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If you intend to apply for migration to Australia under one of the General Skilled Migration categories, you must have a nominated occupation which is on the Skilled Occupations List at the time you apply. In order to make a valid application, you must have obtained a skills assessment from the relevant assessing authority for your nominated occupation.
ACS is the assessing authority for the following occupations:
Applicants who apply for RPL and do not hold a recognised academic tertiary qualification will have deducted from their total work experience a period of relevant IT professional experience deemed necessary to have reached the level of qualification allocated. For example, if an applicant is allocated a qualification level equivalent to a 2 year diploma, they will have 2 years deducted from the total of their recognised work experience, and therefore 8 years in total will be needed.
This grade refers to full professional members of the Australian Computer Society. Members must be current financial members and must provide documentation to prove their claim. ACS professional membership grades are Fellow (FACS) and Member (MACS). Assessing officers need not look beyond membership to any formal qualifications held.
Note: Graduate qualifications should contain at least a major in information technology, and a major objective should be to educate persons to be practitioners in information technology.
This is the associate grade of the Australian Computer Society (AACS). Such applicants must be currently financial and must provide documentation to prove their claim. Assessing officers need not look beyond membership for any formal qualification held.
Applicants in Group B are required to have at least 6 years of relevant IT experience prior to the date of their application for PASA.
Recognition for Prior Learning
An applicant who has limited or no qualifications but who has extensive and varied experience plus supporting professional development education may refer certified documentation to the ACS for evaluation by the Society.
The ACS will decide which level of qualification is appropriate and based on this advice an assessing officer can decide the appropriate Group.
Applicants applying under the RPL group must have no less than 7 (in certain cases 8 years may be required) years work experience in the IT industry.
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