Engineers who want
to migrate to Australia are required to go through a skills assessment with
Engineers Australia before placing a visa application. If you want to apply for
a permanent residency visa, you are required to have a skill assessment. For engineers,
the skill assessing authority is Engineers Australia (EA). EA has different
skills assessment pathways depending on your qualification.
What is Engineering
Australia Skills Assessment?
Australia’s skills assessment means that the authorized staff of Engineering
Australia will assess and authenticate that your qualification, work
experience, and duties that you want to claim as an Engineering professional
for immigration purposes are according to the standards set by the Australian Government
for the related nominated occupations.
outcome will specify whether your credentials match the criteria set for the
Engineering professional industry.
Australia Skills Assessment is required?
- It is
a requirement that must be satisfied prior to applying for a Skilled Visa.
authenticates that you are genuine engineering professional with the required
Engineering Australia approval letter will convoy your Visa application to the
Department of home affairs.
may give you extra points built on the number of years of work experience in
recommends claiming maximum points against your post qualification work
Skill Assessment Pathways
There are two
pathways for the engineer skills assessment, these being:
Qualification – This requires proof of the professional qualification and
include an academic transcript of the degree qualification.
Australian engineering qualification, or
overseas engineering qualification that is recognized through a formal
agreement with engineering accreditation bodies in other countries.
qualifications there are two pathways:
Washington Accord, which deals with undergraduate professional engineering
programs. To be eligible, the qualification must be recognized by the
representative body of the signatory country and the qualification must be
equivalent to an Australian 4-year Bachelor degree.
Sydney Accord, which deals with engineering technologist programs. The minimum
academic requirements to be eligible for the Sydney Accord pathway is a
qualification that is equivalent to an Australian 3 years Bachelor of Technology
degree in engineering.
Qualification – this requires the submission of a Competency Demonstration
Report (CDR). This detailed report must include qualifications attained, the
application of engineering experience and knowledge, and how competency
standards of the relevant engineering classification in Australia have been
As the purpose of an
Australian skills assessment is to identify the migrant’s skills and assess
them against the Australian standard it is really important for the engineers
who intend to immigrate to Australia must go through the engineering skills
ACEM is here to
assist if you wish to live and work in Australia as a skilled immigrant and
need professional advice. With ample experience in the field of education and
migration consulting, we offer complete solutions to the candidates and support
them during the entire procedure.