PROFESSIONAL YEAR POINTS FOR SKILLED MIGRATION

GRADUATES IN ACCOUNTING, ENGINEERING, AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Monash Professional Pathways, a top provider, can help you get the skills and experience that companies want, as well as points toward your permanent residency application.

YOU’VE COMPLETED YOUR STUDY, BUT YOU STILL REQUIRE THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE THAT EMPLOYERS REQUIRE.

Finding full-time professional employment in Australia as a new international engineering, accounting, or ICT graduate can be difficult.

Employers want you to have practical knowledge and appropriate work experience so that you can work effectively from the first day on the job, even if you are qualified and have the right to work. Furthermore, international research** reveals that companies seek more than just a degree. Candidates who are able to:

  • show that you have excellent business communication abilities
  • conform to the company’s culture
  • have self-assurance, initiative, and the ability to operate independently or as part of a team

**AEI: International graduate outcomes and employer perceptions, 2010

THE PROFESSIONAL YEAR PROGRAM IN ENGINEERING, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, OR ACCOUNTING (SMIPA) IS YOUR TRANSITION FROM STUDENT TO WORKING PROFESSIONAL.

This Department of Home Affairs-approved 44-week (minimum) program will help you achieve your career goals and overcome barriers to employment. By earning the information, abilities, and work experience that companies need, you will improve your job prospects. By the completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • learn about the job market in Australia and the culture of the workplace.
  • Learn how to interact successfully and professionally with coworkers, bosses, and customers in the workplace.
  • an internship placement that exposes you to Australian work procedures will provide you with important job experience.
  • You may be entitled to apply for additional migration points to assist your permanent residency application in Australia.

Are you a recent overseas IT graduate from an Australian university looking to begin your career? Are you perplexed by your migration alternatives and the competitive employment market?

With Australia’s best Professional Year provider, you can achieve your goals and more – our 14,500 alumni have learned that nothing prepares you better for an accounting job in Australia than a PY with PE.

PE has risen to become Australia’s number one supplier of Professional Year programs by assisting our students in achieving far more than just migration points. We understand how difficult it may be, and we are committed to transforming the employment landscape for overseas graduates.

We concentrate on assisting you in becoming more than just “job ready.” We’ll give you a platform to launch your IT career in Australia by combining employability training, workplace expertise, and a relevant and practical internship placement. Our alumni receive great program and career outcomes as a result of Performance Education’s Professional Year program, with 43 percent being offered employment by their internship host organization!

Due to our trusted reputation and great program outcomes, we were one of the first approved providers of the ACS (IT) Professional Year program and are now the largest. Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth are all home to our campuses.

Overview

The Navitas Professional Year Program is a professional development program that includes both formal education and an internship experience in Australia.

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) Professional Year Program, Engineers Australia’s Professional Year in Engineering, and the Skilled Migration Internship Program – Accounting (SMIPA) are all available through Navitas Professional.

The curriculum equips international graduates with the necessary abilities to find work and succeed in their chosen sector. After successfully completing the program, you will be eligible for migration points toward permanent residency.

  • PROGRAM STREAMS*

    Depending on your qualifications, you can enroll in one of three programs:

    • Accounting Internship Program for Skilled Migrants (SMIPA)
    • Professional Year Program of the Australian Computer Society (ACS)
    • Professional Year in Engineering for Engineers in Australia

    *Immigration and Border Protection has nominated certain occupations (DIBP). The DIBP has approved the Professional Year Program, which means that if you complete it successfully, you may be eligible for migration points toward permanent residency in Australia.

    The ANZSCO codes

    that apply as of July 1, 2012, can be accessed on the DIBP website as well as the websites of specific professional associations.

    • CPA Australia is an accounting firm based in Australia.
    • Institute of Public Accountants of Australia Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia

    INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

    The Navitas Professional Year curriculum includes the following components:

     

    • Workplace safety, corporate communications, job search skills, and simulated workplace training are all covered in 32 weeks of instruction. BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business is part of the coursework.
    • Internship for 12 weeks
    • For the period of your enrollment in the program, you will have unlimited access to LinkedIn’s online training platform Lynda.com.
    • Training for the PTE-A, IELTS, or BULATS English tests is available for free online.
    • Free professional development sessions and networking opportunities are available.
    • The ability to switch between seven different campuses*
    • Career counseling is available before, during, and after the program.

    RESULTS OF GRADUATE STUDIES

    • To qualify for migration points toward permanent residency, you must meet certain criteria.
    • Work experience relevant to your field of study
    • Navitas Professional’s online resume builder, myNavCV, was used to produce this professional tailored resume.
    • Any of the 5000+ LinkedIn profiles can be used to augment a professional LinkedIn presence. Courses on Lynda.com
    • Improved English language skills through delivering presentations, simulated workplace training, and online English test preparation for the PTE-A, IELTS, or BULATS.
    • Join appropriate professional associations to expand your professional network.
    • The BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business is a nationally recognized qualification.
    • Certificate from the Professional Year Program

The Professional Year Program in ICT/Computing (PYear) of the American Computer Society (ACS) is a job-readiness program that bridges the gap between full-time study and professional employment. The PYear is meant to give graduates the professional skills they’ll need to succeed in the Australian workforce.

PROGRAM FOR PROFESSIONAL YEAR

International ICT/Computing graduates from Australian institutions benefit from ACS’ PYear Program, which provides them with the practical skills and training they need to advance their careers. This program provides an extra route from academia to employment, ensuring that graduates are job-ready.

UNDER AN ELIGIBLE SKILLED OCCUPATION, GRADUATES MAY CLAIM FIVE (5) POINTS.

The PYear graduate may be eligible for five (5) points under a qualifying skilled occupation as defined by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection upon completion of this program.

Have you completed your degree but wish to advance your career in Australia by gaining extra technical skills and knowledge? With the Professional Year Program at ATMC, you may now jumpstart your career.

ATMC provides information technology graduates Professional Year programs through the Australian Computer Society (ACS)  and accounting programs under the Skilled Migration Internship Program: Accounting (SMIPA).

The Professional Year (PY) Program is tailored to overseas students who have graduated from an Australian university and are searching for a smooth transition from school to work and residency in Australia. Professional Year is a job preparation program that will give you the professional skills you’ll need to succeed in the Australian workforce.

Our highly experienced trainers oversee the curriculum, taking a genuine interest in each participant’s educational path. Trainers assist participants with course content while also allowing them to voice their thoughts, ensuring that they graduate with the academic knowledge and confidence necessary to flourish in their areas.

The PY program is made up of the following elements:

« Workplace Communication and Performance in Australia

» Workplace Entry and Advancement in Australia

« Volunteer Internship

TRAINING AND WORKSHOP IN THE CLASSROOM

ATMC has delivered two units with a total of 250 contact hours. Participants are expected to attend 8 to 9 hours of classes per week.

  1. Workplace Communication and Performance in Australia

During internships and professional roles, participants will be asked to attend work meetings. The goal of this unit is for participants to feel comfortable joining meetings and conversing with others. The unit covers a variety of topics related to meetings, including planning meetings, meeting expectations in Australia, meeting roles, and proper behavior, communication, and language.

  1. Workplace Entry and Advancement in Australia

Most PY graduates’ job descriptions will incorporate customer communication. To be able to create rapport and avoid misinterpretation with clients, cultural awareness is required. Participants must communicate with internal and external clients, as well as team members, in this unit. The goal is to guarantee that graduates can communicate successfully with customers and coworkers in customer-facing professions.

All academic personnel at ATMC is highly trained and qualified, especially in the disciplines of technology and/or business. The PY lecturers have worked in industry and have a thorough understanding of the Australian workplace.

INTERNSHIP

The ATMC PY internship component allows students to grow, improve, and tailor their CVs in preparation for employment in Australia.

Participants will gain real job experience as part of the internship, allowing them to acquire professional skills that will enable them to operate effectively in a variety of Australian sectors and business situations.

Participants can put their skills and information obtained in the two classroom-based training and workshop courses to use during the internship. The internship must be completed in 240 hours over the course of 12 weeks.

Each internship has been created to complement the participant’s studies and prepare them for a career in their subject of interest. Through observation and supervised practice, participants will be introduced to both the technical and commercial elements of a firm.

Interns in employer companies are given the opportunity to help and/or watch project managers while working on existing projects.

Connect with our Internship Coordinator by registering on Career Central.

TUITION COSTS

Professional Year at SMIPA is a year-long program for SMIPA members.

SMIPA PY is worth $7,200.

The ACS Professional Year is a year-long program offered by the American Chemical

$12,600 for ACS PY.

Participants can choose to pay the cost in full beginning on the first day of the program or by direct bank debit once they have been accepted to enroll in the program.

 

WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING AT ATMC

By fostering an atmosphere where participants may develop and use their skills and knowledge in the workplace, ATMC ensures that participants graduate work-ready.

The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) division at ATMC exists to provide ‘Good WIL’ services to participants. WIL workshops, which help with identifying employment options, developing resumes, and preparing for interviews, are encouraged for PY participants. Sessions are held on a consistent basis throughout the year.

ATMC teaching and administrative staff can also offer general guidance and support on topics including studying and student administration. We take pleasure in offering the best possible support to our participants, so please don’t hesitate to approach our helpful staff for assistance.

It had to be the following year in your professional life:

  • completed in Australia within the four years preceding your invitation to apply for a visa in your specified occupation or a closely similar occupation.
  • accomplished throughout the course of at least a year

one of these organizations provides:

Employability skills are in high demand, and the Professional Year in Engineering Program helps engineering graduates build and improve their employability abilities. In this unique 44-week work-readiness program, you’ll gain insight into the Australian workplace and job market.

 

Structure of the program

32-week practical training: Through our face-to-face courses and online materials, you’ll learn efficient resume writing and interview skills, as well as Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Occupational Health, Safety, and Environmental (OHS&E) practices and statutory requirements for working in Australia. Choose from a variety of flexible study alternatives, such as one full day or two half-days per week.

Placement in an internship (12 weeks full time): Create a network of peers and experts, and put your classroom learning to work. A mentor will be assigned to you throughout your placement to help you succeed.

After successfully completing the course, you will be allowed to apply for 5 migration points, which can be used for any visa that requires a points exam. You’ll also become a professional member of Engineers Australia and obtain an understanding of Australian Occupational Health and Safety standards.

Holders of various visa classifications are eligible for the EEA Professional Year in Engineering. To determine your eligibility for this program, please see our Frequently Asked Questions section below or contact a migration agent or the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

This is a fee-paying program. The program does not accept CRICOS, HECS, or fee-aid.

The Skilled Migration Internship Program: Accounting (SMIPA) is a professional year program approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) (formerly known as the Department of Immigration and Citizenship) for international students who have completed at least two years of study in Australia and hold an Australian accounting degree.

SMIPA entails:

  • A minimum of 44 weeks of training is required, which includes a 12-week internship with a relevant host organization.
  • professional development and hands-on learning with a focus on job readiness: culture, ethics, and expectations
  • Recognition as a road to permanent residency for 485 visa holders under the general skilled migration program (GSM)

The GSM points test may reward you with extra points if you complete SMIPA.

CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Institute of Public Accountants collaborated to create SMIPA. It is provided by qualified providers that have received approval from all three professional accounting organizations.

Participation in SMIPA or any other DIBP-approved pathways to permanent residency is not required to enroll in any of the accounting bodies’ professional programs.

Is the SMIPA available through CPA Australia?

No. The three professional accounting bodies monitor the SMIPA. Registered providers who have been jointly approved by the three agencies deliver the program.

In the second half of 2018, applications to deliver the SMIPA Program will be accepted. All candidates must be a Registered Training Organization (RTO) or a Higher Education Provider (HEP) with a minimum of three years of registration.

 

SMIPA providers who have been approved

  • Australasia Polytechnic Academies: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, and Sydney are all served by the Melbourne Accountants Resource Centre (ARC).
  • Melbourne and Adelaide are home to the Australian Interpretation and Translation Institute (AITI) (not accepting enrolments)
  • Melbourne and Sydney are home to the Australian Technology and Management College (ATMC).
  • Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney are all home to the Education Centre of Australia (ECA).
  • Melbourne’s Monash Professional Pathways
  • Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney are all served by Navitas Professional.
  • Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney are all known for their performance education programs.
  • Adelaide, Salford College (not accepting enrolments)
  • Perth’s Stanley College
  • The Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education at the University of Queensland (ICTE-UQ) is based in Brisbane.

Please note that the AIFA Professional Year Program for Bookkeepers is not affiliated with the Professional Accounting Bodies or SMIPA in any way.

As a migrant, having the opportunity to work in Australia before starting with your chosen employer is priceless. The Professional Year in Engineering programme offered by Engineering Education Australia will teach you everything you need to know about working in Australia and provide you with a well-respected Australian résumé.

You can even apply for five migration points after completing the program, as it is the only work-readiness program for engineers recognized by the Australian Government.

 

EXPERIENCE IN ENGINEERING AND NETWORKS

The Professional Year in Engineering is a thorough program that will prepare you to work as an engineer in Australia. It lasts 44 weeks, allowing you plenty of time to learn about employer expectations, start networking, and develop a career strategy.

 

Online study and classroom sessions make up the first 32 weeks, followed by a 12-week work placement at a professional organization. You will gain a complete awareness of our working conditions, health and safety regulations, and other critical aspects of working as an engineer in Australia during this period.

 

ENGINEERS AND VISA TYPES QUALIFICATION

You may be eligible for the Professional Year in Engineering if you have completed an accredited course in Australia or at an officially recognized abroad university. This training is offered to people with a variety of visas. We recommend contacting a migration agent or visiting the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s website before applying.

To be considered for the program, applicants must have passed a valid Migration Skills Assessment with Engineers Australia.

WITH CONFIDENCE, ENTER THE AUSTRALIAN WORKPLACE 

The Professional Year in Engineering  programme will provide you with the necessary experience and connections. Engineering Education Australia’s website has more information.

The Professional Year Program is designed to help international accounting and engineering graduates start their careers in Australia. It also allows for the accumulation of migration points toward permanent residency.

PYP provides you with meaningful, hands-on training and workshops, as well as a professional internship and networking opportunities, to help you succeed in your new job.

EXPERIENCE WITH THE PYP

A 12-week professional internship will be included in your professional year, which will include 32 weeks of practical training, face-to-face study and workshops, and a 12-week professional internship.

During the course of the program, you will:

  • learn about the employment market and working conditions in Australia
  • create a peer and professional network
  • With expert assistance, you can plan your career, construct your CV, and conduct your job hunt.

 

Mentoring and training will be provided to you throughout your internship.

WHY DO YOU WANT TO STUDY AT UQ?

There are a few straightforward reasons why UQ offers the greatest PYP program:

 

  • Guaranteed internship placement and strong employment outcomes – on average, 60% of our participants find work in Australia before graduating from the program, with over 85% finding work within a year.
  • Enjoy studying in a world-class atmosphere with excellent facilities at an institution with a world-class reputation.
  • There are a few straightforward reasons why UQ offers the greatest PYP program:
  • Guaranteed internship placement and strong employment outcomes – on average, 60% of our participants find work in Australia before graduating from the program, with over 85% finding work within a year.
  • Enjoy studying in a world-class atmosphere with excellent facilities at an institution with a world-class reputation.

COURSE OUTLINE

Unit Name Duration
Communication and Performance in the Australian Workplace 120 hours
Australian Workplace Culture 130 hours
Internship 12 weeks(240 hours)
Professional Environments(This online module runs for 12 weeks and parallel to the student internship) 12 weeks

EXPERIENCE WITH THE PYP

A 12-week professional internship will be included in your professional year, which will include 32 weeks of practical training, face-to-face study and workshops, and a 12-week professional internship.

During the course of the program, you will:

  • learn about the employment market and working conditions in Australia
  • create a peer and professional network
  • With expert assistance, you can plan your career, construct your CV, and conduct your job hunt.

Mentoring and training will be provided to you throughout your internship.

WHY DO YOU WANT TO STUDY AT UQ?

There are a few straightforward reasons why UQ offers the greatest PYP program:

  • Guaranteed internship placement and strong employment outcomes – on average, 60% of our participants find work in Australia before graduating from the program, with over 85% finding work within a year.
  • Enjoy studying in a world-class atmosphere with excellent facilities at an institution with a world-class reputation.
  • There are a few straightforward reasons why UQ offers the greatest PYP program:
  • Guaranteed internship placement and strong employment outcomes – on average, 60% of our participants find work in Australia before graduating from the program, with over 85% finding work within a year.
  • Enjoy studying in a world-class atmosphere with excellent facilities at an institution with a world-class reputation.

The William Light Institute

COURSE OUTLINE

Unit Name Duration
Communication and Performance in the Australian Workplace 120 hours
Australian Workplace Culture 130 hours
Internship 12 weeks(240 hours)
Professional Environments(This online module runs for 12 weeks and parallel to the student internship) 12 weeks

 

For all eligible holders of the 485 Temporary Graduate Visa (Graduate Work stream) – (subclass 485) or Bridging Visa, the program has been set by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection for the General Skills Migration points test.

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

The PYP provides:

  • For overseas IT graduates in work readiness, a minimum of 44 weeks of training is required, including a 12-week internship with a relevant host business. Participants may receive 5 points under the Skilled Occupation List if they complete the course successfully (SOL)

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in computing or information technology from an Australian institution is required.
  • At least two years of studies in Australia
  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (Academic or General) with no band lower than 5.0.
  • Bridging Visa A or a skilled graduate temporary visa (subclass 485)
  • Interview with the applicant

 

WHERE DO I APPLY?

Intakes happen on a regular basis. Please go to your desired location for more information.

Download the TWLI Professional Year Program Application Form and fill it out.

and include the following papers in your submission;

  • Academic transcripts and other qualifications documents that have been certified
  • CV
  • A copy of your health insurance policy
  • Visa and passport photocopies
  • Clearance from the national police force

PROCESS OF APPLICATION

Step 1: Download the WLI Professional Year Program Application Form and fill it out ( PDF file)

Step 2: Include the following papers in your submission:

 

  • Academic transcripts and other qualifications documents that have been certified
  • IELTS
  • CV
  • a copy of the applicant’s medical insurance
  • Visa and passport photocopies
  • Clearance from the National Police Service

Step 3: Fill out and submit your application.

Submit the application form to info@wli.sa.edu.au or

You can send your application form and supporting materials to the following address:

Admissions Officer

The William Light Institute

Level 1, 211 Pulteney St

Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Step 4: Your application will be reviewed and the results will be communicated to you. ​

DATES OF START-UP

For future dates, please contact us.

FEES FOR THE WHOLE PROGRAM

Yearly Fee for Professionals

$10,600 – payable in instalments (conditions apply)

The application processing fee is $150.

Please note that HECS does not apply to this course because it is a full-fee paying course.

 

There are 5 locations where this product is available:

 

The William Light Institute, Level 1, 211 Pulteney St, Adelaide, SA 5000

CLIFTONS, BRISBANE, QLD Brisbane is located at 288 Edward Street in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. 4000

CLIFTONS Melbourne, 440 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, MELBOURNE VIC

CLIFTONS Sydney, Levels 11, 12, 13&15 60 Margaret St Sydney NSW CLIFTONS Sydney, Levels 11, 12, 13&15 60 Margaret St Sydney NSW

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