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Hi all,

I want to get skills assessment with the ACS.

I've been employed for the past 5 full years (and a little more) by a particular telecommunications operator. My duties were that of a network and systems engineer, they almost 100% perfectly match those of the code 263111 occupation.

However my job titles are completely unrelated to my work duties.

For the first year my title was "Software Service Technician" and for the following 4 years or so "Software Service Engineer" because I got CCNP and they promoted me (by just raising my salary and changing my job title, nothing else).

In that company if an employee doesn't have a relevant university degree he gets a job title which has "technician" in it and gets paid less (the justification was that people without an academic degree "can't be called engineers"). If you get a degree or get vendor certified (like CCNP) your "technician" in the job title changes to "engineer" and you get a raise.

"Software service" was just a random vacant title available in the staff table for that department when I applied for the job (it's just bureaucracy).

I have had a valid CCNP for the last four years.

What could be done in my situation? I can't change the employer's reference and I fear that words "technician" and "software service" are so alien to my 263111 occupation that I am afraid I will not get a positive result letter even if the duties I was tasked with are very relevant.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks..
 

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Hi .. i think what acs looks at is the ICT units tht is the subjects in your degree related to the as mentioned below
Description of Closely Related Core ICT Units:
• Computer Communication
• Computer Network Design
• Computer Network management
• Computer Network programming
• Computer Network protocols
• Data communications - (WAN, LAN)
• Distributed Computing
• Mobile technologies
• Operating systems - (Unix, Linux, Xenix, Network OS)
• Systems Software
• Wireless technologies - (Wireless Communication, Microwave Communication)
Description of Additional Closely Related ICT Units:
• Assembler Languages - (Assembler Programming)
• Client / Server related hardware and software
• Client / Server Architecture
• Communications Engineering
• Computer Logic Design
• Computer organization
• Digital and signal processing
• Digital circuits - (VLSI Design, Integrated Circuit Design)
• Digital technology
• Introduction to ICT - (Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Theory, Introduction to Business Computing,
Computer Science I)
• Microprocessors
• Microwave technology
• Network Component technologies
• Network security
• Optical communication technology
• Peripherals and Interfacing
• Project Management
• Satellite communications


and then they look at the duties as mentioned below
Description of Employment Duties:
• analyzing, developing, interpreting and evaluating complex system design and architecture specifications,data models and diagrams in the development, configuration and integration of computer systems
• researching, analyzing, evaluating and monitoring network infrastructure to ensure networks are configured to operate at optimal performance
• assessing and recommending improvements to network operations and integrated hardware, software,communications and operating systems
• providing specialist skills in supporting and troubleshooting network problems and emergencies
• installing, configuring, testing, maintaining and administering new and upgraded networks, software
database applications, servers and workstations
• providing network programming in support of specific business needs and requirements
• preparing and maintaining procedures and documentation for network inventory, and recording diagnosis and resolution of network faults, enhancements and modifications to networks, and maintenance instructions
• monitoring network traffic, and activity, capacity and usage to ensure continued integrity and optimal network performance


depending on the above mentioned facors they decide ICT major or minor with closely related or not closely related so dont worry read the criteria and understand the information in the below links:

https://more.acs.org.au/__data/asse...ills-Assessment-Guidelines-for-Applicants.pdf

https://more.acs.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/7324/Summary-of-Criteria-2014.pdf

https://more.acs.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/128035/ANZSCO-Code-Information-2017.pdf

you will get all the answers ... if not you can drop a message...all the best ...
 

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Hi all,

I want to get skills assessment with the ACS.

I've been employed for the past 5 full years (and a little more) by a particular telecommunications operator. My duties were that of a network and systems engineer, they almost 100% perfectly match those of the code 263111 occupation.

However my job titles are completely unrelated to my work duties.

For the first year my title was "Software Service Technician" and for the following 4 years or so "Software Service Engineer" because I got CCNP and they promoted me (by just raising my salary and changing my job title, nothing else).

In that company if an employee doesn't have a relevant university degree he gets a job title which has "technician" in it and gets paid less (the justification was that people without an academic degree "can't be called engineers"). If you get a degree or get vendor certified (like CCNP) your "technician" in the job title changes to "engineer" and you get a raise.

"Software service" was just a random vacant title available in the staff table for that department when I applied for the job (it's just bureaucracy).

I have had a valid CCNP for the last four years.

What could be done in my situation? I can't change the employer's reference and I fear that words "technician" and "software service" are so alien to my 263111 occupation that I am afraid I will not get a positive result letter even if the duties I was tasked with are very relevant.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks..
For claiming employment points, ACS cares more about your roles and responisibilites than your job title. If your roles and responsibilities were similar (65% or more) to the role that you have nominated yourself and you are able to provide the necessary documentation to back it up, then you should be good.

For education points, ACS considers CCNP as being equivalent to a ICT Major AQF Diploma.

All the best for your ACS evaluation.
 
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