PROFESSIONAL YEAR PROGRAM IN AUSTRALIA
What is the Professional Year?
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 in the following courses.
IT Professional Year
Accounting Professional Year
Engineering Professional Year
Professional Year Programs run for 12 months and includes 7 months of classes
(1 day per week; with the weekend class option available) + 3 months guaranteed Internship placement.
As per Industry experts, this is a great way for fresh graduates to break into the Australian workforce. More than often, talented graduates get recruited upon successful completion of the Internship Program.
Benefits of Professional Year
Gain 5 points for Australian PR application upon completion
Build professional skills and earn valuable work experience in an Australian company through the internship
Improve understanding of Australian workplace and cultures
Learn how to communicate in a professional manner within the Australian workplace
Facilitate networking with peers and other industry professionals
Add value to the CV
When to start?
You can only do the Professional Year program while holding TR 485 (Main visa holder/dependent) or while holding 476 Visa. It is a must to apply for the Professional Year at least 12 months prior to your visa expiry date.
Also, if you plan to apply for PR afterward, it is important to consider the waiting period.
State and Regional Migration
COVID-19 had an impact on Invitation rounds, the number of invitations for subclass 189 has decreased and state and regional Migration have been a popular option for many students. State and Regional Migration could be via study stream, workstream, and family-sponsored visa.
Professional Area in Regional Area
By doing a Professional Area in a Regional Area, you can keep your subclass 189 (Skilled Independent Visa) option open and concurrently can strive to meet the criteria for State and Regional Migration by meeting the State-specific requirement.
Canberra is the only region where you can avail yourself of 5 points as a 1-year study in Canberra. Canberra has a different points calculation system, which is called the Canberra Matrix.
Read more about Canberra Matrix here: https://www.racc.net.au/canberra-matrix-invitation-round
Please note that,
- Not necessarily all courses will be counted for the study stream and are eligible to give your Migration points.
- The in-demand courses may vary from state to state depending on the state's Occupation list and criteria.
To find out your study options or, to discuss your Migration pathway, book a FREE Online Consultation with RACC:
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