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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

Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelor or Master degree from an Australian tertiary institution (as a result of at least two years study in Australia)
  • IELTS 6.0 (Academic or General), no band below 6.0
  • Skills Assessment –from one of the following organisations as relevant:
    • Australian Computer Society
    • CPA Australia
    • Institute of Chartered Accountants
    • Institute of Public Accountants
  • Skilled – Graduate (Temporary) visa (subclass 485) or Bridging Visa A.
    NOTE: Student Visa holders are not eligible
  • Application interview

Melbourne Perth
Professional Year Saturday 5th
Sunday 27th
Acceptance close Thursday 3rd July Thursday 24th July
Orientation Friday 4th July Friday 25th July
Class starts Saturday 5th July Sunday 27th July
Campus Hawthorn IIBT - Victoria Park
Timetable Saturdays 8:30am to 5:30pm Sundays 8:30am to 5:30pm
Duration 44 - 52 weeks 44 - 52 weeks


$12,700 (payable in four instalments), plus $250 enrolment fee.

Fee (ACS) $12,600 (payable in four instalments), plus $250 enrolment fee

Description: (EA)

$15,200 (Engineering PYP fees are payable to Engineers EducationAustralia)

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)

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Professional Year Programs

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