The ACS Professional Year is a job-readiness program aimed at former international ICT students who have been issued a 485 Skilled Graduate Visa. Holders of a Student Visa or Bridging Visa A may also apply for entry into the Professional Year.
If you do not have a 485 Skilled Graduate Visa or a Bridging Visa A, please contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details.
No, but a person who successfully completes the ACS professional year may be awarded 5 points under the Skilled Occupation List.
Points can only be awarded for professional year courses that have been specified by the Minister. The ACS Professional Year in Computer Sciences is the only professional year program in ICT specified by the Minister.
The PYear Program is delivered between a minimum of 44 weeks and a maximum 52 weeks and includes the following elements:
• Orientation Program
• Australian Workplace Culture
• Professional and Business Communications Skills
• Pre PE Assessment Workshop
• Professional Environments online subject.