1. What is the professional year program in IT?
  2. Who can enrol in IT PY?
  3. What are the fees?
  4. What is the duration of the program?
  5. Choosing your provider?
  6. Who are IT PY’s ACS accredited providers, their intake dates and locations?

An introduction IT PY

Professional year courses in IT (IT PY) give a critical understanding and further development of skills as well as the training you need to start a career in the Australian IT workforce. Developed alongside the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) the program is designed to overcome the Australian skills shortage and assist international students find work in their chosen career path with full abilities and the training to succeed.

Entry requirements
  • Completion of a recognised IT degree in Australia (Bachelor or Masters)
  • A minimum PTE-A score of 50 (or above) or IELTS minimum score of 6.0 in all 4 competencies or equivalent (3 years validity).
  • Applied for or obtain a current Graduate Visa (subclass 485). Minimum visa duration 12 months (no less)

Professional year will give 5 points towards migration status when fully completed.
More information on this VIA.

Course Fees

Fees range from $11,500 – $12,930 dependant on the course provider.

Course Duration

Duration of the course ranges from 44-50 weeks with at least 12 weeks of the course time being practical experience with an internship that the provider will obtain with host employers, if you are already working within the IT field with a recognised employer, your provider and employer can approve for you to do your internship within your position if site visits and appropriate checks are obtained.


  • Application form
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Current resume/CV
  • Evidence of English language proficiency Evidence of current VISA status
  • Your passport or equivalent points of identification (certified)
Choosing the provider that is best for you

Important things to consider when talking to Professional Year providers:

  • CostLocation proximity to you
  • Timetable
  • Reputation
  • Host employers in partnership with the individual providers
  • Recent graduate employment outcomes
ACS accredited providers

Australian Technical Management College (ATMC)

ATMC has available courses in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. They have keen highly experienced trainers who ensure graduates are work ready and focus heavily on ensuring by graduation those who take the course are equipped with the practical skills and knowledge needed for the workplace. They offer intake dates twice a month from June-December.

Performance Education (PE)

PE prides themselves on their employable edge due to industry connections with over 6,500 host employers for internships including some of Australia’s IT industry’s leading companies. They are Professional Year’s number one provider for the last 9 years. They have courses available in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide with Highly skilled trainers and a total of 22,500 graduates who’ve completed the IT PY or Accounting PY course in the last 10 years.

They have 3 intakes a year in June, July and August with dates available Monday – Sunday.

Queensland International Business Academy (QIBA)

QIBA has been offering ITPY courses for 32 years and has expanded to offering courses in Sydney, Canberra and Hobart as well as Brisbane. They have high quality course material and internship connections. With 1900 graduates they have a 40% success rate in converting course required internships into full time employed positions. They focus on creating a “safe, comfortable, caring learning environment” .

Education Centre of Australia (ECA)

Established in 2008, ECA has produced 7500 Industry based employable graduates. They offer courses in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. For ITPY enrolled students they offer free additional support classes and development workshops.

NAVITAS professional

Host companies that partner with NAVITAS are briefed in how best to assist interns in achieving training to reach their professional aspirations. They have a 100% success rate in finding suitable internships for their student’s respective fields. They offer courses in all of Australia’s capital cities in each state/territory.
Their intakes:
Sydney – 8 yearly intakes
Melbourne – 5 yearly intakes
Brisbane – 2 yearly intakes
Hobart – 4 yearly intakes
Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Darwin intakes details not currently listed

Stanley College

Stanley college is located in Perth, Western Australia and promotes a modern, innovative approach to practical skills for the workplace, to prepare for a successful career.

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