Previously the ACS were deeming Graduates of Bachelor Degree’s with a major in Computing as skilled after 2 years of employment for the purposes of General Skilled migration. In line with the new legislative changes implemented in the Migration regulations on the 28 October 2013, the ACS will adopt new assessment criteria for Australian Graduates of a Major in ICT.
On completion of an Australian Bachelor Degree, the new ACS assessment will clearly state that it is for the purposes of applying for a SC485 Graduate visa which is valid for 18 months plus. Assessments will be based purely on the completed qualification only at this point for use to apply for the Graduate visa. Applicants who wish to apply for General Skilled migration must complete either 1 year of work experience in the nominated occupation or undertake an ACS professional Year program. Only on completion of this 1 year of experience, the applicant will need to apply for another Skilled Assessment which will be used for General migration purposes. Applicants therefore will be allocated points for the 1 year Australian work experience or ACS professional program and therefore be deemed skilled from the completion date of their relevant Australian Degree.