Professional Year Program (ACS Accredited)

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An Exceptional Learning Experience

The program has been specified by the Depart of Home Affairs for the General Skills Migration points test for all eligible holders of the 485 Temporary Graduate Visa (Graduate Work stream) - (subclass 485) or Bridging Visa.

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Course Details

The program has been specified by the Depart of Home Affairs for the General Skills Migration points test for all eligible holders of the 485 Temporary Graduate Visa (Graduate Work stream) - (subclass 485) or Bridging Visa.

Minimum 44 weeks training, for international IT graduates in job-readiness including 12 weeks of internship with a relevant host company. On successful completion participants may be awarded 5 points under the Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

   For more information on the PYP and skills assessment, please visit:

   https://www.acs.org.au/cpd-education/professional-year-program.html   
   https://www.acs.org.au/msa/secure/what-you-need.html

   https://www.acs.org.au/msa/skills-faqs.html

   For more information on visa's, please visit:

    https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/temporary-graduate-485 

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Course Outline

Communication and Performance in the Australian Workplace

120 hours

Australian Workplace Culture

130 hours

Internship

12 weeks

240 hours

Professional Environments

This online ACS module runs for 13 weeks and parallel to the student internship

Entry Requirements

01

Have successfully attained an ICT‐related Bachelor or Master’s degree or higher from an Australian tertiary institution, and a minimum of two years’ full‐time study in Australia prior to commencing PYear per the Australian Study Requirement (ASR);

02

Hold a valid passport and visa that allows full work and study rights whilst undertaking the PYear. Prospective applicants who already hold a valid visa are required to hold a minimum of 12 months’ validity (365 days) on their visa from the date of PYear commencement

03

Hold a current English Language Test result undertaken within the three years immediately prior to the date of PYear commencement and demonstrate an IELTS score of 6.0 (Academic or General), with no bands below 6.0. Other English test (ELTS) equivalencies can be found in the conversion table (Table 1) provided below; and

04

Undertake an individual, documented pre‐enrolment interview with WLI to ensure program suitability, shared internship expectations, and completion viability.

English Language Test Scores for Professional Year Enrolment

Overall Test Score Band and Component Minimum

DHA English Levels

Vocational

Competent

Proficient

Superior

IELTS

5.0

6.0

7.0

8.0

TOFEL iBT

36

64*

98

113

Pearson PTE Academic

36

50

65

79

Cambridge C1 Advance

154

169

185

200

Occupation English Test

Pass

Pass ~

Pass

Pass

     * TOEFL iBT: Total score of at least 64; at least 12 in listening, 13 in reading, 21 in writing and 18 in speaking

     ~ OET: A score of at least “B” in each of the four components

Application Process

step 1

Download and complete the WLI Professional Year Program  Application Form

step 2

Attach the following required documents:

  • Certified Academic transcript and other qualification documents

  • Certified Completion letter

  • Resume

  • Evidence of English language 

  • Valid Passport 

  • Valid Visa

step 3

Submit your application

  • Submit the application form to admissions@wli.edu.au or

  • You can send your completed application form and supporting documents to:

      Admissions Officer

      The William Light Institute
      Level 3, 131 Queen Street
      Melbourne, Victoria 3000

step 4

Your application will be assessed and you will be informed of the outcome. ​

Professional Year Fee

Program Fee = $11,000 + Non-refundable $200 Application Fee

The $200 application fee is waived when the applicant pays 100% of the Program Fee upfront, rather than installments.

Please note: This is a full fee paying course

ADMISSIONS OPEN

At TWLI we offer continuous ongoing sessions. Please contact us to enquire about the upcoming session.