Professional Year Programs are primarily for students interested in applying for permanent residency in Australia.
FOR ACCOUNTING, ENGINEERING AND ICT GRADUATES
Obtain the skills and experience employers demand plus points toward your permanent residency application^ with Monash Professional Pathways, a leading provider.
YOU’VE DONE THE STUDY BUT STILL NEED THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE EMPLOYERS DEMAND
As a new international Engineering, accounting or ICT graduate it can be challenging to find full-time professional employment in Australia.
Even though you are qualified and have the right to work, employers expect you to have practical knowledge and relevant work experience so that you can work effectively from your first day on the job. Further, international research** confirms that employers are looking for more than just a qualification. They prefer candidates who:
demonstrate strong business communication skills
fit in with the company culture
have confidence, show initiative and can work alone or as part of a team.
**AEI: International graduate outcomes and employer perceptions, 2010
THE PROFESSIONAL YEAR PROGRAM IN ENGINEERING, ICT OR ACCOUNTING (SMIPA) IS YOUR BRIDGE FROM STUDENT TO WORKING PROFESSIONAL
This 44-week (minimum), Department of Home Affairs approved program will enable you to achieve your career goals and overcome obstacles to employment. You will maximize your employment prospects by gaining the knowledge, skills and workplace experience employers are looking for. By the end of the program you will:
understand the Australian employmentmarket and workplace culture
learn how to communicate effectively and professionally in the workplace with colleagues, managers and customers
gain valuable work experience through an internship placement that exposes you to Australian work practices
be eligible to apply for additional migration points in support of your Australian permanent residency application^