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Am I eligible for Software Engineer - ACS

Hi,

Below is my history,
I traveled to NSW Dec 2015 on 457 visa nominated occupation as Systems Analyst (261112). I applied ACS on Oct 2017 for Analyst Programmer (261311) occupation and received positive assessment considering my work exp after Feb 2017. My 457 visa expired on Aug 2019 and they extended to one year with nominated occupation as Business Analyst (261111). Unfortunately, my ACS expired Oct 2019.

Currently I'm working in NSW as a Technical Business Analyst.

Question - How should I apply ACS? Should I apply for Business Analyst as my current work permit is for BA? or Can I apply for Software Engineer as it's generic term?

If I apply as Business Analyst - would ACS deduct few more years from the previous assessment? Because by Feb 2020 I would complete 3 years Australian experience as per previous ACS assessment. Also, I heard that less invitations are sent to BA's.

Hope I haven't confused :)

Thanks!
 

mohsinciddiki

Moderator
Staff member
Messages
3,971
Points
83
MSA
2018-08-02
Skill
261111
SC
189/190
Point
75/80
EOI
2018-08-17
Nom.
2018-11-11
Inv.
2018-11-11
App.
2018-12-22
CO
2019-03-27
PCC
2019-02-23
HC
2019-02-18
Grant
2019-06-03
IED
2020-02-20
Hi,

Below is my history,
I traveled to NSW Dec 2015 on 457 visa nominated occupation as Systems Analyst (261112). I applied ACS on Oct 2017 for Analyst Programmer (261311) occupation and received positive assessment considering my work exp after Feb 2017. My 457 visa expired on Aug 2019 and they extended to one year with nominated occupation as Business Analyst (261111). Unfortunately, my ACS expired Oct 2019.

Currently I'm working in NSW as a Technical Business Analyst.

Question - How should I apply ACS? Should I apply for Business Analyst as my current work permit is for BA? or Can I apply for Software Engineer as it's generic term?

If I apply as Business Analyst - would ACS deduct few more years from the previous assessment? Because by Feb 2020 I would complete 3 years Australian experience as per previous ACS assessment. Also, I heard that less invitations are sent to BA's.

Hope I haven't confused :)

Thanks!
Check your roles and responsibilities which ever is more suitable against your occupation
 
MSA
2018-08-02
Skill
261111
SC
189/190
Point
75/80
EOI
2018-08-17
Nom.
2018-11-11
Inv.
2018-11-11
App.
2018-12-22
CO
2019-03-27
PCC
2019-02-23
HC
2019-02-18
Grant
2019-06-03
IED
2020-02-20
Check your roles and responsibilities which ever is more suitable against your occupation
Thanks for the quick response.

Now I have too many questions,

1. My current role is a complete E2E work. I'll be gathering the requirements and coordinating the dev team. Once development work is completed I would be verifying the application and facilitate to deploy it to production. Also, I work on the data automation. I'm doing both BA and Software Engineer work at the moment. So, if I apply Software Engineer for ACS, will there be any queries while lodging the PR application? Because, my current work permit visa's nominated occupation is Business Analyst.

2. If I apply Business Analyst for ACS to match my current work permit, how will they assess my application? Will they consider my previous experience of Analyst Programmer or will they assess it as Business Analyst and doesn't consider my previous experiences at all.

My previous ACS application was for Analyst programmer and received positive assessment considering my work experience after Feb 2017. Now If I change the occupation will it affect the previous work experience? From my understanding, If I change the occupation from Analyst programmer to Software Engineer it wouldn't be too much change as it falls under "SOFTWARE AND APPLICATIONS PROGRAMMERS". But, if I change it from Analyst programmer/Software Engineer to Business Analyst, I'm not sure how will they assess or deduct my experience.

All my queries is to get the maximum experience assessed from ACS, and shouldn't be in trouble during my PR application processing.

Thanks!
 

mohsinciddiki

Moderator
Staff member
Messages
3,971
Points
83
MSA
2018-08-02
Skill
261111
SC
189/190
Point
75/80
EOI
2018-08-17
Nom.
2018-11-11
Inv.
2018-11-11
App.
2018-12-22
CO
2019-03-27
PCC
2019-02-23
HC
2019-02-18
Grant
2019-06-03
IED
2020-02-20
Thanks for the quick response.

Now I have too many questions,

1. My current role is a complete E2E work. I'll be gathering the requirements and coordinating the dev team. Once development work is completed I would be verifying the application and facilitate to deploy it to production. Also, I work on the data automation. I'm doing both BA and Software Engineer work at the moment. So, if I apply Software Engineer for ACS, will there be any queries while lodging the PR application? Because, my current work permit visa's nominated occupation is Business Analyst.

2. If I apply Business Analyst for ACS to match my current work permit, how will they assess my application? Will they consider my previous experience of Analyst Programmer or will they assess it as Business Analyst and doesn't consider my previous experiences at all.

My previous ACS application was for Analyst programmer and received positive assessment considering my work experience after Feb 2017. Now If I change the occupation will it affect the previous work experience? From my understanding, If I change the occupation from Analyst programmer to Software Engineer it wouldn't be too much change as it falls under "SOFTWARE AND APPLICATIONS PROGRAMMERS". But, if I change it from Analyst programmer/Software Engineer to Business Analyst, I'm not sure how will they assess or deduct my experience.

All my queries is to get the maximum experience assessed from ACS, and shouldn't be in trouble during my PR application processing.

Thanks!
To be on safe side, better go with the same previous assessment and get a positive assessment. ACS will assess based on the relevancy of your experience
 
MSA
2018-08-02
Skill
261111
SC
189/190
Point
75/80
EOI
2018-08-17
Nom.
2018-11-11
Inv.
2018-11-11
App.
2018-12-22
CO
2019-03-27
PCC
2019-02-23
HC
2019-02-18
Grant
2019-06-03
IED
2020-02-20

Natty

Newbie
Messages
3
Points
1
MSA
2017-11-17
Skill
261311
SC
189/190
Point
60/65
EOI
2018-03-11
To be on safe side, better go with the same previous assessment and get a positive assessment. ACS will assess based on the relevancy of your experience
Thanks for your prompt reply.

Also, can I mention few months experience as Technical Business Analyst to match my current work permit visa and apply ACS for Software Engineer occupation? Will that be acceptable?

or

Apply ACS for Analyst Programmer (which was my previous assessment). By doing this, will there be any queries or additional information from case office during PR application processing? As my current work permit visa is Business Analyst.

Thanks again!
 

mohsinciddiki

Moderator
Staff member
Messages
3,971
Points
83
MSA
2018-08-02
Skill
261111
SC
189/190
Point
75/80
EOI
2018-08-17
Nom.
2018-11-11
Inv.
2018-11-11
App.
2018-12-22
CO
2019-03-27
PCC
2019-02-23
HC
2019-02-18
Grant
2019-06-03
IED
2020-02-20
Thanks for your prompt reply.

Also, can I mention few months experience as Technical Business Analyst to match my current work permit visa and apply ACS for Software Engineer occupation? Will that be acceptable?

or

Apply ACS for Analyst Programmer (which was my previous assessment). By doing this, will there be any queries or additional information from case office during PR application processing? As my current work permit visa is Business Analyst.

Thanks again!
I am not sure about current visa related queries, may be @MysticRiver can response, but for assessment, it is better to be assessed with same assessment for which you were previously assessed
 
MSA
2018-08-02
Skill
261111
SC
189/190
Point
75/80
EOI
2018-08-17
Nom.
2018-11-11
Inv.
2018-11-11
App.
2018-12-22
CO
2019-03-27
PCC
2019-02-23
HC
2019-02-18
Grant
2019-06-03
IED
2020-02-20

MysticRiver

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Also, can I mention few months experience as Technical Business Analyst to match my current work permit visa and apply ACS for Software Engineer occupation? Will that be acceptable?
If you apply for SE, ACS will assess you based on your relevant experience in the past. It won't have any negative impact if you are not currently employed as SE. They will just ignore your non-relevant experience.

Apply ACS for Analyst Programmer (which was my previous assessment). By doing this, will there be any queries or additional information from case office during PR application processing? As my current work permit visa is Business Analyst.
Not unless you claim points for your current work.
 

Natty

Newbie
Messages
3
Points
1
MSA
2017-11-17
Skill
261311
SC
189/190
Point
60/65
EOI
2018-03-11
If you apply for SE, ACS will assess you based on your relevant experience in the past. It won't have any negative impact if you are not currently employed as SE. They will just ignore your non-relevant experience.


Not unless you claim points for your current work.

Thanks @MysticRiver and @mohsinciddiki.

I'll better apply ACS as same as the previous assessment (Analyst Programmer) to get maximum experience points.

May I know the documents that I need for re-applying ACS, please?
 

mohsinciddiki

Moderator
Staff member
Messages
3,971
Points
83
MSA
2018-08-02
Skill
261111
SC
189/190
Point
75/80
EOI
2018-08-17
Nom.
2018-11-11
Inv.
2018-11-11
App.
2018-12-22
CO
2019-03-27
PCC
2019-02-23
HC
2019-02-18
Grant
2019-06-03
IED
2020-02-20
Thanks @MysticRiver and @mohsinciddiki.

I'll better apply ACS as same as the previous assessment (Analyst Programmer) to get maximum experience points.

May I know the documents that I need for re-applying ACS, please?
ACS has changed their requirement. So you need to provide two thing:

1. If you have not changed the last job and working in the same capacity, just provide few current-dated payslips to show the continuity of your job.
2. Provide additional payment evidence (at least 2) for all the previous (and new) job. Details are mentioned in updated ACS guidelines
 
MSA
2018-08-02
Skill
261111
SC
189/190
Point
75/80
EOI
2018-08-17
Nom.
2018-11-11
Inv.
2018-11-11
App.
2018-12-22
CO
2019-03-27
PCC
2019-02-23
HC
2019-02-18
Grant
2019-06-03
IED
2020-02-20
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