How to apply
To start the CPA Program, you’ll need to be a member of CPA Australia
Attend an information session to discover how becoming a CPA can advance your career
Study your way
You can study the CPA Program via distance learning, and via full-time or postgraduate options in some regions
Our foundation exams allow you to demonstrate the competencies required to begin the CPA Program
- Personal and career development
Membership pathways and arrangements
We've collaborated with accounting bodies around the world to provide pathways to CPA membership
The CPA Program pathway
Integrating education and practical experience, our program uses current and internationally relevant content to provide an understanding of the issues that organisations face every day.
If you’ve studied an accounting-related degree, it's likely you can enter the CPA Program directly. In some cases, you may need to complete further studies.
Below are the elements that make up the CPA Program.
Pathway to CPA status
Preparing for the CPA Program
Many CPA Program candidates follow a traditional entry pathway by completing an accredited degree, but we also welcome applicants with diverse educational backgrounds.
Foundation exams provide the background required to begin the CPA Program. They are flexible and self-paced – you can enrol any time and choose where and when you’ll sit your exam.
Read more information on Foundation exams
New Public Practice Program launched
The program has been developed with insights from CPA Australia public practitioners.
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How we got here - a timeline of milestones in our history from 1886 to present day
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CPA Australia's founding membership and their vision
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