The following are the entry requirements for enrolling in the various education programs of the ICMA.

  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA Program)
    Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Finance, or an MBA, from a recognised university (see FAQ) or Professional Qualification in Accounting. (NOTE: CMA membership requires the successful completion of the CMA Program (2 post-graduate level subjects) and 5 years business experience).
  • Graduate Management Accountant (GMA Conversion Program)
    Non- Accounting Degree from a recognised university (see FAQ) or Non-Accounting Professional Qualification (NOTE: AMA membership requires the successful completion of the GMA Conversion program (4-subjects of Stage Four of the GMA Program) and 3-5 years business experience; and GMA membership requires the successful completion of the GMA Conversion Program and less than 3 years business experience).
  • Graduate Management Accountant (GMA Program)
    Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Finance, or an MBA, from a recognised university (see FAQ) or Professional Qualification in Accounting or completion of the Graduate program. (NOTE: AMA membership requires the successful completion of the GMA education requirements and 3-5 years business experience; and GMA membership requires the successful completion of the GMA education requirements and less than 3 years business experience).
  • Registered Business Accountant (RBA Program)
    Degree (Bachelors) in any discipline other than Accounting from a recognised University, or an Advanced Diploma in Accounting from a recognised Technical College (TAFE) or 3 Stages of a Professional Qualification in Accounting or completion of Stages 1,2 & 3 of the ICMA’s Graduate program. (NOTE: RBA membership requires the successful completion of the RBA education requirements. There are no experience requirements).
  • Registered Cost Accountant (RCA Program)
    Diploma in Accounting from a recognised Technical College (TAFE) or 2 Stages of a Professional Qualification in Accounting or completion of Stages 1 & 2 of the ICMA’s Graduate program. (NOTE: RCA membership requires the successful completion of the RCA education requirements. There is are experience requirements).
  • Certified Accounting Technician (CAT Program)
    Certificate in Accounting from a recognised Technical College (TAFE) or Stage 1 of a Professional Qualification in Accounting or completion of Stage 1 of the ICMA’s Graduate program. (NOTE: CAT membership requires the successful completion of the CAT education requirements. There is are no experience requirements).
  • Management Accounting Affiliate
    Open Entry for those interested in the field of Management Accountancy. There are no education or experience requirements.