Accounting and Finance form the core of any business. Financial statements including the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement are prepared to summarize the company operating performance over a particular period, and determine the financial position at a specific point in time. These financial reports help the board members and share holders determine the financial stability of the company. Various organizations also use this to make their short and long term decisions. Accountants play a crucial role in predicting the finances, being a part of the research and development process and engaging in decisions of company investments.

  • Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Taxation
  • Management Accounting
  • Economics
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting

Here are some qualification levels that Accounting and Finance has to offer:

  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Masters by research/coursework
  • Professional Doctorates
  • Diploma or Foundation Program: completed Year 11
  • Bachelor Degree: finished Year 12 or Foundation Program or Diploma
  • Master Degree: hold an Australian Bachelor Degree or equivalent; some university may require relevant work experience
  • IELTS score 5.5 overall (no score below 5.0 in each of the component)
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score 64 (no communicative skill score less than 57)

Depending on relevant educational history and work experience, students are eligible for credit towards the programme they have chosen. This helps avoid repetition in picking up the already learned subjects and qualifications from any previous education - minimising the course costs, improving focus on other units effectively shortening course duration and allowing them to dedicate more time for practical training.

  • Diploma: 1.5 to 2 years
  • Diploma (1 year) + Bachelor (2 years)
  • Bachelor: 3 years
  • Master: 1.5 to 2 years


  • Accountant
  • Accountant Clerk
  • Internal Auditor
  • External Auditor
  • Taxation Accountant
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Accountant

Average Salary

Years Average Salary
Entry Level
0-5 Years
$ 51,000
5-10 Years
$ 64,000
10-20 Years
$ 75,000

The reason for the development of this course is to provide a solution to the limited number of skilled professionals in Australia and increase the number of employable international students by increasing their expertise and skill set and giving them the opportunity to obtain field training.

This course has been formulated by certified governmental institutes (for accounting pundits - the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia, CPA Australia, and the Institute of Public Accountants) to assure that the needs of the employers while selecting a candidate are met. The course consists of a 44 week training period which is inclusive of 14 days of internship experience in the industry.

And the best part about this is that upon completion of this course, the students get to score 5 points to get Permanent Residency in Australia.

Because of the increasing requests for graduates with an accounting background and related experience in other areas of accounting, these jobs are constantly posted in the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) and Skilled Occupations List (SOL).

A few examples of the job postings are Financial Investment Manager, Management Accountant, Accountant (General), External Auditor, Taxation Accountant etc. Regular procedures for different visa types are carried out by a certified person in charge, which is an essential step in the visa application process for migration processes like Permanent Residency or for procuring sponsorship for work.

The Professional Year Program has been specially crafted to provide a solution to the shortage of skilled professionals in Australia, and has been accepted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

It increases the number of employable international students by increasing their expertise and skill set and giving them the opportunity to obtain field training. The objective of the Professional Year Program is to equip students with the necessary skill set to become excellent in their chosen line of work in Australia.

And upon successful completion of this course, students get to score 5 points to get Permanent Residency in Australia.

Our Asia Pacific Education Consultants are dedicated in aiding students to chart their own road to victory in their chosen line of work in Australia.