Certified Practicing Accountant – CPA Australia

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Apex Training Institute provides tuition support to students undertaking the CPA Australia Program, to assist in their comprehension of the CPA Program subject matter and with their exam preparation.

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Apex Institute Advantage

One of the world’s largest accounting bodies with a global membership of over 160,000 finance, accounting and business professionals, our core services include education, continuing professional development, technical support and advocacy for the profession. The CPA Australia designation is recognised globally, with members in 118 countries.

Classroom environment

We offer best classroom environment so that you pass CPA Australia in first attempt.

Structured Classes

Our classes are strategically organized as per the requirements of CPA Australia.

Intensive tuition & exam preparation

We offer intensive tuition and exam preparation for CPA Australia.

Mock Exam

Regular mock exams are must to pass CPA Australia exams.

Support from a dedicated tutor

Our tutors are dedicated and available full time to give student support.

Full syllabus Coverage

We cover full syllabus coverage as per CPA Australia guidelines.

Why Become CPA Australia

Internationally recognised, the CPA Program ensures you will be well equipped to tackle any of the challenging accounting, finance or business situations faced in today’s global marketplace.

Providing you with more than a technical accounting focus, the CPA Program goes beyond the numbers, teaching the skills to help you reach the next level in leadership, strategy and business.

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CPA AUSTRALIA PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

 

To complete the CPA Program and become a CPA, you’ll need to satisfy three requirements:

  1. Successfully complete the CPA Program education component
  2. Satisfy Your Experience requirement
  3. Hold a recognised degree

CPA AUSTRALIA EXAM SCORE

 

From 1 September 2017 Foundation exams will use the same scaled score range as the CPA Program. This means standardising the scaled score range to 100 – 900, with a pass mark of 540 across all subjects. This change will make it easier for you to interpret your exam results.

YOUR DEGREE

To become a fully qualified CPA you must have completed a degree level qualification from a recognised education provider

YOUR EXPERIENCE

To become a CPA you need 36 months of relevant experience. You can complete Your Experience before, after, or concurrently with your CPA Program subjects, however we recommend doing it concurrently. You will gain skills in four skill areas:

• Technical
• Personal effectiveness
• Business
• Leadership

CPA AUSTRALIA STUDY SCHEME

CPA AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION

The foundation exams cover the knowledge required to become an Associate member of CPA Australia. They can be taken in any order, at your choice of exam location and time.

Quantitative methods, microeconomics and macroeconomics.

• What is accounting?
• Who uses accounting information?
• An introduction to recording data and producing financial statements

• General legal knowledge relating to the business environment
• Basic knowledge of the law of contracts
• Business responsibilities and risks, with particular regards to the law relating to corporate entities

• Business finance and treasury function (in terms of fundamental capital, investment, funding and risk decision)
• Analysis and management of an entity’s financial position
• Developments in the international financial treasury scene

• The form and function of financial statements
• How financial transactions are recorded, both for individual business and company groups
• The theoretical concepts and contemporary issues underlying accounting practice

The nature, functions, structure and operations of management, with regards to management accounting.

CPA PROGRAM

Includes four compulsory subjects, two electives and an experience component that will give you the skills to stand out in the real world.

We recommend you complete this subject first. Learn the application of ethical principles, together with a strong knowledge of key corporate governance principles and mechanisms.

Apply accounting standards, interpret financial reports, and understand the business impacts of financial reports.

Learn how management accounting provides the information critical to the business decision making process. This subject then takes it all one step further and introduces the role of the management accountant in business strategy.

In the capstone subject, you will 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 electives. If you have not completed recognised studies in taxation and/or auditing, you must select Advanced Taxation and/or Advanced Audit and Assurance.

FINANCIAL PLANNING FUNDAMENTALS

Understand the legal and ethical obligations of a licensed financial adviser and offer financial advice that meet a client’s best interest.

ADVANCED TAXATION

Identify, analyse, and assess taxation implications for individuals and business entities and ensure compliance with taxation laws. Local taxation units are available for Malaysia and Singapore.

ADVANCED AUDIT AND ASSURANCE

Focus on both external and internal audit procedures. This subject will ensure you understand the audit process and are able to apply international standards to complex audits.

FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

Recognise the financial risks faced by businesses and understand the key mechanisms and frameworks used to address and manage risk.

RISK ADVICE AND INSURANCE  – Semester 2 2018

This subject will explore the various types of insurance available so individuals can protect their assets, wealth, future income, family and small business. At the completion of this subject, candidates will develop the knowledge and skills to analyse a client’s goals and objectives to identify their potential risks and provide recommendations to help protect them.

CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS ISSUES

Analyse and evaluate the role of the CPA in contemporary business and how the accounting profession continues to evolve.

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

Gain a broad view of investment structures and their regulatory environments, and acquire the skills to deliver comprehensive investment advice that will meet a client’s goals and objectives.

If you have completed recognised studies in taxation and auditing, you can choose any two electives. If you have not completed recognised studies in taxation and/or auditing, you must select Advanced Taxation and/or Advanced Audit and Assurance.

FINANCIAL PLANNING FUNDAMENTALS

Understand the legal and ethical obligations of a licensed financial adviser and offer financial advice that meet a client’s best interest.

SUPERANNUATION AND RETIREMENT PLANNING

Develop the skills and knowledge to utilise integrated strategies to assist clients to maximise their retirement income and protect their assets.

ADVANCED TAXATION

Identify, analyse, and assess taxation implications for individuals and business entities and ensure compliance with taxation laws. Local taxation units are available for Malaysia and Singapore.

ADVANCED AUDIT AND ASSURANCE

Focus on both external and internal audit procedures. This subject will ensure you understand the audit process and are able to apply international standards to complex audits.

FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

Recognise the financial risks faced by businesses and understand the key mechanisms and frameworks used to address and manage risk.

RISK ADVICE AND INSURANCE  – Semester 2 2018

This subject will explore the various types of insurance available so individuals can protect their assets, wealth, future income, family and small business. At the completion of this subject, candidates will develop the knowledge and skills to analyse a client’s goals and objectives to identify their potential risks and provide recommendations to help protect them.

CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS ISSUES

Analyse and evaluate the role of the CPA in contemporary business and how the accounting profession continues to evolve.

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

Gain a broad view of investment structures and their regulatory environments, and acquire the skills to deliver comprehensive investment advice that will meet a client’s goals and objectives.

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It has been a truly invaluable learning experience for me. I want you to know that I have learnt so much from all of your constructive input and guidance throughout each lesson of the course.

Tamim Shaharia

Manager Finance, Focal LLC

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