A Professional Year in IT can help pave the way to an exciting career

The ACS (IT) Professional Year is a Department of Home Affairs initiative which is designed for international graduates with an Australian IT degree. Developed by the Australian Computer Society, the ACS Professional Year program provides IT graduates with a guided pathway from university to employment in Australia.

You’ll undertake a 44-week program of structured learning, developed by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) to give you all the skills you need to start your career. After a comprehensive practical classroom phase, you’ll spend 12 weeks working as an intern in one of Australia’s leading IT companies.

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Duration44 weeks,
including 12-week internship
LocationAdelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth
IndustryInformation Technology
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Eligibility Criteria for Professional Year Program in IT

To qualify for a Professional Year Program in IT, you MUST:

  • Have graduated from a related higher education program within Australia (minimum 2 years duration)
  • Currently hold or applied for a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485, either stream) with at least 12-month validity
  • IELTS overall score of 6, with a minimum score of at least 5 in each band or equivalent
  • Provide a valid skills assessment from ACS (if applicable)
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It’s your ticket to an incredible career in IT

After your Professional Year Program, you could find yourself working with innovative technology, in research and development, or as a vital link between business and technology in Australia.

Your practical experience, understanding of Australian workplace culture, and industry contacts will set you up for success whilst helping to meet the skill shortage of IT professionals in Australia.

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You’ll also gain valuable credit points towards permanent residency

Consistently featuring in the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and in the combined list of eligible skilled occupations, IT workers are pivotal to Australia’s booming economy.

Successful completion can give you 5 points towards your PR application.

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Here’s how it works

Step 1

Graduate from an Australian university with a degree in IT

Step 2

Learn to apply your skills practically during your 44 Week Professional Year Program

Step 3

Graduate job-ready for the Australian workforce

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Get your IT career off to the best possible start today

A Professional Year in IT Program organised with AECC Global will set you apart, so talk with our team about starting yours today. Simply leave your details here and we’ll be in touch soon to book your free consultation.


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