ACS RPL Report – Qualifications Criteria
Australian, as well as qualified overseas candidates, are assessed for a Skills and RPL assessment pathway. Only the Temporary Graduate and Post Australian Study assessment pathways require an Australian bachelor or higher level qualification to meet the suitability criteria.
The main objective of the course must be adequately defined, surrounding the area of information and communication technology. Millions trust this profession for conceiving, designing, implementing, maintaining, and managing the ICT infrastructure. The main target is to teach students to be an ICT expert. The outcome will promote graded transition of learning experiences from directed starting to the independent learning approach. The primary purpose is to encourage the dynamic improvement of a student’s knowledge and skills.
Accredited Australian ICT qualifications
Candidates who have Australian qualifications and been accredited by the ACS will meet the ICT Major Criteria. But this doesn’t guarantee that the qualification will be assessed as being closely related to the ANZSCO occupation.
Assessment of ICT Content in Tertiary Qualifications
Under this category, the qualifications are assessed as having either ICT Major or ICT Minor in computing. The ICT content, less than a minor, is evaluated as a Non-ICT qualification.
ICT Major Criteria
- Bachelor’s Degree Level
Three year Bachelor level qualification is regarded as having a major in computing, given that at least 33% of qualification is ICT. The qualification that is longer in duration is assessed to the equivalent of a three-year AQF Level 7 award (Bachelor).
- Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree Level
Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree is regarded as having a major in computing, given that at least 50% of the qualification is ICT. The qualification that is longer in duration is assessed to the equivalent of a standard AQF level 5 or 6 awards
- Post Graduate Degree Level
A postgraduate qualification that doesn’t require a Bachelor with an ICT Major for entry in the course is regarded as having a major in computing given that at least 50% of qualification is ICT. Qualification longer in duration is assessed to the equivalent of an AQF Level 8 and above award. Australian Postgraduate degree with only 12 subjects requires at least 67% of the ICT content.
Australian postgraduate qualifications must contain:
- A minimum of three semesters or at least one and half years of full-time study;
- At least two semesters or one year of full-time equivalent ICT content;
- A minimum of twelve units or subjects
A postgraduate qualification (Graduate Diploma, Masters, or Doctoral qualification) that does require a Bachelor qualification with a major in ICT for entry into the course must have ICT content of at least 33%, all of which must be at the postgraduate level.
ICT Minor Criteria
Bachelor level qualification is regarded as a minor in computing, given that the ICT content is at least two-thirds of the requirement for a major.
Insufficient ICT content
The qualifications with ICT content less than the requirement for a major are assessed as Non-ICT.
Closely related ICT content Criteria
The education qualification with at least 65% of the ICT content must be related to the claimed occupation for the suitability criteria to meet.
Statement of Academic Record
Your academic transcript should contain the list of subjects undertaken and the grade points received. Web results and result slips are not acceptable. Candidates should include a legend or a key explaining the grading system to help clarify information if required.
Qualification Completed but Graduation Certificate is not yet awarded
If the candidates have completed their qualification but haven’t received certificates, an official document clearly stating the date of the course completion must be provided.
Thesis or Research Project Abstract
If the qualification includes a thesis or research report, an abstract of the thesis or the report is required. The abstract should be endorsed by the supervisor, along with the name of the university. The publication name for the thesis must be included. The front page of the abstract should include the amount (%) and the nature of ICT content related to the nominated ANZSCO.
- Bologna agreement
If the candidate is from a country that is a signatory to the Bologna Agreement; diploma supplement should be submitted.
- People’s Republic of China (PRC)
If the candidate is from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the graduation diploma and the certificate of an award should be submitted according to the regulation concerning Academic degrees in the PRC.
If the candidate is from Pakistan, an attested HEC (Higher Education Commission Pakistan) copy of the award certificate and full academic transcript must be provided.
If the candidate is from the Philippines, evidence of passing the Professional Regulation Commission’s Licensure Examinations should be submitted if available.