The IPA Student Scholarship

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At the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), we aim to support students who are looking to begin their careers in the accounting profession. Becoming a member of the IPA will open you to a range of benefits including networking events that are run both nationally and internationally, access to the IPA Mentor Program and our technical resource Professional Assist.

Networking Opportunities

Networking is key to succeeding in the business world. The IPA has a global networking forum to give students easy access to the latest in technical updates and the ability to connect with accounting professionals from around the globe. Throughout the year, the IPA runs various events not just in Australia, but also around the world in countries such as the UK, China and New Zealand These events aren’t only a great way for members to network, they also provides the opportunity to hear from industry professionals on areas such as taxation, regulations, SMSF and more.

Click here for more information about Events.

In addition to our events, IPA members also run small local Discussion Groups, all members are invited to attend these group sessions. The sessions provide you valuable opportunities to connect with experienced IPA members.

To find your local Discussion Group, click here.

Professional Assist

As a member of the IPA, you have access to our technical resource, Professional Assist. Professional Assist gives members access to specialist advisors, providing a broad data centre aimed to assist members in unravelling specific regulatory issues. Professional Assist is a great learning tool, allowing you to learn from questions, previously asked by other members.

If you wish to learn more about Professional Assist, click here.

The IPA Mentor Program

The IPA Mentor Program has been designed to connect student members to our experienced members in practice. The program is a great opportunity for you to develop your networking skills while gaining valuable insight into what it takes to succeed in the accounting profession. We are partnered with Mentorloop to ease communication with mentors and mentees via a cloud-based mentoring platform.

For more information about the IPA Mentor Program, click here.

Fast track your accounting career with the IPA Student Scholarship

As part of our ongoing commitment of giving back to the accounting profession, as well as ensuring our future accountants are fully equipped to begin their career, the IPA has established the IPA Student Scholarship.

The scholarship is an award that will be given to a select group of students within an Accounting Major, and will entitle recipients to:

  • Membership with the IPA until June 30, 2020 paid in advance (valued at $500), and
  • A career mentor program.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be an IPA Student Member (can sign up on application).
  • Undergrad or Postgrad university student with a major in Accounting.
  • Must be residing in Australia for the duration of the Scholarship.
  • Preference for 2nd or 3rd year students.
  • Reason stating why you are applying for the Scholarship. How do you think the IPA can assist you now and into the future?

Click here to apply for the IPA Student Scholarship.

IPA Member Profiles

Mitchell Moroney 

Mitchell Moroney is a Member of the IPA and started his accounting studies at just 16. By the time he turned 18, Mitchell was working full-time as an accountant. He was 20 years old when he completed his masters. Currently he runs two accounting firms.


Read more about Mitchell’s rise to success.


Natasha Janssens came to Australia as an 18 year old refugee. She found her passion in accounting when doing bookkeeping work for her family business, from here, she took the opportunity and established herself in the accounting industry. Fast Forward to 2013, Natasha set up her own business, Sova Financial.


Read more about Natasha's rise to success.