A Professional Year Program, also known as professional development program is a well structured professional development program for Australian university graduates. Gazetted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and managed by the respective Professional Bodies, it strives to enhance the employability of International graduates of Accounting (Minimum 2years), IT and Engineering field.
Without local experience in their chosen profession, international graduates find it very hard to show industry standard skills that the companies require. Professional year provides graduates with the opportunity to make use of their theoretical skills practically and help them get hands-on experience in performing different job tasks in real life.
A successful conclusion of the program earns them 5 points towards permanent residency in Australia.