Stanley College
Stanley College

Australian Computer Society Professional Year Program

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Course overview


Developed by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), the Australian Computer Society Professional Year Program (ACS PYP) is delivered at our West Perth Campus, conveniently located in the heart of the CBD. This program combines formal learning and internship to equip international information and communications technology (ICT) graduates, from Australian universities, with the skills and training they need to enhance their career prospects.

Our internship is designed to equip you with practical skills and training to enhance your future employment opportunities. Upon completion of the Australian Computer Society Professional Year Program, qualifying graduates may be eligible to receive additional points under an eligible skilled occupation, as specified by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

Note – The awarding of points is entirely at the discretion of the DHA and successful completion of the ACS PYP does not guarantee the awarding of Permanent Residency points.

Stanley College is an approved Australian Computer Society Professional Year Program provider:

About Course

Program Inclusions

44-52 Week Program: 32 weeks course work + 12 weeks ICT internship

Flexible Classes Yes
Monthly Intake Dates Yes
Qualified Trainers Yes
Dedicated Employment Liaison Officers Yes
Face to Face Classroom Learning Yes


Students must complete the following 8 modules:

  • Navigating the Australian Workplace
  • Ensuring workplace health and safety
  • Managing personal career development
  • Preparing for the employment market
  • Managing workplace communication
  • Participating in successful teamwork
  • Providing effective client service
  • Working in Australian business environments

How to Enrol

1. Submit an application form with all supporting documents
2. Attend a pre-enrolment interview in person
3. Receive a Letter of Offer
4. Accept by signing and returning the Letter of Offer with initial payment
5. Receive Welcome letter and Class Schedule

Class Schedules

Classes are held 8 hours per week, for 32 weeks, followed by a 12-week ICT internship. Students are required to complete the ACS Professional Environment Coursework concurrently with the 12 weeks internship. Learners are also recommended to obtain 6 ACS CPD points to support their Professional Environments Coursework, prior to commencing their internship.


  • Sat: 9.00am – 5.30pm (8 hours/day)

Learning Outcomes

The Australian Computer Society Professional Year Program aims to achieve learning outcomes that enhance the ability of a graduate to:

  • Work within Australian legislative requirements applicable to workplaces and operations
  • Work safely and participate in safety, health and environment (SHE) processes
  • Work effectively within the organisation’s requirements, including those for Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and diversity
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace
  • Provide effective service to internal and (as appropriate) external clients
  • Participate in a team
  • Apply occupation specific knowledge and skills to complex professional work situations
  • Implement strategies to manage their personal career development


Why choose this course with Stanley College:

  • Ongoing career assistance during and after completion of the program
  • Opportunities to join relevant professional bodies
  • Access to free industry specific workshops and events
  • Australian Computer Society Professional Year Program co-badged certificate

Entry Requirements

Applicants wishing to enrol into Australian Computer Society PYP must fulfil the following entry requirements:

  • Undertake an individual, documented pre‐enrolment interview with Stanley College to ensure program suitability, shared internship expectations, and completion viability.
  • Have successfully attained an ICT‐related Bachelor or Master degree or higher from an Australian tertiary institution as a result of a minimum of two years’ full‐time study in Australia prior to commencing ACS PYP per the Australian Study Requirement (ASR);
  • Hold a valid passport and visa that allows full work and study rights whilst undertaking the ACS PYP. Prospective applicants who already hold a valid visa are required to hold a minimum of 12 months’ validity (365 days) on their visa from the date of ACS PYP commencement;
  • Hold a current English Language Test result undertaken within the three years immediately prior to the date of ACS PYP commencement and demonstrate an IELTS score of 6.0 (Academic or General), with no bands below a 6.0, or the equivalent score from Pearson, TOEFL iBIT, Cambridge Advanced English or Occupational English Test.

Note – ACS Skills Assessment is not an entry requirement for the course, however, should concerns be raised regarding the applicant’s ICT qualification and suitability, ACS recommends that applicants undertake a Temporary Graduate Skills Assessment prior to enrolling in the ACS PYP for future skills consideration. Participants will need to apply for ACS Skills Assessment upon completion of the ACS PYP to apply for permanent residency.


Tuition Fee: $11,000
Application Fee: $230

Instalments Weeks
1 Before Course Commencement or 2 weeks, whichever comes first 1375 + 230 = $1605
2 Week 4 $1,375
3 Week 8 $1,375
4 Week 12 $1,375
5 Week 16 $1,375
6 Week 20 $1,375
7 Week 24 $1,375
8 Week 28 $1,375

Please familiarise yourself with Stanley College’s Refund and Cancellation Policy.

Intake Dates


  • 14 June
  • 12 July
  • 9 Aug
  • 6 Sep
  • 4 Oct
  • 1 Nov

Further Information

West Perth Campus Address:
69 Outram Street, West Perth WA – 6005
T: 08 6371 9999

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Students undertaking the ACS PYP at Stanley College are required to bring their own device to campus to be able to participate in the classes and complete assessments. Therefore, please ensure you bring your own device to campus for each scheduled class.  The minimum device requirements are as follows:

  • Operating System: Windows 8 Home Edition or later
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 / AMD 2.0 Ghz or better
  • RAM: Minimum 4 GB, recommended 8GB
  • Hard Drive: 128GB SSD (256GB SSD recommended if not using Cloud storage)
  • Display: 13 inch full HD (1920 x 1080) with a built-in webcam
  • WiFi: 802.1x compliant
  • USB Headsets with microphone
  • Device must be fully charged
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash player 10 or higher

All devices can be connected to the Stanley College student WiFi.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Stanley College acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.