Scholarship recipient organisations (L to R, clockwise): SEQUAL Ltd, Blueline Laundry Hobart team, and Sharon James from Blueline Laundry.

Five CPA Australia scholarships are now open to finance managers working with registered charitable organisations to enhance their knowledge and skills to further contribute to the management of charitable not-for-profit organisations.

These scholarships to join the CPA Program includes four compulsory subjects, two electives and an experience component. The four compulsory subjects are Ethics and Governance, Strategic Management Accounting, Financial Reporting, Global Strategy and Leadership.

Sharon James, Manager Finance & Business Services from Blueline Laundry 2021 CPA Australia scholarship recipient in 2021 and has been studying in 2022. Her organisation Blueline Laundry creates employment for people of diverse abilities, cultures and backgrounds through commercial laundries. The organisation is the longest-serving commercial laundry in Tasmania, employing almost 240 staff across the state, of whom 35% are working with a disability, and 35% are culturally and linguistically diverse.

Sharon is passionate about being part of an organisation that changes people’s lives for the better, and her scholarship studies have helped support her organisation’s work.

“Winning the scholarship has made a significant contribution to my role at Blueline Laundry. With the skills that I have developed from the CPA Program I can continue to influence improvements to the organisation’s operational financial performance and ensure external financial audits meet the highest possible standards.”


The CPA Program scholarship allows recipients to study alongside others in the not-for-profit sector. Sharon shares, “I have also enjoyed the opportunity to network with peers and colleagues, attend events, and read current articles in industry publications to further increase my knowledge and understanding of best practice in finance management in the not-for-profit sector.”

Gabrielle Clarke, Finance Co-ordinator, works with SEQUAL Ltd, which specialises in individualised support for people with complex disability.

Gabrielle shares, “I enjoy contributing to our overall purpose by managing the finance and systems functions and am very grateful and fortunate to be surrounded by a fabulously talented and supportive team.”

“This opportunity has so far allowed me better and deeper understanding of ethics and governance principles, financial reporting requirements and financial risk management strategies.”


Gabrielle received the CPA Program Scholarship for finance managers in the NFP sector in 2021. She says of her studies, “I feel a greater sense of confidence with this knowledge, which allows me to apply my skills to a higher standard in my role. Becoming a CPA will add value to my current and future roles, with the increased level of skill, knowledge and professional support that comes with this program.”

Scholarships for studies in 2023 are now open. Five 100% scholarships are available, which will entitle recipients to enrolment into the six CPA Program subjects, valued at approximately $7,740.

The scholarships will close on Sunday, 25 September 2022 at 11.59pm AEST and will be awarded in November. They are effective from the date awarded and will be tenable for six years, subject to the satisfactory progress by the recipients towards the completion of the CPA Program.

Read full details of the CPA Australia, CPA Program 2022/23.

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Congrats to all our scholarship recipients in 2022

Read about all our winners to date this year.