The Institution of Engineers Australia demands a competency proof of the engineering skills and English language of all those engineers who are willing to work in Australia. A CDR (Competency Demonstration Report) report is one that has a complete set of documents illustrating your competency in the engineering occupation you wish to be assessed for. Every engineer has to make a CDR report to go through Migration Skills Assessment (MSA) for EA (Engineers Australia).
A CDR report consists of your personal information, application form, educational details, employment evidence and the actual report containing 3 career episodes, a summary statement and a CPD (Continuing Professional Development). Therefore, preparing it is a very time-consuming task. It needs a lot of patience and attention in writing such kind of report because a single mistake can ruin your hard work and may suspend your application for 1 year. The 3 career episodes, a summary statement, and a CPD are all of equal importance in your CDR report and hence need to be written very carefully.
CPD (Continuing Professional Development)
A CPD is a record of all the formal and informal activities you carried out as training for your nominated engineering occupation. The EA looks for all those activities which you have undergone to gain knowledge and make progress in your learning. It should be in a list format and must follow a chronological order. It should not be longer than one page and include complete details like titles, location, date of activity, etc.
3 Career Episodes
Career episodes are a very important part of a CDR report. A career episode is a detailed explanation of your engineering education and skills that you developed and applied throughout your degree. In this, you have to state and explain how your competencies are appropriate for the projects you worked on. It is basically meant for showcasing all your knowledge and engineering skills. There are certain rules to be followed while writing a career episode:
- There must be only 3 career episodes each of 1500-2500 words.
- Do not talk about teamwork. EA wants to assess your individual contribution to the project.
- You must use the first-person narrative while writing career episodes.
- Language must be crisp and clear, no redundancies and unnecessary elaborations required.
It can be very hectic to take care of all these points and write the episodes accordingly.
A summary statement is equally important as career episodes and CPD. Hence it must be written with the same intelligence and professionalism. It is basically a cross-reference to the paragraphs you wrote in career episodes. It is, therefore, necessary to number all the paragraphs of the Career Episodes. You should mention all your achievements in the summary statement and connect them with appropriate career episodes. Make sure that you write only one summary statement for all the three career episodes.
You can see that all the elements of a CDR report are lengthy and tedious. You need a lot of time and patience along with it to write a good CDR report. If you choose professional writers also, it can take approximately 2-4 weeks to complete your report.