Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


 Who is eligible to enrol in Navitas Professional Internship Programs?

To enrol, you must have:

  1. recently completed or currently be completing an undergraduate or postgraduate award in Australia in a relevant field of study
  2. evidence of English language proficiency (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent) or be a native English speaker
  3. a successful study history
  4. the eligibility to apply for a suitable visa (if required)

For more eligibility criteria information about your program of interest, click here.

 How do I apply for a Navitas Professional Internship Program?

Application process in five easy steps:
•    Step 1: Complete the online application form or use the downloadable, editable PDF
•    Step 2: Attach certified copies of your documents to your application.
•    Step 3: Send your completed application form and documents to Navitas Professional.
•    Step 4: Attend an interview at Navitas Professional or over the phone and pay your application fee.
•    Step 5: Accept your Letter of Offer and pay your program fees.

To find out more information about how to apply, refer to your relevant program below:

Application information Application Form

Professional Year Programs

Professional Year Application Form

Career Experience Program

CEP Application Form

Professional Internship Program

PIP Application Form

Marketing Career Advancement Program

MCAP Application Form


 What is a USI and how do I apply for one?

USI stands for the Unique Student Identifier. This is an Australia-wide student number which allows students to track their training records across all Australian states and territories. You can access our USI Privacy Notice here. If you need to register or apply for a USI, please visit

 Do I need a visa to apply for Navitas Professional Internship Program?

You are required to have a suitable visa to undertake an internship program in Australia, unless you're an Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. Please contact us for more information and to discuss your individual situation. For more information about visas please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.


 How long is the Professional Year Program and what is involved?

The Professional Year Program is a 44 week government gazetted program by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). It involves 32 weeks of part-time coursework and 12 weeks full-time internship at a host company that allows you to utilise your theoretical skills within your field of study, in a practical environment. 

Within the 32 weeks of coursework, you will be covering:

  • Resumes, cover letters, key selection criteria and interview techniques
  • Business soft skills: workplace expectations, WHS, business communications

A more detailed coursework outline can be found here.

 Can I transfer between different campus locations?

As a Navitas Professional student, you are eligible to transfer between our eight campuses located around Australia. However, this is subject to the availability of open spaces at your requested location. This is done to ensure an ideal student learning environment and a high-quality program for all our students.

If you wish to apply for a transfer, please contact your local Program Services Officer (PSO)


 Are internships paid or unpaid?

Internship placements in Australia are generally unpaid. The primary goal of an internship placement is to receive training and gain practical experience. Internships focus on learning from professionals in your industry.

All Navitas Professional internships are formal work experience arrangements, are part of an education program and meet the Fair Work Act 2009 requirements for lawful unpaid internships.

 Will there be a list of host companies to choose from?

Internship Placement Coordinators (IPCs) will process your application and liaise with you to match the best host company to your profile. Host companies are given the opportunity to interview several candidates. Therefore when you start the program it is recommended to provide as much information as possible regarding your interests.

 Where can I complete my internship?

Navitas Professional offers internship programs in all major Australian cities*, allowing you to choose the ideal city in which to complete the program. We offer participants the flexibility to transfer between the locations should they wish to study and undertake the internship in different cities.

*Subject to availability

Great student experiences are at the heart of Navitas Professional’s PY program. Part of that has been the effort to place students in their ideal chosen location and offer transfers to other cities when possible and available. Student Transfers have always been offered as subject to availability, this has been done in order to maintain an ideal student learning environment to ensure a high-quality program for everyone.

 What are the benefits of completing an internship?

By completing an internship related to your field of studies, you will:

  • enhance your employment opportunities.
  • improve your understanding in application of theoretical knowledge to a 'real work experience'.
  • increased soft skills such as confidence, communication, team-building and leadership skills.
  • understand and learn how to operate in diverse workplace cultures.

For further benefits that Navitas Professional can uniquely provide you, visit our internships page.

Start dates

 When can I start the Professional Year Program?

Depending on which Professional Year Program you will be undertaking (Accounting, IT or Engineering) and where you would like to study, the start dates will differ slightly. Visit the start dates page for more information.

Fees & Payments

 How do I pay for the program?

To find out more information about program fees and the payment process, refer to your relevant program below:

Certified documents

 Who is authorised to certify documents?

Click here for more information on who is eligible to certify documents in Australia.