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Hi Guys,

I did engineering in mechanical but have been working as tester in IT since graduating. I have around 4 years of total work ex and for the past 3 years have been working in Perth(457 work permit)

I am thinking of applying for permanent residency but, I believe, ACS requires a min of 6 yrs of work ex if the degree qualification is not related to the job.

Just wanted to ask, if that 6 years requirement is rigorously enforced and should I apply for skills assessment ?

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As I understand, the rules are following:
- You need to have at least 4 years of experience if your major at your university was in IT.
- If your minor was in IT than you need at least 6 years of experience.
- If even your minor wasn't in IT, then your only chance is RPL, but then you need even more experience.

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I think you'll need to go the RPL route and that requires 8 yrs min experience and it is rigorously enforced by the ACS.

If you did IT courses in Uni while getting your Mechanical Engineering Degree (65% or more IT content) then you can also consider a Group C assessment, but it has to be well documented.

Have you approached your employer in case they can sponsor you for an 856 PR visa? I still think the ACS assessment is the biggest hurdle and consulting a migration agent is recommended to see if Group C ACS evaluation is possible for you.


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Hi Guys,

I did engineering in mechanical but have been working as tester in IT since graduating. I have around 4 years of total work ex and for the past 3 years have been working in Perth(457 work permit)

I am thinking of applying for permanent residency but, I believe, ACS requires a min of 6 yrs of work ex if the degree qualification is not related to the job.

Just wanted to ask, if that 6 years requirement is rigorously enforced and should I apply for skills assessment ?

thanks,
neel

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I think you'll need to go the RPL route and that requires 8 yrs min experience and it is rigorously enforced by the ACS.

If you did IT courses in Uni while getting your Mechanical Engineering Degree (65% or more IT content) then you can also consider a Group C assessment, but it has to be well documented.
C group is for people who don't have experience but have finished their university in Australia and had a major in IT.
I think he doesn't meet any of mandatory requirements for group C.
He's left only with RPL option, but he'll have to wait for 4 more years.

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thanks guys !

just to clarify, I did engg in India and did not have enough IT content.

so I guess, I will have to wait for another 4 years just to apply..bummer...

I do not think my employer is willing to sponsor....

anyways, thanks again for the information

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thanks guys !

just to clarify, I did engg in India and did not have enough IT content.

so I guess, I will have to wait for another 4 years just to apply..bummer...

I do not think my employer is willing to sponsor....

anyways, thanks again for the information

cheers,
neel
I just remembered that there is also a possibility to fall in GROUP B by getting some of Vendor Certificates.

"Following certification courses, either individually or in combination, may be sufficient to meet the qualifications criteria:
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, Certified Lotus Professional or Certified Novell Engineer (from 1997)
Certified Directory Engineer from Novell, Master Certified Novell Engineer, Certified Novell Instructor, CITEC Certified Engineer or Oracle Certified Master (from 2004)
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (from 2007)
Certified Information Systems Auditor or Certified Information Security Manager from Information Systems Audit and Control Association (from 14 June 2007)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional from International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (from May 2008)
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (from August 2009)"

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