As one of the oldest professional accounting associations in the world, our extensive archival collection - the Jill Bright Archives - provides invaluable insights into the development of the profession and the business community it serves.
To preserve and manage this collection we, in association with the University of Melbourne and the National Archives of Australia, have secured an Australian Research Council Linkage Project grant, developing a framework for managing the archive and enabling access through the use of digital technologies.
The archives represent the corporate memory of CPA Australia and its previous incarnations. These archives are a unique collection of records extending back over 130 years, to the handwritten minutes of the first meeting held in 1886. Other material in the collection includes:
- pictures of members and events
- marketing collateral
- the history of the brand
- the evolution of the CPA Program
Some of the material shows signs of deterioration, with the damage attributable to several factors, including handling, storage and the age of the items. The collection is stored on-site at our Melbourne office and is accessible by appointment. Achievements so far include:
- completing detailed inventories (including the assignment of a unique identifier for each individual item)
- developing the decision (weighting) matrix to determine the priority list for digitisation.
Guide to CPA Library
The CPA Australia library has a large range of online and physical resources for our members to borrow. Here’s how to use it
Exams and assessment
CPA Program exams are designed to assess your knowledge and understanding
New Public Practice Program launched
The program has been developed with insights from CPA Australia public practitioners.
International accreditation guidelines
The primary purpose of accrediting higher education accounting programs is to assure the quality of educational programs and their providers, and promote improvements in accounting education.
Members must comply with the following CPA Australia Library regulations
My Library items
Easily manage your library items online. View and renew current loans, request new items or view your previous loan history