I have a degree in Civil Engineering and want to apply to the Australia Skilled visa, I didn't know what exactly type of visa will be better for me but looks like Australia Skilled Independent visa: Permanent (subclass 189) will be good.
My main purpose is to live (with my wife, she has a degree as an accountant), work abroad a few years (I want to work in 2-3 different countries apart from my home country within the next 3-6 years) and possibly immigrate.
On this page I read that to get 10 points for qualification my degree should be recognized as suitable to my occupation.
You can receive 10 points for any other qualification or award which is recognised as suitable for your nominated occupation in your skills assessment by the relevant assessing authority.
My question: is it enough to have a degree in another technical specialty to be recognized as qualified person or I need to get a Master's in an IT area?
I don't want to go through Bachelor since it is too long and I already have a [specialist degree (5 years of education) in Civil Engineering] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specialist_degree) (it was commonly used in Russia until a few years ago when the Russian education system finished integration in the Bologna Process; usually it is translated to at least a bachelor degree).
In my case: I work in IT as a software developer and studied Civil Construction.