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Professional Year Program – Accounting (SMIPA)

The Stanley College Skilled Migration Internship Program - Accounting (SMIPA), is a professional year program approved by CPA Australia, the Institute of Public Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. It is a professional development program combining formal learning and Australian internship experience.

Our internship equips you with practical skills and training to enhance your future employment opportunities. Upon completion of the SMIPA, qualifying graduates may be eligible to receive additional points towards their permanent residency application under the Skilled Migration pathway.

Course Duration

Classes are held 8 hours per week, for 32 weeks, followed by 12 weeks Accounting internship.

44 Weeks Program: (32 Weeks Course Work + 12 Weeks Accounting Internship)


Time Table

Daytime: Saturday or Sunday
9.00am - 5.30pm

Evening: Monday and Tuesday
5.30pm - 9.30pm

Learning Outcomes 

SMIPA aims to achieve learning outcomes that enhance the ability of a graduate to:

  • Understand the Australian workplace environment and the role of Accounting within industry

  • Communicate effectively in the workplace

  • Participate in a team

  • Provide effective client service

  • Implement strategies to advance your personal career development

  • Understand the Australian work practices and Workplace Health and Safety (WHS)


  • Qualify for additional migration points towards permanent residence

  • Ongoing career assistance during and after completion of the program

  • Opportunities to join relevant professional bodies

  • Access to free industry specific workshops and events

  • Professional Year Program certificate

Am I Eligible?

Anyone with the right to work and study in Australia independently for at least 12 months can enrol. This includes:

  • Australian citizens or permanent residents

  • New Zealand citizens

  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.0, in all 4 competencies, or equivalent

  • Holders of visa subclass 485 – both graduate and post study* streams

  • Holders of bridging visas with full work and study rights

  • Secondary visa holders of other visas

  • *Post study stream 485 visa holders must have a skills assessment from one of the Accounting Bodies


Full Price:
Tuition Fee: $8,800
Application Fee: $230
Total: $9,030
Promo Price:
Tuition Fee: $7,800
Application Fee: $230                                                                  
Total: $8,030
*Valid till 30 September 2017


Instalment Plan for Promo Fee:

  • 1st Instalment: $1,950 + Application Fee: $230

  • 2nd Instalment: $1,950

  • 3rd Instalment: $1,950

  • 4th Instalment: $1,950

  • Total: $8,030

Intake Dates:

16 Jan, 13 Feb, 13 Mar, 10 Apr, 8 May, 5 June, 3 Jul, 31 Jul, 28 Aug, 25 Sept, 23 Oct, 20 Nov

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