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Hi - sorry first post here so may be silly question :

Looking at the SOL, not sure if "testing" is a valid profession within the IT jobs listed. Does anyone know if test analysis / test management is acceptable for a 175?

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Hi there:

Welcome to the forum, it falls into the code:
Computing Professionals – (nec) 2231-79

And then in the ACS Guidelines:
https://www.acs.org.au/assessment/docs/PIMGuidelines23February2009.pdf

Computing Tester

So you won't get to the priority list of CSL, but it is definitely assessable as a Computing Profession.

Good luck :)


Hi - sorry first post here so may be silly question :

Looking at the SOL, not sure if "testing" is a valid profession within the IT jobs listed. Does anyone know if test analysis / test management is acceptable for a 175?

Many thanks

J
 

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Thanks amaslam.

Would it be usual for an agent to help with an ACS submission for skills assessment along with the actual visa application and if so, what sort of costs are involved?
 

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Hope so!

Hi - sorry first post here so may be silly question :

Looking at the SOL, not sure if "testing" is a valid profession within the IT jobs listed. Does anyone know if test analysis / test management is acceptable for a 175?

Many thanks

J
I have been wondering the same thing for a long time - and have decided that you don't get if you don't ask! I submitted my skills assessment last week, using the NEC - specialising in Oracle. I don't know if that is actually allowed, so I am just keeping my fingers crossed! I'll keep you informed on my application - so that at least if it isn't successful, it will have benefited two of us!!
 

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Good luck!

Thanks Sarah. NEC makes it sound like we don't actually fit a genuine category ;)

Please let me know how you get on and best of luck!
 

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From my limited experience they like a technology, so have you been testing unix, sql, sap, siebel etc? A number of techs are on the skill list so just make sure you can talk about testing /and/ the underpinning tech.

Even if you don't get the speciality approved as has been said testing is the nec (not elsewhere classified) role.

The ACS accreditation isn't too difficult but would suggest you imagine it as a Technical Test Analyst rather than a functional one. The latter might still tick a box, but it seems to tick far fewer than it indicates they are after.

I was approved with a SAP specialism and therefore tier 2 priority, but things have slowed lately.

ACS applications Feb.
ACS approval May.
Application commenced 26th June 09
Case Officer 9th October
Medicals received 9th December
Police records done at the same time.

All quiet ever since and no idea why... Agent has requested a status update (5 day response apparently) but even that has so far gone without reply over a week later.

I went with the Emigration Group. Scrupulously professional, did assist with the ACS verification but in real technology terms you will be on your own obviously. Expensive, but then I don't yet have the visa so I'm probably feeling a little sensitive.

I went for a Skilled Independant - I like security if we're going to invest..

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Functional Testing

From my limited experience they like a technology, so have you been testing unix, sql, sap, siebel etc? A number of techs are on the skill list so just make sure you can talk about testing /and/ the underpinning tech.

Even if you don't get the speciality approved as has been said testing is the nec (not elsewhere classified) role.

The ACS accreditation isn't too difficult but would suggest you imagine it as a Technical Test Analyst rather than a functional one. The latter might still tick a box, but it seems to tick far fewer than it indicates they are after.

I was approved with a SAP specialism and therefore tier 2 priority, but things have slowed lately.

ACS applications Feb.
ACS approval May.
Application commenced 26th June 09
Case Officer 9th October
Medicals received 9th December
Police records done at the same time.

All quiet ever since and no idea why... Agent has requested a status update (5 day response apparently) but even that has so far gone without reply over a week later.

I went with the Emigration Group. Scrupulously professional, did assist with the ACS verification but in real technology terms you will be on your own obviously. Expensive, but then I don't yet have the visa so I'm probably feeling a little sensitive.

I went for a Skilled Independant - I like security if we're going to invest..

S.
Thanks Stacy. I am slightly concerned that my skillset now tends towards functional test management and that I am less "technically" skilled than 5+ years ago.

Like you say, I could highlight the technologies I have experience with inc SQL, UNIX, C etc, and also link it back to my previous life as a C developer!

Hope you get some positive feedback soon. Please let me know how you get on!

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I wouldn't be unduly concerned, I had to undergo the essay writing marathon for the ACS as I don't have an IT degree, but I wouldn't lay claim to being an active current developer either.

I did however evidently know enough to tick the SAP boxes. I'd imagine with some application you'd be able to demonstrate the required skills in a case study.

Certainly will post up progress, or the lack of it..

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Hi Stacy, can I ask another quick question?

When you submitted your visa app, did you bother to do an IELTS to gain the full 25 points, or did you just go with the 15 points for "competent" English?

James.
 
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