Professional Year

Professional Year

Quick program guide

Price:

$11,150 to $15,200 (Monthly instalment plans available)

Duration:

44 weeks, including 12 week internship

Locations:

Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Industries:

Accounting, ICT and Engineering

Overview

The Navitas Professional Year Program is a professional development program combining formal learning and an Australian internship placement.

Navitas Professional is the only provider able to offer the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Professional Year Program, Engineers Australia’s Professional Year in Engineering and Skilled Migration Internship Program - Accounting (SMIPA) nationwide.

The program gives international graduates the skills to gain employment and excel in their chosen field. Successful completion provides eligibility for migration points towards permanent residency.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

With increased use of educational tools throughout the Navitas Professional Year coursework, participants will need to bring their own device (e.g. laptops, tablets) during training sessions in order to fulfill work-simulated activities. 

BYOD minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Processor: i3 Processor
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Hard Drive: 128GB SSD (256GB SSD recommended if not using Cloud storage)
  • Display: 13 inch full HD (1920 x 1080) with a built-in webcam
  • Headsets/microphone
  • Device must be fully charged

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Program streams*

There are three programs available, depending on your qualifications:

There are three programs available, depending on your qualifications:

*Professions nominated by Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). The Professional Year Program is approved by the DIBP, which means on successful completion you may be eligible for migration points towards permanent residence in Australia.

The ANZSCO codes applicable from 1 July 2012 can be found at the DIBP website, as well as on individual professional bodies websites.

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Program inclusions

Navitas Professional Year program includes:

Navitas Professional Year program includes:

  • 32 weeks of coursework covering Australian work practice, WHS, business communications, job search skills and simulated workplace training. Coursework includes BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business
  • 12 week internship
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn's online training platform Lynda.com for the duration of your enrolment in the program
  • Free online PTE-A, IELTS or BULATS English test preparation training
  • Free professional development workshops and networking events
  • The option to transfer between seven campuses*
  • Ongoing career counselling; before and during the program and after graduation

Click here for more detailed information about Professional Year Program coursework.

*Subject to availability.

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Graduate outcomes

  • Qualify for migration points towards permanent residence. More information border.gov.au
  • Practical work experience in your field of study
  • Qualify for migration points towards permanent residence. More information border.gov.au
  • Practical work experience in your field of study
  • Professional customised resume, created with Navitas Professional's online resume builder myNavCV
  • Professional LinkedIn profile, supplemented by any of 5000+ Lynda.com courses
  • Improved English language skills through delivering presentations, simulated workplace training and your choice of either PTE-A, IELTS or BULATS online English test preparation
  • Grow your professional network and join relevant professional associations
  • A nationally accredited BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business
  • Professional Year Program certificate
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Internships

A professional internship placement will provide you with opportunities to apply your university learning in the real-world, acquire new skills and grow your industry network.

A professional internship placement will provide you with opportunities to apply your university learning in the real-world, acquire new skills and grow your industry network.

We ensure that each host company understands how best to assist you to achieve your professional development goals and we are proud to have placed 100% of our candidates into a professional internship related to their field of study.

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Grading and assessments

Participants are graded on classroom attendance and participation, assessment tasks and completion of the 12 week internship placement in their field of study.

Participants are graded on classroom attendance and participation, assessment tasks and completion of the 12 week internship placement in their field of study.

To receive a Professional Year certification participants must have a 100%  attendance record, complete the required assessment tasks and a 12 week internship placement.

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Quality and compliance

Our focus on quality ensures you receive the most up-to-date job training and advice, and the maximum benefit from your internship experience.

Our focus on quality ensures you receive the most up-to-date job training and advice, and the maximum benefit from your internship experience.

Navitas is approved by DIBP and Professional Associations (CPA, CA, IPA, ACS & EEA) to offer the Professional Year in ICT, Engineering, and Accounting.

  • 100% attendance is required by DIBP and enforced by Navitas Professional
  • Our training and assessment practices are fully compliant under ASQA Standards for Registered Training Organisations
  • Navitas Professional Training Pty Ltd is a registered training organisation RTO: 21663
  • All Navitas Professional trainers hold a TAE40110 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a minimum Certificate IV in a relevant vocational qualification
  • Navitas Professional trainers are experienced working in the Australian workplace and provide excellence in teaching adults utilising best practice adult learning techniques
  • Business Development Consultants interview all applicants to assess suitability for the program and internship placements
  • Internship Placement Coordinators perform a minimum of one workplace progress assessment during each internship
  • All Navitas Professional graduates are surveyed for student satisfaction on completion of the Professional Year Program
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Proven success rate

  • 100% of our placements have been matched to our participants’ professional background and career goals.
  • 100% of our placements have been matched to our participants’ professional background and career goals.
  • One out of two Professional Year graduates gain employment with their host company*
  • Three out of four Professional Year graduates secure employment in their chosen field within six months of graduating*

*Navitas Professional graduate survey June 2014.

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Entry requirements

To qualify for the Professional Year Program, you must:

To qualify for the Professional Year Program, you must:

  • have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate award in Australia in a relevant field of study
  • hold or applied for a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485, either stream) with at least 12 months validity or;
  • hold an eligible Secondary Visa with work and study rights  with at least 12 months validity
  • provide evidence of English language proficiency
  • provide a valid skills assessment from a relevant professional association

Offshore university graduates may be eligible to complete the Professional Year in Engineering on a 476 visa. For further information visit the Engineering Education Australia website. 

To check eligibility, visit the DIBP website

Click here for more information about visas, English language requirements and how to apply.

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Locations and start dates

The Professional Year Program is offered in:

The Professional Year Program is offered in:

Each campus has monthly start dates and a choice of weekend, weekday and evening timetables to suit your busy schedule.

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