Professional Year in Engineering

Professional Year in EngineeringEnhance your employability with EEA


EEA’s Professional Year in Engineering prepares migrant engineers for the Australian workplace. It is the only work-readiness program for engineers legislated by the Australian government.


Across 44 weeks, you’ll spend 32 weeks using online resources and attending workshops, and 12 weeks on a work placement within a host organisation.


  • Choose from flexible study options including one full day or two nights a week

  • Enjoy the benefit of mentoring while you undertake your work placement

  • Build a local network of peers and professionals

When you successfully complete EEA’s Professional Year in Engineering you’ll:

  • Be eligible to apply for 5 migration points
  • Gain insight into Australian workplace conditions and the employment market
  • Compile a professional Australian resume
  • Understand Australian Occupational Health and Safety requirements
  • Become a professional member of Engineers Australia.



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The EEA Professional Year in Engineering is open to holders of various visa types. Before applying, contact a migration agent or the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

This program is full fee-paying. CRICOS, HECS and fee-help do not apply.

All applications must be approved by Engineering Education Australia on behalf of Engineers Australia. Certified copies of all supporting documents must be provided.

See our upcoming EEA Professional Year in Engineering intake dates.



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Contact the EEA Professional Year in Engineering team
Email ( or phone +61 3 9274 9600