I have 5 years of experience out of which 2 years was paid internship, 40 hours a week. I worked as a Trainee Associate QA engineer in first year, and as trainee associate software engineer in 2nd year of my internship. Then I have 1.5 years of software engineer experience and am now a QA engineer for the last 6 months. How much will ACS deduct from my application? Any help would be much appreciated as I want to know whether they'll consider my internship and not deduct an years.

  • How does "paid internship" differ from "full time employee"? Oct 31, 2018 at 19:09
  • Its the same. I was a full time employee but I was still an undergraduate. I was doing my degree part time during the last two years because of the internship
    – AnOldSoul
    Oct 31, 2018 at 19:15
  • I think experience doesn't count until you have the degree, UNLESS you have a lot of experience and don't need the degree.
    – mkennedy
    Oct 31, 2018 at 21:05
  • Does that mean that they'll cut off two years from my experience after degree?
    – AnOldSoul
    Nov 1, 2018 at 5:12
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    No because they don't need to do a ACS validation to get a job in Australia. An expat needs this to migrate.
    – AnOldSoul
    Nov 1, 2018 at 6:37


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