Requirements to immigrate to Australia as a Software Engineer

Requirements to immigrate to Australia as a Software Engineer

Sanjay Yadav Sanjay Yadav
[Published 12 Jun, 2024 | 12:24 PM]
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If you are interested in moving to Australia as a Software Engineer, you must know that the nation welcomes skilled and eligible Software Engineers. 261313 is the ANZSCO code for Software Engineer.

The occupation is in huge demand in Australia and is currently on the MLTSSL - Medium & Long Term Strategic Skills List. Software Engineers seeking to apply for Australia PR Visa can access an extensive range of Subclass Visas for application.

STEM occupations also consist of Software Engineer and these are also included on the PMSOL - Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List. It implies that the occupation is regarded as critical for economic recovery in post-pandemic times.

Thus, the Visa and Nomination applications of Software Engineers will be accorded maximum priority. So if you are an overseas Software Engineer seeking immigration opportunities to Australia, it is now the best time.

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Australia Immigration Options

Overseas Software Engineers can access the following Subclass Visas for their immigration application:

  • Subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa
  • Subclass 491 Provisional Skilled Regional Visa
  • Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa
  • Subclass 186 Employer Nomination Scheme Visa
  • Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortages – Medium-Term Stream
  • Subclass 494 Provisional Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Visa
  • Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate
  • Subclass 407 Training Visa

Software Engineers who wish to apply through the General Skilled Migration Program must know that the Subclass 190 Visa and Subclass 491 Visa are their most practical options.

Immigration Application Process

You can obtain professional advice from Immigration Experts about your eligibility and the most suitable Subclass Visa for application. The application process is as follows:

  • Obtain the required score on the test for English language proficiency /IELTS
  • Obtain a satisfactory assessment of skills for your occupation
  • File EOI - Expression of Interest under Skill Select portal
  • Score maximum possible points (above 65) under the GSM points calculator/obtain nomination from a State through ROI - Registration of Interest and nomination application
  • Once you get the Invitation to Apply or Nomination, file your Visa application within 60 days

Immigration Application Process

Skills Assessment

The key duties of Software Engineers include developing software by applying techniques of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering. They must also supervise the entire development cycle inclusive of analysis of client’s needs, designing and developing software, and constructing testing later.

Software Engineers seeking to apply for a PR Visa or Provisional Visa under GSMP must get an assessment for their skills. This occupation is included under the broader ICT - Information and Communications Technology and ACS – Australian Computer Society is the assessment authority.

ACS Skill Assessment Pathways

  • Temporary Graduate /TG
  • Post Australian Study /PAS
  • General Skills Assessment /Skills
  • Recognition of Prior Learning /RPL

The application for ACS skill assessment has to be filed online and it must be decision-ready. This implies that you have to provide all the necessary documents while filing the ACS skills assessment application for immigration.

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The following documents will be needed for the ACS skills assessment application:

  • Passport Copy
  • Resume/CV
  • Educational credentials inclusive of academic transcripts, certificates, awards, and completion letters for qualifications obtained in Australia/overseas
  • References for Employment on the letterhead of the company or statutory declarations from the third party 
  • Evidence of income/salary

ACS will assess if your educational credentials and work experience are as per the required standards in Australia and closely correspond to Software Engineer based on your supporting documents. It will offer you a certificate after you pass the assessment and it confirms and accredits your work experience, qualifications, and skills.

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English Language Requirement

Demonstrating the required level of proficiency in the English language is a major criterion for immigration application. For application under the GSM Program, you will need proficiency at the ‘Competent’ level.

You must have obtained the required score in an authorized test for English language within 3 years prior to receiving the ITA.  If you are appearing for the IELTS, you will have to secure a band score of 6 in all 4 language modules.

To know more about your eligibility or skills assessment for Australia PR Visa or Australia Spouse Visa contact Australia Immigration Experts at the Best Visa Consultants in Hyderabad Nationwide Visas.

Read more:- Australia General Skilled Migration Program Pathways


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