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The Professional Year Program is designed to kickstart the careers of international students in Professional Year accounting, Professional Year IT, and Professional Year engineering in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Reservoir ). It is a structured professional development program combining formal learning and workplace experience for the international student, who has graduated from a university in Australia. It also provides eligibility for migration points towards permanent residency. Upon successful completion of the program, the student earns 5 points towards permanent residency in Australia.
A PYP prepares the individual for a new career with relevant, practical training and workshops, a professional internship and networking opportunities. It allows students to develop industry-specific skills through study and work experience, preparing them for professional careers in the Australian workforce. The main aim is to enhance the employability of international graduates of Accounting, IT and Engineering fields.
It is a minimum of a 44-week work-readiness program gazetted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and managed by respective Professional Bodies.
Over 44 weeks, participants develop workplace skills, become familiar with the norms and values in the Australian workplace as well as the Australian employment market and workplace culture, plus complete an internship placement to enhance career prospects in Australia.
A Professional Year Program aims at enhancing the applicant’s professional skills and expanding their employment opportunities.
At the opening and closing programs, participants are introduced to a network with industry representatives.
To qualify for a Professional Year Program, one MUST:
Cost of Professional Year Program varies according to their providers. In general, a Professional Year Program costs as under:
To apply, please submit these documents to one of our Education providers
Additional programs are available. Please contact our friendly staff to receive more information about how we can customize a program for you!
SMIPA is a professional year program approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and developed by the three professional year accounting bodies in Australia - CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants ANZ and the Institute of Public Accountants.
The Professional Year in Engineering has been developed by Engineering Education Australia (EEA) and the professional component is delivered by EEA. The program provides with membership of Engineers Australia and access to the Engineers Australia learning platform.
The ACS (IT) Professional Year in Australia is a Department of Home Affairs initiative which is designed for international graduates with an Australian IT degree. Developed by the Australian Computer Society, the ACS PY program provides IT graduates with a guided pathway from university to employment in Australia.
Established in 2006, Performance Education was one of the first approved Professional Year providers, and is recognized as a leading premium provider nationally of the Accounting Professional Year Program and ACS (IT) Professional Year Program.Read more
The Monash Professional Pathways professional year program is outlined to aid international candidates graduating from Australian universities in their specific fields of study, in enhancing their competency to be employed.Read more
Australian Technical & Management College (ATMC) provides a pathway for international students seeking higher education in the fields of Business and Management in Australia and abroad.Read more
The Education Centre of Australia (ECA) is a modern and diverse educational institution that emphasizes on innovation and excellence in our educational programs and research across a wide range of disciplines that are in demand.Read more
Navitas Professional completely stands out when it comes to providing Professional Year programs. It is the only provider to offer the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Professional Year Program, Engineers Australia’s Professional Year in Engineering and Skilled Migration Internship Program - Accounting (SMIPA) nationwide.Read more
Queensland International Business Academy (QIBA) Professional Year Program graduate programs combines both formal face to face classroom learning and workplace experience to assist international graduates make the transition from university to employment.Read more
Accountants Resource Centre (ARC) is a Registered Training Organisation, registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally accredited training and assessment.Read more
The William Light Institute is renowned for its ACS-accredited Professional Year Program and Certificate IV in Business Administration. With campuses located in the heart of Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, WLI Professional Year Courses can be a great option for international students who have obtained their computing/ICT qualification in Australia. The William Light Professional Year Program promises a friendly atmosphere and adequate class sizes especially designed for effective learning. William Light Institute Professional Year is a perfect institute for candidates who want to learn skills-sets in order to be ready for the job market.Read more
The Professional Year Program is a program implemented by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection to take care of Australia’s skill deficiency. It offers an opportunity for international students who have graduated from an Australian university to work in Australia and gain practical work experience in their field of study. This program is currently run for the fields of Accounting, IT and Engineering. On successfully completing the program, these students earn 5 points towards Australian permanent residency.
A professional year program gives a wonderful opportunity to put theoretical knowledge into practical application, making CV more impressive with an Australian work experience, a nationally accredited certificate and a Professional Year Certificate, which will also boost future career prospects. Furthermore, it gives a chance to expand professional networks. More importantly, upon completion of the program, one earns 5 points towards Australian PR.
One would need either a subclass 485 Temporary Resident Visa for skilled migration or evidence of application for a Bridging visa.
Depending upon the professional year program provider and type of program one wants to take, all fees are set up by accredited providers. The provider has detailed information on course start dates, fees structure, internship placements, and more. It is recommended that prospective students contact their providers and request information in order to make an informed decision prior to enrolling.
The internship goes on for 12 weeks, and the minimum attendance requirement is 3 days every week.
Internship is part of the Professional Year Program component and isn’t paid for.
Choosing the best provider entirely depends on one’s personal preferences like fees, course, instalment options, internships, etc.
All in all, a professional year program lasts 44 weeks, out of which 32 weeks are focussed on coursework on Business Communication and Australian workplace skills, which will be followed by a 12-week internship in an Australian workplace, in chosen profession
One should hold a subclass 485 visa. Alternatively, one could furnish proof of application for a Bridging visa too. Also, one needs to have completed graduation in a higher education program of a minimum of 2 years in Australia along with skill assessment done from a recognized professional institute.
No, completion of a professional year program does not guarantee permanent residency in Australia. However, the PY program graduate is awarded five (5) points under an eligible skilled occupation, which may help the candidate score points for permanent residency in Australia.
01 Oct 2018
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01 Oct 2018
I have received a good and friendly guidance and help for Professional Year Program. Have received a complete guidance from the team till the completion of my registration. I appreciate the efforts and will be happy to recommend my friends as well. Thanks
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