I am an Indian citizen, applying for an EOI for Australian PR (skilled independent visa subclass 189). I have the required points and am halfway through the form. I have a question regarding the skill to select.

I work on Web Applications, primarily. It includes requirement gathering, development, deployment, testing, support etc. But my experience letters have it mentioned as 'Web Developer' for the first 2 employers, 'Senior Software Engineer' for one and 'Team Lead UI' for the current. Which skill should I select? I have chosen 'Software Engineer' for the time being, since what we do falls under that. Will the position mentioned on my experience letters matter?

  • You can only call yourself a "Software engineer" in immigration proceedings if you have a matching degree. – chx Aug 18 '17 at 11:40
  • I have Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science. Do they match? – Rutwick Gangurde Aug 18 '17 at 11:46
  • Yes. "Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience and/or relevant vendor certification may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1)." abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Product+Lookup/… – chx Aug 18 '17 at 11:54
  • Thanks for the link! Yes I do have the relevant experience. What about the assessment authority (or similar) field? All of them seem Australian to me. Will my experience letters count? – Rutwick Gangurde Aug 18 '17 at 11:56
  • All assessment authorities are Australian, as this involves determining the Australian equivalent of your overseas qualifications and experience. In your case, I think the relevant authority is the Australian Computer Society. You should visit their web site for further information on their process. – k2moo4 Aug 18 '17 at 13:27

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