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Old 08-26-2010, 06:04 AM
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ACS skills assessments & 885 visa

Hi there,

I am about to finish my IT Bachelor Degree major in SydAdmin from Charles Sturt University and like most of us I'm a bit concern with Skills Assessment (want to apply as a Systems Analysis). According to ACS you need to complete at least 65% of the subjects in ICT which I think I do but there are many other things to consider and it is so confusing....

Unfortunately I don't have any previous work experience (mean under contract) but I run my own computer support business with ABN and all that. Obviously that doesn't count at all right? Even if I get a letter from some clients?

So far I have done the following subjects:

- Database Management Systems
- Programming Principles
- Introduction to Information Technology
- IT Project Management
- Security, Privacy and Ethics
- Wireless Networks
- Business to Business Systems
- IT Infrastructure Management
- Network Security
- Systems Analysis
- Communication and Information Management
- Inside Active Directory
- Introduction Data Communications
- Introduction to Web Development
- Network Engineering 1, 2 ,3
- Server Admin. and Maintenance
- Project preparation & Professional Practise
- IT Project
- Human Computer Interaction
- Information Technology Management
- Database Administration
- Web Server and Site Management

My current student visa will expire on the 30/11/2010 so not much time left. I done IELTS but still waiting for the results, fingers cross

Is there anyone in a similar situation who could give me some advise? Don't know I am quite stuck wondering where my future is heading if I can't get PR.. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-26-2010, 04:45 PM
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As you would be aware skilled immigration visas are separate to student visas and reliance on studying in Australia to provide for being successful in a PR visa application is taking a gamble.
I thought the student visas for longer term study usually went for a couple of months or so past when the course finished and if you've not got sufficient time to get an ACS accreditation, it could be that the 485 graduate visa is the one you need to consider.
If you do not eventually get PR , I suppose your future is as it would be for any student studying for a career and you look for employment but back in your own country.





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As you would be aware skilled immigration visas are separate to student visas and reliance on studying in Australia to provide for being successful in a PR visa application is taking a gamble.
I thought the student visas for longer term study usually went for a couple of months or so past when the course finished and if you've not got sufficient time to get an ACS accreditation, it could be that the 485 graduate visa is the one you need to consider.
If you do not eventually get PR , I suppose your future is as it would be for any student studying for a career and you look for employment but back in your own country.
I know where you are coming from when you say that one should not rely on studying, solely for being successful in a PR application. Let's not get into that now.

I am pretty much in the same boat as foxfuz. According to ACS, a bachelors degree can be used to assess if a person meets the criteria for the nominated occupation if 65% of the subjects are related to the occupation.

My university offers majors in the following areas, but how do I know which one is relevant to that of a system analyst?

Computer Science
Game Development
Interactive Media Design
Networking
Security
Software Development
Mathematical Modelling

In my opinion, ACS takes into account the likelihood of a person ending up as a system analyst after doing a specific course/major but sometimes courses, mainly bachelor degrees can be very generic and the person just one year down the line could be doing something very different from what he/she studied at uni. How would you assess a candidate in such a situation?


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