Skilled Migration Internship Program:
Accounting (SMIPA)

SMIPA has been developed by Australia’s three professional accounting bodies:
  • CPA Australia,
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); and,
  • The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
The rationale of the SMIPA program at Academies Australasia Polytechnic (AAPoly) is to provide professional development and enhance workplace communication skills relevant to the Australian business context and the Accounting profession. A combination of formal education and structured internship placement in an accounting role will provide participants with opportunities for integrated and practical application of their skills.
The program
  • 44 weeks (includes Orientation, class studies to complete 5 modules, 12 weeks of professional internship and Conclusion/Final session)
  • No fast track
  • 100% attendance at training and internship
  • 100% guaranteed internship
Start dates
2018 Intake Dates
19 Feb 13 Mar 03 Apr 23 Apr 14 May 04 Jun 25 Jun 16 Jul 06 Aug 27 Aug
Time: Saturday classes (Morning session: 9.30 am–1 pm; Afternoon session: 2 pm–5 pm)
Venue: Melbourne Campus (628 Bourke Street)
Program Fees
Application Fee AUD $100 (non-refundable)
Course Fee AUD $10,000
Building access card deposit AUD $100 (refundable)
Total AUD $10,200

* Deposit is refundable at the end of the Program when the card is returned

For more information about AAPoly's Professional Year Accounting course, please view AAPoly's Professional Year Accounting Flyer. To apply, download AAPoly's Professional Year Accounting Application Form.

"CIA services Group have been associated with Academies Australasia Polytechnic and their Skilled Migration Internship Program for the past four years.

During this time we have had five very positive experiences with their internship placements, so much so that one of the interns was offered a full time role when the internship was completed.

Our team have been very impressed with the calibre of graduates and have enjoyed showing them the ropes within what is an extremely dynamic work environment such as CIA Services Group.

We welcome the opportunity of working with more placements in the future".

Stephane Fayd’herbe
Managing Director