CPA Australia recently conducted a talk on its Passport Programme – a membership scheme for undergraduate accounting, business and finance students from local universities and colleges. A total of 100 students attended the talk, held at Help Institute in Kuala Lumpur.
“Membership (to CPA) has its benefits as students can participate in an international work experience programme, attend career planning seminars, access reference materials in the CPA library and online resources and have networking opportunities,” said Tam Kam Peng, manager of tertiary programmes and activities. CPA membership is free and registration can be done online at www.cpacareers.com.au
“CPA Australia is a recognised professional body and being a member, even just a passport member, provides me recognition and allows me to 'go places',” said Daniel Lee Yi Hoong, a final-year accounting student.
To obtain CPA status, graduates of accounting, business or finance degrees need to join CPA Australia as an associate member before completing the CPA programme. Upon completing the programme, associate members can advance to CPA status.
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