Engineers Australia Migration Skills Assessment (EA MSA)
Engineers Australia Migration Skills Assessment process for all engineers who do not possess Australian qualifications or qualifications from countries that are signatories of Washington Accord goes through the CDR pathway. CDR means Career Demonstration Report where engineers try to impress upon the Australian authority that they have all the skills and competencies it is looking for – in the engineer of their level and is thus, eligible for skilled migration to Australia.
The Engineers Australia or EA publishes the Migration Skills Assessment (MSA) handbook from time-to-time which contains all the information about the EA MSA process and the guidelines for CDR writing. Despite the detailed information this booklet provides, many engineers still see their CDR getting rejected and are unable to get the migration visa because they fail to fulfill the EA requirements.
Why settle in Australia?
Australia welcomes Engineers and provides them with great social and family benefits that are not available anywhere else in the world. It has great weather, free Education and Medical facilities for all, and above all, a great number of job opportunities for engineers.
Engineers choose Australia to be able to live a better life and secure the future of their children. The major hurdle that you might face in migrating to Australia as a skilled person is to write the CDR which gets assessed positively by EA and win you a visa approval.
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Besides writing assistance, we also offer to provide editing and proofreading services for your CDR, plagiarism checking and removal services, and complete CDR Review where our experts go through the CDR written by you and provide you detailed feedback and recommendations based on the EA way of thinking. Through these services, we help you to improve upon your CDR until it is all ready to be submitted to the EA and earn you an Australian visa.
Since we have been helping our clients to get assessed positively for their skills by Engineers Australia (EA) and the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ) – right in the first attempt – for years now, our team of CDR experts are now proficient in the finesse of presenting the case of engineers from any discipline before the authorities in the best light. It helps that our experts include engineers from various backgrounds who have themselves be positively assessed by EA, and professional writers and editors who have been working on CDR EA projects for several years.
EA Skill Assessment Process
The Migration Skills Assessment process by Engineers Australia usually takes about 4 to 7 months through the normal route. To migrate to Australia under the Skilled Migration Scheme, it is important that your engineering discipline is listed in the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) at the time you apply.
If your engineering discipline is in the SOL list, you have to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through Skill Select. You will have to show that you have the necessary skills and qualifications for your nominated occupation.
There are different ANZSCO Occupation Codes for all engineers. You will have to choose which ones you want to apply for.
The Engineers Australia (EA) is responsible for assessing your engineering skills and qualifications and pass on its report to the Skill Select. If you are able to acquire the required number of points, i.e. at least 60 points, you will be invited to apply for the visa within 60 days of assessment process.
Only those who are under the age of 45 can apply for skilled migration. To show your English competence, you will need an IELTS score of 6 or more in each of the four test components (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking) or at least 12 for Listening, 13 for Reading, 18 for Speaking, and 21 for Writing in the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) test. Do remember that the test scores are valid for only three years as far as EA assessment is concerned.
For the purpose of Australian immigration, EA categorizes engineers under the following categories:
- Professional Engineer
- Engineering Technologist
- Engineering Associate
- Engineering Manager
Engineers who do not possess Australian qualifications or Washington Accord qualifications need to submit a Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) to prove that they match the standards and skill sets of an Australian engineer.
A CDR includes:
- Continuous Professional Development (CPD) list: This list shows all you have done to grow as an engineer after completing your graduation in the field. This may include books you have read, tech seminars and workshops you have attended, and the training programs you were a part of.
- Three Career Episodes (CEs): EA lists competencies it is looking for engineers of different skill levels. The Career Episode writing allows you to showcase that. These three narratives have to be crafted very carefully. You need technical precision and the ability to follow the style sheet closely to pen down good-enough career episodes.
- Summary Statement: A summary statement is not an ordinary summary. You have to fish out the exactly where you have highlighted a particular competency EA is looking for in your Career Episodes. Hence, you have to number the paragraphs of your Career Episodes as 1.1, 1.2, 1.3…; 2.1, 2.2, 2.3…; and 3.1, 3.2, 3.3… You can then mention these numbers in your Summary Statement.
Do note that EA offers a Fast Track Migration Skills Assessment Process too, where your assessment is done within five working days at a premium price.