The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Australia is the longest standing association for bookkeepers in the country. AAT boast a proud tradition of supporting bookkeepers and accounting technicians and from 1 July 2020 are part of the IPA Group.

Our close partnership with the Institute of Public Accountants, means that AAT Australia’s members have unique opportunities around networking with accountants and tax agents to create productive referral networks that support Australian businesses.

AAT Australia membership provides a commitment to high standards and professionalism and provides members with important status and recognition about their skills and experience.

AAT Australia’s commitment to excellence includes ongoing business development support for practitioners and new entrants to the industry, with close ties to a range of industry parties supporting the needs of technicians in Australia.


AAT was formed in 1980 in the United Kingdom. Sponsored by four of the chartered accountancy bodies in the UK, there are more than 100,000 AAT members and students worldwide. AAT is the world’s largest dedicated body for qualified Accounting Technicians. Established in Australia in 2002, AAT Australia has achieved a long history providing support to Australian bookkeepers for more than twenty years, navigating enormous changes; ranging from the introduction of GST to the shift to cloud accounting software and the 2009 Tax Agent Services Act.
Headquartered in the Melbourne CBD, AAT Australia has representatives based in all major capital cities.



To uphold the standards of excellence and professionalism, providing members with continuing opportunities to grow. 


The training, development and accreditation of bookkeeping professionals is fundamental to the AATA commitment to industry and is central to our constitution. We believe in providing opportunities for members to continually learn and achieve success in their careers as individuals and business owners.
AAT Australia represent the needs of accounting technicians in support of the challenges faced in an ever-evolving environment from both a compliance and technological perspective. 
Promoting the professionalism and importance of bookkeepers today and in to the future are central to the values of AAT Australia.