Australia needs engineers in various areas of specialization. Current Skilled Occupations List(SOL) includes professions like Chemical engineer; Civil engineer; Electrical engineer; Electronics engineer; Industrial engineer; Mechanical engineer; Production engineer; Mining engineer; Petroleum engineer; Aeronautical engineer.
Before lodging the visa application for Australian permanent residency under the Australian General Skilled Migration (GSM) scheme, the applicant must obtain suitable skills assessment from the relevant skills assessment body authorized by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). Engineers Australia (EA) is the skills assessing body for engineers.
Applicants for Engineers Australia skills assessment are required to achieve a minimum score of 6 in each of the 4 modules of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of the IELTS Test.
Exemptions to the IELTS test are considered by EA if the applicant is native English speaker or has completed an Australian engineering qualification or Master degree or Ph.D level program at an Australian university.
If you are an overseas qualified engineer, you will generally be required by EA to submit a competency demonstration report (CDR) as part of your skills assessment. However, you may be able to obtain an exemption from preparing a CDR if your professional engineering qualification is recognized by the Washington Accord for Professional Engineers or your engineering technology qualification is recognized by the Sydney Accord.
This information is of a general nature and should not be taken as authoritative legal advice for specific cases. Australia has a scheme that requires persons who give immigration assistance to be registered as a migration agent. The writer, Mr. Sanjayai Kapoor is a registered migration agent based at Adelaide, Australia. You can contact the author by dropping an email. ID is: email@example.com