Professional Year

Engineering PY program

The Professional year in engineering is the only Australian government- legislative work- readiness program for engineers recognised by Australian government, you can even apply for five migrations points upon completion.
The Professional year in Engineering course is a comprehensive program that will prepare you to work as an engineer in Australia. It lasts for 44 weeks, giving you time to learn about the expectations of employers, begin building your network, and create a plan for career success.

The first 32 weeks consist of online study and classroom workshops, flowed by 12 weeks of work placement at a professional organization. It is a comprehensive program comprising extensive training and an internship placement making students job ready in the Australian workspace.

Entry Requirements:

To qualify for the Professional Year in Engineering Program, you must:

  • Have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate award in Australia for Engineering.
  • Hold or applied for a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485, either stream) with at least 12 months validity or;
  • hold an eligible Secondary Visa with work study rights at least 12 months validity.
  • Have at least a PTE-A score of 50 with nothing less than 36 or IELTS score of 6.0 with nothing below 5, in all 4 competencies or equivalent.
  • Provide a valid skills assessment from Engineering Education Australia.

Offshore university graduates may be eligible to complete the Professional Year in Engineering on a 476 visa.

ACS PY Program

Australian computer society Professional year program gives international ICT graduates from Australian tertiary providers the practical job skills and fundamental training needed to enhance their career prospects and also plays a vital role in helping students acquire extensive and practical knowledge. A practical pathway from university to employment, PYear ensures that graduates are job ready.

The program runs for 44 weeks, which includes the first 32 weeks of theoretical knowledge and communication skills training, while the remaining 12 weeks provide students an opportunity to apply acquired knowledge and learned techniques in practice through internship.

Competition of this program may provide the Pyear graduate with five points under an eligible skilled occupation, as specified by the Department of Home Affairs.

Entry Requirements:

To qualify for the professional Year Program – ACS, you must:

  • Have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate award in Australia for ICT
  • Hold or applied for a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485, either stream) with at least 12 months validity or;
  • hold an eligible Secondary Visa with work study rights at least 12 months validity.
  • Have at least a PTE-A score of 50 with nothing less than 36 or IELTS score of 6.0 with nothing below 5, in all 4 competencies or equivalent.

Accounting PY Program

The Accounting Professional Year Program (Accounting PYP – previously known as SMIPA), is approved by the Department of Home Affair and is available to overseas students with an Australian accounting degree with at least two years of study in Australia.

The Accounting PYP consists of at least 44 weeks’ training, including classroom study for 32 weeks and a 12-week internship placement. It is recognised as a pathway to permanent residency under the general skilled migration (GSM) for 485 visa holders.

Mainly, by this program you can gain valuable work experience and knowledge, develop your professional skills, prepare yourself for the Australian workplace from theory to practice and given yourself access to accounting specific work-readiness programs.

This program has been developed by CPA Australia, the chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CA), and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and is designed to give you the skills, experience, and knowledge necessary to start a successful accounting career in Australian and enhance your competence in the workplace.