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Undergraduate placements

We provide opportunities for undergraduates who are studying an accounting degree or a degree majoring in accounting to undertake up to four weeks work experience with the Department.

These opportunities are offered through programs sponsored or coordinated by CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. The CPA Internship Program is open to students in their second year while the Chartered Accountants Work Experience Achiever Program is open to first year students.

We take four internship/work experience students during February each year.

The students work with a small audit team and have the opportunity to assist with a variety of external auditing tasks that include:

  • assisting with the conduct of financial compliance and internal controls audits that contribute to the development of complying public sector financial statements
  • assisting with core audit work such as documenting business cycles and internal controls, analytical review, controls and substantive testing, and financial statement verification.

The roles are advertised by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand in August/September each year.