Professional Development Program.
Professional Year (PY) program is designed to target specialised professional development. The program gives international graduates the skills to gain employment and excel in their chosen field. Successful completion provides eligibility for migration points towards permanent residency.
The overall program duration is 44 weeks. There are 32 weeks of face-to-face classes and 12 weeks of internship, during which the applicant learns how to cope with the workplace environment in Australia, and it will provide you with opportunities to apply your university learning in the real world, acquire new skills and grow your industry network.
PY is meant to help students develop industry-specific skills through study and work experience, preparing them for professional careers in the Australian workforce. The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) only recognizes Professional Year Programs that have been approved by the Government.