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ACS skill assessment - reduction in work experience

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Old 12-22-2014, 06:52 AM
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ACS skill assessment - reduction in work experience

Hi all,

I am confused with the content of my ACS assessment result letter. Though they have mentioned my whole experience in the letter, the below statement leaves me confused “The following employment after August 2010 is considered to equate to work at an appropriately skilled level and relevant to 261111 (ICT Business Analyst) of the ANZSCO code”.

They have positively assessed my work experience starting from August 2006, however mentioned "August 2010" due to typo error !? My BE course has been assessed as major in computing, so I do not see any reason why they should deduct 4 years of my work experience. This leaves me worried as it highly impacts my points . Any pointers would help.

Providing the text below from assessment letter. Removed employer name due to privacy concerns.



Your skills have been assessed to be suitable for migration under 261111 (ICT Business Analyst) of the ANZSCO Code.

Your qualification has been assessed as follows:

Your Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Madras completed April 2001 has been assessed as comparable to an AQF Bachelor Degree with a major in computing.

The following employment after August 2010 is considered to equate to work at an appropriately skilled level and relevant to 261111 (ICT Business Analyst) of the ANZSCO Code.

Dates: 08/06 - 03/08 (1yrs 7mths)
Position: Senior Programmer
Country: INDIA

Dates: 03/08 - 01/09 (0yrs 10mths)
Position: Associate Consultant
Country: INDIA

Dates: 01/09 - 07/10 (1yrs 6mths)
Position: Associate Consultant / Senior Associate Consultant
Country: FRANCE

Dates: 07/10 - 10/11 (1yrs 3mths)
Position: Senior Associate Consultant / Consultant
Country: INDIA goes on till 2014.

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Old 12-23-2014, 12:52 AM
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I suggest that you go onto the ACS website and have a look at this:

With ACS you need varying amounts of work experience, between 2 years and 8 years) before you are deemed to be skilled. It depends on your the relevance and level of your education and work experience to your nominated occupation.


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Old 12-23-2014, 01:14 AM
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Thanks Jeremy. Looking at the summary of criteria, any non-Australian bachelor degree will require a minimum of 2 years experience deducted. Is this criteria revised recently ? This is surprising because my lawyer (MARA registered !) did not alert me on this at all ! Infact my lawyer is as surprised as me ! Now, I don't feel like being in safe hands !!

Bottom line is, this impacts me big time as I lose 10 points (65 to 55) . I had 8.5 years total positively assessed experience including 2 years in Australia. With 4 years deduction, it becomes 4.5 years (2.5 overseas + 2 Australia). Effectively only 5 points for 2 in Australia as 2.5 years overseas is just waste without points .

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Old 12-23-2014, 01:20 AM
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ACS letter says "While the ACS is authorised to assess ICT skills assessments, the final decision in awarding points remains with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection."

If we still go ahead with visa lodgement, what are the chances of grant from DIBP? Not that I would do it, but checking just in case if you have seen any such cases in your experience. Note: I have received positive EOI last week.

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Hi in my case same thing is happened. ACS deducted my 6 year of experience with positive assessment. I have 8+ year of experience and recently before 5 day we got mail from ACS mention "August "2012". Now I'm in tension because it reduced my points from 65 to 55.

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