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.
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.
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.
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 18 months.
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.
Applicants will need to submit the following documents in order to apply for this program:
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.
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,
Aussizz Group recruits students for Professional Year program throughout Australia.
Yes, attendance is generally compulsory for the Professional Year program. However, the specific attendance requirements may vary depending on the provider and program.
In a post-COVID environment, the classes are completely physical.
As described previously, there are no online options available at the moment
Students are not required to arrange their own internship, unless they are already working in their specific field.
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