The members of Engineers Australia who want to earn the Chartered status or register themselves in the National Engineering Register have to demonstrate their competencies with relevance to the stage 2 competency standards of Engineers Australia. The stage 2 Competency Assessment by Engineers Australia requires certain documents and one of them is ECC or Engineering Competency Claim. It serves as evidence of the skills and capabilities of professional engineers. In this article, you can find how you can prepare the engineering competency claims with examples.
Before we begin to define what an engineering competency claim is one must understand the four major units of states to competency namely –
All these four units have 16 elements associated with them. Also, there are certain indicators of attainment provided by Engineers Australia for each element. In the engineering competency claim, the applicants have to demonstrate each element of the stage 2 competency units. In other words, they have to explain how they practised these elements in their engineering profession. The applicants can use the indicators to demonstrate their competence. The ECC, therefore, comprises of the actions and decisions taken by the applicants that can act as verifiable elements of these elements specified by Engineers Australia.
Here are a few steps that are involved in the preparation of Engineering Competency Claims –
While writing your engineering competency claims there are certain points that you must consider –
After writing the claims you can assess them on your own whether they are in alignment with these principles or not.
In the example given below, you may see how the applicant is able to explain their contribution to Engineering Activities in their field. The applicant is able to cover 3 competency elements together in this scenario.
Consider another example given below and see how an environmental engineer contributed to engineering activities by utilizing their Engineering Knowledge and Skills. This scenario covered 4 competencies in an elaborative manner. Similarly, you need to write down your career episodes and match them with the competency elements.
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