Professional Year (PY) Programs are gazetted by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to address Australia’s skills deficiency through upgrading the employability of International graduates of Accounting, IT and Engineering fields and successful completion earns them 5 points towards permanent residency in Australia.

  • Helps you to gain 5 extra points towards Permanent Residency
  • Enhance Your CV
  • Gain a nationally accredited certificate
  • Put your theoretical knowledge into practice/experience
  • Join relevant professional networks
  • Career counselling during and on completion of program
  • Access to various workshops
  • Gain Professional Year Certificate

It is a 44 weeks program with 32 weeks coursework of Business Communication skills and Australian Workplace skills training following with 12 weeks Australian workplace internship in the participant’s chosen profession.

There are program intakes every month. The dates vary by course and providers. One of our counselors would be able to guide you regarding the next available intake during the consultation.

To be eligible, you should have:

  • Graduated from a related higher education program within Australia (minimum 2 years duration)
  • Hold a subclass 485 Temporary Resident Visa for skilled migration or show evidence of your application
    for Bridging visa
  • Achieved English requirement:
    • Accounting – minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (no band lower than 6.0) or equivalent
    • Information Technology – minimum IELTS score of 6 overall, with no band below 5, or equivalent
    • Engineering – minimum IELTS score of 6.0 with no band below 5, or equivalent
  • Skill assessment from relevant professional association

For joining Professional year program you will need either of the following visa types:

  • Hold a subclass 485 Temporary Resident Visa for skilled migration or show evidence of your application for Bridging visa

Both options are available for all the programs. It’s a usually 1 class/week but the class timing changes from one provider to the other.

The fees vary from provider to provider and differ by course. At AECC global, we offer every student enrolled
in the Professional Year via us scholarships and a host of other benefits.

The standard fees are as follows:

  • Accounting – Depending on the provider, fee ranges from $6000 – $11500
  • Engineering – Depending on the provider, the fee is between $15200 – $15500
  • ICT – $12600 – $12930

YES, Absolutely. Installment plans are available and most providers offer them.

The internship is for a period of 12 weeks on weekdays and you have to there is a minimum requirement of 3 days attendance every week.

Yes, the program is available in all states of Australia. You may elect to relocate to undertake the program as long as your PY provider has a campus in your chosen location.

No. Since the internship really is the practical component of the program, it is not paid.

We represent most providers of Professional Year and since it’s a recognized course, it really boils down to a student’s preference depending on factors like fee, course, installment plans and available internships.

Professional Year Program providers exist in all states of Australia. It’s really a student’s choice to go with one or the other based on their city preference.

This is very provider specific and is typically not recommended but individual cases are best discussed with the course providers.

Yes, if you are working in related field; you can use your own company for internship. You need to discuss this with your provider and get requisite approval.

Once your internship has commenced you must complete that internship within the agreed time frame. You will not be permitted to withdraw or change to another internship. Failure to complete the approved/agreed internship will result in failure of your internship module and your graduation will be delayed.

Many Professional Year institutes allow self-sourcing of internship. If you would like to arrange your own internship, you must speak to the educational institute prior to starting the course and understand the process for the same.

No. The aim of the program is to prepare recent graduates with the professional skills required for a career in Australia. It does not guarantee job placement. However, host company may consider offering an employment opportunity to the qualified candidate based on the performance during the internship.

We represent all the leading Professional Year Institutes in Australia with one stop information on all PY providers. We offer great benefits upon PY enrolment including FREE Temporary Graduate Visa 485 & Skill Assessment, 50% discount on PR service fee, Free PR consultation etc.

Please call 0406 525 906 or email [email protected] to discuss your study options and avail great the benefits when you apply via AECC Global.

A PTE preparation course will help you to build confidence in the specific skills required for success in the PTE Academic test especially if you have never given one before or have struggled with getting a high score with PTE or with other English Proficiency Tests like IELTS. With the right coaching, it is easy to improve on specific areas to get a high score saving you both time and money and this is where AECC Global comes in. With years of experience helping international students, we know exactly the areas non-native speakers of English struggle with in getting a high score in tests like PTE Academic.

We offer coaching programs in both Melbourne and Sydney. Our coaching program is flexible, affordable and suitable for all proficiency levels and include training in small personalised classes with native, trained English tutors. Our rigorous 18 hour course spread over 2 weeks is priced at just $500 and we offer a gift card to all enrolled students. The program can be customized to suit your availability and schedule. Speak to us today to organize your free assessment.

As an internationally recognised education consultancy and agency in Australia who have years of experience in student service industry, we understand the key challenges non-native speakers of English face with English Proficiency Tests and especially so with PTE Academic which is relatively new. You will find that our coaching program is the most affordable, flexible & result-oriented and designed for your success.

AECC Global PTE’s coaching class are conducted in Sydney CBD and Melbourne CBD in a world class facility with state of art infrastructure that promotes professional learning environment.

Both schedule options provide opportunity to master different skills and practise all the strategies and tips they have learned to apply in their PTE Academic exam. We guarantee the best quality training with dedicated on-going support to every student and expect the same dedication from our students.

Our coaching venue is conveniently located in Melbourne and Sydney CBD, easily accessible by public transport.

A PTE preparation course will help you to build confidence in the specific skills required for the PTE test especially for those who have never given one before or have struggled with getting a high score with PTE or with other English Proficiency Tests like IELTS.

Registered in Australia, AECC Global is an education and immigration agent with over 16 years of experience in helping international students. We have 10 professional memberships and offices in 8 countries and 25 cities worldwide. Know more about us at:

Affordable Fees with Flexible Timetables – you have options to choose from morning, afternoon, evening and weekend sessions to best suit your work and study needs.

Strategies and Tips – we apply the latest exam strategies and tips in the class to help you achieve the desired score you have been trying for. We also conduct classes specifically focusing on modules you may need extra help with.

Individual Attention – our classes are conducted in a small batches to ensure every student receives individual attention with timely feedback from the trainers.

Weekly Practice Test with Feedback – we offer free practise tests combined with direct feedback from the trainer so you can evaluate yourself before sitting for the real PTE Academic test.

10% OFF on PTE Academic Test – AECC Global is a PTE Academic Voucher Reseller in Australia. The standard PTE A test fee is AUD 330 but we are able to offer it at a special price of just AUD 297 when purchasing online from our website thus saving you AUD 33. Purchase now at .

100% of our trainers speak English as their first language and hold advanced degrees in language with an average of 15 years of English teaching experience.

  • Intensive training with strategies, practise material and tips on how to approach the test
  • Practice tests provided
  • ONE-TO-ONE Feedback
  • All training materials provided

Classes are 2 or 4 hours long per day, followed with direct feedback each week.

It-s very often that we hear candidates are at crossroads while choosing IELTS or PTE Academic. Both PTE Academic and IELTS measure English proficiency but based on your unique language abilities as a non-native English speaker, you may lean more towards one over the other. Therefore, in answer to this question, our suggestion is that it is best to consult with our staff over phone or an office visit for level assessment.

To know more about the differences between the two exams, visit:

None of the PTE training centres will be able to make any commitment in terms of the study outcomes. Whoever guarantees you a specific score being dishonest. What we offer is the best quality training with dedicated, on-going support to every student. In the meantime, we expect the same level of dedication from our students to ensure the best training outcomes to be delivered. After all, it is the internal factors that become more important than external ones.

Simply contact us by filling up the enquiry form above and one of our friendly consultants will be in touch with you to help you find the most suitable course package to achieve your desired score in the shortest time.

AECC Global agrees to refund the original fee paid upon receipt of written notice of cancellation by the applicant where the notice of cancellation is received more than 48 hours prior to the commencement of the class. However, we will make no refund of the tuition fee if written notice of withdrawal is received after the commencement of the program.

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