Accreditations and alliances
Students are invited to join the Accounting Students Register of CPA Australia. The benefits available include: access to the CPA Library Network, professional development and training, discounted Accounting and Auditing handbooks, and the opportunity to build on a network of contacts and to participate in the activities of Australia's largest professional accounting organisation. Students can join online at www.cpacareers.com.au
Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)
Students may be eligible for membership of FINSIA, benefits of which include professional development discounts, educational product discounts, access to a job-search service, subscription to publications including InFinsia and Journal of Investment Management (JOIM), and networking opportunities. Full time students in relevant courses may be eligible for concessional rates. For further information visit www.finsia.com
The Institute Of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
Accounting students may associate with the ICAA by becoming members of the Chartered Accountants Students’ Society (CASS).
Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
Membership of the IIA is open to students studying in an Internal Auditing related discipline. Benefits of membership include opportunities to attend the annual SOPAC Conference, access to the National Seminar Series, access to the Certified Internal Auditors (CIA) Program, international affiliation, and a Members Handbook. Students can join online at www.iia.org.au
Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
Accounting students are invited to join the Institute of Public Accountants. Student registration is free and has many benefits including: employment tips for students, access to career workshops, Direction newsletter, networking opportunities with accountants in the profession, access to discussion groups and discounted membership while studying the IPA program.
Further information on student membership can be found on the IPA web site: www.publicaccountants.org.au