Our program provides candidates with a deep understanding of the issues that organisations face every day
The CPA Program pathway
Integrating education and practical experience, our program uses current and internationally relevant content to provide an understanding of the issues that organisations face every day.
If you’ve studied an accounting-related degree, it's likely you can enter the CPA Program directly. In some cases, you may need to complete further studies.
Below are the elements that make up the CPA Program.
Ethics and Governance
Learn how to apply ethical principles and the key corporate governance concepts and mechanisms.
We'll teach you how to apply accounting standards, interpret financial reports, and understand their business impacts.
Strategic Management Accounting
Learn how management accounting provides the data critical to business decision making processes. This subject progresses to cover the role of the management accountant in business strategy.
Global Strategy and Leadership
In the capstone subject, you'll use strategic analysis to address complex business issues in a competitive and uncertain business environment.
If you have completed recognised studies in taxation and auditing, you can choose any two elective subjects.
If you haven't completed recognised studies in taxation, you'll need to select Australia Taxation or your local variant where available.
If you haven't completed recognised studies in audit, you'll need to select Advanced Audit and Assurance.
Understand and apply the fundamental principles of Australian tax law affecting individuals, business and investment entities. Local tax subjects are available for Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand.
Australia Taxation – Advanced
This subject builds on the fundamental principles of Australian tax law to determine the tax implications of complex business and investment arrangements. You'll explore specialist taxation topics, including tax theory and tax policy, the taxation of financial arrangements, tax consolidations and international transactions and cross-border tax issues.
Advanced Audit and Assurance
This subject will focus on both external and internal audit procedures. It will ensure you understand the audit process and can apply international standards to complex audits.
Financial Risk Management
This subject will help you to identify the financial risks facing businesses and understand the key mechanisms and frameworks used to address and manage these risks.
Contemporary Business Issues
Analyse and evaluate the role of the CPA in contemporary business and how the accounting profession continues to evolve.
This subject explores the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and navigate the complex world of digital finance.
With widespread adoption of IFRS, many multinational companies and accounting firms are asking specifically for U.S. CPAs to handle their U.S. accounting, audit and regulatory requirements. The demand for U.S. CPAs is on the rise and we want you to be part of this niche group.
The Preparatory Course for CPA Program® is divided into 2 levels–Foundation Exams and the CPA Program®. Both levels are offered by Kaplan Higher Education Academy in Full-Time and Part-Time modes, with the former open to both local and international students.