Academy IT – Professional Year Program 2019 (AVAILABLE SOON)
The Academy IT Professional Year Program (PY) is provided on-behalf of and delivered in partnership with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) for ICT/Computing Graduates from Australian Universities to provide practical employment skills and industry recognised training to further enhance graduates career opportunities within an Australian workplace environment.
The PY Program is an option for those who wish to gain points towards their skilled migration. PY is equivalent to one year of relevant work experience when undertaking skills assessment for migration
Graduates whom successfully complete the full PY may be eligible for 5 points under an eligible skilled occupation, as specified by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and successful completion of the PY does not guarantee Job placements.
To enroll in the PY Program, applicants:
The PY is structured over a minimum of 44 weeks that includes the following:
ACS Online Orientation (1 Week):
This orientation is delivered by ACS and will take you through the course outcomes and expectations to successfully complete the program.
Classroom Training (32 weeks/256hrs):
The 32 weeks of training is delivered by Academy IT’s experienced and qualified instructors and covers the following main topics:
Communication and Performance in the Australian Workplace
Includes – Workplace health and safety, working in teams and participation in team meetings, negotiating skills, preparing and delivering presentations
Entry and Advancement in the Australian Workplace
Includes – learning Australian values and employer expectations, job searching & networking, resume/cover letter preparation and interviewing skills (delivered by an industry recruitment specialist)
Internship Placement (Minimum 10 Weeks/220hrs):
Internship placements are organized and managed by Academy IT through their extensive existing links and relationships with a South Australian based organisations. Academy IT are well placed and highly respected by many employers as they have been providing a full range of IT technical training to employed IT Technicians & Developers for over 11yrs.
Professional Environments (13 Weeks Online):
Professional Environments is provided and supported by an ACS/ICT mentor and will begin once the Internship Placement has commenced. During this part of the program – students will participate in group discussions around Project Management, Professional Ethics and Risk Aversion in an Australian workplace environment.
Why choose Academy IT for your Professional Year?
Academy IT are the only PY provider that is a Certified ‘Silver’ Learning Partner with Microsoft providing courses to employed IT Technicians in the ICT sector. Academy IT has a very good reputation and relationships in place with many companies/organisations from the small to the large (including Government Agencies, Defence companies and large corporates).
This ongoing relationship with employers provides a unique opportunity to enable Academy IT to engage employers in provision of internships for PY graduates.
To ensure a quality program is delivered – Academy IT PY group sizes shall be restricted to around 12 – 15 participants per group. The PY program training is available on either Fridays or Sundays for the term of the course. (Other days may be available upon request and if there is sufficient interest.)
As an official Microsoft Partner and Member of the Australian Computer Society, Academy IT will invite and encourage our PY students to attend any available Microsoft and ACS networking events held in Adelaide. PY participants receive 1-year free student membership to ACS.
Extra Bonus opportunity (and not available from ANY other Professional Year provider):
Academy IT PY participants will also be offered the opportunity to attend any number of IT Technical courses we conduct as per our ongoing training for corporate clients for a very small fee.*
This includes technologies such Server, SQL Server, Azure, Office 365, SharePoint etc.
These trainings are normally up to $4500 each and Academy IT PY students will only need to pay the cost of the official Microsoft workbook and a small administration fee to attend. This will provide opportunities to not only acquire formal vendor skills in these technologies, but will also enable our PY students to network with IT Technicians from a number of organisations already working in the industry.
This will be a complimentary bonus to your PY development - these Microsoft courses are optional (not part of the official PY Program and fees) and conditions do apply for attendance.
Professional year participants also have the opportunity to undertake any of the Microsoft Courses we offer as self-paced online training with 24/7 access.
The cost for PY students to attend a Microsoft Technical course will be up to $550 Inc. GST.
If you are interested in the ACS - Professional Year Program or if you have any friends that may be interested,
please contact Academy IT for more information and Program Fees - 08 7324 9800
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