1. PUBLIC PRACTICE PROGRAM
The new Public Practice Program is more streamlined and flexible and is designed to help members establish themselves in public practice. It provides the technical and ethical requirements specific to public practice as well as the business management skills needed for a successful practice.
From January 2020, the new program has two components:
- Public Practice Program eLearning – the new online learning format is streamlined and on-demand, providing greater flexibility. It focuses on the essential technical and ethical requirements to become a CPA Public Practitioner.
- Public Practice Program Workshop – the outbreak of COVID-19 has necessitated the cancellation of our face to face events in the immediate future, including the Public Practice Program workshops. However, we remain committed to supporting our members in public practice and have prepared two options to apply for a Public Practice Certificate (PPC):
Option 1: Complete a Public Practice Workshop by Webinar prior to applying for a PPC
CPA Australia has developed a five-part webinar series that covers the core elements of the Public Practice Program Workshop. Members wishing to obtain their PPC may choose to undertake this webinar series as an alternative to the Public Practice Program Workshop prior to applying for their PPC. Conditions apply. Find out more.
Option 2: Apply for a PPC prior to completing a Public Practice Workshop or Webinar Series
For a limited time, members who have fulfilled all the relevant prerequisites will be able to apply for their PPC prior to completing a Public Practice Workshop or Webinar series.
However, members must agree to complete a Public Practice Workshop or Webinar series by 30 June 2021, noting that failure to meet this requirement will result in the automatic cancellation of their PPC on 1 July 2021. Conditions apply. Find out more about the workshop or webinar.
The Public Practice Program eLearning or workshop alternative can be done in either order.
Prior to 2020, as part of the Public Practice Program members may have completed:
- Practice Management instead of Public Practice Program eLearning
- Public Practice Intensive instead of Public Practice Workshop