The Australian Computer Society Professional Year Program is now available in Perth

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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 successful completion of the Australian Computer Society Professional Year Program, qualifying graduates may be eligible to receive points, 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.

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Course Details



Australian Computer Society Professional Year Program (ACS PYP)

Duration and Class Schedules: 

44-52 Week Program:

32 weeks course work + 12 weeks ICT internship*


Tuition Fee: $9,800**  (normally $11,000)

Application Fee: $230

**This offer is only available for applications submitted before 31 December 2024.

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

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Course Entry Requirements:

International Students

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 completed a Bachelor or higher degree in an IT Major from an Australian tertiary institution and meet the applicable Australian Study Requirement (ASR) prior to commencement. Qualifications must be relevant to the applicants anticipated ANZCO Code;

  • 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^

^at-home or online tests such as TOEFL’s Special Home Edition or IELTS Indicator are not currently accepted.

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. 

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. 



Intake dates:
 2024 8 Jan, 5 Feb, 4 Mar, 1 Apr, 29 Apr, 27 May, 24 Jun, 22 Jul, 19 Aug, 16 Sep, 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 9 Dec

2025: 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 17 Mar, 14 Apr, 12 May, 9 Jun, 7 Jul, 4 Aug, 1 Sep, 29 Sep, 27 Oct, 24 Nov

Study modes:
The delivery methods for this course include:

  • Face-to-face classroom-based learning
  • Practical training and assessment


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

Learning Outcome:

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

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

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

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Australian Computer Society Professional Year Program Inclusions Provided by Stanley College
Flexible Classes Yes
Monthly Intake Dates Yes
Qualified Trainers Yes
Dedicated Employment Liaison Officers Yes
Face to Face Classroom Learning Yes

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. As active Australian Computer Society Members, all students enrolled in the ACS Professional Environment are required to earn 15 CPD hours (CPD = Continuing Professional Development), while enrolled in the ACS PE Online Course. Students are required to maintain 100% attendance and remain onshore for the entire duration of the Professional Year Program.


  • Sat: 9.00am – 5.30pm (8 hours/day)
  • Sun: 9.00am – 5.30pm (8 hours/day)
  • Mon and Tues: 5:00pm – 9:00pm (4 hours/day)



Tuition Fee -  $11000       $9,800

Instalments Schedule
Payment Plan Weeks
1st Instalment Before Course Commencement or 2 weeks, whichever comes first $1,225 + $230 = $1,455
2nd Instalment Week 4 $1,225
3rd Instalment Week 8 $1,225
4th  Instalment Week 12 $1,225
5th Instalment Week 16 $1,225
6th Instalment Week 20 $1,225
7th Instalment Week 24 $1,225
8th Instalment Week 28 $1,225


Note - Scholarship is only available for applications submitted before 31 December 2024.

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