Engineering Professional Year Program

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The Professional Year in Engineering

The Engineers Australia’s Professional Year in Engineering program was developed by Engineering Education Australia (EEA) to equip international graduates of Australian universities with the skills and experience they need to start a successful career. The program consists of training and an engineering internship placement to provide a pathway from study to employment in Australia.

Program Structure

  • 44 weeks, as gazetted by DIBP
  • Professional training specific to the industry
  • Australian work practices
  • Business communications
  • Professional Australian Engineering internship for 12 weeks


  • Completed an undergraduate or postgraduate award in Australia in engineering
  • Hold or applied for a 485 visa (either stream) or a Higher Education Sector visa (subclass 573)
  • Evidence of a minimum of IELTS 6.0 in all bands
  • A valid skills assessment from Engineering Education Australia.

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..