Build your career with KPMG, starting with the Foundations Program. Find out here about eligibility, applications and career choices.

Build your career with KPMG, starting with the Foundations Program. Find out more here.

Foundations Program

Our Foundations Program allows you to explore the endless career possibilities offered at KPMG. The program is a 1-day virtual session designed to provide you with the knowledge to make the right career choices.

The Foundations Program will be open to students from any degree discipline and is a great opportunity for you to get the chance to find out more about what we do, the different career choices available and how to nail your application to our Graduate and Vacation programs. You will have the opportunity to learn from our very own industry experts, current Graduates, learn more about KPMG and participate in a number of sessions to help you understand what life at KPMG has to offer.  What’s even better? Candidates attending the Foundations Program will also have the opportunity to submit their interest to be fast tracked to our Vacation Program.  

A career with KPMG can take you further than you ever imagined. With so many career opportunities available, the KPMG Foundations Program is a great place to get a head start in your career.

Which session?

Audit & Finance 

Are you looking to build a fundamental understanding of business? Learn how we undertake work that affects investment decisions, inspires confidence in public sector expenditure and supports our economic growth. Some of the world’s biggest companies rely on us to provide independent insight. 

Service Line Showcase: Mergers & Acquisitions, Transaction Services, Valuations, Audit & Assurance, Enterprise - Audit & Assurance, CFO Advisory, Finance Strategy & Performance, Restructuring Services

Tax & Legal

Interested to learn how tax and law can play a part in shaping business strategies and projects? At KPMG our tax and law expertise coupled with deep industry knowledge help our clients realise planning opportunities and meet their compliance responsibilities in an automated efficient way using data analytics and other technologies.

Service Line Showcase: Legal, Research & Development Tax, Tax & Accounting

Strategy & Operations

Not sure where you want to launch your career at KPMG? Being a firm with many service offerings to our clients, we understand that it’s not always easy to decide which team you would like to join so early in your career. If you’re passionate, curious, innovative and committed, you will find your feet very quickly at KPMG and this session is designed to help you discover in which team exactly.

Service Line Showcase: HR Advisory, People & Change, Operations Advisory, Sourcing & Procurement Advisory, Transformation Program Management, Health, Ageing & Human Services, Policy, Programs & Evaluation, Strategy, Brand & Marketing, Customer Brand & Marketing Advisory, Clients & Markets, Market Insights & Analytics

Technology & Digital

Curious to see where a career in Tech & Digital can take you at KPMG? The answer is many places! Understand how technology plays a part in shaping our disruptive world and how we work with clients to re-invent and re-imagine their organisations. Also learn about how Engineers can solve complex asset problems and manage risk within large infrastructure projects.

Service Line Showcase: Cyber, Forensics Technology, Technology Risk, Audit Data Analytics, Digital Delta, Innovation, Solutions & Ventures, Risk Assurance Data & Digital Deployment, Strategy, Growth & Digital, Technology, Data & Innovation, Salesforce Advisory, Technology Implementation, Enterprise -Technology Solutions Integration, Technology Advisory


Does Risk, Compliance & Sustainability sound like areas of interest to you? KPMG provides a holistic approach to risk and helps drive sustainable growth into an environment where trust and credibility are critical to success. Learn how risk management can enhance innovation, build credibility and achieve sustainable growth. 

Service Line Showcase: Actuarial Services, Financial Risk Management, Superannuation Advisory, Forensics, Enterprise - Risk Consulting & Internal Audit, Governance, Risk & Controls Advisory, Risk Management, Compliance & Conduct, Contract Assurance Performance - Vendor Performance, Risk Strategy & Technology, Banarra, Climate Change & Sustainability

When and where

Our Foundations Program will take place on 29th September 2021. 

The program has been designed to virtually immerse you into KPMG Australia from the comfort of your own home, no matter where you are located around Australia!

This 1-day program will commence with a partner welcome, followed by learning more about our firm and what we have to offer you. You will also have a chance to hear from our graduates and what they love about working at KPMG.  You will then breakout into your area of interest to then rotate into different sessions to learn about 3 teams of your choice.  Each session has been carefully designed to help you gain the most value based on where you are at in your studies and your area of interest. We are here to help launch your career through a variety of our programs.

Eligibility requirements

Students in their pre-penultimate year completing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in 2023 

This program is only open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents

Our selection process

You can apply online by visiting Current opportunities. You'll receive a confirmation on submission of your application. If you do not receive this, please email the Graduate Talent Aquisition team at We will then review your application and determine your suitability for the program.

Our Graduate Talent Aquisition team will contact you after the closing date for the Foundations Program in which you've applied to advise you if you've been successful in securing a position to participate in the program.