Internship boosts accountant employability

internshipFlinders Business School has devised a new Internship Program that will give international accounting graduates valuable workplace skills and knowledge.

Supported and approved by CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and the National Institute of Accountants, the Internship Program is a 44-week part-time immersion course made up of coursework that focuses on the Australian workplace environment and a placement in a professional workplace.

Flinders Business School Dean, Professor Angèle Cavaye, said the program is initially available to only 30 accounting graduates and has been approved as a Skilled Migration Internship Program: Accounting (SMIP-A) by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

“The Australian workplace environment has its own unique qualities. The Internship Program is designed to make accounting graduates familiar with the policies, protocols and expectations they will encounter in a professional work setting,” Professor Cavaye said.

“The interns will experience life inside a complex workplace, where they will interact with clients and colleagues and get a real ‘feel’ for the culture of an Australian organisation,” she said.
“The Internship Program is a boon for overseas accounting students who gain familiarity and experience within the Australian workplace and extend their opportunity to work and study here,” Professor Cavaye said.

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