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 related occupation.
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.