Accounting Internship

We also provide additional services to candidates who are looking for an accounting internship.


About the Program:

The Skilled Migration Internship Program: Accounting (SMIPA) is a professional year program approved by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), available to overseas students who have an Australian accounting degree qualification as a result of at least two years’ study in Australia.   SMIPA was developed by CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants, and is delivered by registered providers who have been approved by all three professional accounting bodies.

SMIPA involves:

  • A minimum of 44 weeks’ training, including a 13-week internship placement with a relevant host company
  • Professional development and practical hands-on learning, with an emphasis on workplace preparation: Culture, ethics and expectations

Aim of SMIPA for applicants:

  • Work effectively within the organisation’s requirements, including those for equal employment opportunity and diversity
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace
  • Participate in a team
  • Provide effective client service
  • Apply occupation-specific knowledge and skills to professional work situations
  • Implement strategies to manage their personal career development

Involvement of host organisation:

  • No placement fee
  • No salary for the applicant (volunteer placement)
  • Follow up visit conducted by our education provider (Academies Australasia)
  • End of placement report to be completed