Professional Year

Professional Year

Are you an international graduate in Australia in the field of Accounting, IT & Engineering? Getting a Professional Year certificate can help you in your PR application!

Unlock your potential and secure your dream career with a Professional Year Program

Ideal for Engineering, IT, and Accounting graduates, this program equips you with the necessary skills to excel in your chosen field and prepares you for your future professional endeavours.

For international students seeking to enter the Australian job market, a Professional Year Program is a perfect choice, particularly in cities such as Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, and Hobart.

Completing a Professional Year Program offers Engineering, IT, and Accounting Graduates a competitive edge, as well as five points towards their Australian Permanent Residency application. The program is 44 weeks long, with a 12-week internship period that enables applicants to acclimate to the workplace environment and settle in.

If you’re an Engineering, IT, or Accounting Graduate seeking to enhance your capabilities and boost your chances of finding suitable employment, consider enrolling in a Professional Year Program. It will equip you with valuable skills and experience that will help you succeed in your future career.

What are the basic requirements to apply for a Professional Year Program?
  • The first criterion is that the candidate should have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in either Accounting, IT, or Engineering disciplines.
  • The applicants need to score overall of 6 bands in IELTS or 50 overall in PTE to apply for Post Study Work Stream 485.
  • As per the Accounting Professional Year Program, the applicant must score six bands in each module of IELTS for Temporary Graduate Visa Subclass 485, to get registered in a Professional Year Program. The applicant must also have more than 12 months on their 485 visa.
What are the benefits of Professional Year?
  • The most important benefit of the Professional Year Program is that upon completion, applicants gain five points towards their Australia PR application.
  • The program helps you gain an understanding of the Australian culture.
  • It adds value to your CV.
  • Builds your professional skills through the internship.
  • Through the internship program, you get the opportunity to learn professional skills and get a Professional Year certificate.
  • You also get to develop your network with industry professionals.

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FAQs About Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) Subclass 400 Visa

The Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 400) is a type of visa that allows individuals to visit Australia for a temporary period to participate in specific activities, such as short-term work, cultural or sporting events, and other non-ongoing activities.

The Subclass 400 visa is available to individuals who are invited or required to participate in a specific short-term activity in Australia, such as skilled work, research, or an event, and meet the necessary health and character requirements.

The duration of your stay on a Subclass 400 visa depends on the purpose of your visit and the specific activities you will engage in. It can vary from a few days to a few months, as specified in your visa grant.

Generally, the Subclass 400 visa is granted for the duration required to complete the intended activity. Extensions are limited and granted only in exceptional circumstances.

Yes, you can work in Australia if the purpose of your visit requires you to undertake short-term, non-ongoing work. However, you cannot work for more than 6 months under this visa subclass.

To apply for a Subclass 400 visa, you need to submit an online application through the Australian immigration website. You will need to provide necessary documentation, including details about the activity, your passport, health insurance, and other supporting documents.

Processing times for the Subclass 400 visa can vary based on individual circumstances, the completeness of your application, and other factors. It’s recommended to apply well in advance of your intended travel dates.

Yes, health insurance is a mandatory requirement for all Subclass 400 visa holders. You must have adequate health insurance coverage for the duration of your stay in Australia.

Family members cannot be included in a Subclass 400 visa application. They will need to apply for their own appropriate visa if they wish to accompany you to Australia.

A limited study may be allowed if it is directly related to the purpose of your visit. However, if your main purpose is to study, you should consider applying for a different visa subclass designed for studying in Australia.

The cost starts from AUD 405 (except in limited circumstances). The cost of a Subclass 400 visa application varies depending on factors such as the purpose of your visit and your country of origin. It’s best to check the current visa application charges on the official Australian immigration website.

Yes, you can travel in and out of Australia multiple times on a Subclass 400 visa, as long as it is within the validity period of your visa.

There is no strict limit to the number of times you can apply for a Subclass 400 visa. However, it’s important to demonstrate genuine temporary-stay intentions each time you apply to avoid potential issues.

The Subclass 400 visa is a temporary visa and does not directly lead to permanent residency. If you are interested in pursuing permanent residency in Australia, you should explore other visa options that align with your long-term goals. Get in touch with us to know more about other visa options.

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