IT and Computing Professional

Skills Assessment for
IT and Computing Professionals

IT Professional

IT and Computing Professional Skills Assessment

IT and Computing Professionals migrating to Australia are required to complete a skills assessment with the Australian Computer Association (ACA) before lodging a visa application.

To be considered suitably qualified as an IT and Computing Professional in Australia, the CPA will assess your education qualifications and work experience to determine that it is equivalent to Australian ICT standards.

Qualification comparable to AQF Bachelor’s Degree or Higher with an ICT Major

  • If your degree is assessed as having an ICT major which is closely related to your nominated occupation, to meet the suitability criteria you will require 2 years relevant work experience completed within the past 10 years, or 4 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history (whichever provides the earliest skill date).
  • If your degree is assessed as having an ICT major which is NOT closely related to your nominated occupation, to meet the suitability criteria you will require 4 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history.

Qualification comparable to AQF Bachelor’s Degree or Higher with an ICT Minor

  • If your degree is assessed as having an ICT minor which is closely related to your nominated occupation, to meet the suitability criteria you will require 5 years relevant work experience completed in the past 10 years or 6 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history (whichever provides the earliest skill date).
  • If your degree is assessed as having an ICT minor which is NOT closely related to your nominated occupation, to meet the suitability criteria you will require 6 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history.

Qualification comparable to AQF Diploma and Vendor Certification

  • If your AQF qualification or Vendor Certification is assessed as having an ICT major which is closely related to your nominated occupation, to meet the suitability criteria you will require 5 years relevant work experience completed within the past 10 years or 6 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history (whichever provides the earliest skill date).
  • If your AQF qualification or Vendor Certification is assessed as having an ICT major which is NOT closely related to your nominated occupation, to meet the suitability criteria you will require 6 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history.

Non-ICT Qualification comparable to AQF Diploma or Higher

  • If your qualification is assessed as AQF Diploma or higher and with insufficient ICT content, to meet the suitability criteria you will require 6 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history, plus a suitable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) application.

Work Experience Only – Recognition of Prior Learning

  • If you do not hold any tertiary educational qualifications, to meet the suitability criteria you will require 8 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history, plus a suitable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) application.

Occupations that are assessed by ACA Australia are:

  • ICT Business Analyst (ANZSCO Code 261111)
  • Systems Analyst (261112)
  • Multimedia Specialist (261211)
  • Web Developer (261212)
  • Analyst Programmer (261311)
  • Developer Programmer (261312)
  • Software Engineer (261313)
  • Software Tester (261314)
  • Software and Applications Programmers not elsewhere classified (261399)
  • Database Administrator (262111)
  • ICT Security Specialist (262112)
  • Systems Administrator (262113)
  • Computer Network and Systems Engineer (263111)
  • Network Administrator (263112)
  • Network Analyst (263113)
  • ICT Quality Assurance Engineer (263211)
  • ICT Support Engineer (263212)
  • ICT Systems Test Engineer (263213)
  • ICT Support and Test Engineers nec (263299)
  • Chief Information Officer (135111)
  • ICT Project Manager (135112)
  • ICT Managers not elsewhere classified (135199)
  • Web Administrator (313113)
  • Web Developer (261212)

Visa Go Australia will advise you about what exactly is required and prepare these in readiness for assessment.

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