PROFESSIONAL YEAR and INSTITUTIONS
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PROFESSIONAL YEAR PROGRAMME
We have contracted services for students to choose courses and institutions to excel in their career. The Professional Year Program offers the overseas students, who graduate from Australian universities, with the practical skills and training needed to improve their chances of success for jobs. This program targets skills shortage in Australia through increasing the employability of international students in certain professions. This Programme may also entitle the candidate to receive five extra points towards their permanent residency, under the Skilled Migration pathway. For international students in Australia, the majority of the profession- assessing authorities have introduced a two-stage provisional assessment, like for the purpose of the 485 provisional visa, and full assessment for permanent visas.
ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA – PROFESSIONAL YEAR
The Professional Year in Engineering by Engineers Australia offers a 12-month job-preparedness program to equip overseas students, who graduate from Australian universities, to improve their chances of success in professional employment.
Accounting professional year program (SMIPA)
The Professional Year Accounting Programme is a Professional Year Programme developed by CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants. It is the pathway for 485 graduate visa holders seeking permanent residency under General Skilled Migration (GSM). The program comprises a minimum of 44 weeks’ training, including a 12-week internship with a relevant host company.
AUSTRALIAN COMPUTER SOCIETY (ACS) PROFESSIONAL YEAR
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) offers a program for oversea ICT students, who graduate from Australian universities, to improve their chances of success in professional employment. This programme comprises training and an IT internship for a minimum of 44 weeks to a maximum of 52 weeks.
NAATI PROFESSIONAL YEAR
The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) is the national standards and accreditation body for translators and interpreters in Australia. It is the only agency to issue accreditations for practitioners who wish to work in this profession in Australia. From 1 July 2011 the Skilled Migration points test includes Credentialed Community Language points which can be claimed based on evidence of NAATI accreditation at the paraprofessional level or above, either in translating or interpreting. For information on NAATI and Migration, the accreditation pathways and processes and the languages accreditation are available in for a particular pathway, please refer to the information booklets on NAATI’s website – www.naati.com.au.
NAATI Accreditation may be obtained in five ways:
1. Passing a NAATI accreditation test
2. Successful completion of a course of studies in translation and/or interpreting at an Australian institution as approved by NAATI
3. Providing evidence of a specialised tertiary qualification in translation and/or interpreting obtained from an educational institution overseas
4. Providing evidence of a membership of a recognised international translating and/or interpreting professional association
5. Providing evidence of advanced standing in translating or interpreting.
For overseas students, the Professional Year Programme puts together the classroom learning and Internship placements in Australia, where the students learn in a real life environment.