If your occupation is IT (ICT) related and is either on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) or Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL), you may have options for Australian Permanent Resident Visas or Temporary Resident Visas which can lead to Permanent Resident Visas.

The Skills Assessment Authority for most IT or ICT occupations is the Australian Computer Society (ACS). You can only have one active Skills Assessment application at any one time. However once your application is finalised, you can apply for another application with a different IT (ICT) occupation. This may apply to ICT professionals who work across different fields of the ICT industry. If the multiple applications were all positive you can keep all the occupation classifications.

The following 6 occupations are currently (March 2017) on the SOL:

261111 - ICT Business Analysts
261112 - Systems Analysts
261311 - Analyst Programmer
261312 - Developer Programmer
261313 - Software Engineer
263111 - Computer Network and Systems Engineer

The following 24 occupations are currently (March 2017) listed on the CSOL:

135111 - Chief Information Officer
135112 - ICT Project Manager
135199 - ICT Managers NEC
223211 - ICT Trainer
261111 - ICT Business Analysts
261112 - Systems Analysts
261211 - Multimedia Specialist
261212 - Web Developer
261311 - Analyst Programmer
261312 - Developer Programmer
261313 - Software Engineer
261314 - Software Tester
261399 - Software and Application Programmer
262111 - Database Administrator
262112 - ICT Security Specialist
262113 - Systems Administrator
263111 - Computer Network and Systems Engineer
263112 - Network Administrator
263113 - Network Analyst
263211 - ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
263212 - ICT Support Engineer
263213 - ICT Systems Test Engineer
263299 - ICT Support and Test Engineer NEC
313113 - Web Administrator

The team of Registered Migration Agents and Skills Assessment Specialists at Work Visa Lawyers can advise on the most suitable occupation to be nominated for your visa application.

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