Professional Year Program for Engineering

Course code 22257VIC
Start date(s) Various dates throughout the year
Course lengthPart time: 44 weeks
Campus City - St Kilda Rd
Study mode Part time
International course No
  • Course Overview

    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.

  • Course Structure

    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.


    VU21492Present and listen to complex oral presentations in an employment or professional context
    VU21490Organise and participate in a practical placement
    VU21493Give and follow a range of complex instructions in an employment context
    BSBDIV301AWork effectively with diversity
    BSBINN301APromote innovation in a team environment
    BSBWOR401AEstablish effective workplace relationships
    BSBREL401AEstablish networks
    VU21494Read and write complex texts for employment
    VU21474Analyse and participate in complex conversations
    BSBWHS302AApply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
  • Requirements

    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

    Selection Process

    • Interview
  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    Upon successfully completing this program, you will be eligible for the Professional Year Certificate that is endorsed by Engineers Australia.

    Career Opportunities

    • Engineer
  • Dates

    Course Commencement

    06 February
    05 March
    16 April
    14 May 
    16 July
    13 August 
    10 September
    08 October
    05 November


    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.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Language Centre
    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.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    Program Fees


    Fees data is currently unavailable for this program. Please contact the department for current fees for this program.

    Language Centre
    03 9209 5768