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What is CPA Australia?

CPA Australia is one of the world’s leading professional accountancy organisations, with more than 144,000 members in 127 countries. A large number of CPA Australia members hold senior leadership roles, and a large proportion of these operate at CEO or CFO level or as business owners.

The CPA (Certified Practising Accountant) designation is recognised throughout the world, and denotes a combination of strategic business skill and leadership as well as technical rigour. It represents a soundness in depth, breadth and quality of knowledge in accounting and finance.

The CPA Program® is a rigorous, educational and experience program, comprising education segments and integrated workplace learning. For more information on the CPA Program® and gaining the CPA designation, visit the CPA Australia website

Why Should I Study Tuition for the CPA Program® at Noesis?

The tuition provided to candidates by Noesis complements the CPA Program® distance education program. We use extensively materials produced by CPA Australia, including presentation slides, student support notes, study texts and BPP Revision Kits.

Each segment consists of at least 32 hours of study, and includes a mock exam.

Maximum segments allowed per semester at Noesis Academy: 2
Teacher-to-student ratio: On Average, 16 students : 1 lecturer
Graduation Criteria: Passing the professional assessments.
Late fee payment: No charges
Refund policies:

% of [Course Fees and Registration Fee] If Student’s written notice of withdrawal is received:
100% before the Course Commencement Date
0% after the Course Commencement Date
Dr. Yee Wee Chun

Dr. Yee Wee Chun

Programme Director
+65 9359 9385 /
+65 6225 5452

Next Intake Date

August 2017 (View Schedule and Fees)

Intakes Each Year

February and July


3 months

Mode of Study

Part-time weekend or weekday evening classes


The CPA Program® consists of 6 subjects (4 compulsory plus 2 electives to be selected from 3 on offer), which together equip students with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in senior accounting positions.

Compulsory Subjects

1.1 Ethics and Governance

Most students complete this segment first. This segment raises your awareness of various ethical, moral and practical considerations you may face as an accountant, and equips you with a value framework that will help you to act in the public interest. This commitment to integrity is one of things that sets the CPA apart from other accountancy qualifications.

1.2 Financial Reporting

Financial reporting is of course primarily important to determine an organisation’s financial performance and position. But as a CPA member, you will come to see it also as a means of communicating with investors, customers, suppliers and regulators. Taking financial reporting beyond compliance will help push your career further.

1.3 Strategic Accounting Management

This segment teaches effective planning, measuring, analysis and communication in a global business environment. It shows you how to contribute to strategy development and implementation to secure a stronger competitive position for your organisation. In short, it provides you with the skills you need to get ahead.

1.4 Global Strategy and Leadership

This segment consolidates the knowledge you will have gained in the other three compulsory subjects. In an increasingly complex business environment, characterised by change, uncertainty and escalating competition, the discplines of strategy and leadership are now more relevant than ever.

Elective Subjects

2.1 Singapore Taxation (Not offered at Noesis)

2.2 Advanced Audit and Assurance

The audit and assurance process is more than just compliance. This subject takes you through the process of both auditor and client, giving you an awareness of internal and external assurance services that can determine the future of a business.

2.3 Financial Risk Management

The global financial crisis has highlighted the key role that ethical, independent accountants have to play in managing risk and risk-laden assets. This subject equips you to recognize the financial risks faced by both small and large corporations in utilising, and in complying with international reporting requirements relating to, derivatives and hedging. It also equips you to put measures in place to manage risk.

2.4 Contemporary Business Issues

Accounting as a discipline continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of society. For example, the accounting profession has been at the forefront in establishing emissions trading schemes and carbon credits, a notion unheard of a decade ago. This subject examines new issues, providing an opportunity for consideration and discussion of the role of the CPA in contemporary business.

NOESIS prides itself on the quality of its lecturers across all programmes. The profile of some of our lecturers is below.

Dr. Yee Wee Chun (Full-Time)
DBA (Northumbria), MBA (Duke), BA (Econs, Virginia)

Wee Chun started his career as a Financial Analyst at General Electric under the prestigious Financial Management Program in the US. After his MBA , he joined the Boston Consulting Group in Kuala Lumpur, with assignments in major corporations in Malaysia and Indonesia. Wee Chun was Chief Executive and Executive Director of MIM-INTI Management Institute and INTI Management Services for 7 years before founding Noesis in 2009. His doctoral research is in strategic management. He was also awarded the Dean’s Recognition award at Duke University and graduated with High Distinction at the University of Virginia. Dr. Yee teaches the following modules: Global Strategy & Leadership and Contemporary Business Issues

Patrick Liau (Full-Time)
CPA Australia, MCom (Griffith University), BCom (University of Queensland)

Mr. Liau has more than 8 years of working experience in Accounting and Finance. He is currently
CEO of Tan Zhen Holdings Pte Ltd. He started his career as an accountant and later worked as a
senior finance manager in various industries. He is a CPA Australia holder and holds a Master of
Commerce (Banking and Finance) from Griffith University and Bachelor of Commerce from the
University of Queensland. He teaches the Ethics and Governance module.

Dr. Christine Yap Yee Ming (Full-Time)
PhD (UPM), MBA (Econ and Fin, NUS), FCCA, MIA

Christine is currently serving as a Senior Accounting Lecturer in one of the private universities in Malaysia. She has 10 years of teaching experience at bachelor degree level and in professional studies such as ACCA, CFA and CIMA. Christine’s main areas of expertise are Financial Accounting and Reporting. She has 12 years of industrial work experience, including spells as finance manager and accounting manager in foreign MNCs. During her career she has worked for companies such as Stryker, New Zealand Milk and ERA Reality Network in Singapore. Christine holds a PhD at the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) focusing on management accounting practices and the role of accountants. Christine teaches the following modules: Financial Reporting, Strategic Management Accounting

Fabian Moa (Full-Time)
CFA, FRM, PRM, MBA, B. Sc. Maths., Grad. Dip. in Statistics
Mr. Fabian Moa is currently the Centre Director of Noesis Academy, Singapore. In his role, he lectures in the CFA Program for Level I to III and in the CPA Australia Program (Financial Risk Management module) in Malaysia and Singapore. He started his career in 2007 as a lecturer in INTI College Sarawak. He then joined Hong Leong Bank in 2011 as an executive in Asset Liability Management Analytics. In 2013, he joined AmBank as a Senior Executive, Liquidity Risk in the Group Market Risk Department. Mr. Moa received his Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from Beijing Concorde University in 2007. He then completed his MBA from Kursk State Technical University in 2008. In 2010, he completed his Graduate Diploma in Statistics conferred by the Royal Statistical Society, United Kingdom. Mr. Moa is a CFA Charterholder, certified FRM and PRM holder. Fabian teaches the Financial Risk Management module.Dr. Chong Aik Lee (Part-Time)
CPA Australia, PhD. (Accounting, UUM), Master (Accounting, Macquarie), Bach (Accounting, Deakin)Dr. Chong started his career as an auditor with Deloitte Kassim Chan and later started his own audit firm. Dr. Chong has many years of lecturing experience at UTAR and UCSI. He has also authored a textbook titled “Auditing Principles and Assurance Services.” He was a former Council Member and former Chairman of the Technical Committee CPA Australia, Malaysia Division.. He teaches the Advanced Audit and Assurance module.


  • Hold a qualification that is assessed as comparable to at least an Australian bachelor degree.
  • Language requirement: Minimum GCE A Level English pass or equivalent

For more details on the CPA Program and gaining the CPA designation, kindly visit the CPA Australia website.


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Subject Intake Date Lecture Hours Instructor
Ethics and Governance 5 Aug 2017
Patrick Liau
Financial Reporting 18 Aug 2017
Dr. Christine Yap
Strategic Management Accounting 20 Aug 2017
Dr. Christine Yap
Global Strategy and Leadership 10 Aug 2017
Dr. Yee Wee Chun
Financial Risk Management Not available this semester (Webinar only)
Fabian Moa Hiong Cheong
Contemporary Business Issues 11 Aug 2017
Dr. Yee Wee Chun
Advanced Audit and Assurance 5 Aug 2017
Dr. Chong Aik Lee