Stanley College
Stanley College

Accounting Professional Year Program

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Course overview


Developed by CPA Australia, the Institute of Public Accountants and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Accounting Professional Year Program is delivered at our Perth and Adelaide Campus, conveniently located in the heart of the CBD.

This program combines formal learning and internship to equip Accounting graduates for employment in the Accounting sector.

Our internship provides practical skills and training to enhance students’ future employment opportunities.

Upon completion of the Accounting Professional Year Program, qualifying graduates may be eligible to receive additional points towards their permanent residency application under the Skilled Migration pathway.

If you have completed a Bachelor Degree in Accounting, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Course Summary

  • Duration: 44 weeks program: 32 weeks course work + 12 weeks Accounting internship

  • Students: International

    Tuition Fee: $7,200 (normally $8,800)
    Application Fee: $230
    Tuition Fee: $5,800 (normally $8,800)
    Application Fee: $230

  • Intakes:
    2021: 25 Jan, 22 March, 19 April, 17 May, 14 June, 12 July, 9 Aug, 6 Sep, 4 Oct, 1 Nov

About Course

Program Inclusions

44 weeks program: 32 weeks course work + 12 weeks Accounting internship

Flexible Classes Yes
Monthly Intake Dates Yes
Qualified Trainers Yes
Dedicated Employment Liaison Officers Yes
Face to Face Classroom Learning Yes


Students must complete the following 8 modules:

  • Navigating the Australian workplace
  • Ensuring workplace health and safety
  • Managing workplace communication
  • Participating in successful teamwork
  • Providing effective client service
  • Working in Australian business environments
  • Manage personal career development
  • Preparing for the employment market

Class Schedules

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


  • Sat: 9.00am – 5.30pm (8 hours/day)


  • Mon & Tue: 5.30pm – 9.30pm (4 hours/day)
  • Wed: 9.00am – 5.30pm (8 hours/day)
  • Sat: 9.00am – 5.30pm (8 hours/day)

Learning Outcomes

The Accounting Professional Year Program aims to achieve learning outcomes that enhance the ability of a graduate to:

  • Learning Outcome 1: Intellectual
  • Learning Outcome 2: Interpersonal and Communication
  • Learning Outcome 3: Personal
  • Learning Outcome 4: Organisational
  • Learning Outcome 5: Policy and Legislation


  • Ongoing career assistance during and after completion of the program
  • Opportunities to join relevant professional bodies
  • Access to free industry specific workshops and events
  • Accounting Professional Year Program certificate

Entry Requirements

Applicants wishing to enrol into Accounting PYP must fulfil the following entry requirements:

  • Undertake a face-to-face pre-enrolment interview with the authorised Provider to ensure course suitability and viability
  • Completed one or more Accounting related degrees as a result of at least two years* full time study in Australia
    • The degree/s must be on the approved list of courses for international students (CRICOS)
  • Have a current Academic or General IELTS score of 6.0 in each band, or the equivalent score from Pearsons, TOEFL iBIT or Cambridge Advanced English (from the 1st of September 2020, evidence of English Language Test results must be provided at enrolment)
  • Hold a 485 visa (or other appropriate visa) with a validity of at least 12 months
  • Have a positive skills assessment from one of the Professional Accounting Bodies

*Two Academic Years is defined as being at least 92 weeks according to the CRICOS registration of full time study

If a participant is on a student visa they must have completed their principle course of study prior to commencing the Program, provide evidence of having applied for a 485 visa or bridging visa, must still have a valid IELTS score of 6 in each band (or equivalent in other accepted English language tests) and have a completed skills assessment in order to be accepted into the Accounting PYP.

Participants enrolling on a student or bridging visa must have been granted a 485 Temporary Graduate visa by the end of their Program.

Please note that participants who already have permanent residency or applicants on other visas which have full work and study rights can also be accepted.

A positive skills assessment from one of the Professional Accounting Bodies is mandatory for all applicants wishing to enrol into Accounting PYP. A review of that assessment will be necessary on completion of the Program in order to apply for Permanent Residency.


Tuition Fee: $7,200 (normally $8,800)
Application Fee: $230

Tuition Fee: $5,800 (normally $8,800)
Application Fee: $230

*Fee is valid till 31st December 2020

Please familiarise yourself with the applicable Stanley College Refund and Cancellation Policy.

Intake Dates


  • 25 Jan
  • 22 March
  • 19 April
  • 17 May
  • 14 June
  • 12 July
  • 9 Aug
  • 6 Sep
  • 4 Oct
  • 1 Nov

Further Information

Perth Campus Address:
69 Outram Street, West Perth WA – 6005
T: 08 6371 9999

Adelaide Campus Address:
Level 1, East 50, Grenfell Street, Zurich House, Adelaide SA – 5000
T: 08 8120 4140

Other Expenses

For other fees and expenses including Administration Fee, Health Cover, Recognition of Prior Learning, Late and Reassessment Fees click here

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