Australia’s spectacular resources boom has run into serious shortages of engineers, in particular, plaguing industry employers and causing them to delay projects. In last few years, engineers immigration to Australia is increasing. If you are an engineer and interested in getting immigration to Australia, just get in touch with us. We have helped a very large no. of engineers in getting immigration to Australia, Canada as well as New Zealand. Those who are interested in getting Australian immigration but need help in related to Competency Demonstration Report (CDR), we provide them CDR assistance. So far, we have 100 % success rate with Engineers Australia.
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“Engineers are essential for the rollout of the infrastructure of roads, rail and ports and Australia’s recovery may be jeopardized if we do not have adequate skills and people in these critical roles”. Chris Walton, Chief Executive of the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia, said.
In a recent survey, sixty percent of engineers who responded to the survey identified skills deficiencies within their workplaces, and 40 percent said that their organization did not have the right mix of engineering skills to meet current or future demands. Engineers Australia estimates 70,000 engineers will have retired in the five years to 2011, but there will be just 45,000 graduates. The following table indicates the wage rates that Engineers in Australia are currently being paid in $AUD.
|Sector||Avg. Minimum||Average Maximum|
|Plant / Maintenance||$55,000||$165,000||$92,953|
Engineers Immigration Process For Australia
Before you apply for Australian skilled migration as an Engineer, you must have in hand positive skill assessment from Engineers Australia.
Engineers Australia is the designated authority to assess professional and Para-professional qualifications in engineering for skilled migration to
Australia for most engineering occupations.
Occupational Categories in Engineering
Engineers Australia recognizes three occupational categories within the engineering team in Australia:
- Professional Engineer
- Engineering Technologist
- Engineering Associate
For migration purposes, an additional category of Engineering Manager is also recognised.
Pathways to Recognition
There are two pathways to recognition of your qualifications:
a) Through recognised (accredited) Engineering Qualifications. If you have done your engineering from UK, USA, Canada, etc., you are covered under this pathway.
b) Through a Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) for non-recognised qualifications. If you have done your engineering from India, Pakistan, etc., you are covered under this pathway.
English Language Requirements
All applicants applying to have their skills assessed by Engineers Australia are required to provide evidence of their English language competency. Applicants are required to have achieved a minimum score of 6.0 in each of the four modules of speaking, listening, reading and writing in either the ‘General Training’ or ‘Academic’ version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
The following applicants may be exempt from the requirement to provide an IELTS assessment result:
- Applicants who are native English speakers;
- Applicants who have completed an Australian undergraduate engineering qualification;
- Applicants who have completed a Masters Degree or Ph.D. program at an Australian university
The Assessment Process
You would submit your application with all relevant documents plus assessment fee. When your application arrives, a receipt will be posted to you within 5 to 7 working days. Assessment may take up to 16 weeks from the date of receipt.
Once you have received your positive skill assessment, you can apply for your visa. Once your visa application is approved, you can move with your family to Australia.
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