018 - March 2019 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 2018 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 2017 ACHIEVER PROGRAMME
  8. 4.1 - If you are an Eligible Student, you can register to participate in the 2018 Achiever Programme via the registration links located at http://www.youunlimitedanz.com/get-connected/achiever-programme (Student Registration). You may only register to participate in the 2018 Achiever Programme once.

    4.2 - If you are an Eligible Student who is also an international student, you will only be considered for participation in the Achiever Programme, if you provide CA ANZ with evidence that you have received a minimum band score of 7 from a band score rating from 1 to 9, in the International Language Test System.

    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 2018 to March 2019.

    4.4 - Following receipt of your completed Student Registration, CA ANZ may, in its sole discretion, ask you to complete an online cognitive assessment with Revelian (Screening Processes) and participate in a video interview with Sonru (Video Interview) and any other screening processes CA ANZ deems necessary for the purposes of assessing your suitability for Placements. It is important that you understand that CA ANZ is under no obligation to progress you through any or all of these Screening Processes or the Video Interview.

    4.5 - In order to undertake the Screening Process, you may be asked to agree to Revelian’s terms and conditions, available http://www.revelian.com/legals/ and Sonru’s terms and conditions, available https://www.sonru.com/legal/terms_of_service/. If you are unable or unwilling to complete the Screening Process and/or agree to Revelian's and Sonru's terms and conditions, you may not be entitled to continue with the Achiever Programme.

    4.6 - CA ANZ may, in its sole discretion, and based on the results of the Screening Processes, invite you to participate in an Assessment Centre and telephone interview to be conducted by CA ANZ.

    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 Screening Processes and Assessment Centres. 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 you are also registering as a CA ANZ Student Affiliate;
    b. that Revelian will disclose, and CA ANZ will collect, the results of Screening Process to CA ANZ and that such disclosure is a condition of your participation in the Achiever Programme;
    c. that Sonru will disclose, and CA ANZ will access, the Video Interviews and that such disclosure is a condition of your participation in the 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 are invited to participate in the Screening Processes with Revelian, Revelian may also collect Personal Information from you and such Personal Information may be used in accordance with the Revelian Privacy Policy.

    5.4 - If you are invited to participate in the Video Interview with Sonru, Sonru may also collect Personal Information from you and such Personal Information may be used in accordance with the Sonru Privacy Policy.

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

    6.6 - All Placement Offers to be made pursuant to the 2017 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.

    6.7 - 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.

    6.8 - 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: careers.national@charteredaccountantsanz.com
    T: +61 2 8078 5456