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Assessment Pathways

There are four Assessment Pathways you can choose from when submitting your application for the ACS Migration Skills Assessment.  

 

See below for which Assessment Pathway applies to you, then check your eligibility for everything you need to apply. 

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Temporary Graduate 485 pathway

 

Are you an international student who has completed an Australian Bachelor degree of higher with an IT or Data Science major and want to remain in Australia temporarily? Enter the Temporary Graduate 485 pathway. If your assessment is successful, you can apply for a subclass 485 visa, offering a temporary stay in Australia with the freedom to live, study, and work for a specific duration.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Post Australian Study pathway

 

Are you an international student who has completed an Australian bachelor's degree or higher with an IT or Data Science major and would like a skills assessment for migration purposes? If you have at least one year (365) days of relevant Australian IT work experience, or you have completed the ACS Professional Year, the Post Australian Study pathway is probably for you

 
 
 
 
 
 

General Skills pathway  

 

Are you an experienced IT or Data Science professional with recognised tertiary qualifications and a substantial background of several years in the field? The General Skills pathway is the most common assessment option for individuals like you. This pathway is designed to effectively evaluate the practical expertise and IT tertiary qualifications of seasoned IT professionals.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Recognition of Prior Learning pathway

 

Are you a seasoned IT or Data Science professional with ample experience in your field but lacking formal IT or Data Science tertiary qualifications? Consider the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway. With this pathway you are assessed based on the wealth of practical IT of Data Science work experience gained throughout your career. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Start your application without delay 

 

You can start the process now and come back to it any time you like. All you need is proof of ID and a way to pay your application fee – Visa, Mastercard, American Express and PayPal are all accepted

 
 
 
 
 

FAQs – frequently asked questions 

 

The ACS Migration Skills Assessment is a critical step in applying for your visa. It is a process for assessing and validating your IT or Data Science qualifications and work experience to determine your eligibility for skilled migration to Australia.

 

Before you can apply for a visa to migrate to Australia, you will probably need to undertake the ACS Migration Skills Assessment.

When lodging your application for the ACS Migration Skills Assessment, you will be required to submit a range of documents, depending on your Assessment Pathway. 

 

Temporary Graduate 485 - documents required:

  • Proof of identity
  • Evidence of qualifications

Post Australian Studies - documents required:

  • Proof of identity
  • Evidence of qualifications
  • Evidence of work experience or completed ACS Professional Year

General Skills  - documents required:

  • Proof of identity
  • Evidence of qualifications 
  • Evidence of work experience 

Recognition of Prior Learning  - documents required: 

  • Proof of identity 
  • Evidence of qalifications 
  • Evidence of work experience 
  • Completed ACS Recognition of Prior Learning form 

No – it is important that you make sure to provide all the documentation that you want to be considered in the application at the time of submission. Once your application has been submitted and is in process, additional documentation cannot be included.

No, you do not have to be an ACS member to apply for, or submit, an application for the ACS Migration Skills Assessment. When you start your application online, you will be offered a complimentary 12-month ACS membership. ACS members enjoy a wide range of membership benefits including exclusive events, offers, training and career development opportunities.

You have the option to upload a Resume or CV in the Personal Details section of your application.

 

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