Professional Year Program

Invest In Your Future

Australia's Professional Year Program

A Professional Year in Australia

Investing in your career starts with obtaining the right qualification.  However what sets you apart, are the skills and experiences obtained on-the-job.  While a course provides you with the right knowledge, workplace skills will give you invaluable experience and practical know-how. 

Welcome to Australia’s Professional Year Program. 

Getting Started

Australia’s Professional Year Program provides recent graduates with structured professional development, designed to improve their career prospects at the completion of their qualification.

The program combines both formal learning and practical work experience.  Over the course of 12 months, students are exposed to on-the-job learning and the opportunity to enter the Australian workforce through internships with reputable Australian organisations.

Am I eligible for a Professional Year Program? 

Similar to any visa application, a Professional Year program has strict eligibility requirements. 

The program is only applicable for recent graduates in the fields (or closely related to the fields) of: 

  • Accounting 
  • Computer Science 
  • Engineering

Potential applicants must: 

  • Hold a valid Subclass 485 visa 
  • Have recently obtained an eligible qualification from a CRICOS-registered course 
  • Meet age requirements 
  • Have met the Australian Study Requirement during the completion of their approved qualification. 
  • Be able to align their skills and education against an approved occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). 

Getting Started with VEVS Global 

The team at VEVS can get you started by: 

  • Helping you find the right Professional Year provider 
  • Assisting with your application 
  • Providing support as you undertake your program 
  • Exploring potential visa pathways at the completion of your Professional Year program. 

The entire program spans a period of 12 months.  If you’re potentially looking to apply for a Skilled Migration Visa, it’s always best to start the preliminary paperwork sooner rather than later.  

Get a head-start.  Contact the team at VEVS Global today. 

Your PY program and General Skilled Migration

A Pathway Towards an Australian Permanent Visa

Completing an Australian Professional Year program opens up the possibility of applying for Australian Permanent Residency.  Apart from developing industry-specific skills and experiencing the Australian work life, successful completion of the Program will allow an individual to claim five points towards the General Skilled Migration (GSM) points-test.

Get in touch with VEVS Global to complete a complimentary points assessment.  We’ll take a look at where you’re currently at to work out your chances of successfully applying for a Skilled Migration visa.


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