The Accounting Professional Year Program is now available in Perth and Adelaide!

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Gain Australian workplace experience.



Ongoing career assistance during and after completion of the program.



Opportunities to join relevant professional bodies and receive access to free industry specific workshops and events.



Accounting Professional Year Program certificate.

Take your Accounting skills to the next level!

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* Campuses, 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, as specified by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

Note - The awarding of points is entirely at the discretion of DHA and successful completion of APYP does not guarantee the awarding of Permanent Residency points.

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

*Intakes in Adelaide have currently been paused, for further information or to register your expression of interest, please contact the Stanley College Admissions team.


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Accounting Professional Year Program

Duration and Class Schedules: 

44 - 52 Weeks Program:

32 weeks course work + 12 weeks Accounting internship*


West Perth Campus
Tuition Fee: $8,800 
Application Fee: $230

Adelaide Campus
Tuition Fee: $5,800
Application Fee: $230

Please familiarise yourself with Stanley College’s Refund and Cancellation Policy.

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Course Entry Requirements:

International Students

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 result must be provided at enrolment)
  • Hold a 485 visa (or other appropriate visa) with a validity of at least 12 months

#From the 1st of June 2022, a positive skills assessment from one of the Professional Accounting Bodies is NOT Required for any applicants wishing to enrol into Accounting PYP. A positive skills assessment will be necessary on completion of the Program in order to apply for Permanent Residency.

*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.

Intake Dates (Adelaide):
Intakes in Adelaide have currently been paused; for further information or to register your expression of interest, please contact the Stanley College Admissions team at

Intake Dates (Perth)

2023 17 Apr, 15 May, 12 Jun, 10 Jul, 7 Aug, 4 Sep, 2 Oct, 30 Oct, 27 Nov

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

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 

How to Enrol:

  1. Submit an application form with all supporting documents
  2. Attend a pre-enrolment interview in person
  3. Receive a Letter of Offer
  4. Accept by signing and returning the Letter of Offer with initial payment
  5. Receive Welcome letter and Class Schedule

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

Accounting Professional Year Program Inclusions Provided by Stanley College
Flexible Classes Yes
Monthly Intake Dates Yes
Qualified Trainers Yes
Dedicated Employment Liaison Officers Yes
Face to Face Classroom Learning Yes

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)
  • Sun: 9.00am – 5.30pm (8 hours/day)
  • Mon and Tues: 5:00pm – 9:00pm (4 hours/day)
  • Sat: 9.00am – 5.30pm (8 hours/day)   


  West Perth Campus Adelaide Campus
Application Fee $230 $230
Tuition Fee $8,800 $5,800
1st Instalment $2,200 $1,450
2nd Instalment $2,200 $1,450
3rd Instalment $2,200 $1,450
4th Instalment $2,200 $1,450



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