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RPL or not? Please advise.

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I'm about to apply for ACS assessment, but it still unclear to me whether I should go the RPL route or not.

 

My credentials:

 

  • 12 years of work experience as 'Developer' (Jun 03 - Sep 14).
  • No tertiary qualifications.
  • Diploma (MCSD: Web Applications) awarded in Feb this year.

 

 

My question is, if I submit RPL, will ACS:

 

 

  1. Acknowledges the diploma, but according to RPL deduct 8 years to meet the skill level, consider the remaining 4 as "skilled employment", OR;
  2. Consider the Diploma as ICT Major and deduct 5 years to meet the skill level, but no "skilled employment" since the diploma was awarded only recently.

 

 

In case of #1, I can claim 10 points for Diploma and 5 for employment, which is great. However, with #2 I can only claim 10 points for Diploma, and no points for employment.

 

What do you think is more likely - #1 or #2?

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Having done the RPL recently, also blagging my way into what I do - An applicant’s experience is only deemed skilled once they have met the ACS requirements.

 

How many years an applicant will need to demonstrate in order to meet the requirements will depend on the comparability, ICT content and relevance of the qualifications to the nominated occupation.

 

I'm no expert, but I believe scenario 2 to be most likely.

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Having done the RPL recently, also blagging my way into what I do - An applicant’s experience is only deemed skilled once they have met the ACS requirements.

 

How many years an applicant will need to demonstrate in order to meet the requirements will depend on the comparability, ICT content and relevance of the qualifications to the nominated occupation.

 

I'm no expert, but I believe scenario 2 to be most likely.

 

MCSD is recognized by ACS, so no questions there. My work experience has been in IT relevant to the ANZSCO Developer Programmer, so no worries there either.

 

I just want to know whether RPL + Diploma will get me the desired 15 points or not. I'm severely confused there because some websites mention that only NON-ICT Diploma holders can apply through RPL. If its an IT Diploma, its Group B and not RPL.

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Sorry if I wasn't quite clear and I also made a typo... my bad!.

 

It's best to contact the ACS directly, they were quite helpful and quick to respond to any of my questions.

 

Here's my story:

 

I have been a Business Analyst since 2005, I did an RPL and I did some mickey mouse MS certification (i can;t recall exactly when I got it, but it's around 2 years ago).

 

ACS findings:

Your qualification has been assessed as follows:

Your Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist from Microsoft completed May 2012 has been assessed as comparable to an AQF Diploma with a major in computing.

 

The following employment after March 2012 is considered to equate to work at an appropriately skilled level and relevant to 261111 (ICT Business Analyst) of the ANZSCO Code.

 

So in other words, they took 8 years off my experience, as 2012 was "requirements met" date

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Thanks, useful info there.

 

In my case, diploma was awarded only recently so I'm not sure how much of the experience will count.

 

But from your case, its clear that even vendor certifications (IT Diploma) are considered in an RPL application AND they do consider pre-qualification work experience. So scenario #2 is likely.

 

Can someone else in a similar situation please confirm?

 

Thanks

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ACS is only assessing your education and experience and, based on them, will fix "requirements met" date.

 

Even if your diploma will be assessed as equivalent with "IT major", based on assessment you'll only receive "skilled employment" points. To receive points for education a Microsoft diploma is not enough.

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ACS is only assessing your education and experience and, based on them, will fix "requirements met" date.

 

Even if your diploma will be assessed as equivalent with "IT major", based on assessment you'll only receive "skilled employment" points. To receive points for education a Microsoft diploma is not enough.

 

So you're saying, even though I have a Diploma recognized by ACS and specifically mentioned in the Summary of Criteria, I cannot claim 10 poins for: "Diploma completed in Australia, trade qualification completed in Australia, or qualification or award of recognised standard"?

 

I don't think so. Can someone please confirm?

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