Professional Year Programs (PYP) offers international students who have graduated from a university in Australia wishing to apply for a permanent residency. Through this program students can develop industry-specific skill which facilitate them for professional careers in Australia. Currently Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) only allows three PY programs – IT, Engineering and Accounting. The programs have to be provided by a number of accredited bodies which are described below.
IT Professional Year Program is designed and run by Australian Computer Society (ACS) for providing training and industry specific skill to overseas graduates so they can easily enter to Australian workforce.
This program is run by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants of Australia and Institute of Public Accountants. Through this programs overseas graduates get their PR and enter the Australian workforce every year.
Professional Year Program in Engineering is designed and run by EEA (Engineering Education Australia). The program helps overseas graduates gaining experience and insights of Australian workforce.