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IT occupations

Australian Computer Society

Computing Professionals

Information for  Information Technology Professionals regarding visas and immigration to Australia.

Obtaining a visa to reside permanently in Australia made easy.

On this page you will find all forms and information documents pertaining to IT professionals.

Applicants who apply for RPL and do not hold a recognised academic tertiary qualification will have deducted from their total work experience a period of relevant IT professional experience deemed necessary to have reached the level of qualification allocated. For example, if an applicant is allocated a qualification level equivalent to a 2-year diploma, they will have two years deducted from the total of their recognized work experience, and therefore eight years in total will be needed.

Applications from recent graduates (those studying a Bachelor degree, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree majoring in IT) will continue to be assessed under the old Guidelines for an applicant who completed the course on which the application is based within the last 6 months and who was enrolled before 1 October 2002 in the course on which the application will be based.. The result letter is valid for migration purposes for 6 months from the date of course completion.

This document covers professional information technology classifications, which are assessed by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) in the following occupations:
 

  • Information Technology Manager ASCO 1224-11
    Systems Manager ASCO 2231-11
    Systems Designer ASCO 2231-13
    Software Designer ASCO 2231-15
    Applications & Analyst Programmer ASCO 2231-17
    Systems Programmer ASCO 2231-19
    Computer Systems Auditor ASCO 2231-21
    Computing Professionals nec ASCO 2231-79

JOB DESCRIPTION

Information Technology Manager 

Plans, administers and reviews activities concerned with the acquisition, development, maintenance and use of computer and telecommunications systems within an organisation. 

Specialisations: 

  • Computer Services Manager
  • Data Processing Manager
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Project Manager (IT&T)
  • Quality Assurance Manager (IT&T)
  • Support Manager (IT&T)
  • Network Manager
  • Technical Support Manager 

Systems Manager  

Controls the operating effectiveness of information technology systems, and arranges systems maintenance and enhancements to meet user requirements.

Specialisations: 

  • Database Administrator
  • LAN/WAN Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Web Administrator 

Systems Designer

Conducts research into computer and communications systems and develops techniques for their effective application and use. 

Specialisations: 

  • Business Analyst
  • Network Designer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Architect
  • WEB Designer 

Software Designer

Designs and modifies the operating environment software, which links computer software and hardware. 

Specialisation: 

  • Database Designer
  • Software Engineer 

Applications and Analyst Programmer 

Writes tests and maintains computer programs to meet the application needs of end users of computer systems.

Specialisations: 

  • Analyst/Implementor (IT&T)
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Applications Programmer
  • Systems Designer
  • Analyst Designer
  • Applications Developer 

Systems Programmer 

Writes, maintains and updates programs which control the overall functioning of computers.

Specialisations: 

  • Software Programmer
  • Communications Programmer (Systems)
  • Database Programmer (Systems)
  • Software Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Programmer (Systems) 

Computer Systems Auditor 

Designs and monitors control systems, which ensure the integrity and security of data, and reviews the organisation�s computing environment and usage of computer facilities. 

Specialisation: 

  • IT&T Security Manager

This residual group covers occupations in Unit group 2231 Computing Professionals not included in occupations 2231-11 to 2231-21.

Specialisation: 

  • Service Engineer
  • Computer Tester
  • Consultant  (IT&T)
  • Data Modeller
  • Electronic Engineer
  • Lecturer (IT&T)
  • Technical Writer
  • IT Supervisor
  • Systems Specialist
  • Technical Support Officer
  • Service Engineer
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Other Specialist IT Personnel

MINIMUM AUSTRALIAN ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Education

The entry requirements

  • for information technologists � is a recognised three-year Bachelor degree with a major in information technology, or its equivalent, from an Australian or equivalent university; or
  • an AQF Advanced Diploma or an AQF Diploma, or equivalent and four (4) years relevant work experience.

Registration

  • Not normally required for IT professionals.
  • Membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) may enhance employment prospects

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED FOR VISA PURPOSES

SUITABLE

Group A 

Full professional members of the Australian Computer Society.  Members must be current financial members and must provide documentation to prove their claim.  ACS professional membership grades are Fellow (FACS) and Member (MACS).  Assessing officer need not look beyond membership to any formal qualifications held. 

Full professional membership of the British Computer Society, Hong Kong Computer Society, New Zealand Computer Society or Singapore Computer Society no longer satisfies the criteria for migration purposes.

Minimum requirements:

  1. Applicants with an Australian Bachelor degree, or Graduate Diploma, or higher qualification, with a major in information technology (see examples below); or 
  2. an overseas qualification assessed as being comparable to an Australian Bachelor degree, or Graduate Diploma, or higher qualification, with a major in information technology (see examples below). 
  3. in addition to above at least 48 Months of relevant work experience 

Examples of relevant field include

  • Applied Science (Computing)
  • Applied Science (Computer Science)
  • Applied Science (Information Systems)
  • Business (Data Processing) (old)
  • Business (Electronic Data Processing) (old)
  • Business (Information Systems)
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Information
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Management Information Systems
  • Software Engineering

(Note: Graduate qualifications should contain at least a major in information technology, and a major objective should be to educate persons to be practitioners in information technology.)

Group B

Associate grade of the Australian Computer Society (AACS). Such applicants must be currently financial and must provide documentation to prove their claim.  Assessing officers need not look beyond membership for any formal qualification held. 

Associate grade of the British Computer Society, Hong Kong Computer Society, New Zealand Computer Society or Singapore Computer Society no longer satisfies the minimum requirements for migration purposes.

Minimum requirements:

  1. Applicants with an Australian AQF Diploma, or Australian AQF Advanced Diploma in information technology, or an Australian Bachelor degree or higher qualification with a minor (sub-major) in information technology (see examples below).
  2. an overseas qualification assessed as being comparable to an Australian AQF Diploma, or an Australian AQF Advanced Diploma in information technology, or an Australian Bachelor degree or higher qualification with a minor (sub-major) in information technology (see examples below).
    • Computing
    • Computer Science
    • Information Technology
    • Business (Information Technology)
    • Applied Science (Computer Science)
    • Computing (Microcomputing)
    • Computing (Network Systems)

Experience Criteria for Group B

applicants in Group B are required to have at least six (6) years of relevant IT experience prior to the date of their application for PBCIS.

POTENTIALY SUITABLE

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

 An applicant who has limited or no qualifications but who has extensive and varied experience plus supporting professional development education may refer certified documentation to the ACS for evaluation by the Society. 

The ACS will decide which level of qualification is appropriate and based on this advice, an assessing officer can decide the appropriate Group. 

Applicants applying under the RPL group must have no less than 7 (in certain cases 8 years may be required) years work experience in the IT industry

UNSUITABLE

Applicants assessed as not meeting any of the above criteria are assessed as unsuitable for migration purposes.

DIAC requirement 

The department of immigration requires that you must have been in paid employment for at least 12 of the last 18 months before applying for migration to Australia.

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