CPA Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships

“CPA Australia offers up to five scholarships annually for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The scholarship will assist recipients to meet the educational requirements needed to attain CPA status.

Scholarship recipients will be exempt from all CPA Program subject fees and a full three (3) years of Associate (ASA) level membership fees will be waived. The scholarships will be awarded each January and July to the best-qualified applicants based on their tertiary academic results.

Scholarships are effective from the date awarded and will be tenable for six years, subject to satisfactory progress by the recipient towards the completion of CPA Program. The scholarship does not require the recipient to render any service to the donor. However we would encourage and can facilitate you sharing your story to inspire others, if you are agreeable.”

Scholarship details

Value: Value may vary

Duration: 3 Years

Availability: 5 scholarships offered

Application dates


Open: 31/10/2020
Close: 31/05/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Business and management

At Institution:

  • Other

Study level:

  • Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • ACT
  • NSW
  • NT
  • SA
  • QLD
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA

Eligibility Criteria

“To be eligible:

Applicants must provide evidence that they have been recognised as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;

Applicants must be studying towards, or have completed studies, that support their eligibility to join CPA Australia as an ASA and enrol in the CPA Program;

To enrol in CPA Program applicants must be studying towards or hold as a minimum a qualification assessed by CPA Australia as being comparable to an Australian bachelor’s degree;

Applicants may need to complete additional courses of study or foundation exams to meet ASA membership requirements;

Applicants can apply to join CPA Australia before their university results are finalised;

A list of accredited courses can be found at”

How to Apply

“Applicants must submit:

Evidence of recognition as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander;

A curriculum vitae;

A certified copy or coloured scan of an official academic transcript showing subjects passed and grades awarded, and the years in which they passed;

If they have completed their studies, a certified copy or coloured scan of their degree level or above qualification awarded, the name of the tertiary institution and the year it was conferred;

An written reference from a member of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation;

A one-page statement detailing their planned professional career and the reasons for wanting to be a CPA Australia member;

The completed application form must be emailed to CPA Australia to”