Professional Year

Professional Year

Professional Year (PY) is a program designed to enhance the employability of international graduates studying in Australia. Available in three disciplines: Engineering, Information & Communication Technology, and Accounting. PY program has a minimum duration of 44 weeks, which includes 30 weeks in-class training and 12 weeks internship placement. 

An approved PY program by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will enable student to overcome employment obstacles and to achieve career goals. By the end of the PY program, students will:

  • understand the Australian employment market and workplace culture
  • learn how to communicate effectively and professionally in the workplace with colleagues, managers and customers
  • gain valuable work experience through an internship placement that exposes you to Australian work practices
  • be eligible to apply for additional 5 migration points in support of your Australian permanent residency application


Eligibility criteria:

Professional Year Engineering

  • graduated from an Engineering related higher education program within Australia (minimum 2 years duration)
  • applied for a subclass 485 Temporary Resident Visa for skilled migration and show evidence of your application (or current 485 visa holder with a minimum of 12 months remaining)
  • achieved a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (no band lower than 5.0) or equivalent

 


Professional Year ICT

  • graduated from an ICT related higher education program within Australia (minimum 2 years duration)
  • applied for a subclass 485 Temporary Resident Visa for skilled migration and show evidence of your application (or current 485 visa holder with a minimum of 12 months remaining)
  • achieved a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (no band lower than 5.0) or equivalent

 


Professional Year Accounting – The Skill Migration Internship Program – Accounting (SMIPA)

  • graduated from an Accounting related higher education program within Australia (minimum 2 years duration)
  • applied for a subclass 485 Temporary Resident Visa for skilled migration and show evidence of your application (or current 485 visa holder with a minimum of 12 months remaining)
  • achieved a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (no band lower than 6.0) or equivalent
  • a Skills Assessment letter from one of the accounting professional bodies (for the SMIPA program only).

 


Approved Professional Year program

Each industry body has an approved list of professional year program providers. Non-approved professional year program will not be eligible for skill assessment and migration purposes.

 

For approved Engineer professional year program, please visit HERE

For approved ICT professional year program, please visit HERE

For approved Accounting professional year program, please visit HERE

Recommended Professional Year program providers:

At S&W Consulting Group, we are partnering with providers that offer the highest quality of Professional Year program in the market. Our three biggest partners are Navitas Professional, Monash Professional Pathways and Performance Education.

Navitas Professional

Navitas Professional Careers & Internships is a professional development and education expert specializing in career-focused programs for outstanding employment outcomes.

As a member of the global Navitas Group, Navitas Professional has been delivering career readiness solutions to tertiary students, graduates and young professionals since 2008. A leader in the private education industry, Navitas recognize that graduates need a competitive edge to gain employment.

The programs encompass professional workplace training and mentoring, internships, industry networking, business communication, team-building and leadership skills.

Professional Year Program available: Engineer, ICT, Accounting

Location: Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

 

Monash Professional Pathways

Monash Professional Pathways is a division of Monash College Pty Ltd, a private company owned by Monash University. Monash University is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities (Times Higher Education 2014-15) and Monash College is one of Australia’s leading transition education providers.

Since 2001, Monash Professional Pathways has been helping students and graduates to make a successful transition from formal education into a professional career. Through a combination of classroom-based programs (courses) and industry-based learning experiences (internships), the graduates build their professional knowledge and skills while improving their self-awareness in culturally diverse environments.

Monash Professional Pathways supports graduates seeking professional experience and careers in Australia. The institution specializes in assisting students and graduates to develop their employment skills and industry experience through training and vocational placements. Through Monash Professional Pathways, graduates are better able to secure employment in their chosen fields and perform to employer expectations in their roles.

Professional Year Program available: Engineer, ICT, Accounting

Location: Melbourne

 

Performance Education

Established in 2006 to improve the careers of young professionals in Australia, Performance Education is now a leader in this space, working with individuals, universities, and corporates across Australia to develop much-needed employability skills including; professional business communication, workplace readiness, Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programs and career skills.

Being one of the first accredited Professional Year providers, Performance Education is recognized as a leading quality provider nationally of the SMIPA (Accounting) Professional Year course and ACS (IT) Professional Year course. Over 12,000 students have chosen Performance Education for their outstanding reputation for quality, highly trusted experience, and exceptional graduate outcomes.

Professional Year Program available: ICT, Accounting

Location: Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide

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