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Stand out in your accountancy career and become a CPA Australia

Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia is one of the world's largest professional accounting bodies, with a membership of over 155,000 finance, accounting and business professionals.

The CPA designation is recognised globally, with members in 118 countries.

CPA Australia website

Becoming a CPA

BCom (Accounting) students who intend to seek CPA Australia membership after graduation should structure their degree to meet the academic requirements for entry to the CPA Program.

For a detailed plan for structuring your Otago BCom (Accounting) degree to meet CPA Australia academic requirements, refer to the Planning your Accounting degree page:

Planning your Accounting degree

After graduation

The CPA Program combines professional education with 3 years' relevant practical experience. Depending on your previous studies, you can either commence the CPA Program right away or complete foundation units before starting the Program.

For more information, visit the CPA Australia website:

CPA Australia: Become a CPA

CPA Australia's Student Network

Students can join CPA Australia's Student Network to gain access to free content, courses and events that are designed to further develop their skills and understanding of the accounting and finance profession.

For more information, visit the CPA Australia website:

CPA Australia: Student Network

CPA Australia also awards an annual prize to a 300‑level Accounting student at the University of Otago.

CPA Australia Prize in Accounting


CPA Australia, New Zealand Office
Level 9, Aon Centre
29 Customs Street West
Auckland 1010
Tel +64 9 913 7450

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