Initial Assessment Service for ICT professionals
A positive or suitable skills assessment is the mandatory first important for every person intending to apply for a General Skilled Migration (GSM) permanent visa under the SkillSelect program.
For ICT or computing professionals, a skills assessment application should be lodged with the Australian Computer Society (ACS), as they are the skills assessing authority for all ICT occupations for migration purposes.
The ACS categorises applicants into four broad categories:
Applicants are generally expected to have sufficient relevant professional work experience in order to their skills assessment for permanent migration to be successful.
If you have a bachelor's degree or higher with a major in IT:
If you have a bachelor's degree with a minor in IT:
If you have a diploma with a major in IT:
Applicants who possess a degree or diploma in any discipline other than IT will need 6 years of professional IT work experience.
For applicants who do not have any recognised tertiary qualifications, 8 years of professional IT work experience is required.
It is crucial that IT work experience must be at a professional level and closely related to the desired nominated occupation.
RPL stands for Recognition of Prior Learning, and is the pathway for a skills assessment from the ACS for applicants who:
ACS assessments are complex and in our experience, applicants benefit immensely with proper and competent advice. Arlington Legal has a long, very successful and possibly unrivalled record of assisting clients with their ACS skills assessment applications, including RPLs, since 2004. Our clients have often expressed to us their immeasurable relief when they receive news of their positive ACS skills assessment.
If you would like to get an initial assessment on your eligibility for an ACS skills assessment, please use our Initial Assessment service:
A list of ICT occupation codes can be viewed here.
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