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Type: Professional Year
Location: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Attendance: On Campus Learning
Duration: 44-52 Weeks
Fees: AUD $11,700
Course Intakes: DEC- FEB- JAN- JUL- JUN- MAR- MAY- NOV- OCT- SEP

IT Professional Year(ECA)

The ECA Professional Year Program is delivered over a 44-52 week period. The program is designed to foster a greater awareness of the Australian workplace and its culture, and empower graduates to develop their confidence and professional skills to be successful in the Australian workforce. The ACS Professional Year Program was developed by the Australian Computer Society and approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, which grants five migration points to graduates.
  • Course Overview
  • Course Details
  • Admission Requirements
  • English Requirements
The following are the four-course components, outcomes and expectations required to complete the ACS Professional Year Program successfully;

  • The Communication and Performance in the Australian Workplace component focus on working in teams, participating in office meetings, negotiating, and preparing presentations.
  • Entry and Advancement in the Australian Workplace help students develop their awareness of networking and career entry and planning, including the preparation of application cover letters, resumes, and interviewing skills.
  • The Internship Placement provides practical ICT workplace experience in an Australian-based organisation doing work relevant to your field of expertise.
  • The Professional Environments Course facilitates group discussion around project management, professional ethics, and risk aversion under the guidance of an expert ICT mentor and tutor.
Course Structure

During your ECA Professional Year course, you will study the following modules to help prepare you for the Australian workforce:

  • Australian Workplace Culture
  • Workplace Relationships
  • Professional Performance
  • Tailored Job Application
  • Interview Preparation
  • Performance in Business Meetings
  • Workplace communication
  • Presentations
  • Business Writing
  • Reporting to Managers
  • Internships
To apply, the following documents will need to be certified:

  • Application Form
  • Passport – Photo page and Expiry Date page
  • VISA – 485 Visa (Graduate Work/Post-Study Work) / Bridging Visa A / Payment Receipt of application for 485 Visa and valid for a minimum of 12 months from the commencement date of the PY course.
  • English proficiency - Hold a current (undertaken within the last 3 years) and valid IELTS minimum band score of 6.0 (Academic or General), as per DHA requirements. Other English tests such as PTE Academic, Cambridge Eng: AdvCAE), TOEFL iBT/ TOEFL PBT, and Occupational English Test (OET) equivalencies and their validity periods. Refer to the ELTS Equivalency link here for more information: https://ecapyp.rtomanager.com.au/Publics/PublicsPages/DocView.aspx
  • University Academic Transcript – verifying completion, of course, minimum of two (2) years study in Australia
  • University Completion Letter – verifying completion, of course, minimum of two (2) years study in Australia
  • Letter of Assessment not required
Exam Type Overall Score (min) Speaking(min) Reading(min) Writing(min) Listening(min)
IELTS 6 6 6 6 6
PTE 50-58 50-58 50-58 50-58 50-58

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