Take Control of Your Future with Performance Education’s Professional Year in IT!
Are you a recent international IT graduate from an Australian university looking to start your career in Australia? Are you finding migration options confusing and the competitive job market challenging?
You can achieve your dreams and more with Australia’s leading Professional Year provider – our 14,500 graduates have discovered nothing prepares you better for an accounting career in Australia than a PY with PE.
PE has become Australia’s #1 Professional Year provider by helping our students to achieve much more than just migration points. At Performance Education we know how hard it can be and we are passionate about changing the employment landscape for international graduates.
We focus on helping you become more than just ‘job ready’. Through combining employability training, workplace knowledge and a relevant and practical internship placement, we’ll give you a platform to launch your IT career in Australia. As a result of Performance Education’s Professional Year program our graduates achieve excellent program and employment outcomes, with 43% being offered employment by their internship host company!
We were one of the first approved providers of the ACS (IT) Professional Year program and today are the largest due to our trusted reputation and outstanding programs outcomes. We have campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
The ACS (IT) Professional Year Year is a Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIPB) initiative which is designed for international graduates with an Australian IT degree just like you. Developed by the Australian Computer Society, the ACS Professional Year program provides IT graduates with a guided pathway from university to employment in Australia.
ACS IT Professional Year Program: Course Structure
The ACS (IT) Professional Year course is a 44 week program with three stages:
Stage 1: Face-to-Face Classes
The first stage of the ACS IT Professional Year program consists of seven four week long subjects. It is designed to provide you with the knowledge and communication skills to successfully integrate into a Professional Australian workplace.
To help you work your study around your life commitments students are required to attend the Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide or Perth campus just one day a week for training. Find out more about the Professional Year subjects.
Stage 2: IT Professional Work Integrated Learning Placement (Internship)
For many of our students this is the most exciting part of the Professional Year program, where you get to put your knowledge into practice and add all-important Australian accounting experience to your resume. You will take part in a 12 week professional internship in the IT field organised by our specialist training division, Readygrad. We work with 4,000 host companies across Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth, and tailor your placement to your training needs and career goals. View some of our IT Professional Year Internship opportunities.
Stage 3: Practical Applications
This is where it all comes together. During the final stage of your program with PE you will combine your Professional Year classroom studies and accounting internship placement experiences in preparation for the next stage of your life – a professional accounting career in Australia. Practical Applications is run on campus in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.
Practical Applications is unique to the Performance Education Professional Year program, and gives you an unfair advantage over other graduates in a competitive accounting job market.
ACS IT Professional Year Program: Intake Dates
We want to help make achieving your dreams easier. For your convenience and work/life/study balance, we offer the flexibility to study one day a week with a choice of weekday and weekend days available. Our Melbourne and Sydney campuses offer ACS IT Professional Year classes every day of the week, while Adelaide offers them on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays, and the Perth campus on Sundays.
Melbourne IT Professional Year Course Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
Sydney IT Professional Year Course Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
Adelaide IT Professional Year Course Days: Monday, Tuesday, Sunday.
Perth IT Professional Year Course Days: Sunday.
That means there are 18 guaranteed intake dates every month. We encourage students to apply sooner to ensure they get their preferred day of study.
Next Intake dates: Week of 11-18 December 2017, 8 January 2017, 5 February 2017
IT Professional Year Course Duration: 44 weeks (minimum) including a 12 week IT Work Integrated Learning (internship) placement.
Professional Year Class Size: Maximum 25
ACS IT Professional Year Program – Entry Requirements
To be eligible for the ACS Professional Year in IT you must have:
Completed a recognised IT degree in Australia that provides a minimum of two years credit points. This must be completed over a minimum of 18 months
Obtained or applied for a Graduate (Temporary) Visa (subclass 485) with a minimum 12 months validity
A current IELTS score of 6.0 overall and not less than 5.0 in any skill, or equivalent English test result
Unsure if you qualify for the course? Contact one of our Professional Year consultants today.
To support the integration of technology in learning, Performance Education's Professional Year students are required to bring their own compatible device to specified classes. The device must be capable of internet searches, creation and saving of .docx files and access to MS PowerPoint is desirable. For more information please read our Bring Your Own Device policy.
of PE grads were offered a job by their host company
of PE graduates boosted their confidence
The trainers are the best trainers in the market and they really look after their students; students learn all aspects of job hunting skills and they have outstanding employment outcomes. I myself was hired by my host company after my internship.