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Study Accounting and Finance in Australia

Best Accounting and Finance Courses for International Students

Learn the language of business and kick start your career in accounting. Here, at AECC Global, we offer complete guidance to help you create a successful accounting career pathway in Australia.

Confused about your Permanent Residency (PR)? Not sure what to do and how? We will not only listen to you, but also will help you create successful pathway to your permanent residency in Australia.

As a leading education consultancy, we have tie-ups with almost all premier institutes. It means if you apply through us, you will save dollars and get guaranteed scholarships. We will help you choose the right course and take admission in the best suited institution.

We have already assisted more than 15,000 international students write success stories. Are you the next?

Give it a go, contact us today and get complete guidance for a successful career and Permanent Residency (PR) pathways. Fill in the enquiry form to get expert help on pursuing your accounting career in Australia.

Why is Australia the preferred destination for Accounting and Finance?

Australia boast being the third most popular destination for international students. Known for its diverse ethnic background, laidback atmosphere and high quality of living, Australian education is also recognised globally for its excellent standard, allowing graduates to advantage in job application in Australia and elsewhere in the world.

Students of Accounting and Finance can expect to benefit from the world renowned quality of Australian Education as well as the cutting edge technology and highly qualified instructors with industry background.  Moreover, six (6) Australian Universities offering Accounting and Finance were cited in the Top 50 Band of QS World University Ranking 2015. It is good to note that most international students can work for up to forty (40) hours every two weeks during semester and unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break and public holidays.

And upon completion of the course, they are able to launch their career right away by entering the Professional Year Program. The program is designed to provide graduates pathway from study to industry relevant employment in Australia, which will count towards Permanent Residency.

Talk to our friendly AECC Global consultants and start building your future today.

What is Accounting and Finance?

Accounting and Finance is often called the language of the business. Raw financial data are processed and organised to be used by management and stake holders in determining the financial health of the company. It is also used by the organisation as basis in making daily or long term decisions. Accountants are involved in forecasting budget, making decisions on company investments, research and development.

Courses Available by Providers

AECC Global proudly represents the best Australian education providers, assisting students with visa and migrations processes, making personalised education pathway and worry free experience. Sample of degrees and qualifications offered by our education partners.

  • Certificate IV in Accounting
  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Advance Diploma of Accounting
  • Associate Degree of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Graduate Certificate in Accounting
  • Graduate Diploma in Accounting
  • Master of Professional Accounting
Entry Requirements

Here are some of the requirements in securing student visa. Alternatively, you can contact AECC Global consultants for worry free process.

  • a valid passport for the duration of your study in Australia
  • offer letter from the selected university/institution
    Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score 64 (no communicative skill score less than 57) or IELTS score 5.5 overall (no score below 5.0 in each of the component) *
  • evidence of access to sufficient funds*
  • evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • all other relevant documents listed on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection visa checklists.
Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Depending on previous studies and experiences, students could be eligible for credit towards the chosen programme*. This will avoid taking the same unit or similar qualifications already taken from previous studies. It will help minimise the cost of the course, help students focus on other units and shorten the course duration, allowing more time for practical trainings.


Graduates of Accounting and Finance are eligible for CPA Associate membership provided that membership requirements and foundation exams had been satisfied. Advancement to CPA status is subject to requirements and program exams’ completion. Full details of the CPA membership, requirements and entitlements are available at the CPA Australia website.

Further Study Pathways

Students of Accounting and Finance depending on their study goals, are able to design the pathway depending on their academic achievements. From Certificates to Diplomas (and Advanced Diplomas), to Bachelor Degrees and to Master and Doctoral, our AECC Global consultants are committed to outline your pathway to success.

Moreover, students of Accountancy and Finance; Engineering courses; and Information and Communications Technology courses are able to launch their career right away after graduation by entering the Professional Year Program. The program is designed to provide graduates pathway from study to employment in Australia.

Professional Year Program (PYP)

The PY program had been developed to address Australia’s skill shortage, as well as increase the employability of graduate international students by enhancing skills and knowledge including providing industry experience. The program had been developed by the professional governing organisations (for accounting professionals - CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants) to guarantee relevance and address the employers’ needs when selecting candidates. The program is composed of minimum 44 weeks training which includes 12 weeks of internship in industry related workplace.

And Great News! Successful completion earns 5 points towards Permanent Residency in Australia.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of Accounting and Finance in Australian universities have already the advantage in seeking employment. In addition, a program called Professional Year had been made available for graduates of Accountancy and Finance to bridge the gap from study to employment in Australia, allowing smoother transition and increased employability. Successful candidates find themselves working for Australia’s biggest accounting firms such as Ernst& Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG and Deloitte; small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, government, education providers or non-profit organisations.

Pathway to Success

Due to the high demand for Accounting graduates and as with other sectors of accountancy, these occupations are listed consistently in the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and Combined List of Eligible Skilled Occupations. Sample of which are Accountant (General), Management Accountant, Taxation Accountant, External Auditor, Financial Investment Manager. As most visa types, an assessment procedure by a recognised authority is required as part of the visa application for work sponsorship or for migration purpose such as Permanent Residency.

Specifically designed to address Australia’s skill shortage in specific professions, Professional Year Program had been developed, recognised as well by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). It enhances the employability of graduate international students.  Professional Year Program is aimed to develop the professional skills needed to excel in chosen career in Australia. Successful completion earns 5 points towards Permanent Residency in Australia.

We at AECC Global are committed in helping create personalised pathway to success in your chosen career and in Australia. Contact us now and start your future today.

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