It is a structured professional development program blending learning and workplace experience for international students who have graduated from a university in Australia. Professional Year Programs run for 12 months and are currently available in the fields of accounting, computer science and engineering — Australian industries where the demand for skilled graduates is high.
Professional Year Programs are primarily designed for students wishing to apply for permanent residency in Australia. They allow students to develop industry-specific skills through study and work experience, preparing them for professional careers in the Australian workplace. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) only recognises Professional Year Programs that have been approved by the government.
Benefits of PY Program
- Provides internships through which international students can gain work experience.
- Know more about Australian Workplace environment practices and culture.
- Get 5 extra points in DIBP point test system when applying for permanent visas in Australia