Professional Year (PY) Programs are gazetted by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to address Australia’s skills deficiency through upgrading the employability of International graduates of Accounting, IT and Engineering fields and successful completion earns them 5 points towards permanent residency in Australia.

  • Helps you to gain 5 extra points towards Permanent Residency
  • Enhance Your CV
  • Gain a nationally accredited certificate
  • Put your theoretical knowledge into practice/experience
  • Join relevant professional networks
  • Career counselling during and on completion of program
  • Access to various workshops
  • Gain Professional Year Certificate

It is a 44 weeks program with 32 weeks coursework of Business Communication skills and Australian Workplace skills training following with 12 weeks Australian workplace internship in the participant’s chosen profession.

There are program intakes every month. The dates vary by course and providers. One of our counselors would be able to guide you regarding the next available intake during the consultation.

To be eligible, you should have:

  • Graduated from a related higher education program within Australia (minimum 2 years duration)
  • Hold a subclass 485 Temporary Resident Visa for skilled migration or show evidence of your application
    for Bridging visa
  • Achieved English requirement:
    • Accounting – minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (no band lower than 6.0) or equivalent
    • Information Technology – minimum IELTS score of 6 overall, with no band below 5, or equivalent
    • Engineering – minimum IELTS score of 6.0 with no band below 5, or equivalent
  • Skill assessment from relevant professional association

For joining Professional year program you will need either of the following visa types:

  • Hold a subclass 485 Temporary Resident Visa for skilled migration or show evidence of your application for Bridging visa

Both options are available for all the programs. It’s a usually 1 class/week but the class timing changes from one provider to the other.

The fees vary from provider to provider and differ by course. At AECC global, we offer every student enrolled
in the Professional Year via us scholarships and a host of other benefits.

The standard fees are as follows:

  • Accounting – Depending on the provider, fee ranges from $6000 – $11500
  • Engineering – Depending on the provider, the fee is between $15200 – $15500
  • ICT – $12600 – $12930

YES, Absolutely. Installment plans are available and most providers offer them.

The internship is for a period of 12 weeks on weekdays and you have to there is a minimum requirement of 3 days attendance every week.

Yes, the program is available in all states of Australia. You may elect to relocate to undertake the program as long as your PY provider has a campus in your chosen location.

No. Since the internship really is the practical component of the program, it is not paid.

We represent most providers of Professional Year and since it’s a recognized course, it really boils down to a student’s preference depending on factors like fee, course, installment plans and available internships.

Professional Year Program providers exist in all states of Australia. It’s really a student’s choice to go with one or the other based on their city preference.

This is very provider specific and is typically not recommended but individual cases are best discussed with the course providers.

Yes, if you are working in related field; you can use your own company for internship. You need to discuss this with your provider and get requisite approval.

Once your internship has commenced you must complete that internship within the agreed time frame. You will not be permitted to withdraw or change to another internship. Failure to complete the approved/agreed internship will result in failure of your internship module and your graduation will be delayed.

Many Professional Year institutes allow self-sourcing of internship. If you would like to arrange your own internship, you must speak to the educational institute prior to starting the course and understand the process for the same.

No. The aim of the program is to prepare recent graduates with the professional skills required for a career in Australia. It does not guarantee job placement. However, host company may consider offering an employment opportunity to the qualified candidate based on the performance during the internship.

We represent all the leading Professional Year Institutes in Australia with one stop information on all PY providers. We offer great benefits upon PY enrolment including FREE Temporary Graduate Visa 485 & Skill Assessment, 50% discount on PR service fee, Free PR consultation etc.

Please call 0406 525 906 or email [email protected] to discuss your study options and avail great the benefits when you apply via AECC Global.

A PTE preparation course will help you to build confidence in the specific skills required for success in the PTE Academic test especially if you have never given one before or have struggled with getting a high score with PTE or with other English Proficiency Tests like IELTS. With the right coaching, it is easy to improve on specific areas to get a high score saving you both time and money and this is where AECC Global comes in. With years of experience helping international students, we know exactly the areas non-native speakers of English struggle with in getting a high score in tests like PTE Academic.

We offer coaching programs in both Melbourne and Sydney. Our coaching program is flexible, affordable and suitable for all proficiency levels and include training in small personalised classes with native, trained English tutors. Our rigorous 18 hour course spread over 2 weeks is priced at just $500 and we offer a gift card to all enrolled students. The program can be customized to suit your availability and schedule. Speak to us today to organize your free assessment.

As an internationally recognised education consultancy and agency in Australia who have years of experience in student service industry, we understand the key challenges non-native speakers of English face with English Proficiency Tests and especially so with PTE Academic which is relatively new. You will find that our coaching program is the most affordable, flexible & result-oriented and designed for your success.

AECC Global PTE’s coaching class are conducted in Sydney CBD and Melbourne CBD in a world class facility with state of art infrastructure that promotes professional learning environment.

Both schedule options provide opportunity to master different skills and practise all the strategies and tips they have learned to apply in their PTE Academic exam. We guarantee the best quality training with dedicated on-going support to every student and expect the same dedication from our students.

Our coaching venue is conveniently located in Melbourne and Sydney CBD, easily accessible by public transport.

A PTE preparation course will help you to build confidence in the specific skills required for the PTE test especially for those who have never given one before or have struggled with getting a high score with PTE or with other English Proficiency Tests like IELTS.

Registered in Australia, AECC Global is an education and immigration agent with over 16 years of experience in helping international students. We have 10 professional memberships and offices in 8 countries and 25 cities worldwide. Know more about us at:

Affordable Fees with Flexible Timetables – you have options to choose from morning, afternoon, evening and weekend sessions to best suit your work and study needs.

Strategies and Tips – we apply the latest exam strategies and tips in the class to help you achieve the desired score you have been trying for. We also conduct classes specifically focusing on modules you may need extra help with.

Individual Attention – our classes are conducted in a small batches to ensure every student receives individual attention with timely feedback from the trainers.

Weekly Practice Test with Feedback – we offer free practise tests combined with direct feedback from the trainer so you can evaluate yourself before sitting for the real PTE Academic test.

10% OFF on PTE Academic Test – AECC Global is a PTE Academic Voucher Reseller in Australia. The standard PTE A test fee is AUD 330 but we are able to offer it at a special price of just AUD 297 when purchasing online from our website thus saving you AUD 33. Purchase now at .

100% of our trainers speak English as their first language and hold advanced degrees in language with an average of 15 years of English teaching experience.

  • Intensive training with strategies, practise material and tips on how to approach the test
  • Practice tests provided
  • ONE-TO-ONE Feedback
  • All training materials provided

Classes are 2 or 4 hours long per day, followed with direct feedback each week.

It-s very often that we hear candidates are at crossroads while choosing IELTS or PTE Academic. Both PTE Academic and IELTS measure English proficiency but based on your unique language abilities as a non-native English speaker, you may lean more towards one over the other. Therefore, in answer to this question, our suggestion is that it is best to consult with our staff over phone or an office visit for level assessment.

To know more about the differences between the two exams, visit:

None of the PTE training centres will be able to make any commitment in terms of the study outcomes. Whoever guarantees you a specific score being dishonest. What we offer is the best quality training with dedicated, on-going support to every student. In the meantime, we expect the same level of dedication from our students to ensure the best training outcomes to be delivered. After all, it is the internal factors that become more important than external ones.

Simply contact us by filling up the enquiry form above and one of our friendly consultants will be in touch with you to help you find the most suitable course package to achieve your desired score in the shortest time.

AECC Global agrees to refund the original fee paid upon receipt of written notice of cancellation by the applicant where the notice of cancellation is received more than 48 hours prior to the commencement of the class. However, we will make no refund of the tuition fee if written notice of withdrawal is received after the commencement of the program.

PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a computer-based language test that offers non-native speakers of English a fast, fair and flexible way of proving their English language proficiency for immigration and student visas. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

No. PTE Academic is a test of your English ability. The test covers a range of subjects, but you are not being tested on these subjects.

For starters, the IELTS relies on more British and Australian English, while PTE Academic uses the main varieties of English: American, Australian and British English and occasional occurrence of non-native varieties.

For more information visit:

It’s a payment method in which a voucher code can be provided while booking the PTE test through your official PTE web account and entering the discounted voucher code instead of entering your credit or debit card details.

Registered in Australia, AECC Global is an education and immigration agent with over 16 years of experience helping international students. We have 7 international accreditations and offices in 5 countries and 14 cities worldwide. Know more about as at:

Yes. The voucher code is for real and legitimate. In fact we are listed on the PTE website as PTE Academic Voucher reseller in Australia. See here: We are able to get the PTE payment voucher codes at a special price and hence pass on the 10% discount to our customers.

Super simple. Our website has a secure payment gateway. Simply enter your personal information and select the number of vouchers you want to buy and submit. You would now be taken to a secure payment gateway, where you can enter your credit card information to get the voucher code sent to you via email in minutes.

Yes. The payment gateway is secure and safe and your personal information is never shared.

You should receive the confirmation email and the SMS which both will have the voucher code, within a few minutes of completing the transaction.

Please check your Junk/Spam or Promotion folder as it might have been delivered there instead of your Inbox. In case the confirmation email is found in the Junk/Spam or in Promotion folder, please select the confirmation email and mark it “Not Spam” for future emails to be delivered to your Inbox directly.

However, if you are certain that you did not receive the confirmation email after checking all the folders (Inbox, Junk/Spam or Promotion), call us immediately or send us an email (with your full name, mobile number and email address used for the purchase). Kindly note that we will require maximum 2 business days to complete our investigation.

All you need to do is login to the PTE website, schedule your test on the desired test dates and in the payment section, choose the option of ‘Voucher’ and then enter the voucher code you receive from us via email and click on apply voucher. Voila you are all set.

You do not need any special computer skills. We recommend taking one of our practice tests to get used to moving through tasks. You can also watch the tutorial on our website. PTE Academic is taken using a QWERTY keyboard, where the letters on the top line spell out ‘QWERTY’. IF you are not used to this type of keyboard, it may help to practice with one before you take the test.

You must be at least 16 years old. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must provide a signed parental consent form before taking the test. Complete the form, then follow the instructions printed on it to send it to us.

Download the form here.

No. PTE Academic has been designed to recognise speech from non-native speakers of English representing over 100 different native languages.


You can take PTE Academic as many times as you like. You must wait to receive your scores before you can book your next test.

No. You can take it at any PTE test center around the world. Make sure you check what type of ID you have to use. Pg. 10 of the Test Taker Handbook provides advice on acceptable form of ID. If you are outside your home country, you will probably be asked to show your passport at the test center. Please note that the voucher purchased from our website will only work in Australia.

Yes. We will give you an erasable noteboard booklet (about 5 sheets of A4 paper). If you run out of space, you can ask for another booklet. You are not allowed to make notes until the test has started

You can correct multiple-choice responses (click again to deselect your answer) and typed responses (use the cut, copy and paste options) However, you must correct mistakes before moving on to the next item. You cannot re-record any spoken responses.

The microphone will switch off automatically if you are silent for more than 3 seconds during an answer.

Contact the relevant customer service team as soon as you know you are going to be late. If you arrive up to 15 minutes late you may still be allowed to take it. You will still get the full three hours to complete the test.If you arrive over 15 minutes late you will not be allowed to take the test and you will lose your fee.

If you fail to turn up to your appointment you will not generally receive a refund. You may receive a partial refund if you cancel your test before the appointment date. Click here to read our refund policy.

PTE Academic is accepted by all Australian universities as well as professional associations. Here’s a list of institutions, government and professional bodies who accept PTE Academic.

PTE Academic is accepted for all visa categories in Australia. Find the details below:

PTE Test centres are located in major cities of Australia except for Hobart & Darwin.

Schedule your PTE Academic test by booking a seat with preference of location, centre and date. Find the details below:

AECC Global is the official voucher reseller through whom you can purchase your PTE Academic test voucher code. Click here to know more:

No. You can only book one text at a time. After 5 days of your test, you can book another PTE test date.

It is always recommended to get some help from professional coaching before taking the PTE test. A PTE preparation course will help you to build confidence in the specific skills required for the PTE test especially for those who have never given one before or have struggled with getting a high score with PTE or with other English Proficiency Tests like IELTS.

Expiry date of the PTE Academic voucher means that it should be used to book the test within the period before the expiry date. For example: a voucher expires on 16th August 2017. This voucher cannot be used to book a test date beyond the expiry i.e. after 16th August 2017.

Yes, you can choose to use the voucher for booking the test at any test centre in Australia.

Remember the PTE Academic Voucher purchased cannot be redeemed in other countries except Australia.

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