Dear PDL Team, I am pleased to share that I was successful at the GSL exam and PDL online extensive course support resources was a very useful tool for exam preparation and subsequent success. Thank you very much PDL for continuous support to my CPA journey.

Thankyou Br-Saleem

Hi Sydney, Thank you so much to you and the rest of the PDL Academy team for your assistance throughout the semester, and the last five years. After struggling with returning to study, and being a pass student throughout University, I ended my CPA study with a credit for Global Strategy and Leadership. It was a tough semester, but with your assistance I was able to complete the program.

Thank you again, Sally S1 2020

Dear Sam, Good news!!! I passed my FR paper. Thank you for the amazing lectures!! I wouldn’t give any more feedback because there is nothing that needs to be done better.  

Cheers Aswath S1 2020

Hi Sydney!! How are you? I got my result and I passed GSL. This semester I was doing two subjects and passed through both subjects 🙂 Thank you so much for your guidance throughout the semester.

Regards, Rucha 🙂 S1 2020

I Passed!! 🙂 Thank you very much for your help and support throughout the semester. Covid-19 made this semester bit odd but your teaching and all the study material helped me a lot to understand the subject. And to be honest I was so nervous before heading into the exam. Thank you very much once again. Take care and stay safe!

Regards, Sanjeev. S1,2020

Hi Samuel, Thank you Sam and PDL. Got 612 pass. Will definitely be with PDL for the next unit.

Thanks K S1 2020

Good afternoon Sydney! Happy Friday 🙂 Results are indeed in, and thanking you very much for your assistance this semester – I earned a High Distinction for this subject. Very proud and very appreciative of your time, effort and of course patience over the last few months of classes. Happy to buy you a drink to say thanks and celebrate! Thanks very much and have a great weekend!.

Sharon. S1 2020

Hi Sydney, I passed by the skin of my teeth, scaled mark 540, my mark 546! Thanks Sydney for all you help, would have definitely failed without the extra help. I really enjoyed the subject, my marks don’t seem to reflect this but we have to take into account covid19 and the challenges this has brought. All the best. Kind regards, 

Sandra. S1 2020

Hi John, Thanks for all your support and supervision during my study of SMA. I passed both Ethics & Governance and SMA. PDL provided sufficient assistance for my studies for the CPA program. I enjoyed the weekly online webinars, MCQ’s and practice tests were very helpful too. Hope to see you again for other subjects.

Best regards, Yunqi Zhou S1,2020

Hi Sam, I got my result and I have achieved credit result. Thank you for your help. Your classes and your lectures slides were really helpful for me and I really enjoyed attending to your classes every Saturdays even though I had to travel from Wollongong.

Thanks again Regards Mitra S1 2020

Hi Jason, I hope you are well. I got a Distinction for the subject, though I expected a better result. The multiple choices in Learning Equity was quite helpful. I definitely recommend to use those questions for revision and preparation for the exam.

Kind regards. Ethan S1 2020

Hi Andrew, Thank you for your email. I just wanted to let you know I passed my CBI exam. This was my final subject, so no more study for me. As you can imagine I am very happy about that. I have used PDL for a few different CPA subjects and would just like to say thank you for all your help in getting me through my CPA. I think the multiple choice questions and lectures have been very helpful and informative and inline with the exams.

Kind regards Natasha S1 2020

The face to face classes and resources were great for keeping me on track throughout the semester (an unusual one as it was). Thanks a million for all of your guidance and support. 

Take care Bebhinn.S1 2020

Dear John, I successfully passed my SMA exam. Thanks for all your support and assistance during the last semester. I look forward to studying Financial Reporting this semester. Stay safe! 

Kind regards Maria Alphonso S1 2020

Dear Jonathan, Pleased to inform you that I have passed the FR exam. Thank you very much for your classes especially your method of teaching DT, which really helped me a lot. Many thanks, 

Sinu Varghese S1,2020

Hi Sam, I am so excited to let you know that I have passed FR. You are the best tutor. Thank you for your great support during those tutorials, which pushed me to achieve this. Yours faithfully,

Deming ZUO. S1 2020

I got a distinction. the best result over the 6 subjects I have studied. Thanks to you Sydney. Warren S1 2020


Warren S1 2020

Hi Sydney, I did Pass the exam.  I give full credit of my GSL pass to PDL. You are an amazing tutor with excellent knowledge. When I asked  Sydney a question he answered it  on the spot, any questions you put in place. He doesn’t say that he will come back later. That’s how amazing he is. Sydney doesn’t go off the track and explains everything. Thanks heaps


Shasheel. S1 2020

Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for your informative and fun classes, it was something to look forward to every week.   You kept us focused and motivated. I manage to get a distinction.  This was my last subject and it is great to finish on a high. Keep well.

Corinne S1 2020

Good morning Sam, I am delighted to tell you that I’ve got through Financial Reporting exam. I have a Distinction. I was expecting a High Distinction because I did the exam very well but I am still very happy with the Distinction mark.  I would like to thank you for all the teaching and mentoring you that you’ve provided us. That really helped us to understand this difficult subject. Thank you so much again for being a great teacher. I wish you all the best as a Financial Reporting teacher and wish you can help more and more students in the future to get through this subject. 

Regards, Supul. S1 2020

Hi Andrew, I received a credit for my CBI paper! Thank you for all your help during the semester! Bring on GSL next semester and my last subject!

Cheers, Ryan S1 2020

Hi Sydney, I got High Distinction for GSL. Thank you for your guidance throughout the semester. I found the tutorials to be very helpful and made the materials much easier to understand and remember.Thanks again.

Kind regards, Tam Nguyen S1 2020

Hi Jonathan, I received a pass score this semester (just).This was my third attempt at financial reporting and I think that the PDL tutoring I received this semester helped me in those few key areas that I was lacking in from previous exams, especially with deferred tax. Just want to thank you for your help. 

Omar.S1 2020

Hi Andrew, I passed CBI. Thank you for all your support.

Kind regards, Runa S1,2020

Hi Jonathan, I passed the FR exam achieving a credit which I am extremely happy and relieved to receive. I really appreciated your tutorials and notes and the way you taught the income tax module in particular was very helpful.

Thanks again. Regards Brett Tillotson S1 2020

Hi Deborah, Thanks for all your supports and supervision.. I’ve passed both Ethics & Governance and Strategic management accounting. PDL provides sufficient assist to my study of CPA program. Multiple questions and practice tests are especially helpful. Hope to see you again in other subjects learning sections.


Best regards, Yunqi Z. S1 2020

Hi Jonathon, Mateeeee….. I passed. I am literally in tears. I had failed two times previously. Your help got me through. I am so grateful for your sessions and it really helped me grasp the subject matter. Thank you so much. You have truly made me a very happy man. Thanks Jonathon. 🙂

Kind Regards, Daniel G S1 2020

Hi Jonathan. Results are now available online. I scored 656 – CREDIT. Thanks for all your support specifically deferred tax and business combination.

Thanks Muhammad. S1 2020

Dear Andrew, You will be pleased to know that I passed my CBI module and have now completed the CPA program. Loved the enthusiasm you had for the subject. Feedback for PDL in my opinion is very positive. 4 of the 6 modules I used PDL Academy. 1 semester when CPA supported the (other) provider, I was not able to use PDL for online tutorials as I am in South Australia. So I used the other provider, rather than have no weekly support. PDL Academy are far more thorough. Again, thanks for your efforts this semester to come in after week 1 and take us through the program. 

Vern G S1 2020

Dear Andrew, You will be pleased to know that I passed my CBI module and have now completed the CPA program. Loved the enthusiasm you had for the subject. Feedback for PDL in my opinion is very positive. 4 of the 6 modules I used PDL Academy. 1 semester when CPA supported the (other) provider, I was not able to use PDL for online tutorials as I am in South Australia. So I used the other provider, rather than have no weekly support. PDL Academy are far more thorough. Again, thanks for your efforts this semester to come in after week 1 and take us through the program. 

Vern G S1 2020

Thank you Deborah, I got a pass. Thank you & PDL for great help during my studies.

Regards Moncy S1 2020

Hello Andrew, Thanks for all your help and for making the subject so dynamic. I have got a high distinction. I still cannot believe it. I finished the exam in 1 hour, so I used the rest of the time to double check my answers. I found it much easier than the questions that CPA had it on the practice test. I really enjoyed this subject, but with COV-19 and work demands I was more anxious than ever. Hurrah! Thanks again for lectures and extra material provided to us.

Kind regards, Hanny Crosbie S1 2020

Got a distinction! Couldn’t have done it without you.

Thank you Adele S1 2020

Hi Deborah, I passed EG. Finally after this been my 3rd attempt. I want to thank you so much for all the help and support. Your lectures helped me stay focused and help me understand better and of course get through this exam with a pass. Thanks to you and PDL for helping me get through this exam. I hope to see you in the next semester. I’m still not sure which subject to take next. I’m thinking SMA. I’ve heard the other subjects are harder than EG which is a worry. All the best for the second semester. Thank you kind regards Tonielle Nash S1 2020

Kind regards Tonielle S1 2020

Hi Jason, After an interesting semester, I have scored a distinction in SMA. Thank you so much for your guidance and advice throughout the semester! On a side note, the project I was working on during the semester was centred entirely around adapting the finance function from a transactional basis to a business partner. I thought I would share this with you because that project encapsulates the key messaging behind SMA and proves that SMA is very relevant to the CFO’s agenda.

Thanks, Payne S1 2020

PASSED . Whooo hooo. Thank you for all your help. Tough subject, don’t think I could’ve passed without the assistance of PDL.


Kind regards Deanne 2019

Yes I passed this exam and I can say with a 200% confidence that it was not possible without your valuable teaching. Heaps of thanks to you and PDL for providing such a high level of coaching which seemed very tough when I was doing classes, but it all paid off. You pushed us students beyond our capacity and now I understand why.

You are a wonderful teacher. Anjali 2019

How are you? Hope you are well. I got the results today for FRM and I got a Credit for the course. It would not have been possible without your help and guidance. Just wanted to thank you for being so patient with my questions and  selfless with sharing your knowledge. Thank you heaps.

Warm regards. Usha 2019

Hi Shagun, I wanted to send you this email to thank you for your efforts, I ended up passing AAA and it was down to your great teaching. 

Thank you Mark.S1. 2019

Hi Ted, I just wanted to express how grateful I am for your tuition and support this semester through PDL Academy. I know that without your help and guidance I wouldn’t have been able to get through it. I was doing another module in addition to AAA, and juggling a demanding full-time job, and not only did I pass both modules but I got a credit in AAA!! Well worth every cent and I would recommend PDL Academy to anybody studying their CPA.

Thank you so much. Filiz. S1.2019

“Hi Shagun, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your excellent tuition classes of which I participated in the second semester (face to face) for Advanced Audit & Assurance. The classes were always interesting (not easy to achieve given the subject matter?) I was impressed with the real-life examples used to illustrate key concepts. Not to mention your ability to recite ISA numbers and in some cases the study guide page number!!!!!

It is clear you put 110% effort into your presentation and the amount of additional work and support offered outside of the standard class times.  I was also appreciative of your willingness to tailor the class to what the majority of the group wanted to focus on and didn’t waste time (in my opinion) on practice tests during class.

This was my last subject and it was nice to complete my studies with a credit which I attribute to your additional help and support. All the very best for your future”.

Kind Regards, Leiah Dark. Face to Face S2.2018

“Hi Nikita, I just passed AAA subject Semester 2, 2018. I would not have without help from PDL Academy and would like to point out the help provided by TED COHEN 

  • He was very fast on replying to queries raised with him even outside CAFE hour
  • He had clarity in his replies which helped me to understand concepts and applications.
  • Always was available on his mobile phone & when he missed a call he would call you back

 Good on PDL Academy to have a person like Ted Cohen in your team of teachers.”

”Thomas Jose. Weekly Online S2. 2018

“I passed the SMA exam. Thank you for all your coaching, it would not have been possible without it. The MCQ’s that we did in the class helped me a lot in understanding how to choose the correct options. I was really amazed by your wealth of knowledge and how you had examples of different scenarios, it really helped in understanding the concepts.” 

Kind regards. Gurpreet. S2.2018

“Good evening John, sorry, I have not been in touch, I was so worried about my exam. Today’s result is such a relief, I got a PASS, over the moon!!. Without your guidance and clear instructions, I could not have met this satisfactory goal. Thank you so very much.” 

All the very best, Amy.S2.2018

 I want to thank you very much for your tuition during the semester, I’ve just got a Distinction for GSL, it’s unbelievable. I could not have done this without all of your guidance, PDL documentation and especially your exam tips. I did stick to the plan, managed time well and walked out of the exam venue with high confidence. Eventually, the result reflects it all. Next year, I will sit for Taxation with PDL Academy as a companion. Thank you, PDL Academy.” 

Duc Chinh Do. Online GSL.S2.2018

“Hi Chaminda, I got a High Distinction! Thank you for the excellent tutoring.” 

Regards, Willem S2.2018

“Hi Colin, Just a quick note to let you know I passed my exam for GSL. In fact, I got a credit, so it wasn’t just a stumble across the line. Thank you for the excellent tuition you provided for this subject. Having failed CPA exams previously by going it alone with just the workbook and MyOnline Learning resources, I have to say the PDL tuition, in particular, the face-to-face classes definitely got me to the end of the CPA program.”

Thanks Jane. Weekly face to face S2.2018

I got a pass for GSL and feel amazing ….. Thanks a lot for your teaching. Your course and materials were the key to me for passing. I am so appreciative Thanks a lot, PDL supports.  I don’t know how to express my happiness. Thank you again and again. “


Best Personal Regards Eden Wong. From Hong Kong.S2. 2018

“Hi, Can’t believe it but I got a Distinction. Thank you so much PDL, I couldn’t have done it without the support.”

Deanne T. S2.2018

“Hi PDL, Just a quick note of thanks for the services you offer. I really had no concept of how someone could pass the program without your assistance, certainly, their efforts would have to double. I would also like to express my appreciation for Mr. Colin Byron who is an exceptional lecturer/tutor. I was lucky enough to have his support for 3 of my subjects.”

Many thanks, Sue Weatherill. S2.2018

“Hi, My result is a pass for advanced taxation!!. Also, I would like to thank Gracie for all the help and expertise she provided to our class. Credit goes to her for helping our class to pass this subject. ” 

Thanks, Regards, May.S2, 2018

“Good Morning Ian, I achieved HD in Ethics and Governance, beyond my belief. I was hoping for a pass. I know now that your guidance had not only provided me the expertise in the subject matter but also mastery in the exam techniques.” 

Thank You again. Regards Amit S. S2.2018

“I must thank your tutors for their assistance in the subjects I have passed – without their support and help I would not have got to the last subject – I would have dropped out of the CPA program by now. I must also thank your admin staff who have provided great assistance with any problems I have had – they have made the process much smoother than I expected. “

Kind regards. Deb Thackray. S2.2018

“Hi Joseph, I just wanted to let you know that I received an HD for GSL and I am now a CPA (awaiting the certificate.)
I credit you with making GSL very interesting, relevant and fun to learn which helped me achieve the grade that I did.”

Thanks again, Vikki Purtle. S2.2018

“Hi Colin, Your lectures and additional materials were good. I got Credit in my exam.  Happy with my results. The MCQs’ helped a lot.”  

Thank you again. Yamini. S2 2018

“Hi Chaminda, Your help during the semester was awesome and really helped me with the subject and to get me back in to study mode after a break. I finished the exam not very happy about my performance as I didn’t finish the extended questions, as well as I, would have liked, due to time management. I had stuck to time with the MCQ’s but then blew it on the extended questions, so really wasn’t looking forward to today. So I was really happy to receive my result today of 662 and a distinction grade. Once again, thank you so much for your help and guidance.” 

Regards Victoria S2.2018

“Hi Campion, I got Distinction. Thank you so much for your tutoring and pushing us with our study. I’m very happy with the result.”

Cheers, Tam. S2 2018

“Hi Glenn, Thanks for your help in the course. I found it very beneficial. I passed the unit.”

Cheers. Andrew A. S2.2018

“Hi Joseph, Thank you so much. Your guidance and support have been really helpful. I really enjoyed the sessions. You made the subject so easy to understand and interesting. And of course thanks for the amazing summarised resources.”

Thank you. Minilee. S2.2018

“Dear Mr Sims, I passed the auditing exam. Thanks for all your coaching, it would not have been possible without that. The coaching really helped in clearing the concepts and emphasizing on the important segments.”

Kind regards. Gurpreet Kaur. S2,2018

“I enrolled in AAA in S2 2018 and got a Credit. With full-time work and a mother of two, it was a challenge for me . Thanks, Ted for your support and guidance through the semester.. You are just amazing and made the subject so interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed  studying the subject with you, I have completed my CPA program. I would highly recommend PDL Academy.” 



“Hi Evan, Thanks for the time you spent tutoring us, I passed the exam. The way you tutor was not simply just going through the book and highlighting the main concepts it was the way you communicated with each of us enhancing our understanding and knowledge. Thanks for all your help, have a Merry Christmas in advance.” 

Regards, Andrea. S2.2018

Joseph, I received a Distinction on the exam! Thanks so much for your enthusiasm during classes and the notes which were fantastic. If it was not for the weekly classes I would have probably passed but not achieved this result, the best mark I achieved over the 6 subjects.”

Thanks again.. TA. S2.2018

“Hi Ian, I passed Advanced Audit and Assurance with a Distinction so I was very happy with my result. Thank you for all the effort that you put into the online tutorials they made a huge impact on my understanding of the subject materials. Best wishes for the future.”

Kind regards, Jayden M.S2 2018

“Hi Jon, Hope you are doing well. I just wanted to let you know that I got a distinction for FR!! It would not have been possible without your guidance and tutoring. Thank you very much.”

Regards Vibha. S2.2018

“Hi Ian, Just letting you know I got a credit with a scaled score of 627.Thank you for all your help in the Intensive Focus course- it really made a difference!”

Anneka S2.2018

“Hi Ian,  got a score of 559, so am pleased with a pass!! I found the tutorials very helpful and won’t hesitate to enrol for some of the other CPA program papers.”  

Regards, Shelley.S S2.2018

“Tutoring with PDL paid off, thanks for your help.  Was not expecting a distinction in this subject.” 


“Dear Chaminda, I’m very happy to inform that I got through Ethics & Governance module last semester. Also, I’m very much thankful for all your support received during this semester. I was lucky to have a dedicated tutor like you for this subject through PDL and thanks a lot. ”

Kind Regards,Eshangi. S2.2018

“I was not able to be successful due to some unforeseen commitments during the semester. However, PDL pass assurance policy is here to help me with free of cost learning platform with minor administration charge. PDL Academy not only celebrates success with successful candidates but also stands with those who couldn’t make it for the time being and ensure them to be successful soon. Thankyou PDL for being the study partner for all times.”

Best Regards Muhammad Saleem. S2,2018

“Thank you for the lessons and cafes you provided. They really helped me a lot for my financial reporting module. I got a distinction and I would like to sincerely thank you for everything. Initially, I struggled a lot with the module and I signed up for PDL Academy halfway during the semester. PDL sessions have helped me a lot especially on the business combination and income tax chapter.”

Anne. S2.2018

I wish to express my deepest gratitude to the tutors who assisted me during my online tuition classes, Dylan Moldrich Financial Reporting (Semester 2 2016), Kim Kyd and John Corrigan, Strategic Management Accounting (Semester 1 2017), Bernadette Sarroff, Financial Risk Management (Semester 2 2017), and Joseph Alles, Global Strategy and Leadership (Semester 1 2018) for their help and guidance that enabled me to pass and complete the CPA professional level exams in April 2018. I can’t thank them enough for their great support and encouragement.

I had a few unsuccessful attempts on my own with Strategic Management Accounting and Financial Risk Management modules but passed after enrolling for online tuition. Registering for online classes was the best decision I ever made, so far I have passed four exams in a row since I first enrolled with PDL Academy in July 2016.

I will highly recommend your college to other aspiring CPA Program candidates based on my previous successful results with your online tuition classes. The tutors I have interacted with are magnificent and wonderful.

All the best and keep up the good work!

Richard 2016 - 2018

Thank you so much Aalap for your tutorials. I genuinely did not ‘get’ this unit until these tutorials (actually, the unit was scaring me a fair amount!). I am so glad that I signed up for the package, previously I have only ordered extra Q&As from PDL but will definitely recommend this package for anyone tackling the GS&L course.

Bonnie R.S1.2018

Hi John, Good Morning! I am writing this email to you to let you know that I passed my SMA exam. I was your student at exam preparation class. Thank You for all your help. You have provided me with a solid direction to prepare for exam. Thank You again. 

Amit. S1.2018

Thank you very much for all support and encouragement. I got a distinction for GSL. It was lovely to get to know you and I enjoyed the time in the GSL class. PDL has played a great part in my CPA journey. I have one more subject( elective) left to complete the course. Thank you very much for your support. Kind regards 

Fazla H. S1.2018

“Hi Campion, I just got my results and I got a credit!!! I’m so happy and I just want to say thank you! I really enjoyed your class and I love how you tested us in class! It helped me to prepare before going to your class every Saturday! Keep up the good work!”

Regards Kim Ha. S2 2018

I hadn’t got around to thanking you for your help yet! I got a HD and I have finished the CPA Program! Best result I have achieved whilst doing the CPA Program. I found the resources provided as well as the lectures really helpful in my exam preparation. Thank you. 

Carolyn S1. 2018

Hi Aalap, I want to say thank you very much for helping with the exam preparation. Your last slides were the most helpful wherein you put everything in one place. I  It was very very helpful!.  That was brilliant of you. Please give this positive feedback to PDL academy so that this practice can be continued. Everything you told us was spot on. And thanks for that “keeping in mind” about the time. Thank you again. All the very best to you.

Regards, Rose Mari-Onate. S1.2018

Hi Glenn, I passed my exam (Fundamental Financial Planning), with a distinction. Which I am very pleased with, particularly as this was my final subject. Thank you for your assistance, I found your classes very helpful, as they were practical, relevant and you provided valuable additional resources. 

Lawrence Gleadhill. S1.2018

Hi John, I got a Credit for this subject and again, thank you very much for  those revision classes, they were really helpful! I found especially the index quite helpful as well, it is much more quicker to find things during the exam and saved a lot of time 🙂 Have a lovely day. 

Ivy. S1. 2018

Hi Glenn, I just wanted to say thank you so much for your help this semester, not only did I pass my final subject but I actually got a credit for FPF. 

Amanda Condo (repeat student) S1. 2018

Thank you for making the classes so interesting. I have enjoyed every minute of it. It also makes me want to learn more and view things in different perspectives. I can’t believe I’ve got a HD! It was my best one out of other subjects. Thank you so much! Best Regards

Emily S1. 2018

Hi John, I had a great experience once again with PDL, the resources/tools provided are very helpful in being exam ready. I walked out of the exam feeling okay (ie. that I didn’t crash and burn) and when the results came out with a HD was pleasantly surprised. Many thanks 

Casey S1. 2018

Hi Ian, I got a credit . I am very pleased with my results because I did Financial Reporting and also got a credit. I really appreciated your efforts and most importantly your extensive knowledge. Because of your experience in many senior roles across both private and public, I learned more than what I expected. I really enjoyed your examples and listening to your experiences over the years. That was a bonus for us.

Thanks and regards Apsara. S1.2018

Hi Aalap, I just wanted to thank you for all your tutoring throughout the semester. Your words of encouragement and exceptional teaching enabled me to achieve that distinction for my last unit. 

Many thanks. Eric. S1.2018

Hi Joseph, I just want to thank you for all your support to get me through GSL. You are great, Joseph! I have been privileged to be taught by someone as highly regarded as you. I really had a great time in your class! Thanks a million! Kind regards 

Ashlynn. S1. 2018

 Thanks to your great tuition and excellent resources I received a Distinction. I did find the exam was quite challenging and didn’t leave feeling too confident so was pleasantly surprised at my result. I got full marks in Strategy implementation M6  and received just over average in all other modules.Thanks. 

Lizzie. S1. 2018

Hi John, I got a credit in SMA with the help of your course. I’ve enrolled in GSL exam for coming Oct and also enrolled in PDL’s GSL weekly online course for that. Thanks again for your amazing course, practice tests & MCQ’s provided by PDL to help me pass the SMA, EG and FR at the same time on my first attempt ! Regards 

Sherry S1. 2018

Good Afternoon Trevor, I have passed in strategic financial management,  which I did not expect to because I had not completed the paper. I had left the last question out since I had no time but made sure I did the others pretty well. Thank you very much for all the  lectures. You were fantastic!. I did not attend any of the live lectures but went  through the recorded lectures which is what I have done with all the units so far. I thank you once again for making the concepts easy and crystal clear.  kind regards.

Navaaz C. S1. 2018

 I scored a HD for GSL. I found your classes really helpful and would recommend anyone to take them! Regards

Freedy. S1.2018

I am delighted to let you know that I have passed the examination and completed the Professional Program. I did the multiple choice revision test which gave me a lot of assistance for my preparation of the exam.  I will recommend PDL to my friends when they need some help for their CPA studies. Once again, thank you very much for the PDL support team. Kind Regards

Rosa. S1. 2018

The exam practice sessions from PDL and Practice tests immensely helped me set up my study directions. I was spread everywhere before taking your class and did not have much clue of the possible critical areas, hence, I was giving all areas equal attention. You guidance provided insight to critical areas and that significantly improved my subject matter concept, focus and application areas. A huge Thank You again

Amit S1, 2018

Dear Ian, Hope you are well. I am glad to inform you that I passed the audit exam. YAY!!! My appreciation for your dedication in teaching over the semester. It was great to have a tutor like you. All the best!

Best regards, Julie Nguyen. S1 2018

Hi Glenn, Thanks for your help. Just wanted to let you know I passed. I do not think I would have if I did not do the classes. 

N. M. S1.2018

Finally got my Distinction result for CBI. Your lectures were a tremendous help.  I will definitely recommend it to other candidates. Thank you so much for your all your constant reminders to focus and study harder. It’s really worth it. Have a great day to you and more power!  Cheers, 

Cheryl. S1. 2018

Good Afternoon John, Glenn, Lasith, Atul, Percy, Tristan & Chris, I would like to thank you all for your assistance and encouragement whilst I participated in your subject. On Thursday I received an email from CPA Australia advising me that I have completed all required subjects and will be graduating in the next graduation ceremony. Without your assistance this would not be possible and I wish to thank you all again for the support you gave me. I thoroughly recommend to anyone who is commencing their CPA to strongly consider using PDL to assist them with their studies, for without I doubt I would be finished yet.  

Yours Sincerely, ChrIs T. S1.2018

Dear Richard, Thank you so much for your help. I got a high distinction. Will definitely refer PDL to my friends. The materials you sent were very useful. Thanks again and goodnight.

Regards Ivy. S1.2018

Hello Chaminda, I just wanted to share the news that I managed to pass my Ethics and Governance Exam. I wanted to thank you for all your help and guidance in the exam preparation, as I couldn’t have passed it without attending/watching your lectures. Your continuous effort to ensure that we kept up with the pace of the course and the case studies you discussed were critical in passing the exam. Again, thanks a lot for your efforts and encouragement. Can’t really thank you enough. 

Regards, Samarth Agarwal. S2.2017

Hi Percy, I just wanted to let you know that I received a pass for advanced taxation this semester, along with a distinction for SMA whilst working 45 hours and commuting 15 hours a week. Thank you sincerely for your assistance to consolidate my learning and make advanced taxation interesting and enjoyable.

Best regards Terrene S1.2018

Hi Mugu, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your great support throughout the semester. I wouldn’t have been able to pass my Financial Reporting exam without your help. Your teaching style is just amazing, and I really appreciated your hard work. Thanks to PDL Academy as well for providing such a high caliber tutor. This was my fourth subject with PDL and I can certainly tell that they have subject experts. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend PDL Academy to any CPA candidate.

SR. FR. S2.2017

Hi Team, just writing to give my warm thanks and appreciation of the Financial Planning Fundamentals CPA Exam Preparation unit. The unit was very helpful in helping me achieve a credit and complete my studies and I am glad I chose this support to get me through and was well worth the investment. Many thanks

Curtis L, FPF S2. 2017

 I really thank you for your support during my GSL studies throughout October. I received Distinction for my CPA exam result. I really appreciate your help and your handy tips. You really are an excellent mentor. Keep in touch. Regards. 

Leony H. GSL.

Many thanks for all of your support. Without assistance from PDL & expert tutor like you, I would not have been able to finish my CPA. Now I have completed all & reached my goal within the expected time frame.

Best Regards, Htet. S2.2017

Dear Julie, Thank you very much for your fantastic presentations for CPA Program Ethics & Governance I enjoyed them very much. I wanted to let you know I achieved a Credit whilst I was juggling a part-time job and attending an interpreting course. I have followed you on LinkedIn and I admire you very much and your achievements are outstanding.  As the Ethics & Governance tutor for the CPA Program and successful woman in the boardroom, I just feel so fascinated about your achievements and success.

Min S2. 2017

Hi Shagun, I Got a pass for Financial Risk Management and managed to secure 591 on a scale of 900. Very excited and satisfied with my result. Thank you very much for your assistance. The learning materials were very useful especially during the last week preparing for my exam. Hope everyone managed to get through. 

Cheers Bobby Varghese. S2.2017

Hi Glenn, I passed. Thank you for sharing your wealth of experience and bearing with us/ me always being a bit behind. You did exceptionally well at keeping us posted on how you were progressing on getting us additional materials and questions during the course. Your online lectures were the best I have ever attended your preparation, demeanour, clear wording and professionalism is something I doubt I will experience again. Wishing you all the best, the financial planning industry is lucky to have someone of your calibre and experience leading the way for both new entrants and challenging your peers at the highest level within the industry. You have definitely inspired me. A very big thank you. 


Hi Glenn, Thank you! I got a pass and I would like to express my gratitude towards your teaching, I would not have passed without your lectures. You were helpful, patient and always willing to answer all of our questions. I will not hesitate to apply for my last unit with PDL Academy next semester. Thank you very much! 

Victor. S2. 2017

Hi Shagun, I want to say thank you for helping me pass this exam. You have been a great instrument for all of your students. You are such a good teacher and please continue your good work. 

Thank you very much. Christine. S2.2017

Hi Glen, well you can add another success story to your list. I was lucky enough to earn a credit. I really want to say a huge thank you for sharing with us your wealth of information.  You had a difficult task. This is my last subject, in the end, I used PDL for 5 of my subjects. Thanks to the team. 

Kind regards. Desley E. S2.2017

Hi Shagun, Results for AAA- Credit. Thank you for your support and guidance during the journey, you have great passion and focussed teaching methods. You go a step forward to help. 

Cheers V.S2.

Hi Joseph, Friday was a happy day for me.   I passed GSL with a credit.  I am now finished my CPA. I have to say GSL was probably the one subject I enjoyed, and I think it was all down to you.  Your teaching style and acronyms will be imprinted in my mind for the rest of my life, especially P-ZORRO.  Thank you very much to PDL for giving me the tools to get through and keeping me in-check to sit down every week and study.   It wasn’t an easy ride for me, but I got there in the end. Thanks and regards Rod A. S2.2017

Thanks and regards Rod A. S2. 2017

Hi Shagun, I Got a pass for Financial Risk Management and managed to secure 591 on a scale of 900. Very excited and satisfied with my result. Thank you very much for your assistance. The learning materials were very useful especially during the last week preparing for my exam. Hope everyone managed to get through. 

Cheers Bobby Varghese. S2.2017

Hi Richard, thank you very much for all your assistance and guidance throughout the semester and thankyou as well for providing the various templates and “cheat sheets” to assist us. These were very handy when it came to sitting the exam especially the cash flow T accounts. I’ll be sitting Global Strategy Leadership next semester and will be enrolling with PDL again so hopefully I will see you around again if you are going to tutor financial reporting. Have a great Christmas! Thanks again and regards, 


Hi Shagun, My result is PASS 🙂 Having failed twice in this subject previously, I can really feel the difference how PDL Academy’s tutorials made a difference to my overall understanding on the concept of the contents which gave me more confidence to tackle exam questions. Thanks to your lectures and patient in answering all our questions! I will definitely enroll with PDL for my next subject which I have yet to decide. 

Cheers, Priscilla. S2

Friday was a happy day for me.   I passed GSL with a credit.  I am now finished my CPA. I have to say GSL was probably the one subject I enjoyed, and I think it was all down to you.  Your teaching style and acronyms will be imprinted in my mind for the rest of my life, especially P-ZORRO.  Thank you very much to PDL for giving me the tools to get through and keeping me in-check to sit down every week and study.   It wasn’t an easy ride for me, but I got there in the end. 

Thanks and regards Rod A. S2

Hi Aalap, I just wanted to pass my thank you in person. I have passed GSL with a Distinction. This wouldn’t be achievable if it wasn’t for your teaching and constant support throughout the semester. After failing the unit, I had given up this subject for almost 3 semesters. But thought I’d give it a try with PDL Academy and then only I realised I have been approaching the subject in a wrong way all this time. So, I am sending my sincere gratitude to you and the PDL team for a very enjoyable and informative semester. I wouldn’t have done it without all of you

Best Regards D. Ratnayake.S2

Hi Campion, Thanks for the guidance, motivation, knowledge, and everything. I did what you told me, manage my time, and I scored higher than other subjects. Yes, I missed our on a credit but as you said I followed your strategy of managing my time and I passed comfortably.  Many thanks to you, I remember your words keep it cool and you will get through and what helped most were the Practice Tests and other MCQ’s which prepared me to work under time pressure. 

Thanks and regards Arti.

Hi Shagun, I passed my exam. Thank you for your help during the semester 🙂 the way you taught helped me digest the subject a lot easier. I hope you continue to help others achieve success in AAA.

Much appreciated. Many Thanks. Richard., Your Content Goes Here

I just wanted to personally email you to thank you and the staff at PDL for their support with my studies over the last two semesters.

Last night I received my results and achieved a distinction. This is the first distinction I have received in any of my CPA subjects (4 subjects I received pass marks working on my own) and to say I am stoked is an understatement. Tristan asked the group what we wanted to achieve out of the subject? One of the students said “just to pass”. Tristan responded by asking the student why they were aiming for just a pass. The discussion that unfolded after this really challenged my thoughts and how I approached my studies in this subject (much like your words when you spoke) and it moved my mindset from achieving a pass and to get through to working towards (and achieving) a distinction. It just goes to show you that you can achieve anything with the right resources and level of commitment.

You probably already know this, but the likes of Tristan and Perci are such assets to your business. Their knowledge, commitment and approach to the students is nothing short of exceptional. Both Tristan and Perci were very generous with their time and worked hard to help me understand any problems I was having with the subject. The way in which they deliver the material, answer questions and work with the students really makes them experts in their fields.

As I have said to you before, my only regret is that I didn’t use PDL a long time ago – I would have finished my CPA much earlier.

Kaylene. GSL.S1. 2017

Hi Aalap, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for a successful semester.  After sitting an exam that I hated I received a credit and I am now finished all of my studies relating to CPA. I could have not got through this semester without your great tutoring and advice.  I also loved that you made us form study groups as I would not have got through without that amazing group of individuals. 

 The other piece of fabulous news that I wanted to share is that every member of our online study passed so what you and PDL are doing really works.

 So a massive thank you – you made me really enjoy this subject and also get a credit for my efforts. Have a fabulous weekend and thanks again.



I just wanted to let you know how much of a difference my tuition with PDL made. I have just got my results and am ecstatic to have received a High distinction!Yes I worked hard but the resources & direction I got through using the tuition contributed greatly . I will be using you again for my last subject & recommending you to anyone who asks. 

Regards D.R. S1. 2017

Your tutoring is very in depth and you:
1. Cover topics very clearly
2. Gave examples of real companies that are so relative
4. Push students to do the work and apply themselves for the case studies practice

It helped me:
1. Summarize, & I found that you have to know your case study back to front,  apply the case facts to the actual study guide, so your summaries for the modules and summaries for the case studies both helped a lot.


Dear PDL, I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Ted Cohen, tutor comprehensive weekly live online classes for his clear explanations of important issues and principles in AAA. Ted has shown in-depth knowledge and was able to manage and present tutorials in a well-organised manner. Ted was very responsive to my queries and supported me until the day before my exam.

I was given a clear direction and he always encouraged us to express our ideas, thoughts, and feelings without the fear of making mistakes and being stupid.

Ted has made an effort to stimulate my interest in learning and I enjoyed attending his tutorials thoroughly. By attending his tutorials and working hard on the practice questions, I succeeded in passing this segment with a credit. Katie.S1.2017

Katie. S1. 2017

Dear Atul, Thank you very much for all your support over the last 3 semesters. Finally I have passed FR with a credit this time. It’s been a great learning experience with you over all three semesters. You are one of the best teachers I have ever had in my entire career:) Once again thanks heaps 🙂

Regards, Kunjal S1. 2017

I just wanted to let you know that I received a Credit for GSL and  have now completed my CPA.  I’m so grateful for your tuition and support last semester, thank you so much! Kind regards 

N.G S1. 2017

Hi Govind,Thank you for all your help during my PDL classes, I am so happy that I finished my CPA course with a DISTINCTION!! Going through the key factors of each module really helped in prepping me for the exam. Thank you also for your suggestions on ways to study and providing examples on the more drier modules, that really puts things into perspective! many thanks and warm regards 

AL. S1.

Just wanted to let you know that I passed the SMA paper! Thank you sooo sooo much for your  time and effort you put into SMA tuition. Your constant encouragement in class and the follow up emails were exactly what I needed.  It’s really easy to get stuck into work and push your studies to the side but you helped me to stay on track and stay focused.

Reading the textbook alone is hard for me as I cannot apply the concepts which leads to a bad understanding of the subject. However listening to you explain and apply the contents helped my understanding grow and instead of memorizing I actually understood.  Also the resources you put up on the Dropbox were really helpful as they allowed me to practice over and over again until I understood properly. So just again wanted to say a massive thank.

RR. S1, 2017

Lasith thank you very much, I passed. I Can’t thank you enough it was a really tough one. All credit to you. I plan to start financial reporting and will enroll on Monday. I have got such a big smile on my face and all thanks to you.


Dear Govind, Thank you for your guidance and thorough explanations on important areas for every module of the GSL. You gave examples during the online classes and it has helped me to understand the contents much better. You also emphasized to study the case studies throughout the course. These cases certainly made me see what is required to answer the exam questions (e.g. the application of the business strategy tools and the key words). It sparked my interest for the subject because I know what needs to be done and how to complete it. It makes studying the subject more enjoyable. So thank you for emphasizing the importance of these cases right from the beginning of the course.

As for the PAT, thank you for putting in the time to summarize the cases. The summaries certainly provided convenient referencing when I analyzed the pre-seen cases. In addition, the final PAT completed by you and your team within a short time frame has provided the minimum key points I needed to include in my answers. It definitely sets the direction for further analysis of the cases for me.

Apart from the above, you have provided after class activities to apply the business strategy tools relevant to certain modules. However, I must confess I did not attempt these activities due to a busy work schedule. Nevertheless, the commitment you gave to send us emails and to mark and provide feedback on students’ answers in order for them to understand the tools is truly admirable. I definitely did not expect this from you or PDL when I signed up for the course.

All in all, I would not have been able to obtain a HD without your assistance. Thank you very much for all that you did for me and the other students all through this course!

Suet Yen Loo.

Hi There Chaminda, I achieved a High Distinction for the Ethics And Governance paper, really happy with my result. Thanks for your support and help during the semester, certainly played a big part in my grade. 

Many Thanks Aaron.

Hi Shagun, Thank you so much for all your efforts to make audit simple to understand. With your effort I managed to pass with a distinction. Thank you once again and keep helping students to pursue the dreams!!. Really appreciate your help.

Regards Rupal.

Hi Atul, Thank you for your help throughout the semester. I got a HD for FR and its largely due to your tutorials. Thanks again

SW, S1.2017

Hi Chaminda, I received a distinction for Ethics and Governance. Thanks a lot for your effort, I am really glad that I took your class. I hope you have more successful students. 

Cheers S.C.S1.2017

Hi Shagun, I just wanted to inform you that I passed Audit. I am super excited that I finally passed Audit. All thanks to you for sharing your knowledge and helping me go through all the obstacles during my preparations. Thank you once again. 

Regards, Sahil G.

Joseph, Thank you for all your help and assistance. I am feeling quietly confident (as long as I don’t panic). The support, information, and materials that you provide goes above and beyond what I expected. I enjoyed the café sessions always informative and thought provoking. Susan. S1.2017.GSL

Susan. GSL

I would like to give some positive feedback re Atul Chugh for his valuable help to his students. He has the technical know-how and professional experience which are both evident in his mastery of the subject matter. I will definitely endorse PDL to other aspiring CPA professionals. Anna. FR

Anna. FR

Hi Joseph, Thanks for everything and I can’t find the words to thank you enough! All in my group are so happy having you as our tutor. Now we will do our best to pass it! I came home last night and I try to print out all the additional resources which are fantastic! All my very best regards, Katerina. S1.2017. GSL

Dear Mugu, I really appreciated all your help and commitment that you put into our FR classes. I could not have passed without your support and guidance. As you mentioned in the class, FR is one of the hardest CPA subjects and thus, I personally think just reading the textbook is not enough. Your classes provided me with the essential knowledge, practice questions and valuable shortcuts especially for Module 4- Tax which was a great help to solve MCQs during the exam. I am very happy that I chose your FR class and I was very impressed with your teaching skills right from the Week 1. I would highly recommend you to anyone who would be undertaking Financial Reporting. 

Win. FR.S2.2017

I finally watched your week 4 webinar yesterday and will be looking forward to watching your week 5 webinar tomorrow night. You led an excellent session, and I love how you always referred back to the study guide, so we could highlight all the relevant parts.  Also the I-JEDI and P-ZORRO concepts which help us to learn!  You also made the theory come to life with your constant references to the practical and current examples. I am glad I have the opportunity to learn from you, Joseph! 

2017 GSL. DK

This was the first time that I had enrolled in PDL Academy face to face classes. As a repeater of the subject, I realised that I required putting in the effort if I were to pass the subject, especially given that it is one of the hardest subjects of the CPA program. I appreciate the support and guidance provided by Mugu during the course of the program. His wealth of knowledge and his teaching style is what gave me that extra push that I required to pass. Mugu is patient with his students and even offered time outside of class to answer any queries we may have had.

 I could not have been more confident walking into the exam hall and passing without the help of Mugu and would like to sincerely thank him. 

Collin R. S1.2017

Hi Sutha, I just wanted to let you know that I passed Financial Reporting.  I put this down to your excellent tutoring and would like to thank you so much for the care and effort you put into your classes.  I was very demotivated when I started, and it was through your assistance that I was able to engage with the course and learn the material. Thank you again, I would not have had this result without you!