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Migrant accountants: high numbers, poor outcomes

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posted on 2017-05-05, 01:10 authored by Birrell, Bob, Healy, Ernest
By far the largest occupational category of migrants gaining permanent residence under the skilled visa subclasses is accountants. The majority of these accountants are former overseas students trained in Australian universities. Few are obtaining employment as professional accountants. The main reason is that they lack the required English skills. English language test results recorded after they complete their courses in Australia show that most do not possess the English communication skills needed for university level study or for professional work in Australia. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s


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People and place, vol. 16, no. 4 (2008), p. 9-22. ISSN 1039-4788