CPA Australia provides scholarships and subsidies to assist members in need to undertake the CPA Program. Members completing CPA Program subjects for continuing professional development (CPD) purposes and non-members are not eligible.
CPA Australia and Australian Scholarship Foundation scholarship application
CPA Australia and the Australian Scholarship Foundation (ASF) offer up to five scholarships annually. The purpose of the scholarship is to enable managers and financial officers of registered charitable organisations to enhance their knowledge and skills to further contribute to the management and accountability of charitable not-for-profit organisations. The scholarship entitles recipients to exemption from all CPA Program subject fees.
The scholarship application is available through the Australian Scholarships Foundation website.
Applications for the 2018 CPA Program Scholarship are now closed. Please check back here in September for the next round.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarships
CPA Australia sponsors up to five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) scholarships. The scholarships aim to help ATSI people to meet the educational requirements for CPA status. The scholarship entitles recipients to exemption from all CPA Program subject fees and their first year of CPA Australia membership free, at Associate level. Full ongoing tuition will be offered to two scholarship holders per year. Tuition will be provided by PDL Academy in the form of weekly classes.
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 October.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship information and application form (PDF)
CPA Australia is offering up to two scholarships annually for students of Māori descent. The scholarships will be awarded each October to the best-qualified applications based on tertiary academic results and will assist recipients to meet education requirements needed to attain CPA status. Scholarship recipients will be exempt from all CPA Program subject fees and first year membership fees as an Associate (ASA).
Closing date for applications is Friday 31 August.
Māori scholarship information and application form (PDF)
Not-for-profit scholarship New Zealand
CPA Australia offers up to two scholarships annually for professionals working in the not-for-profit sector in New Zealand. The scholarship will assist recipients to meet the educational requirements needed to attain CPA status. Scholarship recipients will be exempt from all CPA Program subject fees and from the first year’s membership fees as an Associate (ASA).
The closing date for applications is Friday 31 August.
Not-for-profit scholarship New Zealand scholarship information and application form (PDF)
Oceania Regional Scheme
The Oceania Regional Scheme was established to facilitate nationals of select Oceania countries to undertake the CPA Program. It eases the financial burden for eligible individuals by offering subsidised assessment, exam, enrolment and membership fees.
Find out more about the Oceania Regional Scheme.