Subjects required to complete the CPA Program
The CPA Program requires the successful completion of six subjects: four compulsory and two electives. Each subject is delivered over a single semester (half a year) with an exam at the end.
How to enrol in CPA Program subjects
You’ll need to be an Associate member of CPA Australia to enrol in the CPA Program. If you are not yet a member, complete an online membership application to see if you are eligible to become an Associate member and begin the CPA Program. IIf you are not already a member, complete an online application to see if you are eligible to become an Associate member.
A four-step approach to study
Step one is to learn the material of each module.
Your study guide will be available in My Online Learning before the commencement of the semester.
If you are receiving a printed study guide, you can track the delivery on My CPA Program.
Step two is to practice.
Work through the module quizzes and mid-semester practice test available in Guided Learning.
Step three is to review and consolidate.
Watch the weekly webinar in Guided Learning that will summarise what you've learnt.
You can also refer to the Ask the Expert forums to clarify any content that may be unclear to you.
We recommend you repeat this sequence for each module before moving to the next.
After learning, practicing and reviewing, it's time to complete.
Watch the exam preparation webinar and attempt the end of semester practice exams in Guided Learning to test your knowledge of the entire subject.
Helpful resources while studying the CPA Program
In-semester support and learning resources
Access a range of resources and support to help you master your studies and manage your time
We’ve partnered with KnowledgEquity to deliver a suite of guided learning resources to CPA Program candidates
We've partnered with approved providers to deliver face-to-face tuition for candidates who thrive on direct teacher contact
Exams and assessments
The experience requirement for the CPA Program
One of the main requirements of the CPA Program is your working experience. You can gain this experience before, during or after your studies.