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Have you finished your degree but want to gain additional technical skills and knowledge to establish your career in Australia? Now you can kick-start your career with help from the Professional Year Program with ATMC.

ATMC offers Professional Year programs through the Australian Computer Society (ACS) for information technology graduates and accounting programs through the Skilled Migration Internship Program: Accounting (SMIPA).

The Professional Year (PY) Program is specifically designed for international students who have graduated from an Australian university and are looking for a successful pathway from university to employment and residency in Australia.  Professional Year is a job preparation program that will equip you with the professional skills necessary for a successful career in the Australian workforce.

The program is run by our highly experienced trainers, who take a keen interest in each participant’s educational journey. Trainers help participants with course content whilst also giving them the opportunity to express their opinions, so participants graduate with the academic knowledge and confidence needed to excel in their fields.

The PY program consists of the following components:

» Communications and Performance in the Australian Workplace

» Entry and Advancement in the Australian Workplace

» Internship



There are two units delivered over 250 contact hours by ATMC. Participants are expected to attend classes of between 8 to 9 hours per week.

a. Communications and Performance in the Australian Workplace

Participants will be expected to attend work meetings during internships and in professional positions. The purpose of this unit is to ensure participants feel comfortable joining and interacting in meetings. The unit covers many aspects of meetings including: organising meetings, expectations of meetings in Australia, roles in meetings, and appropriate behaviour, communication and language.

b. Entry and Advancement in the Australian Workplace

The job descriptions of most PY graduates will include communicating with customers. A cultural sensitivity is essential to be able to build rapport and ensure there is no miscommunication with clients. This unit requires participants to communicate with internal and external customers, and team members. The purpose is to ensure that graduates can communicate effectively in customer facing roles as well as with colleagues.

All ATMC academic staff are highly trained and qualified, particularly in the technology and/or business fields. The PY lecturers are proficient in industry employment and have a strong personal understanding of the Australian workplace environment.


The ATMC PY internship component offers the unique added benefit of Career Central, an online CV portal that allows students to develop, enhance and tailor their CV’s for entry into the Australian workplace.

The internship itself provides practical work experience for participants to develop professional skills, which will enable them to operate effectively across Australian industries and business environments.

During the internship, participants are able to utilise first-hand the skills and knowledge learned during the two classroom based training and workshop units. Participants must complete the internship in 240 hours over a period of 12 weeks.

Each internship has been specifically designed to complement the participant’s studies and prepare them for a career in their chosen field. Participants will be introduced to both the technical and commercial aspects of a business through observation and supervised practice.

Participants completing internships at employer companies are given the opportunity to work on existing projects and directly assist and/or observe project managers.

Register on Career Central and connect with our Internship Coordinator.


ACS Professional Year progam

The full course fee for the ACS PY program  is $12,600. Once participants have been accepted to enrol in the program, they can either nominate to pay the fee in full commencing from the first day of the program or by direct bank debit in nine equal monthly instalments of $1,400.

SMIPA Professional Year program

The full course free for the SMIPA PY program is $7,200.


At ATMC we ensure participants graduate work-ready by creating an environment where they can develop and apply their skills and knowledge in the workforce. 

ATMC’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) division exists to provide participants with ‘Good WIL’ services. PY participants are encouraged to attend WIL workshops, which assist with identifying career opportunities, resume development and preparing for interviews. Sessions are scheduled regularly throughout the year.

ATMC teaching and administrative staff are also available to provide general advice and assistance with matters such as studying and student administration. We pride ourselves on providing participants with the highest level of support possible, so please don’t be afraid to ask our friendly staff for help.



Please complete the Professional Year Application Form, available at the following:


Level 8, 399 Lonsdale Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000


Level 9, 540 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000



The application form should be returned to the Professional Year Coordinator or the ATMC Marketing department. The form must be accompanied by the direct debit form and supporting documents indicated in the application.

If your application is successful, you will receive an enrolment letter and the initial deposit (1st instalment) will be debited. You are required to meet the conditions stated in your offer letter to enrol in the PY program.


Request a Callback

You can contact ATMC directly about this course on 1800 983 887 or you can request a callback by filling in the form to the right.