Professional Year Programs – Almost A Necessity Now

Due to the recent scores seen in the latest skills select rounds, it has almost become essential for most international students to enrol themselves and complete a Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) approved Professional Year Program (PYP). The PYP’ are also known as job ready programs, and they present an excellent opportunity for new graduates who have completed an Australian qualification in Information Technology, Accounting or Engineering to gain valuable skills and experience. Professional Year Programs

If PYP programs are undertaken at a quality institution and completed diligently by the students, then there is a significant potential for these programs to deliver an employment outcome to the students. A few leading providers of Job Ready Programs in Brisbane and have reported that many of their students who have undertaken a job ready program have got successful job outcomes out of this program. Providers in other cities have also reported similar outcomes from their programs.

Professional Year Program are stipulated as minimum 44 weeks in duration. These programs cover a range of topics including “Australian Workplace Culture” and “Australian Business Communications”. Post completing 32 weeks of face to face classes, the applicants are presented with an opportunity to complete a 12 weeks job placement with a reputed employer within their professional stream.

Job Ready Programs may also be beneficial for migration purposes. Upon successful completion, the PYP may be beneficial for:

  • An additional five points in the General Skills Migration Points Test;
  • Accountants & IT: the PYP is an additional to the requirement of 7 each in Academic IELTS or equivalent, if the accounting or IT students want to get a score that may make them eligible for invitation under Skills Select

If you are a recent graduate or are close to finishing your qualification, take advantage of a free consultation from Migration Guru about your General Skills Migration Points. Migration Guru can provide accurate and personalised advice to assist you in planning your pathway toward Permanent Residency. We can also give you an indicative calculation of where you are sitting with your points test and let you know what you can do to increase your points.

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Disclaimer: – The above article constitutes only generic information on migration issues, and does not constitute specific migration advice to any entity or individual.



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