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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, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Public Accountants, the Accounting Professional Year Program is delivered at our Perth 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, 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's Degree in Accounting, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

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Accounting Professional Year Program

Duration and Class Schedules: 

44 - 52 Weeks Program:

32 weeks course work + 12 weeks Accounting internship*

Cost (2024):

West Perth Campus
Tuition Fee: $11,200 
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 iBT 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) 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 (Perth)

2024 8 Jan, 5 Feb, 4 Mar, 1 Apr, 29 Apr, 27 May, 24 Jun, 22 Jul, 19 Aug, 16 Sep, 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 9 Dec

2025: 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 17 Mar, 14 Apr, 12 May, 9 Jun, 7 Jul, 4 Aug, 1 Sep, 29 Sep, 27 Oct, 24 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

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)


Application Fee: $230

Tuition Fee:  $11,200

Payment plan Weeks  
1st Instalment Before Course Commencement or 2 weeks, whichever comes first

$1,400 + $230 = $1,630

2nd Instalment Week 4 $1,400
3rd Instalment Week 8 $1,400
4th Instalment Week 12 $1,400
5th Instalment Week 16 $1,400
6th Instalment Week 20 $1,400
7th Instalment Week 24 $1,400
8th Instalment Week 28 $1,400
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