Knowing the ACS skill assessment requirements will allow you to write an excellent RPL report. Thus, the chances of a positive assessment will increase. 

That’s why we have written this blog to let you know the requirements. In addition, we will tell you the RPL report writing guidelines, how to apply for it and so on. However, first of all, you should know who can use the RPL pathway. 

Who is eligible for the RPL ACS pathway?  

The following are the two types of candidates eligible for the ACS RPL pathway: 

  1. An applicant with a non-ICT degree qualification who has six years of work experience as a professional ICT employee. Their experience must be in a field related to the chosen occupation ANZSCO code. 
  2. Those without even tertiary qualifications can also use this pathway. The condition for this is that they need to have 2 years of extra work experience as ICT-skilled employees. In other words, they need to have a total experience of 8 years. However, the extra two years of experience are not necessary to be relevant to the ANZSCO code. 


You need to submit two project reports by means of the Project Report Form. In the first one, mention the project you carried out in the last three years. In the other one, mention the project you undertook in the last five years. Having told you about the RPL ACS skill assessment requirements, let’s know other important points. 

The following are some factors that you need to take into account to write a flawless RPL report: 

  • Adopted different methods for project management and quality assurance time. 
  • Different network topologies that were installed for security. 
  • Methods that were used in Database Design and Management. 
  • The used language for designing the system. 
  • Your contribution to the implementation and designing process. 
  • The used techniques in the system design and analysis. 
  • ICT managerial activities which reveal system plans and benefits. 

If you include all the above information in your RPL project report, you will definitely win a positive assessment. 

How to apply for the ACS skill assessment? 

If applying for skilled migration, you must follow the guidelines of ACS well. First, read carefully your visa requirements and check the ANZSCO code information handbook. After that, see which occupational category your work experience is closely relevant to. 

Afterwards, fill up the online application form on the official site. Having done that, complete the below-given steps: 

  1. Have skill assessment done by the ACS body online. 
  2. Prepare for the PTE examination. 
  3. Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) 
  4. Wait for ITA
  5. After receiving your ITA, have your PCC (police clearance certificate) and medical done. 
  6. Pay your visa fee.

RPL ACS report writing guidelines: 

You must stick to the following guidelines to write an excellent RPL report:

  • Write your RPL report on the basis of your actual work experience. If using false information, your report will definitely face rejection. 
  • In the case of having used others’ ideas in your project work, mention them clearly. In addition, mention the used methods or even diagrams and examples. 
  • Keep your RPL ACS report free from plagiarism. Don’t copy from the RPL samples that are available online. In fact, use these reference materials for reference purposes only. If ACS finds plagiarism in your report, you will be reported to the IBP department and might be banned. 
  • The Australian Computer Society uses advanced plagiarism detection tools like Turnitin to detect plagiarism. So, you’d better write your report in your own words. In fact, you should still check for plagiarism, as you may have unintentional plagiarism. Only after checking the report, you should submit it for assessment. 
  • Your job descriptions must be relevant and closely related to the employment duties of the occupation. Make sure that everything is in harmony with the ANZSCO code list. 


Personal documents: 

Birth certificate or passport

The Australian Computer Society needs you to submit a colour scan of your passport. You need to present the identification page of your passport. This part must contain your name, address and other information. Any information you miss can lead to issues in the fulfillment of ACS skill assessment requirements. 

Name change proof document

It is preferable to provide a clear colour scan of the document if changed your name recently. 


As per ACS standards, upload your resume in the personal part of the application form. 

Qualification documents

  • Academic background: 

For your Australian Qualifications, send a good colour scan of your academic transcript and an award certificate or completion letter. If having attached your master’s degree, submit a Bachelor’s degree. In your qualifying paperwork, include the below-given information: 

  • Degree Title, Award in Education
  • The university name from where the degree was conferred 
  • Course details along with your marks/grades for each unit or subject
  • The education degree’s completion date 

  • Vendor Evaluation: 

Give the vendor login information for verification reasons to qualify as a Microsoft vendor. 

When having submitted the form, enter your login credentials for the Cisco vendor qualification. Attach this information as a PDF file. 

Experience documents

Provide ACS with a colour scan of your job references on business letterhead or a third-party statutory declaration. 

Work experience document requirements

  1. Your job experience must be with the start and finish dates of your employment. However, write the end date as ‘To date’ if still working. 
  2. For the stated occupation, explain all of the job obligations you had in your employment period. 
  3. Let the authority know the total number of hours you worked each week. Besides that, mention the work type: full-time or part-time. 
  4. Write the name of the country in which you worked. Mention the date and location of the job if in the same nation but a different place. 
  5. Organizational letterhead must be signed by the author. Moreover, it must be with their name, position title, address and phone number. 


Third-party statutory declaration requirements: 

Third-party colleagues working at the executive level offer the statutory declaration. The third party must state their working relationship with you. Besides that, it must state the responsibilities you fulfilled throughout the employment term with the related dates. 

It must specify that the document was witnessed before authorized personnel and the date and location of the declaration. 

Remember that submission of all these documents is one of the major ACS skill assessment requirements


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