A Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) is a finance, accounting and business professional with a specific qualification. The CPA designation is a mark of high professional competence. It indicates a soundness in depth, breadth and quality of accountancy knowledge. www.cpaaustralia.com.au

Who can do?

Applicant must meet all the below requirements:
• hold a degree or a postgraduate award recognized by CPA Australia
• have demonstrated competence in CPA Australia’s prescribed foundation level knowledge
• have successfully completed CPA Australia’s professional level examinations
• have successfully completed the practical experience requirement -comprising three years supervised, relevant work experience and covering technical accounting skills, broad business skills, leadership skills and personal effectiveness skills

Who should take?

• CEO/Chairman/
• Accountants/Auditors
• Bankers
• Portfolio Managers
• Trader
• Sales & Marketing Managers
• Full Time & Part Time Students

Course Outline

CPA Australia consists of two levels:
Level I: Foundation Level
Level II: Professional Level

Foundation Level Professional Level
• Foundations of Accounting
• IT and Business Processes
• Economics and Markets
• Fundamentals of Business Law
• Business Finance
• Financial Accounting and Reporting
• Management Accounting
• Accounting Concepts and Principles
Must complete four compulsory segments:
• Ethics and Governance
• Strategic Management Accounting
• Financial Reporting
• Global Strategy and Leadership 
Plus two electives must be chosen from the following:
• Advanced Taxation
• Malaysia Taxation
• Singapore Taxation
• Advanced Audit and Assurance
• Contemporary Business Issues 
• Financial Risk Management

Exam Format

• Offered by computer-based testing in locations worldwide
• 100 Multiple choice questions.
For more information about the structure of the exams please visit www.cpaaustralia.com.au

Exam Duration

Foundation Level exam formats and Scoring; Each foundation level exam will be
• offered by computer-based testing in locations worldwide
• multiple choice exam with 100 questions
• each question has four options with only one correct answer
• three (3) hours and fifteen (15) minutes in duration (no reading time)
• closed book
• Randomized delivery (ie each candidate will receive the questions in a different order)
• allocated a small pool of questions being tested for future exams

Exam Dates and Fees

For updated information please visit www.cpaaustralia.com.au

Exam Location

Assessments are taken at approved test centres or through the Pearson Vue network. Your exam location (including venue), date and time will be confirmed via the ‘Exam Notification Letter’ which will be mailed to you by the advertised date in each semester. For updated information please visit www.cpaaustralia.com.au