public practice

Tools, templates and resources to help you in your profession


Find out how becoming a public practitioner can enable you to take control of your career and become a successful business owner.
Important information for members in public practice about CPA Australia’s Professional Standards Schemes, including a Limited Liability Scheme Guidance Note.
The Public Practice Program is a prerequisite to apply for a Public Practice Certificate. It consists of the Practice Management distance learning subject and an intensive workshop.
What is a public accounting service? Find out what Public Accounting Services require you to hold a Public Practice Certificate.

public practice certificate

Start your online application now to obtain your CPA Australia Public Practice Certificate.


Explore your pathways to attain your Public Practice Certificate and obtain guidance on Australian structures, licensing and registration requirements.
Explore your pathways to attain your Public Practice Certificate and obtain guidance on New Zealand structures, licensing and registration requirements.


The Quality Review Program partners with public practitioners to deliver consistently high standards through education, training and support.
Discover all the resources you need to manage your practice and to add value to your SME client relationships.


PUBLIC PRACTICE COncierge

New complimentary service that works with you to identify areas of improvement, create achievable goals and develop a sustainable practice. For more information, contact ppconcierge@cpaaustralia.com.au

Guidance to help you know the right direction to take, or solution to implement, to ensure your practice is sustainable. This will become your blueprint for the future.

APESB STANDARDS

Dealing with Client Monies

Requires members in public practice to adhere to its mandatory requirements when they deal with client monies or act as an auditor of client monies.

Quality Control for Firms

Sets the standards for members in public practice to establish and maintain a system of quality control in their firms.

Risk Management for Firms

Requires members in public practice to have established a risk management framework.

Contact us

If you have public practice related enquiry or would like to offer feedback, please contact us publicpractice@cpaaustralia.com.au