Accountant CPD Requirements

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Accountants Compliance

The following information is a summary only, of the CPA Australia and Institute of Public Accountants CPD Compliance requirements, providing a guide to the requirements relevant to content provided by CPD for Me. It is essential that you consult CPA Australia to ensure your CPD Compliance requirements are met.

The following summary is based on information available on CPD Australia’s website and Institute of Public Accountants’ website on 29 October 2018.

CPD Hours to be completed: 120 per triennium, with at least 20 hours undertaken each year

Any activity that increases your knowledge, skills and ability to do your job can be included in your CPD records. To gain as much value as possible from your CPD activity, it is recommended to focus on its relevance to your role and your career development plan.

You need to be able to demonstrate that the activity increased your ability to do your job. The activity does not need to:

  • be about accounting or finance
  • be a CPA Australia activity
  • take place in Australia
CPA Australia – Continuing Professional Development
IPA – CPD Requirements
IPA Pronouncement 7 CPD v3.0