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For Accounting, Engineering and ICT graduates

Obtain the skills and experience employers demand plus points toward your permanent residency application^ with Monash Professional Pathways, a leading provider.

You've done the study but still need the skills and experience employers demand

As a new international engineering, accounting or ICT graduate it can be challenging to find full-time professional employment in Australia.

Even though you are qualified and have the right to work, employers expect you to have practical knowledge and relevant work experience so that you can work effectively from your first day on the job. Further, international research** confirms that employers are looking for more than just a qualification. They prefer candidates who:

  • demonstrate strong business communication skills
  • fit in with the company culture
  • have confidence, show initiative and can work alone or as part of a team.


**AEI: International graduate outcomes and employer perceptions, 2010

The Professional Year Program in Engineering, ICT or Accounting (SMIPA) is your bridge from student to working professional

This 44-week (minimum), Department of Immigration and Border Protection approved program will enable you to achieve your career goals and overcome obstacles to employment. You will maximise your employment prospects by gaining the knowledge, skills and workplace experience employers are looking for.  By  the end of the program you will:

  • understand the Australian employment market and workplace culture
  • learn how to communicate effectively and professionally in the workplace with colleagues, managers and customers
  • gain valuable work experience through an internship placement that exposes you to Australian work practices
  • be eligible to apply for additional migration points in support of your Australian permanent residency application^

Logos of the Australian Computer Society, CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, Institute of Public Accountants

Professional body logos for the Professional Year in Engineering: Engineers Australia, Engineering Education Australia

The Professional Year Programs

Monash Professional Pathways offers Professional Year Programs for overseas students who have acquired an Australian qualification as a result of at least two years study in Australia.

^Successful completion of the Professional Year does not guarantee permanent residency.