Supporting the New Colombo Plan

CPA Australia has been a consistent supporter of the New Colombo Plan (NCP) from its planning phase through to its inception.

The NCP is a partnership between government, universities and the private-sector to provide a new generation of Australians with direct experience living, studying and undertaking work placements in the Indo-Pacific.

Rob Thomason, our Executive General Manager – Education, was recently appointed by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs as a Business Ambassador for the NCP.

The Australian Government is encouraging businesses to consider participating in the NCP by offering internships and mentorships in the Indo-Pacific region to Australian undergraduates. Businesses can offer professional experience in a great range of fields, including accounting, law, communications, design, human resources, and marketing, as well as in humanitarian, medical, engineering and technical roles.

CPA Australia is actively encouraging more accounting students to apply for NCP Scholarships.

We are confident that NCP graduates will help you build a team capable of operating in the Indo-Pacific and that this will assist your organisation to:

  • identify and enter new markets
  • better manage culturally diverse teams
  • achieve outcomes in foreign business environments

By offering internships to NCP scholarship holders, your organisation will benefit by:

  • harnessing the skills of talented young Australians
  • accessing undergraduates who may be valuable future employees, volunteers and supporters
  • building awareness of your organisation’s objectives and challenges
  • joining the future of Australia’s engagement with our neighbours in the Indo-Pacific

Organisations can register interest on the NCP Internship and Mentorship website or by emailing [email protected].

High quality accounting education is an important input into successful businesses and communities. We take an active interest in education policy issues and engaging with academia, as well as enhancing the capacity and capability of the profession.

Leadership and advocacy – our policy positions

We support accounting education through our advocacy work, ensuring the voice of the profession is heard at the highest levels by maintaining effective relationships with governments and bureaucracies in all markets. We also regularly champion policy positions on matters of concern to members, academics and the accounting profession, always taking into account the public interest.

Research and Initiatives

We support bold and innovative research of relevance to members and the wider profession, including in areas of Business management, Environmental, social and governance, Ethics, Public sector, Reporting and Taxation.

Professional resources

We invest in resources, practical tools and templates to support members, the wider accounting profession and the communities in which accounting professionals serve.

Have your say

CPA Australia aims to have an effective voice of influence in priority education policy debates. We are interested in academics’ experiences and perspectives.

For further information email [email protected]