Soaring high in the industry

  • Education
  • Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019

Farah Hanis is a full time option CPA Program graduate who previously studied at University of Queensland, Australia. 

CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest accounting bodies, with a global membership of more than 164,000 members working in 150 countries.

The CPA designation denotes a person as a professional in the finance, accounting and business fields. It is a mark of high professional competence as would-be members have to showcase a soundness in the depth, breadth and quality of their accounting knowledge to obtain such a designation.

Highly regarded by employers and members, CPA Australia provides members with an internationally recognised designation and professional development to further their technical and leadership knowledge with a blend of programmes and events. To become a CPA Australia member, you must complete:

• A degree or postgraduate award recognised by CPA Australia

• The CPA Program and fulfil 36 months of relevant experience

At its core, CPA Australia provides its members with education, training, technical support and advocacy, and collaborates with local and international bodies to represent the views and concerns of the profession to governmental bodies, regulators, industries, academia and the general public.

Catering to different needs

With CPA Australia’s flexible study options, you can choose to complete the CPA Program through distance learning, full-time study or through a combined postgraduate degree. Distance learning provides you with the ability to:

• Learn online with interactive study tools

• Study from anywhere in the world

• Pursue self-directed study

• Complete the programme at your own pace

• Complement studies with online or face-to-face tuition

CPA Australia has set up an exclusive full-time study option that is available only in Malaysia and Singapore. This option lets you complete the CPA Program in just 12 months, resulting in a career on the fast track to success.

Ho is another full-time option CPA Program graduate.

Ho Mei Shuen, who completed the CPA Program through full-time study, believes the study option allowed her to focus her efforts fully on studying and completing the programme in a shorter period.

Besides that, she says the time spent face-to-face with lecturers helped her excel in her studies. “The lecturers helped me understand the syllabus better with study guides, useful tips and advice to pass my exams with flying colours. They gave proper guidance on which parts to focus on and supplied extra notes that were easier to understand and helpful for the exam.”

Farah Hanis, another full-time option CPA Program graduate, first found out about CPA Australia while studying at University of Queensland. As it is a professional qualification recognised in many countries by one of the world’s largest accounting bodies, deciding to enrol in the CPA Program was easy, she says.

Farah Hanis shares, “The papers have helped me a lot in my career as they exposed me to the real-world accounting industry and were useful in increasing my skill and expertise level.”

Beyond education

The benefits of the CPA Program do not end at learning. Through the CPA Australia network, students and graduates can be the first to hear about graduate and internship opportunities, career events and campus activities, and have the chance to obtain career advice from senior members.

In addition, the CPA Australia Ambassador Program provides access to a network of more than 164,000 members and over 400 recognised employer partners worldwide, as well as exclusive career guidance and training.

Register by July 23 for this year’s Semester 2 intake. Applicants who register by July 10 are eligible for early bird subject fees. Registrations for next year’s Semester 1 is from this October to the end of next January. Early enrolment will allow you access to study materials (subject to availability) so you can review the course content in advance.

For more information, call 03-2267 3388 or email

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