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Hi Team,

I am a software programmer with development skills. I am currently applying for ACS and I have done Diploma in Computer Application with below Majors
Computer Fundamentals
Digital Computer
Data Communication and Networking
C++
C programming
Design & Operating System
Multimedia
Advanced Networking
Visual Basic
Java
System Analysis and Design

Which ANZSCO should I apply so that ACS doesn't deduct many years?
Is it 261312, 261311 or 231313

Thanks in Advance
 

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Course contents seem too less. How many semesters did you study? I hope you are aware that a Diploma will attract 5 to 6 years deduction (unless you have another ICT qualification).
 

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Its a 3 years course with 1 semester every year
ACS deducts years for all codes equally its not about code, its more about education and content of course rather than code. The number of years depends on educational content
 

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ACS deducts years for all codes equally its not about code, its more about education and content of course rather than code. The number of years depends on educational content
No, not really. From ACS guidelines document (page#4 of Skills Assessment Guidelines for Applicants - August 2017.pdf):


Bachelor Degree or Higher with an ICT Major
• If your degree is assessed as having an ICT major which is closely related to your nominated occupation, you will require 2 years relevant work experience completed within the past 10 years or 4 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history (whichever provides the earliest skill date) to meet the suitability criteria.
• If your degree is assessed as having an ICT major which is NOT closely related to your nominated occupation, you will require 4 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history to meet the suitability criteria.



For instance, consider a case of 2 applicants with the same degree classed as ICT Major but having general IT subjects (nothing specific or specialised like IT security) but one of them applying as Developer Programmer and the other applying as ICT Security Specialist. In this case, the person applying as Developer Programmer will receive a 2 years deduction but the ICT Security Specialist will attract 4 years deduction because he didn't study enough about ICT Security during his course and therefore required 4 years of professional work experience to reach the skill level.
 

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Its a 3 years course with 1 semester every year
okay, but the number of subjects you listed earlier seem too less for a 3 year course. Maybe there were many other subjects and you listed only relevant (IT) ones? If that is the case, then it could be that your Diploma itself may get classified as non-ICT (see page#4 and page#9 of Skills Assessment Guidelines for Applicants - August 2017.pdf) due to the lesser %age of IT content. But if that is not the case and it is classified as a proper ICT Diploma, then 5 years will be deducted (page#4).
 

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Hello KeeDa and others,

I understand that this is not the right thread to post, however I have no other option but to contact you. I already posted my query in another thread but no reply from anyone even after couple if days.

So here is my query,

I will give you my background. I have overall 9.3 years exp (July 08 till now) all in one company. I got the HR reference letter from my firm and the HR provided the letter stating my responsibilities. The HR also mentioned my latest role and it mentioned that since the start I have been in that role of a Business Analyst (they wrote this because they do have visibility of latest role only and do not have visibility of earlier roles - as told by a HR to me). Technically, I joined my first as a fresher and was given the designation of Associate Systems Engg. As soon as the 1 year probation ended, it was automatically changed to Systems Engineer. However, I started performing the role of Business Analyst within 4-5 months of becoming the Systems Engg. So the HR provided me the letter with BA R&R (roles and responsibilities) as my role is of a BA (my manager approves my R&R and only then the HR provides the letter)

I did my engg in Electrical and Electronics Engg from VTU Karnataka university. Now coming to the ACS application, I applied to ACS for 261111 code (Business Analyst) with only 1 employment episode and 1 education episode.

Yesterday, after exactly 6 weeks, my CO reached out to me stating

Your qualifications have been assessed as meeting the ACS educational requirements, however we would like to provide you the opportunity to change your application type to a Recognition of Prior Learning application (RPL) in order to be awarded an earlier skilled level requirement met date.

If you would like to proceed under the current application type Skills your skilled date would be reported on as JUNE 2017
If you would like to change your application type to RPL as recommended and your RPL was successful the skilled date would be reported on as JUNE 2016


Even if I pay $200 and apply via RPL, I will lost 8 years of work exp (relevant exp will be only 1.3 years). I sent a mail to the CO asking for clarity that only 1.3 years will be considered post RPL and if the Assessor provided any other info but I got a reply with the exact same words as highlighted above. So I saw no point in accepting the RPL as I would not even get 5 points. So today morning, I rejected the RPL recommendation and asked to process my application without RPL.

I am hoping to get the official result from ACS (maybe within the next 1-2 days). I am confused if I should go for a review or if I should re-apply with the same ANZSCO code.
 
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