ICT Professionals Australia Migration

12.02.2019

ICT Skills Assessment Australia

How to secure a positive ICT Skills Assessment when emigrating to Australia as an IT / ICT Professional.

Updated for 2019

Moving to Australia an an ICT Professional

ICT or IT as it’s known in many countries remains a profession in considerable demand in Australia as the country continues to cement its position as an ICT Global powerhouse. Because ICT roles are of critical demand to the economy which there’s some 24 ICT Occupations and specializations on the MTSSL for Australia.

ICT professionals are classed as ‘hot occupations’ for emigration to Australia.

Most ICT roles are on the top occupation on demand list, the Medium long Term Strategic Skills List whilst others are on the Short Term Skilled Occupations List, the STSOL.

Permanent Residency for IT Professionals

ICT Professionals could be eligible for Permanent Residency in Australia based on their skills, education and experience and can often move to Australia without securing an employer Sponsored Visa.

Permanent Residency Visas in Australia are also called Skilled Migration Visas, Independent Skilled Visas, Live & Work Visas and are sometimes referred to by their actual visa subclass numbers; 189 and 190.

These visa classes allow ICT Professionals to live and work in Australia with their families, enter and leave as you choose, own property, access education and health care, access financial services and besides that, PR visas for ICT Professionals are a pathway to full Citizenship and Dual Nationality.

If your profession is ICT professional then you’re in safe hands. Lets Go Global has many years collective experience successfully migrating ICT Professorial and their families immigrate to Australia.

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The following table lists all the current ICT occupations in demand in Australia that may qualify you for the 189 and / or 190 Permanent Residency Visas:

ICT Occupation Codes for Australia

261111 ICT Business Analyst
Eligible for 189 visa and 190 State Sponsorship from:

New South Wales
Northern Territory
Victoria

261112 Systems Analyst Australia
Eligible for 189 visa and 190 State Sponsorship from:

New South Wales
Northern Territory
Victoria

261311 Analyst Programmer
Eligible for 189 visa and 190 State Sponsorship from:

New South Wales
Victoria

261312 Developer Programmer
Eligible for 189 visa and 190 State Sponsorship from:

New South Wales
Northern Territory
Victoria

261313 Software Engineer
Eligible for 189 visa and 190 State Sponsorship from:

New South Wales
Northern Territory
Victoria

262112 ICT Security Specialist
Eligible for 189 visa and 190 State Sponsorship from:

New South Wales
Northern Territory
Victoria

261212 Web Developer
Not Eligible for 189 visa
190 State Nomination from:

ACT
Northern Territory

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261313 Software Engineer
Eligible for 189 visa and 190 State Sponsorship from:
New South Wales
Northern Territory
Victoria

261314 Software Tester
Not Eligible for 189 visa
190 State Sponsorship from:
Victoria

262111 Database Administrator Australia
Not Eligible for 189 visa
190 State Sponsorship from:
Victoria

262113 Systems Administrator Australia
Not Eligible for 189 visa
190 State Sponsorship from:
Victoria

263112 Network Administrator & 263113 Network Analyst
Not Eligible for 189 visa
190 State Sponsorship from:
Northern Territory

Take Our Free ICT Visa Assessment Today & Check Your Eligibility to Move to Australia

If you’re an ICT professional looking to move to Australia take our free online assessment above to check your eligibility to immigrate to Australia.

In order to be eligible to immigrate to Australia on either the 189 or 190 Permanent Residency Visa you must have an occupation or specialization on the above list.

Remember, it’s only post qualification experience that counts towards your total visa points score and your all-important skills assessment.

Australia Visa Points Score for ICT Professionals Moving to Australia

You need to score a minimum of 65 points and be aged under 45 to emigrate to Australia as an ICT professional.

Age Points to move to Australia as an ICT Professional

Age 18 – 24 = 25 points
Age 25 – 32 = 30 points
Age 33 – 39 = 25 points
Age 40 – 44 = 15 points
Age 45 = Not eligible for skilled migration

English Language Points to move to Australia as an ICT Professional

Good = 20 points
Medium = 10 points
Basic = 0 points

Work Experience Points to move to Australia as an ICT Professional

3 to 5 years = 5 points
5 to 8 years = 10 points
8 years + = 15 points

Qualification Points to move to Australia as an ICT Professional
PHD = 20 points
Degree = 15 points
Trade Qualification = 10 points

Masters Level ICT qualifications don’t add any further points to the tally as qualification points are only awarded for a Degree or PHD.

Should you hold both a Degree and PHD the maximum immigration points claimed will still be 20.

If you’re having trouble reaching the all important 65 point level take our free visa assessment

Immigrate to Australia as an ICT Professional

Now that you’ve successfully established your prime facie eligibility to immigrate to Australia as an ICT Professional the first step in the journey is to secure a positive skills assessment.

Don’t worry, it’s not an actual exam, rather a comprehensive set of documentation you’ll need to gather together to evidence and substantiate your ICT qualifications and professional experience.

For ICT Professionals Immigrating to Australia the Skills Assessment body responsible for processing your ICT Skills Assessment is the Australian Computer Society. Navigating the Australian Computer Society ICT Skills Assessment for Migration can prove quite challenging, Lets Go Global have a 100% success rate with ICT Skills Assessments and our ICT Skills Assessment experts would be delighted to discuss your case.

The Australian Computer Society ICT skills assessment applications is assessed in three stages

ICT skills assessment Australia stage one
An applicant’s qualifications are assessed against the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) to ensure that they are comparable to the Australian benchmark.

Usually an undergraduate degree in an ICT related specialization is required. Microsoft, CISCO, and PRINCE qualifications (whilst relevant) are unlikely to carry much weight at ICT skills assessment so an undergraduate degree is always preferable

ICT skills assessment Australia stage two
The applicant’s qualification will be assessed to determine the amount of ICT content within the qualification based on University transcripts.

ICT skills assessment Australia stage three
Only once a qualification is determined as being of an Australian standard, and carries the requisite number of directly relevant modules does the Australian Computer Society then look at an applicant’s employment and professional history to determine the amount of employment and professional history.

The Australian Qualifications Framework and its relevance to an ICT Skills Assessment

Its commonplace in ICT Skills Assessments for some non-Australian degrees to be placed at a higher or lower standard than their Australian equivalents which highlights the benefits of engaging an ICT Skills Assessment professional.

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ICT Skills Assessment and the amount of professional experience required varies slightly between all the different ICT Australia Occupation Codes yet in generalized terms the following tend to prove true:

-Bachelor’s Degree with ICT major closely related to the nominated occupation will require 2 years’ experience in the last ten
-Bachelor’s Degree with an ICT major not closely related to the nominated occupation will require 4 years of relevant work experience completed at any time
-Bachelor’s Degree or higher with an ICT minor closely related to the nominated occupation will require at least 5 years of relevant work experience in the last ten
-Bachelor’s Degree or higher with an ICT minor not closely related to the nominated occupation will require 6 years of relevant work experience at any time

What happens for an ICT Skills Assessment when an applicant has a qualification that’s not recognized by the Australian Qualifications Framework?

In this instance the Lets Go Global ICT Skills Assessment experts will work closely with you to prepare what is known as a ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ (“RPL”) application. The RPL is lengthy, challenging and time consuming and will ideally be completed by an ICT Skills Assessment expert. A badly formatted RPL application will often lead directly to a negative ICT Skills Assessment result.

In general, a successful RPL ICT Skills Assessment application will require an applicant to submit two very detailed experience based project reports evidencing their ICT knowledge.

What happens once an applicant receives a positive ICT Skills Assessment Result?
The award of a positive ICT Skills Assessment for Australia is indeed cause for a mini celebration. It’s a tough, challenging and complex process to navigate although it’s only the first step in many more that will ultimately lead to a successful Australian permanent residency application. Upon receipt of a positive assessment the lets go global team will then proceed with your Expression of Interest.

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What happens if I receive a negative ICT Skills Assessment from the Australian Computer Society?

Let’s Go Global has a 100% success rate via our affiliates with the ACS because we simply won’t take on applications where we aren’t certain of securing the right result. However, in the event that you’re ICT Skills Assessment is returned negative via your own endeavors don’t panic unduly, you will be able to ask for a review or appeal against the decision if it’s within a 60 day timeframe.

Can I lodge an Expression of Interest without an ICT Skills Assessment?

Unfortunately not, one of the key questions at Expression of Interest stage asks whether the applicant has a positive skills assessment in their nominated occupation. By clicking yes to this question before confirmation or in the event your assessment is negative could be classed as making a false statement to Australian Immigration.

If you’re an ICT professional looking to immigrate to Australia Lets Go Global have a 100% Success Rate.

Australian Computer Society

Australian Computer Society Skills Assessment for IT professionals emigrating to Australia

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