CA Diary resources

About the CA Diary

As well as passing the Institute's exams, students are required to undertake a period Recognised Experience for Qualification (REQ). The REQ period is determined by your educational background. For example, the REQ period for students with a Undergraduate degree is 3.5 years. 

During the REQ period you will learn to apply the functional/technical knowledge to real-life situations; your broad-business skills will be developed and you will adopt the values that befits a prospective member of the profession. You are required to (regularly) record all relevant work experience on the CA Diary. This experience must be approved - at least twice a year - by an approved mentor. 

How to access the CA Diary dashboard

In order to access the CA Diary dashboard, you need to be please logged into the website.  Once you are logged in go to Current students > Student centre. Should you have any login difficulties, you can use the forgot user ID or password facility on the login page.

User ID 

Students: your user name will be your allocated student number. 

Mentors:  if you were a mentor in the old CA Diary system, you will have to use your old user ID to log into the website. This is activity is normally carried out on a profile which is separate to member profiles.


In the sections that follow below, you will find resources to assist you with your understanding of the professional development requirements and how the CA Diary interface works. These resources are divided into two categories:

 >     Downloadable PDF Guides
 >     Online tutorials

Please ensure that you have reviewed, in detail, these resources before commencing any activity on the CA Diary.

Online tutorials 

A series of short, on-line tutorials on CA Diary functionality are available for trainees and mentors. These tutorials supplement, rather than replace, the PDF documents that are available on this page; Please therefore ensure that you have read all guidance, relevant to you, before commencing any CA Diary activity/updates.

Accessing the tutorials

To access the online tutorials, click the button below. This will open up a new page entitled 'Student Services 1819'. On the top left, you will see an option to access the CA Diary tutorials.

Have a query? 

For general queries regarding the CA Diary, please contact

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