The Professional Year (PY) Program is specifically designed for international students who have graduated from an Australian university and are looking for a successful pathway from university to employment and residency in Australia.  Professional Year is a job preparation program that will equip you with the professional skills necessary for a successful career in the Australian workforce.

The professional year programme consists of 2 segments:


Classroom based training and workshop​


PY is generally done by Accounting, IT and Engineering graduates. Professional year programme enables them to claim 5 points for their point-based skilled migration visa application.

Eligibility for PY programme :

  • 485 visa (Graduate work/Post-study work)/ Bridging visa/Payment receipt for 485 visa application fees.

  • 485 visa validity:  12 months from the commencement of the PY course.

  • IELTS: overall 6 with no bands less than 6 or PTE: overall 50 with no bands less than 50

  • University completion letter verifying completion of the course and minimum 3 years study in Australia.

  • Assessment letter from the governing body (Accounting – SMIPA and Engineering PY)

  • Letter of assessment not required for IT PY (ACS professional year)

  • Offshore Engineering graduate may be eligible to complete professional year in Engineering on a 476 visa.

Required documents for PY admission:

  • Enrolment Form

  • Copy of Passport (Photo page)

  • Current visa copy

  • Copy of IELTS or PTE report

  • Resume

  • Letter of assessment (Accounting PY)

  • All academic transcript and certificates

  • Completion letter from university

Intake: Every month

Class: Weekdays and Weekend classes available

Instalment option: Available

Location: CBD location


Benefit of enrolling through Ideal Education & Visa Services:

  • Discounted special price for professional year programme!

  • Instalment option available!

  • $50 further discount on NAATI preparation course if you enrol your PY through us!

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