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Professional Year Program

Swinburne College, in association with the relevant professional bodies is pleased to offer the following Professional Year Programs.

  • Australian Computer Society (ACS) Professional Year Program
  • Engineers Australia’s (EA) Professional Year in Engineering
  • Skilled Migration Internship Program - Accounting (SMIPA) 

Apply Now to guarantee your place and take the right step towards launching your career.

Are you looking for a competitive edge in the Australian workforce?

The Professional Year will enhance your employability, help you develop effective communication techniques and market yourself to potential employers.

Through the program you will gain invaluable exposure to the Australian workplace culture and develop the necessary skills to find and keep a job in Australia. In the Swinburne College Professional Year Program you will undertake a 12-week industry internship. Swinburne College will arrange the internship placement for you and guide you through the entire process. Our Professional Year Programs are offered in Accounting, Engineering and Computer Science and have been developed with:


CPA Australia
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
Institute of Public Accountants
Engineers Australia Engineering Education Australia ACS

All programs have been approved by the Department of Immigration and Boarder Protection (DIBP) and you will also gain eligibility for migration points towards permanent residency by completing your PYP at Swinburne.

The Program runs for 44 weeks and includes:

  • Units in:
    • Entry and Advancement in the Australian Workplace
    • Communication and Performance in the Australian Workplace
  • A 12-week industry internship. (Swinburne College has a 100% placement record for the internship component)
  • Networking opportunities
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Ongoing career support after the program
  • Free access to online IELTS preparation course (optional)

Special Offer

If you are a Swinburne University graduate, you will receive a discount of 10% on the whole program.

#(Discounts available for applicants to the Skilled Migration Internship Program – Accounting (SMIPA) only.)

PYP student

More Information

Click here for the brochure
Learn more about the Professional Year Program SMIPA
Learn more about the Professional Year Program ACS
learn more about the Professional Year Program EA
Download application form

Please note: Professional Year Program Engineering applicants must apply directly to Engineering Australia:

For more information please email
T: 1800 897 973 (within Australia)
+61 3 86767002 (outside Australia)

Proessional Year

Professional Year Programs

Swinburne College programs are available to local and international students. Domestic students should visit for more information about Swinburne courses.