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Skills assessment query - Engineers Australia or ACS?

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Old 12-14-2014, 11:42 AM
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Skills assessment query - Engineers Australia or ACS?

Hi all,

Given that

1. I have a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from a Singaporean university and graduated in 2013,

2. I work as a business analyst (not in ICT) at a financial firm here in Singapore, with substantial programming work for analytics and,

3. Thus, I have zero work experience in electrical engineering, but some experience in programming at my current job,

Which assessment body should I go for? Engineers Australia or ACS?

I currently have 70 points on the skills points (with de facto partner) for subclass 189. Thanks for your help!

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The assessment body will depend on the occupation you intend to apply under. When you look at the occupation list, it will tell you who the assessment authority is for each relevant occupation.

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Old 12-17-2014, 01:40 PM
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How can you have 70 points without any work experience? How do you know that you can get 5 points for partner skills?

There is no way you would get a successful skills assessment with ACS as you have an unrelated degree and little or no work experience. There is a good chance you could get a skills assessment with Engineers Australia as an Electrical Engineer, as you don't need work experience for that. With a Singaporean degree you may even be able to apply under the Washington Accord.

You are claiming points for your partner. I suggest that you are both assessed to find out who would be the better primary applicant.


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