ACS Migration Skills Assessment Changes

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ACS Migration Skills Assessment Changes

Assessment changes have made to the ACS migration skills 1st July 2020. Changes  have been made in the following areas
  • Assessment of ANZSCO Unit Group 2621
  • Acceptance  of Electronics subjects in ICT qualifications
  • Seoul  Accord Qualification Recognition
Changes in Assessment of ANZSCO Unit Group 2621:
ANZSCO Unit Group 2621 includes 3 occupations:
  • 262111      Database Administrator
  • 262112      ICT Security Specialist
  • 262113      Systems Administrator
With Cyber Security now being its own occupation discipline, applicants applying under the ICT Security specialist ANZSCO occupation code will be assessed based on separate criteria to the other occupations in this Unit Group. This will also align ACS migration skills assessment with current initiatives within ACS cybersecurity certification and accreditation of cybersecurity university degrees.
 Acceptance of Electronics subjects in ICT qualifications:
ACS has undertaken a review of Electronics subjects and their relevance within ICT. ACS will now only accept Digital Electronics subjects when assessing qualification unit content. Analogue and other non-ICT related electronics subjects will no longer be accepted when assessing qualifications. Applicants may provide a subject/course outline to support an assessment of “Electronic” related subjects which we will consider.
 Seoul Accord Qualification Recognition:
Seoul Accord is a multilateral agreement between countries that allows certain University level Bachelor and Master degrees to be recognized by the Seoul Accord signatories. ACS has been a signatory of the Seoul Accord since its conception in 2008. Qualifications recognised through mutual recognition under the Seoul Accord will be considered to have met the ICT major criteria for migration skills assessment purposes. Assessment suitability is however still subject to assessment against the nominated ANZSCO occupation.
Signatory Countries include:
  • South      Korea
  • USA
  • UK
  • Canada
  • Hong      Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Japan

Should an applicant wish to have their qualification assessed under the Seoul Accord, the onus of proof falls solely on the applicant to notify the ACS of this and to provide the ACS with sufficient evidence that their qualification is mutually recognized under the Seoul Accord. Evidence would include screenshots taken directly from the Seoul Accord website Accredited Programs clearly showing that their qualification is recognised. ACS assessors will have the discretion to accept or reject the evidence provided.

If you would like assistance with your skill assessment you can book a visa consultation with Preeti D’silva (MARN 0530747). Visit or ring +61 415 419 414.

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