What is professional year program?
Professional Year, more aptly called the Job Preparedness program is a structured
career development designed to enhance a student's ability to obtain employment
in their chosen discipline by applying technical skills and knowledge in the Australian
workplace and culture.
- Combines formal learning and workplace experience.
- Teaches participants to communicate effectively in an Australian workplace environment.
Includes an internship to familiarise participants about all aspects of work practices
in an Australian workplace.
Should be undertaken in the applicant's nominated skilled occupation or a closely
What is the duration of this program?
It is a 44 week program with a 12 week internship placement in a relevant host company.
The coursework is structured with a 32 week Business Communication skills and Australian
Workplace skills training followed by a 12 week Australian workplace internship
in the participant's chosen discipline.
What are the benefits of PY?
A Professional Year Program helps to develop communicative skills, practical experience
and knowledge of Australian workplace and culture.
- It also helps to gain 5 migration points towards an international student's PR application.
- It adds value to your CV.
- Develops practical skills through a professional internship
- Helps to obtain a Professional Year certificate
Aids to enhance the career prospects of International Students and broadens their
opportunity in the field of IT, accounting and Engineering.
- It also facilitates networking with peers and other industry professionals.
Who can enrol in this program?
To qualify for the Professional Year programs you must have undertaken study in
Australia and graduated from an undergraduate or post graduate degree program. In
addition, you need to satisfy each of the requirements below.
Study & qualifications
Applicants must have graduated from a course that appropriately matches the Professional
Year program to which you want to apply; have completed a Higher Education program
in Australia, in a course that provides two years credit points over a minimum of
Applicants must hold, or have applied for, the subclass 485 Temporary Residence
visa. They can be on a Bridging visa or Student visa, but must have applied for
the 485 visa and provide evidence. 485 visa holders must have a valid visa for the
duration of the Professional Year program. Engineering graduates with a positive
skill assessment form Engineers Australia and holding a 476 visa (Skilled-Recognised
Graduate visa) are also eligible for an Engineering Professional Year.
All applicants must have a successful skill assessment from their relevant assessing
bodies (ACS, EEA, CPA, IPA and ICAA).
Applicants must have a minimum overall IELTS test score of 6.0 and nothing less
than 6 in each band to be eligible for a professional year.
What is included in the Professional Year Program?
- CV preparation and interview skills
- Professional training specific to their industry
- Business communications
- Australian work practices
- Professional internship (work experience) for 12 weeks
- Workplace relationships
How do I apply for the Professional Year Program?
Applicants will need to submit the following documents in order to apply for this
- Application Form
- Certified copy of passport
- Certified evidence of English language proficiency (IELTS)
- Certified evidence of current visa status
- Certified copy of academic documents
- A successful skill assessment from relevant assessing bodies.
What are institutes we deal with?
Aussizz Group has been representing Navitas, Professional Pathways Australia
and Performance Education since 2010. Our institutes have extensive networks
and partner programs across Australia, which enable them to place candidates within
quality host companies. An internship in Australia provides candidates with an opportunity
to add practical skills to their studies whilst learning the fundamentals of the
Australian workplace. Institutes we represent have their Professional Year programs
developed in conjunction with industry peak bodies, including the Australian Computer
Society (ACS), CPA Australia, the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), as well as the Department
of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), are enhanced by quality services and support.
How can we choose the right institute?
We at Aussizz group have been serving as the representative agent for the three
most important institutions (Navitas, PPA and PE) that have been recognised all
over Australia to be providing a quality PY program. It is very important that every
student makes a wise decision of choosing the right institute. The institutes that
we deal with at Aussizz Group have certain distinct qualities that have made them
to stand out of the other institutes. Certain important characteristics that have
made them more preferable are as follows,
The three institutes have been committed to supporting students and graduates to
fulfil their career ambitions.
Their expertise in career development has made them gain a strong recognition throughout
They have been successfully placing a number of students and graduates in internships
across Australia and also have a proven record of assisting graduates gain employment
in their field.
They also provide you with an opportunity to interact with industry professionals,
employers and recruiters on current trends and initiatives in their relevant field
and thus improving your professional network.
The institutes have a proven record of providing internships to students on the
right time and they also ensure that the internships are designed based on the individual's
All the three institutes have a well organised Professional Year Programs with flexible
timetables and regular intake dates. They also provide a free IELTS support program
with free IELTS test. The IELTS programs have been carried out by IELTS specialists
and professionals with a specific objective of making you achieve 7 bands in all
of the four sections of an IELTS exam.
What is the location of the professional year program?
Aussizz Group recruits students for Professional Year program throughout Australia.
Navitas Professional has their branches located in five main capital cities including
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Participants can transfer their
enrolment to other locations in Australia where Navitas runs the Professional Year
Professional Pathways Australia and Performance Education have their campuses located
in Melbourne and Sydney.