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From ACS: Notification of up coming changes to ACS skill assessments

Temporary Graduate – 485

As of Oct 28, 2013, the Recent Graduate application type will change name to Temporary Graduate – 485.
 
The assessment criteria will remain the same –

•    Bachelor degree or higher with a major in computing that is closely related to the nominated occupation.
 
All applications lodged on or after Oct 28, 2013, will receive a result letter stating that the result has been issued for the purpose of lodging a visa subclass 485

Graduate Skills Assessment
As of Oct 28, 2013, the Recent Graduate wanting experience considered application type will change name to Graduate Skills Assessment.
 
Only applicants that hold a valid Recent Graduate or Temporary Graduate – 485 skills assessment will be eligible to apply for a Graduate Skills Assessment. 
 
The Graduate Skills Assessment is to allow applicants that have previously applied for a Temporary Graduate – 485 to have their work experience assessed for a permanent skills assessment.
 
The assessment criteria will remain the same and the Skill Level Requirement Met Date will be noted as the completion date of the relevant Bachelor degree or higher on the ACS result letter.
 
This change will affect all applications lodged on or after Oct 28, 2013.

End of Year Closure 2013 
The ACS office will close from Dec 23, 2013 and re-open on Jan 13, 2014.  
 
Phone and email enquiries will be not be available during this time.  Please refer to the skills assessment website for information. 
 
All skills assessments not completed before Dec 20, 2013 will be finalized after Jan 13, 2013.
 
Due to a high number of applications at this time, we cannot guarantee any application time frames.

The Skills Assessment Team
Australian Computer Society

Web: www.acs.org.au

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