A Melbourne-based SMIPA provider

What is SMIPA?
Skilled Migration Internship Program - Accounting (SMIPA) is designed to assist accounting graduates gain employment in their chosen career.

The program was initiated by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (
DIAC) and the three Australian accounting professional bodies - CPA AustraliaChartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Institute of Public Accountants.

This scheme is a recognised pathway to obtain points toward migration to Australia.

How much ?
The total fees are $8,500 GST inclusive (application is free), it covers all costs of the program, such as :
Manual, handbook, training resources
AAPA on the job training resources
Professional internship and insurance
Certificate
Payment Options
Fee Item (AUD $)
Option #1 - Up-front
Option #2 - Monthly Installments
Application Fee
FREE
FREE
Installment Admin. Fee
N/A
$200
Monthly Installments
N/A
1st installment $2,000 plus 6 monthly $1,000.
Total (Inc. GST)
$8,500
$8,700

Why study SMIPA?
The SMIPA aims to enhance the ability of a graduate to:
work within Australian legislative requirements applicable to workplaces and operations
work safely and participate in occupational safety, health and environment processes
work effectively within the organisation's requirements including those for EEO and diversity
communicate effectively in the workplace
participate in a team
provide effective client service
apply occupation-specific knowledge and skills to professional work situations
implement strategies to manage their personal career development
International students who successfully completed the SMIPA program will be eligible to receive additional migration points towards permanent residency under the general skilled migration points test.

Who is eligible to undertake the SMIPA program?
Overseas students who have obtained an Australian Accounting Degree, have studied in Australia for at least two years and submitted an application for the 485 Skilled Graduate Visa.

What is the duration for SMIPA?
The SMIPA program will last for a duration of 44 weeks, including 14 weeks internship placement.

WHY choose us ?
Small class size, giving you all the personal attentions you deserve.
AIPA guarantees an internship placement in our clientele base and some accounting firms affiliated with our own CPA Accounting Practices.
Our class instructors are experienced practicing accountants and industry leaders.
You have the options of day, night or weekend classes. Giving you even more flexibility within your schedule (Subject to enrolment conditions. Please see Start Dates)
FREE BONUS  - Practical Accounting Training With REAL books
A/R & A/P
Payroll
Bank Reconciliations
End of year adjustments
General ledger reconciliations
Preparation of financial reports
Inventory
Preparation of BAS and more ...

Start Dates
Start Date
Class
Venue
28 Oct 2015
Wednesday Morning
St Kilda Rd Training Centre, Melbourne
28 Nov 2015
Saturday Morning
St Kilda Rd Training Centre, Melbourne
19 Dec 2015
Saturday Morning
St Kilda Rd Training Centre, Melbourne
23 Dec 2015
Wednesday Morning
St Kilda Rd Training Centre, Melbourne

How to apply?
Step 1 : Complete the SMIPA application form.
Step 2 : Attach the following necessary documents :
Copy of passport
Copy of Visa 485 or confirmation of Visa 485 Application
Accounting skills assessment report
Certified English proficiency test results
Certified copies of previous academic results
Step 3:  Send your application to:
AIPA
P.O. Box 1047
Box Hill  VIC 3128

Downloads
Download AIPA SMIPA Info-Pak (PDF 352KB)

For more information please call LUCY on 03) 9890 8316 or 0404 871 588
email: info@aipatraining.com.au