ACS Skills Assessment Guidelines Update V8 What Applicants Need to Know
Applicable from 03 April 2023
ACS Skills Assessment Guidelines for Applicants will be updated on 20 March 2023. We will be allowing a grace period (20/03/2023 02/04/2023) for the use of existing guideline V7.0. From the 03/04/2023, the applications must comply with the new guideline V8.0.
Here is the snapshot of key changes we are making in this update:
ICT content (Major/Minor) requirements for Postgraduate qualifications are now updated. All post graduate qualifications will be assessed in the same way irrespective of the underlying Bachelors qualification being ICT or otherwise. (section 2.4.1)
- ICT content (Major) requirement for Diploma is now updated. The minimum requirement is 1-year ICT content. (section 2.4.1)
- Introduced alternative employment evidence (e.g., government issued work permit) for countries with no income tax. (section 2.7)
- Above snapshot of key changes does not include ALL the changes affected to the guideline. The applicant must ensure they are fully informed of all application requirements prior to making an application
ACS regularly reviews and updates assessment suitability criteria in line with emerging ICT industry and technology trends.