Professional Year Program
Frequently Asked Questions
Professional Year (PY) Programs are evaluated by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to address Australia’s skills shortage by strengthening the employment prospects of International Accounting, IT and Engineering students and acquiring 5 points for permanent residency in Australia.
It is a 44-week program with 32-week Business Communication skills coursework and Australian Workplace skills training accompanied by a 12-week Australian work environment internship in the chosen industry of the participant.
- Helps you to gain 5 extra points towards Permanent Residency
- Enhance Your CV
- Gain a nationally accredited certificate
- Put your theoretical knowledge into practice/experience
- Join relevant professional networks
- Career counselling during and on completion of program
- Access to various workshops
- Gain Professional Year Certificate
To meet the requirements:
- you should have: a graduate of a related Australian higher education program (minimum 2 years)
- Hold a subclass 485 Temporary Resident Visa for qualified migration or produce evidence of your application for a Bridging Visa
- Achieved English requirement: Accounting – minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (no band below 6.0) or equivalent Information Technology – minimum IELTS score.
YES, Absolutely. Installment plans are available and most providers offer them.
The internship is for a period of 12 weeks on weekdays and you have to meet the minimum requirement of 3 days attendance every week.
No. Since the internship really is the practical component of the program, it is not paid.
This is very provider specific and is typically not recommended but individual cases are best discussed with the course providers.
Once your internship has commenced you must complete that internship within the agreed time frame. You will not be permitted to withdraw or change to another internship. Failure to complete the approved/agreed internship will result in failure of your internship module and your graduation will be delayed.
Many Professional Year institutes allow self-sourcing of internship. If you would like to arrange your own internship, you must speak to the educational institute prior to starting the course and understand the process for the same.