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Welcome to the Professional Year with a difference

We pride ourselves on the quality of the Monash Professional Year and our focus on your career success.

Our program is designed to get you work ready with career-focused learning opportunities and experiences.

Apply now!

APPLY ACCOUNTING
Professional Year Accounting application

APPLY ENGINEERING
Professional Year in Engineering application

APPLY ICT
Professional Year in ICT application

Our program sets the benchmark

To maximise your career success, we've developed a program of the highest quality, featuring:

  • Great internships with major Australian employers
  • Monash Talent - your exclusive employment agency
  • A comprehensive career package
  • Highly experienced trainers

Your Australian Career

The Monash Professional Year develops the must-have attributes for an Australian career:

  1. Work-readiness – Your degree is just the start. Employers demand strong workplace skills and knowledge.
  2. Experience – Proof that you can apply your knowledge and skills in the professional workplace.
  3. Employability – Target the right job, nail your application and interview to get hired.

Get work ready with Monash

Our highly qualified and experienced trainers are dedicated to your success.

As an employer of choice, we can, and do, hire the best.

Our unique curriculum and online resources are developed by our own Education team. They work with experts across Monash to make our program highly engaging and effective.

Get the best internship for the best experience

A good internship could be the thing that sets you apart from other graduates in a competitive job market.

Our internships give you the best chance of success because we hand-pick our host companies for the quality of the internship experience they offer.

We place our candidates in companies that care about developing your professional skills, many of them also hire our interns for paid roles.

Our partners

We work with over 600 companies that provide genuine industry work experience related to your area of study, including:

Logos for partner companies

Get the job with our exclusive Career Package

Our comprehensive Career Package is free and includes:

Improve job outcomes

  • Exclusive Monash Talent employment service
  • Learn how to create effective CVs and cover letters
  • Develop great interview skills
  • Assistance building a targeted job search strategy and a strong Linkedin profile.
  • One-on-one career consultation with an expert from our Placement Team

Access to Monash University Services

  • Monash University’s online leadership program
  • Monash University career expos and events
  • Monash University career services.

Ongoing training

  • Technical training, with unlimited access to over 100,000 online lessons on Lynda.com
  • Exclusive Monash PY career workshops

Exclusive Employment Service

We are the only Professional Year Program to offer an integrated employment service.

Monash Talent is your personal recruiter, providing great job opportunities across all three streams – Accounting, Engineering and ICT.

The service is offered to all our Professional Year participants at no extra charge and uses a unique digital platform to make it easy to apply for jobs with great employers.

Showcase Your Achievement with Digital Career Badges

Beyond regular class feedback, we also reward success with digital badges. Our badges recognise your outstanding performance and development of key skills. Badges integrate with your LinkedIn profile to demonstrate your achievements to future employers.

Professional year digital badges

We have the power of the globally recognised Monash brand

We are the only Group of Eight affiliated provider to offer all three Professional Year streams

  • Accounting
  • Engineering
  • ICT

Group of Eight Australia

Professional body partners

Professional bodies

Students completing the program in 2017 reported:

93%

agreed the training component prepared them for the internship

92%

satisfaction with trainers

89%

satisfaction with the internship

Testimonials

  • Janet Liono

    “I thought the trainers were professional and understanding. They gave me valuable advice and suggested potential solutions to issues that I encountered at the beginning of my career. To study a Professional Year from an institution that is part of a G08 university assures my job prospects in the future.”

  • Yonathan Erwin Kuswara

    The placement consultants are experts in their field. Working with them was reassuring as they are able to match my skills to the needs of the host company. My internship experience was really valuable in helping practice my soft skills and has helped me succeed in the Australian workplace.”

  • Ngan Nguyen

    “The Monash Professional Year was a great opportunity for me to transition into the professional work environment. The team at Monash Professional Pathways helped me to identify my skills and talents and gain the confidence to apply them in the workplace in Australia. An added bonus was converting that into my CV with the experiences that will get me ahead in my career.”

Professional Year Program

  • 44 week minimum duration
    • 30 week training component
    • 12 week professional internship
    • Professional component required by your professional body during the 44 weeks
  • Career package, during and after training and internship components

Your future skills

Our PY program focuses on developing the key skills and abilities that employers are looking for

Job Search

  • Present yourself professionally in different situations
  • Build your network through various modes
  • Articulate the relevance of your skills and experience applicable to a particular role
  • Communicate professionally to build your personal brand
  • Develop CVs and cover letters and address selection criteria
  • Identify opportunities which align with your values, skills and personal brand.
  • Using social media to make professional contacts

Work readiness

  • Work successfully in a team
  • Manage work priorities and meet deadlines
  • Adapt to different situations and navigate problems by creating solutions
  • Deliver effective presentations
  • Understand and apply Workplace Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Understand differences in work cultures.

Communication

  • Stakeholder engagement and client service
  • Tailor your communication for different audiences in the workplace
  • Cultural awareness and emotional intelligence for professional conversations
  • Listen effectively and build rapport with clients and colleagues.

Technical Training

  • Accounting: MYOB, Excel, Xero accounting software training (through Xero.com)
  • Information Technology: MySQL and SQL server, C#, C++, Java, Javascript, PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails, Basecamp, Github.
  • Engineering: AutoCAD, Matlab, Solidworks, Prince 2 project management.
  • And many more, get access to over 100,000 online lessons through lynda.com.

Gain the skills and experience for your ideal career

Apply now