The Professional Year in Engineering Program helps engineering graduates develop and enhance their employability skills, which employers demand. Gain insight into the Australian workplace and employment market in this unique 44-week work-readiness program.
Upon successful completion, you’ll be eligible to apply for 5 migration points that can be used for all points test visas. You’ll also gain an understanding of the Australian Occupational Health and Safety requirements and become a professional member of Engineers Australia.
The EEA Professional Year in Engineering is available to holders of various visa types. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section below or contact a migration agent or the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to check your eligibility for this program.
This program is full fee-paying. CRICOS, HECS and fee-help is not eligible for the program.
To learn more, please call us on 03 9321 1700 or refer to our Frequently Asked Questions section. You can also view upcoming Professional Year in Engineering intake dates by state below.
Recent graduates of Australian university courses who have applied for or been issued a Skilled-Graduate (Temporary) 485 Visa, or a Bridging Visa A or B, and nominated an Engineering ANZSCO Code for migration purposes.
Applicants must also have undergone a successful Migration Skills Assessment through Engineers Australia to be applicable for entry into the PYear program.
Other visa holders that are eligible to apply for the PYear are:
Applicants must have a minimum of 12 calendar months remaining on their visa from the commencement date of the program. For visa eligibility for the program, please visit the DIBP site at www.immi.gov.au
Australian citizens and permanent residents who are also recent graduates may also apply for the program. Please be advised that the PYear is full-fee paying and HECS does not apply.
All supporting documents are to be certified in Australia. Please see below a list ofpeople are authorised to certify documents:
The PYear in Engineering provides practical training and workshops as well as access to learning and career development tools and methods. Designed to enhance the participant's ability to obtain employment in their chosen discipline by applying his or her technical skills and knowledge in the Australian workplace, it also includes submission of a Work Placement and Events Report (as part of Engineers Australia's professional development program), mandatory attendance at two technical and two non-technical events as well as ongoing networking opportunities, professional development and further professional credentials as a Graduate Member of Engineers Australia. Importantly, the program includes an invaluable 12 weeks (unpaid) supervised engineering intern placement with a host company.