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Type: Professional Year
Location: New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria
Attendance: On Campus Learning
Duration: 44 Weeks
Fees: AUD 6,400
Scholarships Up to 40%
Course Intakes: DEC- JUL- JUN- MAR- MAY- NOV- OCT- SEP

Accounting Professional Year

The Accounting Professional Year Program is a Department of Home Affairs initiative which is designed for international graduates with an Australian accounting degree just like you. Developed by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Institute of Public Accountants, the Accounting Professional Year Program provides accounting graduates with a guided pathway from university to employment in Australia.

  • Course Overview
  • Course Details
  • Admission Requirements
  • English Requirements

PE’s Professional Year program is different from Professional Year programs at other providers. We have designed our program content with your end goal in mind. Written by industry experts from an employer perspective and with content you can only find at Performance Education, PE’s Professional Year is all about you and kick-starting your accounting career in Australia.

Accounting Professional Year Program: Course Structure

The Accounting Professional Year Program is a 44-week program with two stages:

Stage 1: Face-to-Face Classes

The first stage of the Accounting Professional Year Program consists of eight four week long subjects. Your training is designed to provide you with the knowledge and communication skills to successfully integrate into a great accounting role in the Australian workplace.

To help you work your study around your life commitments you are required to attend the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Brisbane campus just one day a week for training. Find out more about the Professional Year subjects.

Stage 2: Accounting Professional Work Integrated Learning Placement (Internship)

For many of our students this is the most exciting part of the Professional Year program, where you get to put your knowledge into practise and add all-important Australian accounting experience to your resume. You will take part in a 12 week professional internship in the accounting field organised by our specialist internship placements team. We work with 7,439 host companies across Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane, and tailor your placement to your training needs and career goals. View some of our accounting Professional Year Internship placement opportunities.

Accounting Professional Year Program: Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the Professional Year in Accounting you must have:

  • An accounting degree that you have obtained as a result of at least two years study in Australia.
  • Obtained or applied for a Graduate (Temporary) Visa (subclass 485) with a minimum 12 months validity.
  • A current IELTS score of 6.0 overall and not less than 6.0 in any skill, or equivalent English test result.
  • A Migration Skills Assessment outcome letter from an accounting professional association.
  • A valid passport.
Exam Type Overall Score (min) Speaking(min) Reading(min) Writing(min) Listening(min)
IELTS 6 6 6 6 6
PTE 50-58 50-58 50-58 50-58 50-58

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