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Hi. I am a software engineer with 6+ years of experience in the field. I've studied the following and would like to know if I can apply under the new ANZSCO occupation "Software Engineer" without the need to fill out RPL (too lengthy!) and what are my chances:

BSc (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering - (1 Year study) - Subjects for two full semesters were: Software Engineering, Operating Systems, Signal Analysis, Computer Systms Eng.

Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2 yrs full time study): had subjects in Introduction to Programming, Software Design and other engineering & systems subjects

National Diploma in Electronics & Communications Engineering (2 yrs full time): Subjects: Programming, Project management, microprocessors, data comms, hardware and other electronics subjects.

My wife's sister is a australia citizen currently living in australia.

My questions if anyone can answer please:

1) Is my Bsc (Hons) degree a major in ICT or minor? I'm confused.

2) I'm applying with 6+ years of experience. Should I apply to ACS without an RPL?

3) And which assessment grade would i be assessed at - Grade A, B or C? Please advice.

4) how can I improve my application? Am i missing out something here?

5) I need to type the experience letters myself and have them signed by my employer. Can anyone please send me a format that is acceptable to ACS - preferably for a software engineer.

Any advice will be a greattttt helpp..

cheers..

regards
Jack
 

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Hi. I am a software engineer with 6+ years of experience in the field. I've studied the following and would like to know if I can apply under the new ANZSCO occupation "Software Engineer" without the need to fill out RPL (too lengthy!) and what are my chances:

BSc (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering - (1 Year study) - Subjects for two full semesters were: Software Engineering, Operating Systems, Signal Analysis, Computer Systms Eng.

Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2 yrs full time study): had subjects in Introduction to Programming, Software Design and other engineering & systems subjects

National Diploma in Electronics & Communications Engineering (2 yrs full time): Subjects: Programming, Project management, microprocessors, data comms, hardware and other electronics subjects.

My wife's sister is a australia citizen currently living in australia.

My questions if anyone can answer please:

1) Is my Bsc (Hons) degree a major in ICT or minor? I'm confused.

2) I'm applying with 6+ years of experience. Should I apply to ACS without an RPL?

3) And which assessment grade would i be assessed at - Grade A, B or C? Please advice.

4) how can I improve my application? Am i missing out something here?

5) I need to type the experience letters myself and have them signed by my employer. Can anyone please send me a format that is acceptable to ACS - preferably for a software engineer.

Any advice will be a greattttt helpp..

cheers..

regards
Jack
We never get too many IT bods returning to the forum to tell of their ACS assessment experiences but by the sounds of you having a BSc., it may be accepted as the basic degree qualifications and they usually look for four years of appropriate experience so sounds like you could be fine.
Any documentation is best put by having good detail and though you may type up your letters yourself, using comapny letterhead paper is a good idea.
If you have a look under the eligibility section of a 175 or 176 visa you'll find reference to detail re work experience and that'll give you an idea of what needs to be provided, position held, responsibility, detailed description of work, any major projects etc.
Skilled - Sponsored (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 176)
If you want to consider a 176 application through family sponsorship you may want to have your wife's sister check with Immi for it may not apply according to Skilled - Sponsored (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 176)
 

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Hello,

Thanks for the information.

I thought it'd be best to put up my qualifications so that you could answer me accordingly.

What about RPL? Do I still need to fill that in?

Would you have any templates of the work experience that has been previously accepted by ACS?

And do you have any idea how long does it take for the entire process including ACS to get the PR? Is it three years?

Thanks again
 

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Hello,

Thanks for the information.

I thought it'd be best to put up my qualifications so that you could answer me accordingly.

What about RPL? Do I still need to fill that in?

Would you have any templates of the work experience that has been previously accepted by ACS?

And do you have any idea how long does it take for the entire process including ACS to get the PR? Is it three years?

Thanks again
I've never been involved with ACS and forums can only offer so much by way of guidance and you do have to some amalysis yourself by reviewing your qualifications and experience against what an occupation may require.
Processing times can vary enormously as indicated on Client Service Charter
It can also depend ultimately on what type or classification of visa you apply for and a look at the processing priority of 08February on What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration may be helpful.
 

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Hi all...just wanted to let you know that my ACS assessment was successful and it was assessed under Group A category.

Applied online at ACS website on 1st August

Documents couriered, received and acknowledged by ACS (via email & online status) on 10th August 2010,

Case finalised and result mailed out on 24th august 2010.

Letter received by post on 4th September in Dubai.

yep, surprisingly all was done in just two weeks + about one week to receive the letter!

will now be applying online at the DIAC website...

Thanks again...
 

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Hello,

Thanks for the information.

I thought it'd be best to put up my qualifications so that you could answer me accordingly.

What about RPL? Do I still need to fill that in?

Would you have any templates of the work experience that has been previously accepted by ACS?

And do you have any idea how long does it take for the entire process including ACS to get the PR? Is it three years?

Thanks again
Hi Congratulations !!! I am also on my way to for skill assessment. I have Master of computer application degree and 6 years of IT experience. only thing I am concerned is about reference letter from current employer. I dont have letter head and company will not issue me detailed letter. please give me your valuable suggestion on documentation that need to send to ACS. Thanks in advance
 

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You may find either/both ACS/Immi do have informayion in FAQ/eligibility section links re providing evidence.
 

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RPL or SKILLS? assessment

Congrats for your clearance of assessment. And I hope by now you must have also applied for the immigration application. It is great to hear about you.

I need your advice.

I was looking forward to apply for Australia Immigration and almost ready with papers to file the application.

In the online application form there comes an option where one has to choose "Skills Application Type" . I am confused which one suits me the best : SKILLS or RPL?

My Qualification is Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications from India.

And work wise I am working in software industry as a software engineer for almost 7 years now.

Please advice which is the correct option for me to file my papers? Do I need to file RPL assessment or normal assessment under SKILLS will be good for me?

Please advice.

Thanks
Aarkay

Hi all...just wanted to let you know that my ACS assessment was successful and it was assessed under Group A category.

Applied online at ACS website on 1st August

Documents couriered, received and acknowledged by ACS (via email & online status) on 10th August 2010,

Case finalised and result mailed out on 24th august 2010.

Letter received by post on 4th September in Dubai.

yep, surprisingly all was done in just two weeks + about one week to receive the letter!

will now be applying online at the DIAC website...

Thanks again...
 

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thanks...

yes i applied for the visa in mid sept 2010 but haven't been assigned a CO yet.

i dont remember it quite well now but it is clearly mentioned in the ACS website about grading criteria...

i believe if your degree had subjects (for atleast two or four semesters) related to your current work, you don't need to choose the RPL method...

so if you have studied software engineering for a good period of time in your degree, you don't need RPL...

regards

Congrats for your clearance of assessment. And I hope by now you must have also applied for the immigration application. It is great to hear about you.

I need your advice.

I was looking forward to apply for Australia Immigration and almost ready with papers to file the application.

In the online application form there comes an option where one has to choose "Skills Application Type" . I am confused which one suits me the best : SKILLS or RPL?

My Qualification is Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications from India.

And work wise I am working in software industry as a software engineer for almost 7 years now.

Please advice which is the correct option for me to file my papers? Do I need to file RPL assessment or normal assessment under SKILLS will be good for me?

Please advice.

Thanks
Aarkay
 
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