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NEEDS MIGRATION is an Australian owned company managed by migration specialists in providing Immigration and Education services.

All our migration agents are registered with the office of MARA


In today’s highly competitive job market, it is very important for everyone to secure and retain their employment. Needs Migration together with its Partner companies (leading accredited education providers of the Professional Year Program) provide you with the experience of Australian job market Professional Year Program. The Professional Year Program provides international graduates from Australian universities with the practical skills and training required to enhance their career prospects. This program addresses Australia’s skills shortage through increasing the employability of overseas students in specific professions. With this Program, candidates may be eligible to receive points towards their permanent residency under the Skilled Migration pathway. For overseas students in Australia, most of the profession-specific assessing authorities have introduced a two-stage provisional assessment for the purpose of the 485 provisional visa, and full assessment for permanent visas.




The Australian Computer Society (ACS) Professional Year Program offers a program for international ICT graduates from Australian universities to maximise their professional employment opportunities. The program consists of training and an IT internship placement for a minimum of 44 weeks to a maximum of 52 weeks.




The Engineers Australia’s Professional Year in Engineering program offers a 12 month job-preparedness program to equip international graduates of Australian universities to maximise their professional employment opportunities.



Accounting professional year program (SMIPA)

The Professional Year Accounting Program is a Professional Year Program developed by CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants. It is the pathway for 485 graduate visa holders seeking permanent residency under general skilled migration (GSM). The program consists of a minimum of 44 weeks' training, including a 12-week internship placement with a relevant host company.




The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (trading as NAATI) is the national standards and accreditation body for translators and interpreters in Australia. It is the only agency to issue accreditations for practitioners who wish to work in this profession in Australia. From 1 July 2011 the Skilled Migration points test includes Credentialed Community Language points which can be claimed based on evidence of NAATI accreditation at the paraprofessional level or above, either in translating or interpreting. For information on NAATI and Migration, the accreditation pathways and processes and the languages accreditation is available in for a particular pathway, please refer to the information booklets on NAATI's website - www.naati.com.au.

NAATI Accreditation may be obtained in five ways:

  1. Passing a NAATI accreditation test
  2. Successful completion of a course of studies in translation and/or interpreting at an Australian institution as approved by NAATI
  3. Providing evidence of a specialised tertiary qualification in translation and/or interpreting obtained from an educational institution overseas
  4. Providing evidence of a membership of a recognised international translating and/or interpreting professional association
  5. Providing evidence of advanced standing in translating or interpreting.

NAATI campus

  1. Sydney
  2. Brisbane

What is a NAATI-approved course?

Australian educational institutions in the Vocational Education Training (VET) and Higher Education (HE) sectors can make an application to NAATI for approval of their translating and/or interpreting courses. If the application meets NAATI's requirements, the course (for example Advanced Diploma of Interpreting) and the languages in which the course(s) can be run will be approved by NAATI.

Benefits of NAATI-approved courses

The advantage of a NAATI-approved course is that students who complete the course at the standard required by NAATI are eligible to apply for NAATI accreditation without further requirements e.g. taking a NAATI test. The award of the accreditation is subject to formal confirmation of the candidates' achievements by the educational institution and recommendation of accreditation to NAATI

How do I gain accreditation through an approved course?

Recommendations by approved institutions are made directly to NAATI. Individuals who have been recommended need to complete and submit an application. The 'Application for Accreditation by Australian Approved Course' (Form B) can be downloaded from the NAATI website.
NAATI-approved institutions will make it clear to students whether they are being recommended for NAATI accreditation.
Those recommended for NAATI accreditation should normally submit an application to NAATI for accreditation not more than three years after their date of completion.
NAATI will consider applications for accreditation where more than three years have passed since the date of completion. The applicant must be able to provide evidence of sufficient regular and continuous work experience in the field of translating and/or interpreting.
Student who complete a NAATI approved qualification will be offered the opportunity to receive recommendation to NAATI for accreditation at a level that is relevant to the skills outcome of the qualification completed.

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