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The Professional Year Program - Accounting seeks to provide accounting professionals and international accounting students who graduated from an Australian university with the means to improve their qualifications and employability by offering them job readiness training and a 12-week accounting internship placement. This enables the students to develop the skills and knowledge that will help them take advantage of excellent job opportunities in Australia and succeed in their chosen careers.

Designed by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, and the Institute of Public Accountants, the 44-week program is approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to address Australia's skills shortage in the field of accounting.

PYP - Accounting At a Glance


$6000 - $13,000


44 weeks (minimum) including 32 weeks training in-class and 12 weeks internship placement.


Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have obtained a recognized accounting degree which provides a minimum of 2 years of credit points. The course must have been completed over a minimum duration of 3 years (18 months).

Candidates must hold or have applied for visa 485 (Temporary graduate visa) with a minimum of 12 months validity.

To prove proficiency in English language, candidates must have an overall score of 6 in IELTS with a minimum score of 6 in each band OR a minimum score of 50 in PTE academic exam.

Candidates are required to provide a valid skills assessment from a professional accounting association.

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Benefits of Professional Year Program - Accounting

  • Earn five (5) additional points towards their permanent residency application
  • Receive ongoing career assistance during and after the completion of program
  • Opportunities to join relevant professional bodies and industry-specific workshops
  • Chance to build a network with industry professionals
  • Boost your Australian career prospects
  • Professional Year Program certificate
  • Better understand the Australian workplace, work practices, and Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) requirements
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace
  • Be a better team member
  • Provide clients with efficient and effective services
  • Ensure their career advancementx

Requirements of Professional Year - Accounting

  • Completed a recognised accounting degree, which provides a minimum of 2 year credit points, from an Australian university over the course of at least 18 months.
  • Obtained or applied for a Graduate (Temporary) Visa (subclass 485) that is valid for at least 12 months.
  • Obtained an IELTS score of 6.0 and not less than 6.0 in any skill.
  • Obtained a Migrations Skills Assessment (or evidence of the application thereof) from an accounting professional association.

Why Us

At Professional Year Program, our goal is to help students and individuals earn an additional pathway from university to employment. Here's why you should choose our services:

  • We work closely with leading accredited providers of the Professional Year Program in Accounting in Australia.
  • We have assisted dozens of students to secure admission at some of the best Professional Year institutes in the country.
  • Obtained an IELTS score of 6.0 and not less than 6.0 in any skill.
  • We provide the latest news and information about scholarship options and promotions related to the Professional Year Program.

If you're interested in enhancing your career, contact us today and we'll do our best to help you make the most of the benefits offered by SMIPA.

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