I am confused on how ACS will calculate my total ICT work experience based on below details:
4 Years Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and Engineering -> Aug 2003 - Aug 2007
1 Year Masters Degree in Software Engineering -> August 2009 - July 2010
Employment 1 -> November 2007 - August 2014 (leave without pay for the Masters duration)
Employment 2 -> August 2014 - Present
Total work experience stands at around 11 years 4 months minus 1 year for Masters. I am aware that ACS will deduct the Masters duration from work experience considering it is concurrent with my employment. However, I confused with the following:
I have around 1 year and 8 months of full time work experience between my Bachelors and Masters degree. Will this be considered?
How will ACS calculate my work experience? - Deduction of 2 years from last 10 years or deduction of 4 years from total?
I am trying to find out if I am able to cross the 8 years mark or not.
In case my 1 year 8 months experience right after my bachelors degree (partially falls outside of last 10 year bracket) is considered, does this mean ACS will only deduct 1year (for masters) and 4 months (remaining months to complete 2 years) from the rest of my work experience? If this is correct it would leave me with 8+ years of work experience.
The rule states 2 years will be deducted from the last 10 years, if I go by this, I loose 3 years from my last 10 years since my 1 year masters fall within this duration which leaves me with 7 years of work experience.