Obtaining a Public Practice Certificate

Find out more about the pre-requisites and apply online for a CPA Australia New Zealand public practice certificate.

Business planning

The New Zealand Government provides access to a complimentary business plan template and a SWOT tool. CPA Australia also provides guidance on completing a business plan and peer commentary on the importance of strategic planning.

The below resources will guide you as you set up your own practice. Be clear about what you want your firm to achieve and be aware of how an operating structure is affected by regulations.

CPA Australia resources

Financial Markets Authority (FMA)

Also in New Zealand