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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

Am I Eligible?

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.

How to Apply

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.

Internship

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.

Pricing and Payment Options

Price structure in Australian dollars for Professional Year (ICT) offered in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Hobart.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS:   

  • Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra 
Upfront payment $11,000
Instalment payments $11,500

INSTALMENT PAYMENT PLAN:

Application Fee waived
Upfront payment $1,500
Week 4 payment $2,000
Week 8 payment $2,000
Week 12 payment $2,000
Week 16 Payment $2,000
Week 20 Payment $2,000
Total $11,500

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS:   

  • Hobart                                     
Upfront payment $12,000
Instalment payments $12,500

 

INSTALMENT PAYMENT PLAN:

Application Fee waived
Upfront payment $2,500
Week 4 payment $2,000
Week 8 payment $2,000
Week 12 payment $2,000
Week 16 Payment $2,000
Week 20 Payment $2,000
Total $12,500

Locations and Start Dates

Brisbane CBD

New Intake Dates are shown below.

These dates align with the start of a new module.

 

Day Start Date End Date

MONDAY

20/04/2020 22/03/2021
04/05/2020 05/04/2021


SUNDAY

29/03/2020 07/03/2021
26/04/2020 28/03/2021
10/05/2020 11/04/2021

 

Class Location

 

Brisbane Campus

Level 2

108 Margaret Street

Brisbane City QLD 4000

Canberra

New Intake Dates are shown below.

These dates align with the start of a new module.

 

Day Start Date End Date

FRIDAY 

24/07/2020 09/07/2021
21/08/2020 06/08/2021

SATURDAY

09/05/2020 10/04/2021
23/05/2020 08/05/2021
06/06/2020 22/05/2021
27/06/2020 12/06/2021
11/07/2020 26/06/2021
25/07/2020 10/07/2021
08/08/2020 31/07/2021
19/09/2020 04/09/2021
10/10/2020 25/09/2021
24/10/2020 09/10/2021
14/11/2020 30/10/2021

SUNDAY

12/07/2020 20/06/2021
02/08/2020 11/07/2021
23/08/2020 01/08/2021

 

Class Location

 

Level 4, 40 Cameron Avenue

Belconnen ACT 2617

Hobart

New Intake Dates are shown below.

These dates align with the start of a new module.

Day Start Date End Date

Saturday

09/05/2020
10/04/2021
30/05/2020
15/05/2021
13/06/2020
29/05/2021
04/07/2020
19/06/2021
22/08/2020
07/08/2021
19/09/2020
04/09/2021
10/10/2020
25/09/2021
24/10/2020
09/10/2021

 

Class Location

 

Level 4, 162 Macquarie Street

Hobart TAS 7000

Sydney CBD

New Intake Dates are shown below.

These dates align with the start of a new module.

 

Day Start Date End Date

SATURDAY

02/05/2020 03/04/2021
16/05/2020 01/05/2021
23/05/2020 08/05/2021
06/06/2020 22/05/2021
20/06/2020 05/06/2021
18/07/2020 03/07/2021
01/08/2020 17/07/2021
08/08/2020 31/07/2021
15/08/2020 07/08/2021
22/08/2020 07/08/2021
29/08/2020 21/08/2021
05/09/2020 28/08/2021
12/09/2020 04/09/2021
19/09/2020 11/09/2021
03/10/2020 25/09/2021

SUNDAY

19/04/2020 21/03/2021
03/05/2020 04/04/2021
10/05/2020 11/04/2021
24/05/2020 02/05/2021
14/06/2020 23/05/2021
28/06/2020 06/06/2021
12/07/2020 20/06/2021
19/07/2020 27/06/2021
02/08/2020 11/07/2021
16/08/2020 01/08/2021
30/08/2020 01/08/2021
27/09/2020 05/09/2021
18/10/2020 03/10/2021
25/10/2020 03/10/2021

MONDAY FULL

TUESDAY

28/04/2020
02/06/2020 04/05/2021
23/06/2020 25/05/2021
07/07/2020 08/06/2021
28/07/2020 29/06/2021
01/09/2020 03/08/2021
15/09/2020 17/08/2021
29/09/2020 31/08/2021
20/10/2020 21/09/2021

WEDNESDAY

 
 

08/04/2020 10/03/2021
22/04/2020 24/03/2021
13/05/2020 14/04/2021
27/05/2020 05/05/2021

FRIDAY

 

 

29/05/2020 14/05/2021
12/06/2020 28/05/2021
26/06/2020 11/06/2021
17/07/2020 02/07/2021
31/07/2020 16/07/2021
09/10/2020 24/09/2021

Class Location

 

QIBA Sydney CBD Campus

Level 7 114-120 Castlereagh St

Sydney NSW 2000

Delivered on behalf of the Australian Computer Society (ACS)

A message in regards to the COVID 19

 

Dear Staff, students and valued partners,

 

QIBA would like to take this time to let you know that our campuses are open and we continue to offer all classes. We have acted robustly to enact current COVID 19 guidelines and will continue to monitor this situation with upmost diligence.

 

 

While at QIBA, and before entering a classroom, please ensure you wash your hands with soap and water or hand sanitiser. Always be mindful of covering up if you sneeze or cough.

 

 

Just as we would normally ask of you, if you are feeling unwell, please side with caution and seek medical advice.

 

Our staff are equipped to handle any queries you may have and of course you are welcome to access our policies at www.qiba.edu.au.

In the meantime please stay safe.

 

Warm regards

Jodie Heylen

CFO