19 May 2021

In the spirit of educational excellence and collaboration, the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and Pearson Asia Pacific have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at IPA’s headquarters in Melbourne to recognise BTEC Business students and graduates as IPA members.

“Through this MoU, we seek to form a strong bond with Pearson to deliver new education standards and support to accounting graduates in the region, so they may grow and prosper in their chosen professional career path,” said IPA chief executive officer, Andrew Conway.

Pearson is the world’s learning company which awards globally recognised academic and vocational qualifications as part of a range of offerings from online course development for higher education, to learning and development resources for corporations.

“Pearson is delighted to partner with the Institute of Public Accountants. Like us, the IPA understand the importance of students needing high standards of both knowledge, and practical skills to kick start their career,” said Pearson Asia Pacific Chief Financial Officer David Lyons.

“Ninety per cent of BTEC graduates are employed full time after graduating. And Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business (Accounting & Finance) is the perfect passport to a fulfilling career in almost any sector.”

Mr Conway said: “The MoU will provide graduates of Pearson Education South Asia’s accredited accounting program, with a pathway to IPA membership and access to the Institute’s professional program; a Master of Business Administration. Together, we will continue to raise the bar for education standards across the profession and across the region.”