The new Public Practice Program workshop is more practical and outcome oriented and has been designed to help set your business up for success. The program will run over two days and will take members through the new Public Practice Framework and enable them to develop a Future Focus Plan. You will have the opportunity to learn from experienced public practitioners and develop a network of contacts as you embark on this next step in your career journey.

Members who attend the entire workshop, may claim up to 16 CPD hours.

Workshops are conducted across Australia and in New Zealand at various times throughout the year.

Members should only register to attend a workshop if they are a CPA or FCPA.

From 2020 we will be offering both non-residential workshops across Australia and residential workshops in Sydney and Melbourne. A residential workshop includes one night’s accommodation with a formal networking dinner on the evening of the first day. This will give members more opportunity to get to know their workshop participants and develop their network of contacts.

Public Practice Program workshop

The new Public Practice Program workshop will be more tailored, practical and outcome oriented and has been designed to help set your business up for success. The workshop will offer both facilitator led and self-paced learning to provide you with the optimal learning experience.

The workshop has four main objectives:

  • to introduce members to the Public Practice Framework (PPF)
  • to understand and articulate the fundamentals of the four “Enablers” of the PPF
  • to apply strategies to address the six “Drivers” of the PPF
  • to develop a Future Focus Plan that will support the development of a successful business.

The workshop is a two-day workshop that helps achieve CPA Australia’s overall aim of assisting you in attaining the skills, knowledge and professional approach required for public practice.

The workshop is comprehensive and requires considerable input from you. It is recognised that you have already undertaken a major study program and many examinations to attain your professional qualifications. Accordingly, the course is structured to allow you to gain the knowledge that you believe is most important.

While the workshop is organised into set areas of discussion, the main aim is to allow you exposure to members already in practice. Presenters have been asked to encourage discussion during their sessions, allowing you the opportunity to learn from their experience.


To be eligible to register for a workshop, you must be a CPA or FCPA.

Registration closes 10 working days prior to a workshop commencement date.

Upon registering, you will be issued with a Confirmation Letter and event overview. Check this information. If there are any discrepancies or you have not received confirmation of registration by 10 working days prior to a workshop commencement date, call CPA Australia on 1300 737 373. No refunds or date transfers will be processed after this date.


Two-day workshop
The workshop runs over two consecutive days, from 8.30am to 5.00pm. Workshops fill quickly and additional sessions will be scheduled. If one isn’t currently available in the location of your preference, contact Member Services for more information.

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Two-day workshop – Overnight Package
Based on member feedback, our residential workshops including overnight package are back this year. We are hosting two residential workshops, one in Melbourne and one in Sydney. The residential overnight package has the added value of an offsite experience, providing you valuable time to network and engage with your peers and facilitators. It includes:

  • a networking dinner
  • overnight accommodation including breakfast.
Past participants have declared the ongoing networks they built during the residential workshop to be invaluable to their business and providing peer support.

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New Zealand

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To successfully complete the workshop you must attend all sessions, including the networking component. Failure to attend may result in compulsory attendance at a future Public Practice Program workshop for any sessions missed. The workshop is for registered attendees only, and family members are unable to be accommodated at the facilities.

Arrival and departure times

You should arrive at the course venue no later than 8.00am on day one. Registration commences at 8.15am and the first session begins promptly at 8.30am. The workshop concludes at approximately 5.00pm on the second day.