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A Professional Year is a structured professional development program combining formal learning and workplace experience for international students who have graduated from Australian University.

It is a 12 month program available for:

  • Accounting graduates
  • Computer Science graduates
  • Engineering graduates


  • You develop industry specific experience
  • Enables you to understand Australian workplace practices and culture
  • You are eligible to receive extra five points when applying for Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa


  • You have completed a Degree in Accounting, Computer Science r Engineering in Australia
  • You are on Graduate (Temporary) visa subclass 485
  • You are under 50 years of age
  • You have completed an eligible qualification within six months as a result of at least to years of study in Australia
  • You possess the skills and qualification required for an occupation required for an occupation listed on skilled occupation list

Please note that Engineering graduates who have completed their degree at a recognised institution outside Australia are also eligible however should apply under skilled – recognised graduate (Temporary) Visa subclass 476.

Professional year programs recognised by Australian Government are:


Computer science


How can we assist?

Australian Migration Academy in partnership with leading accredited education providers can arrange a professional year for you.