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Discovering the Benefits of Professional Year.

Author: Catherine Walsh
by Catherine Walsh
Posted: Jun 13, 2016

One of the major problems that international students in Australia face after finishing studies is finding job and kick start their chosen career. Due to the competition among job seekers, newly graduates are unable to compete as they lack the job experience that many employers prefer.

An additional pathway to bridge the gap between studies and employment, Professional Year offers benefits for graduates of Accounting, Computing/ICT and Engineering courses within Australia who also seek permanent residency.

Professional Year Program is designed to address Australia’s skill shortage in specific professions. The program is recognised by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. It enhances the employability of international graduates of Accounting, Engineering and IT. Moreover, successful completion of the program will attract points toward permanent residency in Australia.

Professional Year in IT, Engineering and Accounting will run for 44 weeks, enabling graduates to gain industry related experience; feel and understand the Australian work culture; and also enhance their professional skills. Not to mention being eligible for 5 migration points upon completing the program.

To be eligible to enrol in the Professional Year program, you must have completed a degree in Accounting, Computing/ICT or Engineering in a university in Australia and holding to Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) or show evidence of your application as Bridging Visa. Also, the achievement of the required level of English proficiency depending on the requirement.

Although, completing Professional Year in Engineering, IT and Accounting does not guarantee job placement as the program aims to prepare recent graduates with the professional skills required for a career in Australia. However, in some instances, the host company is willing to offer the employment opportunity to qualified candidates based on the performance during the internship.

As mentioned earlier, you need to achieve the required level of English proficiency as part of the requirement. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) are amongst the most popular for students, skilled workers and migrants seeking to study, work or migrant in English speaking countries like Australia.

Leading the computer based language test, Pearson Test of English Academic or PTE Academic, aims to assess the English language proficiency needed when lodging for student or immigration visas. PTE Academic rapidly gained acceptance in universities and government agencies such as UK Border Agency and Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship for visa application.

One of the major advantages of PTE Academic Test is the flexibility of its test dates which can be taken in one of 200 locations worldwide, 13 of which are in Australia. As it is computer based test, PTE’s highly accurate computer markings provide consistent scores and not influenced by examiner bias. Another reason for its growing popularity is the fast releasing of results. PTE Academic delivers results in 5 working days.

In order to succeed in the said exam, you need to devote your time and effort in the PTE Preparation. We highly recommended attending PTE Coaching especially if you are a first timer, a retaker or someone aiming to get high score. Coaching sessions will help you to be familiar with the test sequence and pace. This will enable you to identify, focus and work harder on your weaker areas.

About the Author

Catherine Walsh is a content writer at Splashsys Webtech. She loves writing about information technology, fiction, and search engine marketing information. In the free time, she loves exploring the internet to dig out interesting facts and ideas.

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Author: Catherine Walsh

Catherine Walsh

New Zealand

Member since: Nov 03, 2014
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