Professional Year— Get Your Extra 5 Points For Your PR

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A Professional Year Program (PYP) is a structured professional development program combining formal learning and workplace experience for the international student who have graduated from a university in Australia.

Gazetted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and managed by the respective Professional Bodies, it aims to enhance the employability of International graduates of Accounting, IT and Engineering fields and a successful completion of the program earns them 5 points towards permanent residency in Australia.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for a Professional Year Program (PYP), you MUST:

  • Have graduated from a related higher education program within Australia (minimum 2 years duration).
  • Currently hold or applied for a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485, either stream) with at least 12 months validity.
  • Provide evidence of English language proficiency.

Documents Required For Enrollment

  • Enrolment form
  • PY Agent Interview Checklist
  • Academic transcript
  • Completion letter
  • IELTS or PTE (Band 6)
  • Skills Assessment (Only for Accounting)
  • Visa (485 Temporary Graduate Visa)
  • Passport


  • Gain 5 migration points upon successful completion of the program
  • Helps to meet the skills assessment requirement
  • Gain a Professional Year Program (PYP) certificate
  • Enhance your CV and interview skills
  • Enhance your CV and interview skills
  • Develop practical skills through a professional internship
  • Build your network with industry professionals
  • Gain an understanding of the Australian workplace and industry.

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