ICT – Australian Professional Year

The Professional Year in ICT

The ACS offers a program for former international students who have graduated from a university within Australia and are seeking permanent residency.

The ACS Professional Year Program in Computing/ICT provides an additional pathway from university to employment within Australia, offering a job-readiness program to equip migrants with the professional skills needed for a successful career in the Australian workforce. The Professional Year program in Computing/ICT is a structured professional development program combining formal learning and workplace experience. The Program runs for a minimum of 44 weeks to a maximum of 52 weeks (or 12 months) and is a job-readiness course.

About the Professional Year Program

The course consists of four modules covering Business Communication skills, Australian Workplace skills, a Professional Element (IT Governance, Ethics and Strategic Business Frameworks), and a Professional Internship (work experience) component.

  • 44 -52 weeks practical training, face to face study and workshops
  • 12 week hands-on internship with a host company
  • access to networking opportunities and professional development as a graduate member of the Australian ICT industry’s professional body
  • on successful completion of a Professional Year program specified by the Minister, a participant may be awarded 5 points under the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). Fact sheet about migration points.


To learn more check out the following website- www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/professional-year.htm

Or further information at- www.acs.org.au/migration-skills-assessment/professional-year-program

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