The Australian Computer Society (ACS) Professional Year Program was developed by ACS to give international ICT graduates from Australian universities the skills and training they need to start their career. The program consists of training and an IT internship placement to provide a pathway from study to employment in Australia.



– Enhance your career prospects

– Add value to your resume

– Improve interview techniques

– Study in Corporate style facilities

– Develop an understanding of the Australian workplace

– Develop an understanding of Australian Business Language & Work Practices

– Gain a Professional Year certificate – Become an official member of a relevant professional body

– Gain valuable work experience by completing an internship in ICT

– Qualify for migration points towards   permanent residence


Program structure

– 45 weeks, as gazetted by DIBP

– Professional training specific to the ICT industry

– Australian work practices

– Business communications

– Professional Australian IT internship for 12 weeks


Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the ACS Professional Year Program, you must have:

– Completed an undergraduate or postgraduate award in Australia in ICT

– Hold or applied for a 485 visa (either stream)

– English language proficiency of IELTS score 6.0 overall with no band less than 5.0


Program Fees


Full Fees

$250 Due on acceptance of offer

$12930 Tuition Fee* Payments Plans may be available upon request


* Tuition Fee includes all course materials, resources, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.


Program Description


Subject 1 – Communication and performance in the Australian Workplace (CPW)

CPW1 Performance in business meetings

CPW2 Workplace communication

CPW3 Presentations

CPW4 Business writing

CPW5 Reporting to managers


Subject 2 – Entry and advancement in the Australian Workplace (EAW)

EAW1 Australian workplace culture

EAW2 Workplace relationships

EAW3 Professional Performance

EAW4 Prepare a tailored job application

EAW5 Interview preparation


Subject 3 –  Internship & Online ACS Professional Environment

ACS Professional Year – Intake Dates 2017

Cohort Name Class Attendance Day

Start Date

End Date

IND QLD 140117 Saturday

14 Jan 2017

17 Nov 2017

IND QLD 150117 Sunday

15 Jan 2017

24 Nov 2017

IND QLD 170117 Tuesday

17 Jan 2017

24 Nov 2017

IND QLD 110217 Saturday

11 Feb 2017

15 Dec 2017

IND QLD 120217 Sunday

14 Feb 2017

12 Jan 2018

IND QLD 140217 Tuesday

19 March 2016

3 Feb 2017

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