I have lodged visa application under skill select subclass 189 on 30-Oct-2013 for the occupation of 'Software Engineer' (261313). I received invitation on 7-Oct-2013. I applied for ACS Sill assessment on 26-June-2013 and received result on 25-Sep-2013. My problem is with the new rule of ACS Skill Assessment which indicates that 2 years from my total work experience will be deducted and only the remaining years of work experience will be considered for the points calculation. I was not aware of this new rule because the guidelines file from ACS was published on 30-Oct-2013 with the updated content, even though my result indicated skilled employment date which was 2 years later. I even clarified with the ACS regarding this date in my result. But I could not get clear explanation regarding it and I thought that the skilled employment date indicates only my eligibility date and it has nothing to do with my points calculation. The file which I referred for applying Skill Assessment did not contain any clarification of this new rule. By the time ACS published the new file, I had already lodged my visa application. I have total work experience of 4 years and 10 months till today. With this experience, I scored 5 points in the points test in my self-calculation and the total points resulted to 65. But if 2 years of work experience is deducted, I will not be eligible for these 5 points as my work experience would then be only 2 years and 10 months. I will be falling short of 2 months to complete 3 years of work experience in order to score 5 points. So the points will be reduced to 60. My case officer is not yet assigned. Does the case officer have right to overrule the decision of ACS skill assessment result according to which my 2 years will be deducted? I am worried whether my visa will be rejected because of this reduction in points or they will understand my unawareness because of the late publishing of the new guidelines file and consider my entire work experience after graduation. Please guide me for the steps I should take to avoid rejection and if my rejection is confirmed then what should I do next.