ACS Professional Year Program (ICT)

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Program Details
icon-book Course ID: ACSPYICT icon-file-text Certificate: ACS Professional Year Certificate
icon-clock-o Duration: 44 weeks (Including 12 weeks of Internship) icon-flag-checkered Locations: Perth
icon-archive Delivery Type: Blended (Classroom and online) icon-globe Language: English
 Fees and Charges icon-calendar Course Dates: View Course Intake Dates
Program Description

ACS Professional Year Program for ICT is a 44-52 weeks work readiness program, gazetted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), and specifically designed for international students who have graduated in Australia and are hoping to apply for permanent residence in Australia.

The ACS Professional Year equips participants with the skills and knowledge to successfully enter the Australian workforce in their professional field. It combines face to face workshops with online education and real work experience in internships, to help you to become a young professional rather than a student or recent graduate.

Why Choose NIT Australia?

  • IT Specialist

We specialise in ICT training and education. NIT is a professional partner of Australian Computer Society (ACS), an authorised CISCO Academy, VMware Academy, CompTIA Academy, IBM Academic Initiative Partner and Microsoft Imagine Partner.

  • Learn from professionals

Our trainers are highly experienced in Business and IT industry and bring relevant case studies into the classroom. We groom our students to be able to communicate and engage professionally, and adapt to Australian workplace culture.

  • Get career advice in IT field

Our IT career advisors and trainers have guided many students in overcoming their struggles in deciding their best specialisation pathway or pinning their first IT job in Australia.

  • 100% of our students get an internship

Our internship consultants work with you to get you a relevant IT internship opportunity where you gain hands-on IT experience in an Australian organization.

  • Create effective resumes

Online resume builder creates dull and ineffective resumes. At NIT, your resume can stand out among others through our one-to-one review session with our career advisors and trainers with IT experience.

  • Ace your job interviews

One of our highly demanded event is where we invite real IT professionals and managers to conduct practice interviews. This helps you to gain real exposure and an opportunity to connect with these professionals from IT industry.

  • Build your professional networks

We work closely with many Australian IT businesses, organisations and associations. We are able to help you engage with people from industry to maximise your chances of employment success. You also get a free ACS Student membership for 12 months.

  • Gain access to hidden job markets

About 80% of jobs are not advertised, so how can you tap on this? We equip you with key networking skills and guide you with the ways to access hidden job markets in IT sector.

  • Free English Classes

Students who struggle to get desired score in English language proficiency tests like IELTS and PTE can benefit from free 20 hour English improvement or exam preparation classes.

  • Flexible payment options

You can opt to pay via an instalment plan instead of paying full fees at the start.

  • Great campus and resources

NIT is conveniently located near Perth CBD and is easily accessible via public transport. Free parking is available around the campus. Our campus is spacious and features modern learning facilities.

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NIT ACS Professional Year Program includes NIT Australia Other providers
Coursework duration: 32 weeks
12 weeks of industry internship
Eligibility for 5 migration points on successful competition of the program
12 months ACS student membership
Ongoing career assistance during and after completion of the program
Option to attend weekday evenings or weekend classes
Affordable fee installment plan
Free access to NIT Help You Prepare Employment Program for 12 months
Regular Industry Guest Speaker Sessions
Access to a range of library resources for students
Free IELTS/PTE training classes
Access to IT specific workshops and events
An option to transfer to any ACS accredited Professional Year Program provider

Program Structure

The Professional Year framework consists of the following four components:

Communication and Performance in the Australian Workplace (CPW)

Entry and Advancement in the Australian Workplace (EAW)

Professional Environments (PE online, provided by the ACS)

The first two components are delivered simultaneously in classroom, covering 250 contact hours. The Professional Environments (PE) component which is delivered by the ACS will run in conjunction with internship period.

And the program will be delivered in the following sequence:

Professional Year Perth

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to attend an interview as a part of the application process. They must:

  • Have completed at least 2 years of tertiary education in Australia in a related IT field
  • Hold 485 Temporary Graduate visa or Bridging Visa A
  • Meet the minimum English language test scores for a Temporary Graduate Visa (485)

Applicant with the following may also apply

  • Work rights visa
  • Permanent Residence

Access and Equity

NIT is committed to access and equity. This in practice means that NIT staff are required to provide equal opportunity in all courses and activities, precluding discrimination on the basis of race, religion, political affiliation, age, sex or physical/intellectual disability.

Frequently Asked Questions
To read Frequently Asked Questions on ACS Professional Year Program click here.

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TOEFL iBT, Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Certificate, or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)

Certificate with the scores equivalent to IELTS scores mentioned in table below:

Test Test Score Band
IELTS 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0
TOEFL iBT 32 35 46 60 79 94 102 110 115 118
Pearson 30 35 42 50 58 64 72 78 82 86
Cambridge 162 169 176 185 191 200 205 209

Course Intake Dates

Year – 2018
Intake Date
Class Commencement Date
Application Deadline
22nd Jan 2018 27th Jan 2018 17th Jan 2018
12th Feb 2018 17th Feb 2018 5th Feb 2018
19th Feb 2018 24th Feb 2018 12th Feb 2018