How to apply with mixed job experience as software tester & software engineer?

I have Master’s from a recognized non-Australian institution, 2 years and 4 months of test automation engineer and 1 year and 7 month of a software engineer experience.

How should I apply for PR(189) with this experience? Should I specify both job codes (e.g. ‘software tester’ and ‘software engineer’) in one ACS application? How many points can I get with this setup?

I mean will I get a compounded years total of both job types according to Points table for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) equal to ~4 years and subsequently be in ‘At least 3 but less than 5 years’ group?


Hi @John_Anon

You cannot choose multiple job codes. Only one job code selection is allowed at this time.

So, my suggestion is to choose the code that gives you more number of years of work.