Become a CPA

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Why become a CPA?

With the CPA Program, you can feel confident and equipped to tackle any accounting, finance or business challenges faced in today’s global marketplace. Recognised internationally, the program has a strong focus on the practical application of knowledge within a real-world setting. This produces CPAs with:

• commercial awareness
• emotional intelligence
• communication and collaboration skills
• a technically skilled and solution-driven approach to problem solving
• awareness of the social impacts of accounting.

The CPA Program provides you with more than just a technical accounting focus, going beyond the numbers to teach the skills you need to reach the next level in leadership, strategy and business.

We'll support you the entire way

We understand that everyone has their own approach to study and can be juggling different commitments. As a CPA Program candidate, you have access to an extensive range of resources to help you master your studies and connect with CPA Australia and your peers.

Our support is designed to ensure all our candidates have the greatest possible chance of successfully completing the CPA Program. Whether you prefer flexibility or structure, consistency or cramming, we have support to suit you.



Allow you to study the CPA Program how, when and where you want



Online learning platforms, supplementary materials, information and resources to assist your professional development

Social networks


Join our dedicated private groups on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to connect with peers, share your study experiences and receive support from CPA Australia

Professional resouces


Connect with our CPA Australia team at your local office or seek guidance and support from members in your area

After Completing the CPA Program

We’re committed to enhancing your career, even after you’ve finished your study


Professional Development

Lifelong learning is important, which is why continuing professional development is a requirement of ongoing membership. We know how fast industries can change, so we’ll provide you with short courses, online learning and other development activities to ensure you stay relevant and up-to-date


Industry News

Receive direct access to our industry-leading publication INTHEBLACK, alongside regular discussions on the CPA Australia Podcast


Member Benefits Program

Special offers on products and services, exclusively for CPA Australia members


Networking Opportunities

Connect with members from your community and across the world with access to exclusive events and private networking platforms, including discussion groups on CPA Member Connect and official member groups on social media


My Career Navigator*

Discover the skills employers are looking for and map out your next career move. This online tool is exclusive for members and uses real-time labour market data to shape your career pathway.

*Currently available in Australia only


CPA Library

Access a variety of member resources, including full text journals, newspapers and ebooks, as well as CPA Australia publications

Scholarships and subsidies

Scholarships and subsidies are available to help eligible members through the CPA Program.

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Member stories

Find out more about the value our members have gained from studying the CPA Program and how the designation has future-proofed their careers.