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.  

Closing date for applications is Monday 28 October.

Read about one of the past CPA Australia and ASF scholarship recipients.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarships

CPA Australia sponsors up to five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarships. The scholarships aim to help people to meet the educational requirements for CPA status, and demonstrate their commitment to learning to potential employers. The CPA designation is internationally recognised in over 125 countries, opening a world of opportunities for scholarship recipients. The scholarship entitles recipients to exemption from all CPA Program subject fees and a full three (3) years of ASA membership fees waived, at Associate level. Whilst studying the CPA Program, recipients will also have access to a range of online learning resources to support their study. CPA Australia has partnered with KnowledgEquity to deliver a suite of guided learning resources for select subjects, allowing recipients to be guided week by week through each subject module. This includes access to a range of resources to reinforce their learning, such as weekly recorded webinars, quizzes and video tutorials. Find out more.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship information and application form (PDF)

Māori scholarships

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 Saturday 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).

Closing date for applications is Saturday 31 August.

Not-for-profit scholarship New Zealand 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.