Visas

The PYP has been designed specifically for holders of a Temporary Graduate Visa (485) or graduates with Bridging Visa A or B waiting to have their 485 visa approved.

Engineering PYP students can also apply under the following visas:

  • Skilled Recognised Graduate visa (476)
  • Secondary visa holder of other visa (457/ENS/RSMS/Labour Agreement)
Graduates holding a Bridging Visa A or B must supply a copy of their skills assessment report issued by one of the following professional industry bodies with their PYP application:

Qualifications

Program applicants must have completed tertiary qualifications in a related field that have involved a minimum of 2 years full-time study.

Qualifications must have been obtained from a CRICOS registered organisation and study undertaken whilst the applicant was physically in Australia.

Graduates of distance education courses are not eligible for the program. Please note that English language study is not a recognised qualification for the program.

English Language Proficiency

The following tests meet the English proficiency requirements of Professional Year Program:
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)*
  • IELTS General or Academic**
  • PTE Academic
  • TOEFL iBT

Minimum English language proficiency scores required:

 

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking

Overall

CAE*

169

169

169

169

169

IELTS**

 6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0**

TOEFL iBT

 12

13

21

18

60

PTE Academic

 50

50

50

50

50

*CAE tests completed on or after 1 January 2015 only.
**Engineering PYP applicants must demonstrate IELTS 6.0 overall or equivalent (with no sub band less than IELTS 5.5, or equivalent).

Other Requirements

All ICTE-UQ PYP applicants are required to complete an interview with ICTE-UQ prior to being accepted into the program.