Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, QIBA has temporarily closed all face-to-face classes in all campus locations. However, all courses and programs (PY, VET, ELICOS) are continuing in on-line delivery mode as per normal schedules and with regular allocated trainers. We are also inviting new enrolments in all courses on offer. New and existing cohorts all commence in on-line delivery mode and will revert to face-to-face delivery when it is safe to do so. Please contact 0292673040 for further information

Host Employer

Looking for Australian Businesses to host energetic, international Info Tech Interns, who recently graduated from Australian Universities.

⦾ Are you re-inventing your business due to Covid-19?

⦾ Can you use 240 hours of ICT support free of charge?

⦾ Do you have an IT qualified member of staff who can mentor our intern?


If yes: Please get in touch with py.internship@qiba.edu.au
Internships are available in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Hobart.

Background to the QIBA Professional Year internship Program


It is estimated that Australia has a shortage of about 100,000 qualified ICT workers.


To cope with this shortage, the Department of Home Affairs approved a Professional Year work readiness program only for select categories of skilled graduates.


QIBA has been delivering this program for over 9 years under the strict governance of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).


PY Candidates are 485 Visa holders (2 year Skilled Graduation visa) or have Bridging A or B Visas. This gives them permission to work Full-time during this internship period.

What is involved in hosting a QIBA Professional intern?

An ACS Professional Year Internship provides a practical work experience for ICT graduates to develop professional skills specific to the Australian workplace or professional business environment.


In accordance with Australian workplace legislation, the Professional Year Internship is the equivalent to Fair Work Act 2009’s definition of a vocation placement. That is a formal work experience arrangement that is part of an education or training course and is lawfully unpaid.


Vocational placements can give students important skills to help them transition successfully from study to work, while giving industry and business the opportunity to enrich student learning experiences and increase the number of work-ready graduates.

All PY Interns are registered members of ACS
Internships are unpaid
Insurances are arranged by QIBA Pty Ltd
A mentor who is experienced in IT is required to support and guide young graduates during their internship