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ACS Australia to Make Key Changes in Skilled Migration Assessment w.e.f. 1st July 2020

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 10, Jun 2020

visas default image Australian Computer Society (ACS) has announced to make key changes in the Skilled Migration Assessment from July 1, 2020. These key changes are as follows:

  • Assessment of ANZSCO Code 262112 ICT Security Specialist
  • Acceptance of Electronics subjects in ICT qualifications
The ACS is an approved assessing body that does the skills assessment on behalf of the DHA (Department of Home Affairs), Australia as part of the skilled visa application complete process.

Key ACS Changes Applicable from July 1, 2020

The ACS assesses and decides whether an applicant has the compulsory ICT qualifications and experience required for employment in Australia. Let us look at the new changes.
  • Assessment of ANZSCO Code 262112 ICT Security Specialist
The skilled visa applicants to Australia, applying under the ICT Security specialist ANZSCO occupation code, will be reviewed and assessed as per the distinct criteria compare to the other occupations in this Unit Group. The three occupations under ANZSCO Unit Group 2621 are as follows:
  • 262111 Database Administrator
  • 262112 ICT Security Specialist
  • 262113 Systems Administrator
Cyber Security now has its occupation discipline and specifications, which are accepted across the globe as well. Hence, the applicants applying under the ICT Security specialist ANZSCO occupation code will be assessed based on separate parameters.
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It means the criteria used to assess the occupation of ICT Security Specialist will no longer apply to the database and system administrator related duties or course content.

Now onwards, to be assessed under this occupation code (i.e. 262112 ICT Security Specialist), the course content and job responsibilities need to be specific to ICT security only.
  • Acceptance of Electronics subjects in ICT qualifications
While assessing the qualification for skilled migration, Analogue, and other non-ICT related electronics subjects will not be accepted anymore.

However, the candidates may provide a subject/course outline to support an assessment of "Electronic" related subjects, which ACS will consider.

Role of Skill Assessment in Australia Skilled Visa Application process

Assessment of Skills plays a vital role when you are applying for a skilled visa in Australia. Since it is a skilled visa, the assessment and verification of the skills of an applicant are essential for Australia's immigration department, i.e. DHA.

Hence, Australia has employed several skills assessing authority for conducting the skill assessment. The ACS is the most popular one among all assessing authorities. It assesses the skills of ICT professionals, applying for a skilled visa in Australia.

If you need further clarification about the above update, or want to apply for a skilled visa in Australia this year, you may contact a certified Australia migration expert at Visas Avenue- a registered Australia Immigration Consultant in India.

To confirm your eligibility and start the Australia immigration process, you may call on our Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or fill the Free Assessment form to get a call back from the immigration expert.


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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