The Professional Year is a structured professional development program combining formal learning and workplace experience. Professional Year (PY) Programs are gazetted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to address Australia’s skills shortage through enhancing the employability of recent international graduates in specific professions.
A Professional Year will:
The Professional Year must have been undertaken for a period of at least 12 months in the 48 months immediately before applying and be in either:
Points (for migration purpose) can only be awarded for Professional Year courses that have been specified by the minister.
The following Professional Year courses have been specified by the minister: