A Professional Year Program is a structured professional development program combining formal learning and workplace experience for international students who have graduated from a university in Australia. The Professional Year Program is a job-readiness program that bridges the gap between full-time study and professional employment in Australia.
It helps to enhance the capabilities of Engineering/IT/Accounting aspirants so that they can find employment suitable for abilities. PY programs are designed to help aspirants become proficient in their skills before they go out in the real world and hence, help them get nurtured before entering a good organization anywhere in Australia and prepares them for their next endeavour.
Completing a Professional Year has a number of benefits:
- 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 communicate in a professional manner within the Australian workplace.
- Successful completion of PY program rewards extra five points to Australia Immigration application.
Who is eligible for a Professional Year Program?
You will need to have completed a degree in accounting, computer science or engineering (or a closely related area) in Australia. You must hold a Skilled — Graduate (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 485), which allows you to remain in Australia for 18 months after the completion of your degree.
Professional Year Program providers and further information
The following Professional Year Programs are recognised by the Australian Government:
- CPA Australia Skilled Migration Internship Program: Accounting (SMIPA)
- Chartered Accountants Australi and New Zealand Skilled Migration Internship Program: Accounting
- Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) Skilled Migration Internship Program:Accounting
Talk to one of our friendly team members to apply for your PYP in line with qualification and location
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