Professional year Program (PYP)

A Professional year program is a structured 1-year professional development program that combines theoretical learning and practical work exposure for international students who have graduated from Australian universities. Currently, the program is open for:

Computer Science

This program has been specifically designed for the students who want to settle in Australia permanently. The advantages of this program are:

  • Development of industry-specific skills
  • Perfect combination of academic and practical knowledge
  • Full-fledged preparation for a bright professional career
  • Familiarity with the Australian work culture & practices
  • Improved English & business communication
  • You are eligible to earn extra 5 points on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) ‘points test’ while applying for a Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa.

Eligibility criteria for a Professional Year Program

  • A completed degree in engineering, accounting or computer science (or a similar field) in Australia
  • A skilled – graduate (Temporary) visa (Subclass 485), that allows you remain in the country for 1.5 years after completion of the program.
  • To get this visa, you must be under 50 years of age with completion of an eligible qualification within last 6 months as a result of at least two years of study in Australia. Plus, you must possess the skills and qualifications required for an occupation listed on the Skilled Occupation List.
  • Engineering graduates with a completed degree from a recognized institution outside Australia are also eligible.

Field-specific Professional Year Programs

The following Professional Year Programs are recognized by the Australian Government:


Engineers Australia Professional Year Program


  • CPA Australia Skilled Migration Internship Program: Accounting (SMIPA)
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Skilled Migration Internship Program: Accounting
  • Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) Skilled Migration Internship Program: Accounting

Computer science

The Australian Computer Society Professional Year Program

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