ACS IT Professional Year Program

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ACS Professional Year Program in Computing (ICT)

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) Professional year Program is a structured one year professional program established by the ACS to provide international student graduates in Information Computer Technology (ICT) from Australian Universities, the relevant career development and skills to kick start their careers in relevant ICT fields and a chance to work towards permanent residency.

The Professional Year Programs enhance the professional skills of skilled graduates and help expand their employment opportunities as they also provide networking opportunities throughout the entirety of the structured program.

To fit for the ACS Professional Year Program, you must have:
- Completed an undergraduate or postgraduate honor in Australia in ICT
- Hold or sought a 485 visa (either stream)
- Evidence of at least IELTS 6.0 in all groups

Program Benefits

  • Minimum 44-52 weeks practical training, classroom classes blended with seminars and workshops.
  • A 12-week internship placement with a related host company.
  • Networking platform for the graduate members of the Australian ICT industry’s professional body.
  • Recognition as a pathway for 485 graduate visa holders seeking permanent residency under general skilled     migration (GSM).


  • Graduate of an Information Computer Technology (ICT) program that is comparable to an Australian Bachelor’s     degree with at least two full years of study in Australia.
  • Hold or have applied for a 485 Graduate visa (this visa allows you to live and work temporarily in Australia     after your studies).

Program Benefits

  • Professional development and career and resume building in the IT industry.
  • Become a member of ACS (Australian Computer Society)
  • Enhanced workplace communication skills and an introduction to the Australian business workplace culture and     ethics.
  • Provide an integrated and practical application of relevant career skills
  • Provide a platform where the students in the PYP/ICT can learn the Australian workplace professional code of     conduct..