IT Occupations: Australian Computer Society (ACS)

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.

The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Schedule 1 contains 6 ANZSCO codes assessed by the ACS for skilled independent applicants.

  • 261311 Analyst Programmer
  • 263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer
  • 261312 Developer Programmer
  • 261111 ICT Business Analyst
  • 261313 Software Engineer
  • 261112 System Analyst

The Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) contains 24 ANZSCO codes assessed by the ACS for nominated or sponsorship applicants.

  • 261311 Analyst Programmer
  • 263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer
  • 261312 Developer Programmer
  • 261111 ICT Business Analyst
  • 261313 Software Engineer
  • 261112 Systems Analyst
  • 135111 Chief Information Officer
  • 262111 Database Administrator
  • 135199 ICT Managers NEC
  • 135112 ICT Project Manager
  • 263211 ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
  • 262112 ICT Security Specialist
  • 263299 ICT Support and Test Engineers NEC
  • 263212 ICT Support Engineer
  • 263213 ICT Systems Test Engineer
  • 223211 ICT Trainer
  • 261211 Multimedia Specialist
  • 263112 Network Administrator
  • 263113 Network Analyst
  • 261399 Software & Applications Programmer NEC
  • 261314 Software Tester
  • 262113 Systems Administrator
  • 313113 Web Administrator
  • 261212 Web Developer

What educational qualification and work history will I need to meet the ACS application criteria?

To meet the ACS application criteria, you will need to meet their educational qualifcation and work history requirements. However, this varies depending on your level of education and amount of work history.

Bachelor Degree or Higher with an ICT Major

  • If your degree is assessed as having an ICT major which is closely related to your nominated occupation, you will require 2 years relevant work experience completed within the past 10 years or 4 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history (whichever date is earlier) to meet the suitability criteria.
  • If your degree is assessed as having an ICT major which is NOT closely related to your nominated occupation, you will require 4 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history to meet the suitability criteria.

Bachelor Degree or Higher with an ICT Minor

  • If your degree is assessed as having an ICT minor which is closely related to your nominated occupation, you will require 5 years relevant work experience completed in the past 10 years or 6 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history (whichever date is earlier) to meet the suitability criteria.
  • If your degree is assessed as having an ICT minor which is NOT closely related to your nominated occupation, you will require 6 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history to meet the suitability criteria.

Non ICT Bachelor Degree or Higher

  • If your degree is assessed with insufficient ICT content, you will require 6 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history, plus a suitable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) application to meet the suitability criteria.

Diploma and Vendor Certification

  • If your Diploma or Vendor Certification is assessed as having an ICT major which is closely related to your nominated occupation, you will require 5 years relevant work experience completed within the past 10 years or 6 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history (whichever date is earlier) to meet the suitability criteria.
  • If your Diploma or Vendor Certification is assessed as having an ICT major which is NOT closely related to your nominated occupation, you will require 6 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history to meet the suitability criteria.

Work Experience Only - Recognition of Prior Learning

  • If you do not hold any tertiary educational qualifications, you will require 8 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history, plus a suitable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) application to meet the suitability criteria.

Recent Graduate

Please Note: Your result letter for a “Recent Graduate” type application will NOT state a “Skill Level Requirement Met Date” as work experience is not required to be assessed.

  • If you are applying for a Recent Graduate application, you will require a Bachelor degree or higher with an ICT major which is closely related to your nominated occupation to meet the suitability criteria.

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