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The ACS Professional Year in Computer Sciences (PY Program) is a job-readiness program which bridges the gap between fulll-time study and professional employment. The PY program is designed to equip graduates with the professional skills needed for a successful career in the Australian workforce.

Professional Year Program

The ACS Professional Year Program (PYear) in Computing/ICT provides an additional pathway from university to employment within Australia by offering a job-readiness program to help equip you with the professional skills needed for a successful career in the Australian workforce.

Graduates can claim five (5) points under the Skilled Occupation List

Completion of this program will provide the Professional Year graduate with five (5) points under the Skilled Occupation List, as specified by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Securing your first job (or interview) after graduation can be challenging. The Australian job market is extremely competitive, but the ACS Professional Year can help you stand out by:

  • Enhancing your understanding of the Australian workforce
  • Providing an industry-relevant internship placement
  • Building your professional network for future employment

The PY Program aims to increase the skills and employability of international graduates in order to address Australia’s skill shortages in nominated ICT occupations. Upon successful completion of the program participants may be awarded 5 points toward skilled migration under the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).


Contact our Professional Year Accredited Providers for further information and to enroll.

Australian Technical & Management College
Education Centre Australia (ECA)
Indus Institute
Monash Professional Pathways
National Institute of Technology (NIT)
Performance Education
The William Light Institute


  • Arnold Solanki

    Thanks to the Professional Year Program, I have been able to meet different people in class and at ACS events, which were great opportunities to expand my professional network. I feel much more confident in exploring new ventures now which has enabled me to excel at my work and get my dream job at IBM.

  • Wagar Ul-Hassan

    For international students, I would highly recommend this course because it improves your communication skills, confidence, and it will teach you the required skills that you need to work in the Australian workplace culture.

  • Jaskaran

    The Professional Year Program was a foot-in-the-door in my field of work. It taught us about project management, team work, and how to behave in the Australian workplace.

  • Jahan Zeb

    The Professional Year gives you an opportunity to develop those soft skills that you apply to any job you join. You get to make a professional resume and learn job hunting and interview skills that help you survive in the competitive and ever-changing Australian job market. You also get to know people and make friends that might be for a lifetime. Thank you so much for giving me such a nice experience and readiness to step into the Australian workforce.



For further information, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions or contact the ACS Education Team at +61 (0)3 9249 6707 or toll free at 1800 671 003, or


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