Professional Year in Accounting


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 21,000 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 more than 1 in 3 students being offered employment by their internship host company!

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Course Structure

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.

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, Perth 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 training division, Readygrad. We work with 5,750 host companies across Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane, and tailor your placement to your training needs and career goals

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