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THE PROGRAM

What is PY CASA?

CASA is short for PY Career Accelerator (PYCA) and PY Startup Accelerator (PYSA). This is a premium version of the standard PY product that focuses on providing a better overall experience to students.

Why CASA?

PY CASA is a unique offering to students that focuses on the changing needs of the industry and incorporates a first of its kind experiential learning structure. PY CASA combines the best of the Professional Year Program and ECA’s expertise in the higher education sector to bring back the focus on employability. This is backed by the money back guarantee and innovative program structure.

  • A unique offering unlike any other Professional Year program in the market
  • The first of its kind program
  • Focus on employability beyond the classroom environment
  • Two distinct pathways for professionals and budding entrepreneurs
  • Emphasis on learning by doing, building industry connections and networks
  • Access to a strong host company database
  • Mentoring by industry leaders
  • One to one career and job skill coaching

THE FEATURES

What are the Unique Features of CASA?

Money Back Guarantee

Specialist trainers with extensive industry experience

Career and job skill coaching

Workshops, mentoring and networking opportunities

Program Features
PY Standard Program
PY Career Accelerator
PY Startup Accelerator

Specialist trainers

One to one career coaching

Start-up Accelerator Workshop

Career Accelerator Workshop

Money Back Guarantee

Mentoring by Industry Leaders

Speaker Session and Networking

Specialised Incubation Workshop

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PY Standard Program

Specialist trainers: No
One to one career coaching: No
Start-up Accelerator Workshop: No
Career Accelerator Workshop: No
Money Back Guarantee: No
Mentoring by Industry Leaders: No
Speaker Session and Networking: No
Specialised Incubation Workshop: No

PY Career Accelerator

Specialist trainers: No
One to one career coaching: No
Start-up Accelerator Workshop: Yes
Career Accelerator Workshop: No
Money Back Guarantee: No
Mentoring by Industry Leaders: No
Speaker Session and Networking: No
Specialised Incubation Workshop: Yes

PY Startup Accelerator

Specialist trainers: Yes
One to one career coaching: Yes
Start-up Accelerator Workshop: Yes
Career Accelerator Workshop: No
Money Back Guarantee: Yes
Mentoring by Industry Leaders: Yes
Speaker Session and Networking: Yes
Specialised Incubation Workshop: Yes

THE PROCESS

How to Apply?

The application process remains similar to the standard PY application process

Students will need to contact their agents and complete an online program application form

On the form, students select from one of three program options – PYCA, PYCA or PY Standard.

Students must provide complete and correct documentation

The right CASA for YOU

PY Career Accelerator

PY Career Accelerator is a launchpad to the job you deserve. Apart from harnessing the power of the PY program, you will have exclusive access to industry partners, workshops and 1-1 consultation among others to ensure you stand out from the crowd.

  • Completing a PY with the best chance to land a professional job
  • We are confident that we will match you with the right job
  • Focus on harnessing employability skills that will make you stand out against other candidates

Features of the PY Career Accelerator Program

  • Specialist trainers with extensive industry experience.
  • One to one career and job skill coaching consultations (2 x 2-hour sessions).
  • FREE Career Accelerator Workshop: (valued at A$4,000).
  • Mentoring by Industry Leaders for high-calibre students (6 Sessions over 6 months).
  • Guest speakers and networking opportunities throughout your PY course.

PY Startup Accelerator

This unique program is designed to equip you with the skills and tools necessary to launch the startup of your dreams. With exclusive access to industry leaders, mentors, guest sessions with startup founders and funding labs you will have the power to turn your startup idea into reality.

  • A toolkit to turn the seed of an idea into a real business
  • Even without an idea, we’ll provide the mechanism for creating a start-up business
  • Mentoring throughout by a stable of industry leaders

Features of the PY Startup Accelerator Program

  • Specialist trainers with extensive industry experience.
  • One to one career and job skill coaching consultations (2 x 2-hour sessions).
  • FREE Entrepreneurship Start-up Accelerator Workshop: (valued at A$4,000).
  • FREE Specialised Incubation (Industry Leaders) Workshop (valued at A$1,500) and potential seed funding
  • Mentoring by Industry Leaders for high-calibre students (6 Sessions over 6 months).
  • Guest speakers and networking opportunities throughout your PY course.

Benefits of CASA for Students

Access to 1 Specialised Workshop in each program

Depending on the program students choose, they can get exclusive access to a specialised workshop that focuses on either building essential career skills or entrepreneurship skills. Additionally, with the PYSA, students can access a specialised incubation workshop.

  • Specialised Workshops – CA & SA (valued at AUD $4,000 each)
  • Incubation Workshop – SA only (valued at AUD $1,500, with potential for seed funding)

Other Benefits Common to Both Programs

  • One to One Career coaching: 2 X 2-hour sessions
  • Mentoring Sessions: 6 sessions over 6 months
  • Speaker series and networking

Specialist Trainers

Separate once a month intakes with a motivated cohort and ECA PY’s finest trainers. Each session will have a maximum capacity of 15-20 students to ensure individual progress is monitored and trainers have an in-depth understanding of each student’s strengths and weakness’.

  • Specialist trainers
  • ECA best trainers
  • Class size capped at 20 students

Money Back Guarantee

Students that opt for CASA can apply for a skill voucher worth AUD $3,000. If students fail to get a job or launch their own startup within 6 months of graduation, they can claim the full value of the skill voucher back. Terms and conditions apply.

Enquire Now

Download the Application form

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