Professional Year

PIBT and Navitas Professional is proud to offer the ACS Professional Year Program, Engineering Education Australia's Professional Year in Engineering and the Skilled Migration Internship Program - Accounting (SMIPA) on behalf of the following professional bodies: Australian Computer Society, Engineers Australia, CPA Australia, Institute of Public Accountants and Chartered Accountants.

Future program start dates:

24th September 2013 (Evening class)
6th January 2014 (Evening class)
15th April 2014 (Evening class)

Skills assessments - follow these links for information:

Accounting - CPA; IPA and CA. Depending on the association, skills assessments take 1-4 weeks. Generally, the shorter the assessment turnaround time, the higher the cost.
Engineering - EEA. Note that prospective PY participants apply directly through Engineering Education Australia.

The PROFESSIONAL YEAR PROGRAM was developed by DIAC together with Australian professional bodies to address Australia's skill shortages in nominated occupations. The Professional Year Program is designed to assist international student graduates gain employment in their chosen career, as well as give eligibility for migration points towards permanent residence. Over 44 weeks, participants will develop their workplace skills and complete a vocational placement (practical internship) to enhance their career prospects in Australia in the following professions:

  • IT - Australian Computer Society (ACS) Professional Year Program
  • Engineering - Engineering Education Australia's Professional Year in Engineering
  • Accounting - Skilled Migration Internship Program - Accounting (SMIPA).

The Professional Year Program

  • 44 weeks, as gazetted by DIAC
  • CV preparation and interview skills
  • Professional training specific to the industry
  • Business communication
  • Australian work practices
  • Vocational placement (work experience) for 12 weeks

The Benefits

  • Participants will have access to a powerful online resume builder and recruitment site
  • Upon completion of the program participants will also receive a nationally accredited Certificate IV in Business BSB40212 (from intakes commencing July 2014).
  • Participants will receive interview coaching and employment assistance from Navitas Professional.
  • Participants have the opportunity to transfer to other Navitas Professional program locations Australia-wide.

To enquire or enrol, please contact Arabella Zhao, Business Development Consultant.
Email: Arabella Zhao
Phone: +61 (0)8 9314 9647
Or visit:
Navitas Professional
Level 2, Kirin Centre
15 Ogilvie Road

For more information and to apply online, please visit the Navitas Professional Year website.