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Professional Year Information Technology

What is the Professional Year in IT?

The Professional Year in Computer Science is a job-readiness program aimed at former international ICT students who have been issued a 485 Skilled Graduate Visa. Holders of a Bridging Visa A or B may also apply for entry into the Professional Year.

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Secure your place in the Professional Year Program

All applications MUST be submitted no later than 3 working days prior to the intake start date.

General Information

Class Requirement: QIBA has a BYOD (Bring your own Device) policy. Please ensure you bring your laptop to every class and ensure that it is fully charged for use.

The Professional Year in Computer Science is a job-readiness program aimed at former international ICT students who have been issued a 485 Skilled Graduate Visa. Holders of a Bridging Visa A or B may also apply for entry into the Professional Year.

 

To enrol ensure you can provide the following necessary certified documents:

 

  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of 485 Temporary Graduate Visa (either Graduate Work or Post-Study Work stream) or Bridging 485 Visa A.
  • Academic Transcript and Completion Letter evidencing completion of your ICT-related Bachelor or Master degree from an Australian Institution (minimum of 2 years’ full-time study in Australia)
  • English Language Proficiency Test Results – PTE (minimum overall 50, no band below 50), IELTS (minimum overall 6.0, no band below 6.0), TOEFL or OET (equivalent)

All students are also required to undertake a face-to-face pre-enrolment interview with the accredited provider to ensure course suitability and viability.

Step 1

Read the QIBA Terms & Conditions and Refund Policy

Step 2

Fill out our application form and send it to py.enrolments@qiba.edu.au along with all required documentation.

A face-to-face pre-enrolment interview will then be scheduled.

Step 3

You will be issued a letter of offer and an invitation to attend a face-to-face pre-enrolment interview, once you submit your application.

 

If correct documentation has been submitted and payment has been made, you will then be issued with a Confirmation of Enrolment and will be able to commence class.

The Internship component of the Professional Year Program requires all ICT candidates to complete 220 hours in the workplace. Generally the candidates will complete this Internship over 3 days per week for 12 weeks.

 

All candidates complete an online course with the ACS in conjunction with their Internship. This ACS online course (PE Online) offers further insight into ICT and provides mentoring to enhance the candidates Internship experience.

See the price structure below in Australian dollars for the Professional Year Program (ICT), offered on the Gold Coast, in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, and Hobart.

 

Promotional offers now available for all locations!

Offers and fees are subject to change without notice.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS:   

  • Gold Coast, Brisbane, and Sydney
Tuition Fee (was $11,000)   NOW $8,000

 

  • Canberra and Hobart
Tuition Fee (was $12,000)   NOW $11,000

 

INSTALMENT PAYMENT PLAN:

Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney

Upfront payment $1,000
Week 4 payment $1,400
Week 8 payment $1,400
Week 12 payment $1,400
Week 16 Payment $1,400
Week 20 Payment $1,400
*Total $8,000 

 

INSTALMENT PAYMENT PLAN:

Canberra, Hobart

Upfront payment $1,500
Week 4 payment $1,900
Week 8 payment $1,900
Week 12 payment $1,900
Week 16 Payment $1,900
Week 20 Payment $1,900
*Total $11,000 

 

*Instalment fee of $150 is payable if student chooses the instalment option. Enrolment fee of $250 is payable for weekend instalment option only.

Internship FAQ

1. Can I use my previous internship or work experience to fulfill the placement requirement?

No, you may start your placement only after you have successfully completed ALL classes and signed the placement agreement, issued by the internship team.

 

2. If I am working more than 22 hours per week and will complete the minimum required 220 hours in less than 10 weeks, can I finish my internship earlier?

No, the minimum duration of the placement is 10 weeks.

 

3. What is the ACS PE Online course?

In conjunction with your Internship placement, you will be undertaking a Professional Environments (PE) online course delivered by ACS. There will be no classes, only the activities that you will need to undertake within the given deadlines. The PE Online course consists of 3 modules:

o Introductory Module: Unlock Your Course

o Module 1: ICT Professionalism, Ethics, and Governance

o Module 2: Project Management and Risk Management

o Module 3: Professional Development and Mentorship

 

Modules 1-3 includes the following activities:

  • 1 Discussion (20pts)
  • 1 Journal (20pts)
  • 1 Quiz (5pts)
  • 1 Major Assignment (55pts)

Candidates are given two chances to achieve a satisfactory grade for each assessment task, other than discussion contribution where all their entries are assessed.

 

4. When is my PE Online course going to start?

The ACS PE Online course date is pre-scheduled to begin two weeks, on Friday (if starting internship component in 2021) or Monday (if starting internship component in 2022) after your last class.

 

5. How do I log in to the ACS PE Online course?

A couple of days prior to the ACS PE Online course commencement, ACS will send you an email inviting you to start the course. You will be able to access the course through the http://education.acs.org.au/ link, using your ACS Member’s login details.

 

6. Where and how can I register for the ACS event?

You can find all ACS events on the ACS website, Event section: https://www.acs.org.au/cpd-education/event-listing.html

As part of the PY Program and the PE Online course, you will be required to attend a certain number of ACS Events to gain a minimum of 6 CPD hours. You are to complete 3 reports on the ACS Events and submit them during the PE Online course.

 

7. Where can I find the ACS Event Report template?

You can find the Report template in your ACS PY Portal. It’s best to write up the report soon after the event so you don’t forget.

NOTE: Always take a photo of the speaker/s and the group at the Event, or a screenshot if it is an online webinar.

8. When are the ACS Event Reports due?

ACS Event Reports are due by the end of Module 3 of the ACS PE Online course.

Locations and Start Dates

New Intake Dates are shown below.

These dates align with the start of a new module.

Day

Start Date

End Date


SATURDAY 10/09/2022 26/08/2023
01/10/2022 09/09/2023
15/10/2022 23/09/2023

Class Location

 

Suite 203

Level 2

9 Bay Street

Southport QLD 4215

New Intake Dates are shown below.

These dates align with the start of a new module.

Day

Start Date

End Date


SUNDAY 04/09/2022 13/08/2023
11/09/2022 20/08/2023
02/10/2022 10/09/2023
16/10/2022 24/09/2023

Class Location

 

Brisbane Campus

Level 2

108 Margaret Street

Brisbane City QLD 4000

New Intake Dates are shown below.

These dates align with the start of a new module.

Day

Start Date

End Date


MONDAY
29/08/2022 07/08/2023
19/09/2022 28/08/2023
26/09/2022 04/09/2023
10/10/2022 18/09/2023
31/10/2022 09/10/2023

TUESDAY
FULL

WEDNESDAY
FULL

THURSDAY
01/09/2022 10/08/2023
06/10/2022 14/09/2023

FRIDAY 23/09/2022 1/09/2023
07/10/2022 15/09/2023

SATURDAY 10/09/2022 19/08/2023
17/09/2022 26/08/2023
15/10/2022 23/09/2023

SUNDAY 21/08/2022 30/07/2023
28/08/2022 6/08/2023
4/09/2022 13/08/2023

Class Location

 

Level 1, 15 Moore Street

Canberra ACT 2601

New Intake Dates are shown below.

These dates align with the start of a new module.

Day

Start Date

End Date


SATURDAY
08/10/2022 16/09/2023
22/10/2022 30/09/2023

SUNDAY
4/09/2022 13/08/2023
25/09/2022 3/09/2023
30/10/2022 8/10/2023

Class Location

 

Level 4, 162 Macquarie Street

Hobart TAS 7000

New Intake Dates are shown below.

These dates align with the start of a new module.

Day

Start Date

End Date



SATURDAY

27/08/2022 5/08/2023
03/09/2022 12/08/2023
17/09/2022 26/08/2023
1/10/2022 9/09/2023
22/10/2022 30/09/2023


SUNDAY
21/08/2022 30/07/2023
2/10/2022 10/09/2023

MONDAY
22/08/2022 31/07/2023
5/09/2022 14/08/2023
12/09/2022 21/08/2023
26/09/2022 4/09/2023
10/10/2022 18/09/2023
24/10/2022 2/10/2023
31/10/2022 9/10/2023

TUESDAY
FULL

WEDNESDAY
14/09/2022 23/08/2023
5/10/2022 13/09/2023
19/10/2022 27/09/2023

THURSDAY
1/09/2022 10/08/2023
06/10/2022 14/09/2023
27/10/2022 5/10/2023

Class Location

 

QIBA Sydney CBD Campus

Level 10 140 Elizabeth Street

Sydney NSW 2000

Delivered on behalf of the Australian Computer Society (ACS)