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Please note that the ACS office will be closed from 21 December 2019 and will re-open on Monday 6 January 2020.  During this time you will still be able to submit a migration skills assessment application through the online portal. Any email received during this closure period will be responded to as soon as possible after we re-open.

Welcome to ACS Migration Skills Assessment

ACS is the authorised assessing authority that undertakes skill assessments for the purposes of skilled migration. Our role is to assess the skills and qualifications of ICT professionals who are considering migration to Australia to work in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

This is an important role in Australia’s national interest, intended to supplement the Australian workforce with skills in areas of domestic shortage to ensure continued economic growth and enable the country to best position itself for continued prosperity. 

Before you submit a migration skills assessment please review the Skills Assessment Guidelines for Applicants.

These Guidelines describe the eligibility requirements in applying for a skills assessment under the Migration Skills Assessment program. They do not provide specific information on migration or visa requirements. All enquiries relating to visa and migration requirements must be directed to the Department of Home Affairs.

Please Note: Only one application can be active at any one time.


Global Talent Independent Program

The Global Talent Independent (GTI) program is designed to attract the best and brightest skilled migrants to Australia in a number of sectors. Candidates who meet eligibility requirements are invited by the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) to apply for a Distinguished Talent visa. The Department of Home Affairs accepts GTI nominations from the ACS. Please refer to the GTI section below for further information.

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Skills Assessment Information: 


Cost & Charges 

To ensure you submit the correct skills application, please review the Skills Assessment Guidelines for Applicants for a detailed explanation of the application type criteria. 


Application Type Fee
Temporary Graduate - 485 Skills Assessment  $475
Post Australian Study Skills Assessment
Skills (general application) 
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Review Application
Appeal Application


All skills assessment fees include a total of eight assessment episodes per application. An assessment episode can be made up of qualifications or employment documentation. This means you can submit any combination of qualifications and employment episodes that total eight episodes per application. 

A $50 fee applies for each additional qualification or employment episode that exceeds the maximum of eight per application.  Fees are in Australian dollars (AUD).

Global Talent Independent (GTI) Program

The Global Talent Independent (GTI) program is designed to attract the best and brightest skilled migrants to Australia in a number of sectors. Candidates who meet eligibility requirements are invited by the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) to apply for a Distinguished Talent visa.  One of the requirements of this visa is that an Australian organisation or individual with a reputation in the same field as the applicant, attests to their record of achievement in the field. 

DoHA accepts GTI nominations from the ACS and considers the ACS as an organisation with a national reputation in the following target sector groups under the GTI program:

  • DigiTech

          This sector includes, but is not limited to, the following specialisations:

-  Quantum computing

-  Cyber sciences

-  Cyber security

-  Artificial intelligence

-  Blockchain, IoT

-  Big data

-  Disruptive technology

-  Smart cities

-  Machine learning

-  Network engineering

-  Cloud computing

  • FinTech (candidates with a predominantly tech focus)
  • AgTech (candidates with a predominantly tech focus)

For further information refer to our Information Sheet: Global Talent Independent Program Overview.






GTI Nominee

I am delighted to update you that our permanent residence application has approved. Thank you very much for your kindness in writing a letter of recommendation to support the Australian permanent residence application. Please extend my sincere thanks to the ACS team. I'm planning to move to Australia in a few months or so. I will start looking for new job opportunities in Australia, ACS recommendation letter certainly will be a great help in my job search.

Many thanks to you and ACS team for all of your efforts.


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Ajuria Lawyers

GTI Nomination

ACS was fantastic in helping one of our clients by agreeing to nominate him for a visa under the Global Talent Independent Program. The Skills Assessment team were extremely efficient and professional and  thanks to their careful assessment and ultimate nomination, our client got their GTIP permanent visa in a matter of weeks! Thank you ACS. Lillian Ajuria, Partner, Ajuria Lawyers.


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GTI Nominee

As an offshore applicant of Australian Global Talent Visa, I reached out to the peak body representing Australia's ICT sector - "ACS" for nomination. ACS did a thorough assessment of my skills and claims of international recognition and after submission of documentation including evidence of achievements, they considered me for nomination in the relevant target sector. Through their swift and simplified process of nomination support, I was able to secure a Global Talent Visa in record time. Thank you ACS !


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