PROVIDE RELEVANT LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CONTENT, RESOURCES AND TOOLS

To support this goal, there are four initiatives. Explore CPA Australia's progress on each of these below.  

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4.1 IMPROVE CPD OFFERING
Complimentary CPD

Members have told us they want access to more affordable CPD. In April we introduced 28.5 hours of complimentary CPD for members on top of existing complimentary CPD options. All complimentary CPD options have been collated on a dedicated page, which includes a variety of learning experiences that enables members to fulfil all CPD requirements.

CPD pricing

For 2019, we are introducing a new streamlined pricing structure for CPD products. This will see reductions in price for members across a wide range of learning resources. More details will be announced shortly.

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4.2 ENHANCE TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR PUBLIC PRACTITIONERS
Compliance 

A digital tool to assist public practitioners prepare a compliance manual (risk management framework (RMF)) for their business was launched 29 March 2019. The tool guides CPAs working in public practice through the process to ensure compliance with APES 325 Risk Management for Firms.




Quality Review Program

A digital solution for the quality review program, Phase 1 launched 18 March 2019.

Public practitioners selected for review in second half of 2019 can complete their Member Profile Statement online, replacing paper process, saving time and reducing costs.

Phase 2, which incorporates additional functionality will be introduced for first round of reviews in 2020.

Regulatory burden white paper

Consult with members on the increasing impact of regulatory requirements with a view to producing a white paper to present to government and the profession.

CPA Australia sent a Green Paper and survey to members in April seeking feedback.

Professional Standards Scheme application

December 2018 – CPA Australia lodged an application with the Professional Standards Councils for a new Professional Standards Scheme (PSS) to replace the current scheme that is due to expire in December 2019.

The PSS promotes, upholds and improves professional and ethical standards, protects public interest and limits the occupational liability for participating members.

The Scheme was approved for public notification on 12 April – and is open for public comment until 15 May 2019. Further details available on Professional Standards Schemes web page.

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4.3 STRUCTURED MENTORING PROGRAM
Pilot program

A pilot CPA Australia mentoring program has been developed, consisting of two programs: one for members in early-career and one for members in mid-career stage. The program launched in March 2019 with 60 pairs of mentor/mentees and will be supported by an online platform, with a blend of face-to-face opportunities in selected locations. Learnings from the pilot will inform a wider roll-out of the program.

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4.4 CREATE RELEVANT SERVICES AT EACH STAGE OF MEMBERSHIP
Work on this initiative will follow on from the findings of the member journey mapping project – refer to Goal 3.1.

Sectors

  • Economy, regulation and business

  • Finance fundamentals

    Enhance your core accounting and finance skills in the areas of tax, audit and assurance, compliance, financial planning, analysis and reporting.

  • Operational transformation

    Find out how to transform your business using improved processes and management skills, the latest technologies and shared services.

  • Personal development

    Refine your skills and become a highly productive, effective and well-rounded individual.

  • Sector in focus

    Hear the latest trends and opportunities specific to your sector, including corporate, SME, not for profit and public sector.

  • Strategy and leadership

    Become an outstanding finance leader by enhancing the power of innovation, successfully managing change and driving a high-performance culture.

  • Trends and business impacts

    Understand shifts in the domestic and global economy, the regulatory environment, the latest fraudulent activities, and consumer and competitive markets to build risk mitigation strategies.