How to Boost Migration Points Score with PY & NAATI for Australian PR?
How to Boost Migration Points with PY & NAATI for Australian PR?
Professional Year Program
A Professional Year Program is a structured professional development program combining formal learning and workplace experience for international students who have graduated from a university in Australia. Professional Year Programs run for 44 weeks and are currently available in the fields of accounting, computer science and engineering — Australian industries where the demand for skilled graduates is high.
Why should you complete a Professional Year Program?
Completing a Professional Year has several benefits:
- One can learn Australian work culture by working in an Australian company through an internship.
- One can understand the Australian Workplace Values and practices
- One can learn and improve interpersonal and professional ethics from this program
- You are eligible to receive five extra points on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) ‘points test’ when applying for a Skilled migration.
Who is eligible for a Professional Year Program?
You will need to have completed a degree in accounting, computer science or engineering (or a closely related area) in Australia. You must hold a Skilled — Graduate (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 485), which allows you to remain in Australia for 18 months after the completion of your degree. To be eligible for this visa you must be under 50 years of age, have completed an eligible qualification within the last six months as a result of at least two years of study in Australia and possess the skills and qualifications required for an occupation listed on the Skilled Occupation List.
Engineering graduates who completed their degree at a recognised institution outside Australia are also eligible to complete a Professional Year Program in engineering. They must apply for a Skilled — Recognised Graduate (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 476).
Professional Year Program Approval Authority in Australia
The following Professional Year Programs are recognised by the Australian Government:
- CPA Australia Skilled Migration Internship Program: Accounting (SMIPA)
- Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Skilled Migration Internship Program: Accounting
- Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) Skilled Migration Internship Program: Accounting
Migration points from PY
By completing and satisfying all the essential requirement of the program of the professional Year program from the recognised provider, candidate is eligible to get 5 points for the migration purpose in specified visa subclasses.
NAATI CCL Test
National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) is a standards organisation responsible for setting, maintaining and promoting high professional standards that issues accreditations for practitioners who wish to work as translators and interpreters in Australia.
NAATI accreditation permits translator and interpreters to quickly and easily demonstrate their level of skills and ability which employer expected as a proof. More important, upon successfully getting an NAATI accreditation would earn 5 bonus points, under Credentialed Community Language (CCL) points at the Paraprofessional level or above.
There are four ways to gain NAATI accreditation:
- Sitting a NAATI assessment test
- Passing a NAATI approved course
- Providing evidence of a tertiary translating
- Providing evidence of advanced standing
Migration points from NATTI
By completing the internal NAATI-Approved Australia Course and passing the internal exams offered by NAATI-Approved universities/institutions, successful students can obtain an accreditation and earn 5 bonus points, under Credentialed Community Language (CCL) points.