Joining CPA Australia means committing to the obligations spelt out in CPA Australia's Constitution and By-Laws, the Code of Professional Conduct and applicable regulations.
To ensure all members uphold these standards, CPA Australia has a formal process that enables complaints about its members to be heard, evaluated and, where appropriate, disciplinary action be taken.
Investigations and disciplinary processes are guided by the principles of: procedural fairness (the right for a member to put forward their case), confidentiality, independence, and the right to appeal.
We have undertaken to act in the public interest and have an obligation to ensure that complaints about members are investigated thoroughly, in an impartial and timely manner, and at all times striving to preserve the rights of members while acknowledging the public interest concerns of complainants.
"Applicable Regulations" means collectively any pronouncement, regulation, code, professional schedule, risk management statement and joint statement made, adopted or issued by the Board or its delegate by authority of Article 52(d) of the Constitution; or clause 26 or clause 81(a) of the Constitution in force immediately before the amending date, whether acting alone or in conjunction with any body approved by the Board.
Outcome of disciplinary hearings
View findings and decisions from CPA Australia's Disciplinary Tribunals against CPA Australia members.
Making a complaint
CPA Australia's complaints process ensures all CPA Australia members uphold regulatory standards.
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Code of Professional Conduct
All CPA Australia members must comply with APES 110 Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants.