For those thinking that if you have worked for 10 over years in the same industry and you will be able to score high in the Skill points test. NOPE! As i studied part-time for my degree through SIM, the working experience will only count from the day you graduated. So i had a very low score of 4 years + of working experience.
The below examples extracted from ACS.
Example 1 – Employment completed AFTER the qualification:
You complete a relevant Bachelor degree with a major in ICT in Jan 2008 and you have 4 years of relevant work experience from Jan 2008 until Jan 2012.
2 years of work experience will be used to satisfy the suitability criteria and your Skill Level Requirement Met Date will be Jan 2010.
All suitable work experience completed AFTER Jan 2010 will be considered Skilled Employment and eligible for the skilled migration points test.
The 2 years of work experience used to satisfy the suitability criteria is NOT eligible for the skilled migration points test but is assessed to meet the suitability criteria.
Example 2 – Employment BEFORE the qualification:
You complete 2 years of relevant work experience from Jan 2003 until Jan 2005
You complete another 2 years of relevant work experience from Jan 2006 until Jan 2008
You complete a 3 year relevant Bachelor degree in Jan 2011
You complete a final 1 year of relevant work experience from Jan 2012 until Jan 2013
The “Skill Level Requirement Met Date” will be Jan 2011 because this is the date BOTH the relevant work experience AND the relevant qualification are completed
Only relevant work experience completed after Jan 2011 is considered “Skilled Employment” and eligible for migration points test
All work experience completed before Jan 2011 is NOT eligible for migration points test.
You also need to get your working experiences certified by an authorised person in your previous past employment that will be assessed for points calculations.