Take Control of Your Future with Performance Education’s Professional Year in Accounting!
Are you a recent international accounting graduate from an Australian university looking to start your career in Australia? Are you finding migration options confusing and the competitive job market challenging?
You can achieve your dreams and more with Australia’s leading Professional Year provider – our 14,500 graduates have discovered nothing prepares you better for an accounting career in Australia than a PY with PE.
PE has become Australia’s #1 Professional Year provider by helping our students to achieve much more than just migration points. At Performance Education we know how hard it can be and we are passionate about changing the employment landscape for international graduates.
We focus on helping you become more than just ‘job ready’. Through combining employability training, workplace knowledge and a relevant and practical internship placement, we’ll give you a platform to launch your accounting career in Australia. As a result of Performance Education’s Professional Year program our graduates achieve excellent program and employment outcomes, with 43% being offered employment by their internship host company!
We were one of the first approved providers of the SMIPA (Accounting) Professional Year program and today are the largest due to our trusted reputation and outstanding programs outcomes. We have campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
The SMIPA (Accounting) Professional Year is a Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIPB) 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 SMIPA Professional Year program provides accounting graduates with a guided pathway from university to employment in Australia.
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.
SMIPA (Accounting) Professional Year Program: Course Structure
The SMIPA (Accounting) Professional Year course is a 44 week program with three stages:
Stage 1: Face-to-Face Classes
The first stage of the SMIPA Professional Year program consists of seven 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 Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide or Perth 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 training division, Readygrad. We work with 4,000 host companies across Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth, and tailor your placement to your training needs and career goals. View some of our accounting Professional Year Internship placement opportunities.
Stage 3: Practical Applications
This is where it all comes together. During the final stage of your program with PE you will combine your Professional Year classroom studies and accounting internship placement experiences in preparation for the next stage of your life – a professional accounting career in Australia. Practical Applications is run on campus in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.
Practical Applications is unique to the Performance Education Professional Year program, and gives you an unfair advantage over other graduates in a competitive accounting job market.
SMIPA (Accounting) Professional Year Program: Entry Requirements
To be eligible for the SMIPA Professional Year in Accounting you must have:
Completed a recognised accounting degree in Australia that provides a minimum of two years credit points. This must be completed over a minimum of 18 months.
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 (or evidence of the application thereof) from an accounting professional association.
Unsure if you qualify for the course? Contact one of our Professional Year consultants today.
SMIPA (Accounting) Professional Year Program: Intake Dates
We want to help make achieving your dreams easier. For your convenience and work/life/study balance, we offer the flexibility to study one day a week with a choice of weekday and weekend days available. Our Melbourne and Sydney campuses offer SMIPA Professional Year classes every day of the week, while Adelaide offers them on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays, and the Perth campus on Sundays.
Melbourne IT Professional Year Course Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
Sydney IT Professional Year Course Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
Adelaide IT Professional Year Course Days: Monday, Tuesday, Sunday.
Perth IT Professional Year Course Days: Sunday.
That means there are 18 guaranteed intake dates every month. We encourage students to apply sooner to ensure they get their preferred day of study.
Next Intake dates: Week of 08 January 2018, 05 February 2018, 05 March 2018
IT Professional Year Course Duration: 44 weeks (minimum) including a 12 week IT Work Integrated Learning (internship) placement.
Professional Year Class Size: Maximum 25
To support the integration of technology in learning, Performance Education's Professional Year students are required to bring their own compatible device to specified classes. The device must be capable of internet searches, creation and saving of .docx files and access to MS PowerPoint is desirable. For more information please read our Bring Your Own Device policy.
Find out from our Accounting Professional Year graduates how the PE program has changed their lives.
of PE graduates would recommend us
of PE grads were offered a job by their host company
of PE graduates boosted their confidence
The PY program not only educates us about the most relevant job hunting skills but also allows us a chance to integrate the knowledge and skills in a 3 month internship so we are ‘market ready’.