IT Professional Year Program (ACS)

IT Professional Year Program (ACS)

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) Professional Year Program is available to overseas students who have an ICT degree qualification from an Australian tertiary education provider.


Duration (Full Time) 44-52 weeks
2024 Course Fees 
Intake Dates Multiple Dates            Students Only available to international students
Campus Melbourne / Sydney

Entry Requirements

PY Eligibility Checklist

There is a range of Academic, Visa and English language requirements needed for this course. Please download the eligibility checklist for more information. 


ACS is the professional association for Australia’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. ATMC offers Professional Year information technology programs through the ACS to increase your employability and address Australia’s skills shortage in nominated ICT occupations. The program is delivered by ATMC’s highly experienced trainers, who take a keen interest in each participant’s journey.

The program includes:

  • One-year ACS membership
  • Opportunities to meet ICT leaders at networking events
  • Professional development opportunities
  • ACS delivered program orientation (one-week, online delivery)


The PY Program at ATMC must consist of at least 500 hours of formal engagement over a minimum of 45 weeks. The program must be completed within the 52 weeks period (12 calendar months) from the course start date, and it is divided into two phases: 32 weeks of coursework (250 hours) and 12 weeks (250 hours) of an industry related internship. All ACS students must undertake the 13- weeks online ACS Professional Environments (PE) that runs at the same time as your internship (and only after completion of your 32-week coursework).

Class Options

Subject to availability, classes can be held on weekdays and weekends. Please submit an enquiry for more details.


Week 1-2: Orientation

  • Orientation (2 hours)
  • Program Introduction

Week 3-14: Communication and Performance in the Australian Workplace (CPW)

  • Performance in Business Meetings
  • Addressing Customer Need
  • Workplace Communications – Customer Meetings
  • Presentations
  • Business Writing
  • Business Research

Week 15-32: Entry and Advancement in the Australian Workplace (EAW)

  •  Introductory Australian Workplace Culture
  • Workplace Compliance and Special Issues
  • Workplace Relationships and Effective Management
  • Individual Professional Work Performance
  • Team Professional Work Performance – Collaboration
  • Preparation for Employment
  • Interviews and Job Hunting Skills
  • Preparation for Internship
  • Australian Employment Standards

Week 33-44: Internship

* This is sample structures only. Please refer to course offerings for more detail.

* Unit offering may change during semester subject to staff availability.


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