A Professional Year Program is an organized professional enhancement program including professional learning as well as work environment practical experience for international students who have recently graduated from a university. Professional Year Programs run for 12 months and are currently offered in the fields of accounting, information technology and engineering– Australian industries where the need for experienced graduates is high.
Professional Year Programs are mainly designed intended for students wishing to apply for permanent residency in Australia. They allow students to get industry-specific skill-sets by means of study along with job experience, preparing them for professional jobs within the Australian labor force. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) solely acknowledges Professional Year Programs that have been accepted by the authorities
– You earn valuable work experience in an Australian company through an internship.
– You are able to improve your understanding of the culture and practices within the Australian workplace.
– You learn how to interact in a professional manner within the Australian workplace.
– You are qualified to receive five extra points on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) ‘points test’ when applying for a Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa.