NSW will close to new applications for all streams of the Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188) from 5pm Monday 31 May 2021.
This is to ensure all applications for NSW nomination submitted before this time can be assessed prior to the changes being implemented by the Department of Home Affairs on 1 July 2021.
ICT Professionals claiming points for skilled employment
NSW only grants points for skilled employment that is after the date the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has determined you have met the required skill level in your occupation.
If you have claimed points for skilled employment in your SkillSelect expression of interest (EOI), you must be able to provide an ACS skills assessment that identifies the date your employment is considered to equate to an appropriately skilled level.
If your ACS skills assessment does not identify this date, you are not able to claim points for skilled employment for the purposes of NSW nomination.
You should only claim points for skilled employment that is after this date, in your expression of interest (EOI). This will ensure that if you are invited to apply for NSW nomination, your application will not be declined on the basis of having over-claimed points.
If you have a valid ACS skills assessment, which has assessed your skilled employment, you do not need to obtain a new assessment to demonstrate your employment occurring after you received your assessment.
You can demonstrate your further skilled employment with evidence such as; your letter of offer, employment contract, payslips and employment reference letter detailing the duration of your employment, the hours worked per week and duties performed.