Welcome to QIBA Professional Year Program

Congratulations on taking the first step in
your transition from university to the
Australian professional workforce.
Your Journey Begins……
QIBA Professional Year Program has been designed to ensure on
completion of the course you are work ready for an Australian
professional placement.
Our experienced staff and teachers are committed to supporting you on
your journey of self growth, and look forward to sharing that journey
with you.
You will receive practical hands on learning with an emphasis on
workplace preparation: culture, ethics, career planning; including CV
writing and interview skills, workplace information, professional
writing and workplace health and safety.
oWork within Australian legislative requirements
oWork safely and participate in OHSE processes
oWork effectively within the organisations requirements
oCommunicate effectively in the workplace
oProvide effective service to internal and external clients
oParticipate successfully in a team environment
oApply skills and knowledge to professional work situations
oImplement strategies to manage personal career development
Students are expected to treat the program as a workplace, therefore punctuality and participation are mandatory
There are three main requirements for successful completion of the PYP:
1. Attendance
2. Assessment tasks
3. Internship
100% attendance – this is a requirement of both Department of Immigration and
Border Protection (DIBP) and the professional bodies
There are 3 categories for missed classes:
1. Late intake – second and third intake students
2. Extenuating circumstances – unforseen circumstances such as illness,
bereavement, trauma (accompanied by documented proof)
3.Non-extenuating circumstances – undocumented absence
Attending missed classes – all three categories require an application for Disruption to Studies to be
completed and returned to [email protected] (See MyQIBA for forms and check the Student
Handbook for further details regarding absence from class)
In order to graduate you must successfully complete the following
assessment tasks.
Working with diversity presentation
Workplace Health and Safety Case Study
Reporting to Managers Group Presentation
CV and Cover Letter
Interview Assessment
Team Project
Workplace communication role play
Business meeting role play
Networking Assessment
Oral Presentation
Internship Performance and Evaluation
To further enhance your professional skills you are required to
complete a workplace internship consisting of 264 voluntary
hours to be completed in no less than 10 weeks.
QIBA has an extensive client base of host employers Australia
wide, and you will be invited to interview for your internship.
Alternatively, you are welcome to source your own internship
and on completion you will receive a $500 rebate.
Please refer to the attachment “Internship – Frequently Asked
Questions” or contact our Internship Coordinator on
[email protected]
Study Materials on MyQIBA
All study materials, support materials; contact details
and forms are available to enrolled students on our
electronic support site: MyQIBA.
 The web address http://myqiba.com/
On successful completion of the 45 week Professional
Year course and your internship you will receive your
Graduation Certificate and can apply to DIBP for 5 points
toward your permanent residency.
Please note that under no circumstances are you able to
graduate earlier than the date specified on your Offer
Letter. This is a stipulation of the professional bodies and
Student enquiries
Fees and Accounts
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Ms Geraldine O’Flynn – PY Assistant Manager
Contact Geraldine regarding timetabling and administration including applications to defer study or special leave considerations
[email protected]
Ms Jo Rackham – Internship Coordinator for all states except Sydney and Darwin
[email protected]
Ms Cucuil Steddman – Enrolment officer all states
[email protected]
Ms Dorota Skawinska – Finance Officer
Contact Dorota regarding any financial enquiries including course fees and payments
[email protected]
Mr Rob Dawson – Internship Coordinator Sydney and Darwin
[email protected]
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