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A Professional Year Program is a structured professional development program combining formal learning and workplace experience for the international student, who has graduated from a university in Australia. The main aim is to enhance the employability of International graduates of Accounting, IT and Engineering fields. Upon successful completion of the program, student earns 5 points towards permanent residency in Australia.
The Professional Year Program is a minimum of 44 week work readiness program, which is gazetted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and managed by the respective Professional Bodies.
Over 44 weeks, participants develop workplace skills, become familiar with the norms and values in the Australian workplace as well as the Australian employment market and workplace culture, plus complete an internship placement to enhance career prospects in Australia.
The professional year program basically caters to students in Accounting by bringing together a minimum of 44 weeks programs that aims at enhancing an applicant’s professional skills expanding their employment opportunities.
At the opening and closing program’s participants would be introduced to a network with industry representatives.
To apply, please submit these documents to one of our Education providers
Additional programs are available. Please contact our friendly staff to receive more information about how we can customize a program for you!
Completion of this program will provide the Professional Year graduate with five (5) points under the Skilled Occupation List, as specified by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
The Skilled Migration Internship Program - Accounting (SMIPA) is available to the students who have grabbed their hands on an Australian accounting qualification as a result of at a least two-year study in Australia. A Professional Year program approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), this one has a wide scope of taking the Accounting students to a height.
The Professional Year in Engineering is the only Australian government established program carrying the work-readiness, developing and enhancing the skills in the employment of the recent Engineering graduates. In a way trying to widen the skills that an Engineer can possess that can overcome its shortage in Australia.
Endorsed and developed by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), the Professional Year program provides an additive knowledge, practical skills and training to the students who have hands on and have graduated in Information Technology (IT). The students who choose the program are in definite terms, planning to enhance their career prospects and also choose to study from an institute which becomes a perfect pathway for them to study and find a relevant job in a good company or an organization within Australia itself.
The Professional Year Program is a program implemented by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection to take care of Australia’s skill deficiency. It offers an opportunity for international students who have graduated from an Australian university to work in Australia and gain practical work experience in their field of study. This program is currently run for the fields of Accounting, IT and Engineering. On successfully completing the program, these students earn 5 points towards Australian permanent residency.
There is much to gain if you opt to do a Professional Year Program:
As mentioned above, you will need either of the following visas:
All fees are set up by our accredited providers. These organizations will be able to provide more information on course start dates, fees structure, internship placements, and more. ACS recommends that prospective students contact all their providers in their area and request information in order to make an informed decision prior to enrolling.
The internship will go on for 12 weeks, and the minimum attendance requirement is 3 days every week.
This internship is part of the Professional Year Program component, and therefore, it won’t be a paid internship.
Yes it is possible if you are working in a company related to your field. However, you can only go ahead if your provider approves this.
Asia Pacific is a representative for most of the best providers for this program. But choosing the best provider for you will be a factor of your personal preferences when it comes to the fees, course, instalment options and internships available.
We don’t recommend taking a break during the program. However, individual cases are best discussed with your provider.
You can reach out to us using the Contact tab on our site, and find out more about what options are available to you.
In all, this will go on for 44 weeks, out of which 32 weeks will have focussed coursework on Business Communication and Australian workplace skills, which will be followed by a 12-week internship in an Australian workplace, in your chosen profession.
Typically, there is a new intake every month, though the dates can change as per the course and the providers. You can connect with our counsellors to advise you on when will be the next intake for your chosen course. All providers offer options for weekday and weekend classes. The class timings change depending on the provider, but the frequency is usually 1 class every week.
The answer to your question is No, computer science in an umbrella term used to cover the many ICT streams open for study in accredited Australian university courses.
No, the PYear Program is merely an option for those who wish to gain points towards their skilled migration. The Professional Year is equivalent to one year of relevant work experience, when undertaking skills assessment for migration.
No, but a person who successfully completes the PYear Program may be awarded five (5) points under an eligible skilled occupation. The APG PYear Program is the only professional year program in ICT specified by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.
We are authorized representatives for all the leading Professional Year course providers in Australia. Moreover, you stand to enjoy many other benefits like free consultation for PR and a 50% discount on PR service fee, among other things.
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