Professional Year Program for Engineering
|Start date(s)||Various dates throughout the year|
|Course length||Part time: 44 weeks|
|Campus||City - St Kilda Rd|
|Study mode||Part time|
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Holmesglen is pleased to be able to offer the following program to international engineering graduates, the Professional Year in Engineering. This program is approved by Engineers Australia and conforms to the requirements of the Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) as a recognised pathway to obtaining points toward migration to Australia.
General Skilled Migration visa applicants will be awarded five points for the completion of Holmesglen's approved Professional Year.
Stage 1: Orientation
Participants will gain an overview and requirements of the course, as well as an understanding of the mentoring/coaching program to be provided.
Stage 2: Professional workplace skills for engineers
This will involve a formal training component whereby the following outcomes are achieved: verbal/non-verbal skills, written communication, group dynamics, business environment, integrated ethical training/decision making and career planning and employment.
Stage 3: Work experience component
The work experience component of the program will provide a total of 456 - 480 hours full time exposure to the workplace within the engineering sector.
Provider will monitor/report on progress of participants. Support, assistance and advice will be provided during this practicum component of the program with a structured Mentor Coaching Program. During this practicum, participants will be assigned to a mentor from within the organisation.
Stage 4: Conclusion of program
In the concluding phase of the program, participants/facilitator/mentors will be involved in the reviewing progress, achievements and providing feedback on the performance in order to highlight strengths and challenges.
Assessment will be integrated into the course design and take place after the completion of a unit of work. It will be structured to reflect the following types of assessment; formative assessment, integrated assessment and site-based assessment (conducted in the workplace).
Examples of assessment tasks undertaken by participants will include research report writing, oral presentations, case study/company profiling, compiling portfolio on workplace processes/procedures, completing workplace documentation, writing business correspondence and role-play/scenario presentations.
Code Name VU21492 Present and listen to complex oral presentations in an employment or professional context VU21490 Organise and participate in a practical placement VU21493 Give and follow a range of complex instructions in an employment context BSBDIV301A Work effectively with diversity BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships BSBREL401A Establish networks VU21494 Read and write complex texts for employment VU21474 Analyse and participate in complex conversations BSBWHS302A Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.
Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.
- Undergraduate degree in engineering or;
- Two year post-graduate degree in engineering
Qualification & Recognition
Upon successfully completing this program, you will be eligible for the Professional Year Certificate that is endorsed by Engineers Australia.
This program is delivered on Saturday from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm.
How to Apply
Applicants must also complete the application form and send the completed form both to Holmesglen and Education Engineering Australia (EEA).
To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.
If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:
03 9209 5768
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Fees data is currently unavailable for this program. Please contact the department for current fees for this program.
03 9209 5768