CPA PROGRAM

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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Discover more about the CPA Program from the experience of your fellow candidates. Hear about your learning resources and CPA Program exams, and tips to help you stay motivated and on-track with your study:

Elena Ferguson

NSW, Australia


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VIC, Australia


Ivan Wells

New Zealand


Zhou Jingbo

China


Sylvia Lum

Singapore


Hui Qing Leyu

Malaysia


THE CPA PROGRAM

Integrating education and experience, our program uses contemporary and internationally relevant material to provide you with an understanding of dynamic issues facing organisations today. If you have studied an accounting-related degree, you will likely go straight into the CPA Program. In some cases, you may need to complete further studies. The diagram below outlines program elements:

YOUR APPLICATION

CPA PROGRAM

Includes four compulsory subjects, two electives and an experience component that will give you the skills to stand out in the real world.

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Learn the application of ethical principles, together with a strong knowledge of key corporate governance principles and mechanisms. Learn more

Apply accounting standards, interpret financial reports, and understand the business impacts of financial reports. Learn more

Learn how management accounting provides the information critical to the business decision making process. This subject then takes it all one step further and introduces the role of the management accountant in business strategy. Learn more

In the capstone subject, you will use strategic analysis to address complex business issues in a competitive and uncertain business environment. Learn more

If you have completed recognised studies in taxation and auditing, you can choose any two electives. If you have not completed recognised studies in taxation, you must select Australia Taxation or your local tax variant where available. If you have not completed recognised studies in audit, you must select Advanced Audit and Assurance.

AUSTRALIA TAXATION

Understand and apply fundamental principles of Australian taxation law affecting individuals and business and investment entities. Local taxation units are available for Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand. Learn more

AUSTRALIA TAXATION – ADVANCED

Build on fundamental principles of Australian tax law to determine the tax implications of complex business and investment arrangements. Explore specialist taxation topics, including tax theory and tax policy, the taxation of financial arrangements, tax consolidations and international transactions and cross-border tax issues. Learn more

ADVANCED AUDIT AND ASSURANCE

Focus on both external and internal audit procedures. This subject will ensure you understand the audit process and are able to apply international standards to complex audits. Learn more

FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

Recognise the financial risks faced by businesses and understand the key mechanisms and frameworks used to address and manage risk. Learn more

CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS ISSUES

Analyse and evaluate the role of the CPA in contemporary business and how the accounting profession continues to evolve. Learn more

If you have completed recognised studies in taxation and auditing, you can choose any two electives. If you have not completed recognised studies in taxation, you must select Australia Taxation or your local tax variant where available. If you have not completed recognised studies in audit, you must select Advanced Audit and Assurance.

AUSTRALIA TAXATION

Understand and apply fundamental principles of Australian taxation law affecting individuals and business and investment entities. Local taxation units are available for Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand. Learn more

AUSTRALIA TAXATION – ADVANCED

Build on fundamental principles of Australian tax law to determine the tax implications of complex business and investment arrangements. Explore specialist taxation topics, including tax theory and tax policy, the taxation of financial arrangements, tax consolidations and international transactions and cross-border tax issues. Learn more

ADVANCED AUDIT AND ASSURANCE

Focus on both external and internal audit procedures. This subject will ensure you understand the audit process and are able to apply international standards to complex audits. Learn more

FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

Recognise the financial risks faced by businesses and understand the key mechanisms and frameworks used to address and manage risk. Learn more

CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS ISSUES

Analyse and evaluate the role of the CPA in contemporary business and how the accounting profession continues to evolve. Learn more

YOUR DEGREE

A degree level qualification recognised by CPA Australia.

YOUR EXPERIENCE

36 months of relevant experience where you will gain skills in four skill areas:

  • Technical
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Business
  • Leadership

You can complete these before, concurrently, or after your CPA Program subjects. Learn more

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