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Helping engineers migrate to Australia - CDR supportAll Engineering professions are needed in Australia, but some more than others. For this reason, Viacorp Hello Australia has made it a specialisation of our migration business to apply for Engineers to move to Australia. This is how we do it:
Processing Engineering Skills (April, 2014)All Skilled Migration Visa applicants require Skills Assessment before applying for their visa to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). Engineers are assessed by Engineers Australia (EA). (They used to be called the Institute of Engineering, Australia).
The following is the list of classified occupations under Engineering Managers, Professional Engineers, Engineering Technologists and Engineering Associates. If your skill is not on this list, we may not be able to apply for your visa in the Engineering category.
To check occupations on the ANZSCO Code, look up: Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) Code. If you type in the ANZSCO number, it gives the occupation description.
English LanguageApplicants from countries where English is not the mother tongue must hold an IELTS test certificate at Competency Level, with 6.0 or above on each component and an overall score of 6.0 or above. This is the standard required in Australia for University entry for undergraduate study. Competent English means the applicant for the Engineers Australia Skills Assessment will be able to explain their training and abilities. And of course find a job more easily on arrival in Australia.
We ask that you come to us with the required English Language IELTS results. This saves a lot of time!
How we can help with your CDRViacorp Hello Australia can apply for any Skills Assessment to Engineers Australia. But we also offer a specialised service for Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) applications.
Engineers Australia have a lengthy application process, particularly difficult for those needing a CDR. The CDR is required from engineers who did not attend an Australian University or an "Accord University" overseas. (An Accord University is one where the education has been assessed as equal to Engineering degrees in Australia. Or course, many Universities overseas have excellent training, but may not have been assessed.)
The CDR can be difficult because applicants must write three intricately-specified "Career Episodes." To advise on your CDR, Jim Heath, our technical consultant, is available to help. He began his career in design engineering and applied mathematics. After coming to Perth, his first job was Editor for the 4000-page Operational Manuals for one of Woodside's offshore gas platforms. In the decades since then, he has mainly worked in technical and corporate writing. He has also written three popular non-fiction books and many widely-read articles.
When the CDR is complete, Mary Heath will take over as the Migration Agent. Your supporting documents of evidence will be checked by Mary to make sure they are correct before submitting to EA:
Registered Migration Agent 0005790
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