ACS Assessment Relevant Work Experience Calculation

How does ACS calculates work experience and why do they deduct 2 years from total years?

  • ACS deducts 2 years from your last 10 years work experience OR
  • ACS deducts 4 years from your TOTAL work experience.

Sample ACS Assessment report

In sample report above, person has 11 years 6 months relevant work experience starting from June 2006.

Assuming degree is considered as ICT Major and relevant to your nominated occupation, these rules will apply:

ACS will deduct 2 years from last 10 years or 4 years from total experience, whichever gives you EARLIER ‘ AFTER START DATE

  • If 2 years from last 10 years are deducted (Go back 10 years from 3 April 2018, you get 3 April 2008), then add 2 years as a deduction to reach at 3 April 2010 – Called as Skill Applicability date .

  • If 4 years from total experience are deducted, this date would come out as JUNE 2010 . How? Count the relevant years from ACS report starting June 2006, you reach June 2010.

The second option results in an earlier ‘AFTER DATE’ for your work experience, and hence ACS will award you April 2010 date.

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I have submitted assessment starting from 09-Feb-2009 till 20-Sep-2019, which makes my total experience 10 years and 7 months approximately.

As per ACS guidelines, I was expecting standard deduction to be 2 years since I have Bachelor Degree in Computer Science which should have been made my experience 08 years and 7 months.

But I see the deduction is not 2 years but 2 years and 8 months which makes my total experience less than 8 years and I can not get full points (for “More than 8 years”) in PR process since my experience falls short by 1 -2 months in 8 years as per report.

Can somebody help why is that?