Professional Year Course is a job ready program which offers international graduates an opportunity to experience real Australian work environment while enhancing their capability to obtain employment in their chosen field. Professional Year course is offered to the international graduates of Accounting, Information Technology and Engineering programs from Australia. Engineering graduates who have completed their degree at a recognised institution outside Australia are also eligible to join the Professional Year Program in engineering if they hold a Skilled – Recognised Graduate (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 476).

At Leader Education and Visa Services, we have partnered with top PY course providers such as Education Centre of Australia (ECA), Performance Education, Queensland International Business Academy (QIBA), Navitas, Accountants Resource Centre (ARC), Stanley College and Australian Technical and Management College (ATMC) to deliver the best options to our clients.

Every PY provider are unique on their own; they have their own strengths and unique selling points. Drawing from the experience of our team from over the years, we assist our clients in choosing the right provider based on their needs and career aspirations. Having established a successful long-term relationship with our PY partner means that we are offered higher value than our competitors and we are able to pass on additional benefits to our clients.

After the completion of the PY course, graduates can claim five (5) points towards their residency application as specified by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

Eligibility for Professional Year Courses

Professional Year course is a 44 weeks program with 12 weeks of internship component embedded in the course. The requirements for each PY course are different as below:

Professional Year in Information Technology (ACS)

Professional Year in Information Technology (ACS)

  • Completed a recognised IT degree in Australia (Bachelors or Masters).
  • Obtained or applied for a Graduate Visa (subclass 485) with a minimum 12 months validity.
  • Have a valid minimum PTE-A score of 50 no less than 50 or IELTS (3 years valid) score of 6.0 no less than 6.0 in all 4 competencies or equivalent.

Professional Year in Accounting (SMIPA)

  • Completed a recognized Accounting degree in Australia (Bachelors or Masters).
  • Obtained or applied for a Graduate Visa (subclass 485) with a minimum 12 months validity.
  • Have a valid minimum PTE-A overall score of 50 with no band less than 50 or IELTS (3 years valid) score of 6.0 no less than 6.0 in all 4 competencies, or equivalent.
  • Must hold a Migration Skills Assessment outcome letter from an accounting professional association (CPA, CA or IPA).
Professional Year in Accounting (SMIPA)
Professional Year in Engineering (EEA)

Professional Year in Engineering (EEA)

  • A recognized bachelor or master qualification in Engineering from an Australian Institution. For training visa holders (476) relevant Australian qualification is not required.
  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 no less than 5.0 in any component or PTE-A overall score of 50 with no band less than 36 or equivalent.
  • Bridging Visa (485) or a skilled graduate temporary visa (subclass 485)
  • Must hold a Migration Skills Assessment outcome letter from Engineers Australia.

Benefits of Professional Year Courses

Professional Year Courses are specifically designed to enhance the employability of international graduates wishing to work in Australia. Each course integrates business communication and business culture training with career development skills to help students achieve their goal of working in their field in Australia.

Completing the Professional Year Course comes with several perks:

  • You will be eligible to claim 5 migration points towards your permanent residency application.
  • The program will assist you in making a smooth transition from student life to professional life.
  • The PY program assists you in developing professional communication skills as well as enhance your knowledge of Australian workplace and work culture.
  • You will have an opportunity to work in a real work-place setting during your internship period.
  • The program will assist in enhancing your career prospects in your field of education.
  • You will have a great networking opportunity with industry professionals and peers.

 

 

We have already assisted over 10,000 clients to enrol into the PY course. If you are considering starting your PY course, contact our experienced PY team today.