Step 4: Advance to CPA status
Once you become an Associate member of CPA Australia via the membership pathway agreement, you must undertake and successfully complete the following subjects of the CPA Program:
• Strategic Management Accounting, as well as one of:
- Advanced Audit and Assurance or
- Contemporary Business Issues*
*You may only enrol in the Contemporary Business Issues subject if you have successfully completed recognised studies in Auditing at an undergraduate level or higher. Where you have not completed recognised studies in Auditing, you are required to complete Advanced Audit and Assurance as a compulsory subject within the CPA Program.
Upon successful completion of the two subjects, you will be advanced to CPA status. You will receive a CPA Australia certificate and will then be eligible to use the CPA designation.
†Full members of the Institute of Indonesian Chartered Accountants (IAI) who meet the eligibility criteria, and have the Pre-Qualification Era Qualification, may gain direct entry to full CPA membership with CPA Australia under the conditions of the current membership pathway agreement, which are valid until 7 November 2023. This pathway will cease on 8 November 2023 when IAI members who have gained membership by holding the Pre-Qualification Era-Qualification who apply from this date will become Associate members and be required to complete the relevant CPA Program units under the conditions of the membership pathway agreement.