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Aiming to become an Accountant in Australia? Read this

by Arpita Shah Seo Executive

Australia, as we know, has emerged as one of the world leaders in overseas education. Thousands of students from different parts of the world flock to the land down under to enhance their knowledge and broaden the boundaries of career excellence. With world-class education provided by the 43 universities and 1100 institutes interspersed throughout this place, blessed by mother nature and adorned by diversity, it’s no wonder why the country enjoys so much fame.

Accounting is one of the best-paying and most reliable professions in the world today. It happens to be one of the fastest growing occupations in Australia. Accounting is hugely popular among the international students who arrive in Australia to gain a peerless education in their chosen field of study.

However, to work as an accountant in Australia, you need a certain amount of experience and a certain skill set, which can vary depending on the area you choose to work in.

Australian universities and institutes provide several Accounting courses in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and other major Australian cities.

Some of the more popular Accounting courses are-

  • Bachelor of Business (Major in Accounting)
  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Advanced Diploma in Accounting
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Certificate III/IV in Accounting

Accountants are not just about calculators, they evaluate, organise, analyse data on various financial matters for big organisations, businesses and even individuals. A key part of accountants is advising their client(s) on certain financial matters.

Some career specialisations in Accounting are shown below-

  • Financial Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Investment Analyst
  • Tax Accountant
  • Finance Manager

These professional accounting bodies regulate accounting in Australia-

  • Institute of Public Accountant (IPA)
  • CPA Australia
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (ICAA)

Australia provides several employment opportunities in the field of Accounting. There are many  Accounting courses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and other Australian cities. But owing to some serious competition in this field, you must have the edge over others. The Professional Year in Accounting is a program designed just for this purpose.

The 44-week program is intended to bridge the gap between university or institute education and the industry requirements. It consists of a 32-week comprehensive training period and 12-week of internship training where trainers and industry experts acquaint you with and teach you the nitty-gritty of the Accounting industry in Australia.

The successful completion of the program enhances your employability significantly, and you can also claim 5 points in your skilled migration visa application. Hence, it is no secret that a majority of international accounting graduates prefer to enrol in the Professional Year Program.

To be a successful accountant or a successful professional in Australia, you need to work hard, stay aware and avail the right guidance.

The experts at AECC Global are industry veterans who have helped students from over 40 nationalities.

Based in Melbourne, AECC Global is the leading expert educational consultancy in Australia. Contact AECC Global for career advice today.


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