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.


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