Mining Engineers are in huge demand in Australia. Mining Engineer plan and direct the engineering aspects of locating and extracting minerals, petroleum and natural gas from the earth, and the engineering and commercial application of materials, manufacturing processes, products and related technologies. A competency demonstration report (CDR) requires migrant engineers applying to Engineers Australia to write three career episode reports (CERs). CDR Reports Samples for Mining Engineers can give an applicant a brief idea related to CDR writing for Engineers Australia skill assessment.
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.
- Conducts preliminary surveys of mineral deposits, with geologists or prospectors to determine the feasibility of ore extraction
- Determines the most suitable methods of ore extraction taking account of such factors as depth of over burden, and attitude and physical characteristics of deposits and surrounding strata
- Determines the safety of processes, order of extraction, safety of mine walls, evaluates the risk of slippage and advises on the prevention of slippage and rock falls
- Prepares plans for tunnels and chambers, location and construction of mine shafts, layout of mine development, and the application of appropriate mining techniques often using computer modelling
- Plans and coordinates the utilisation of labour and equipment consistent with efficiency, statutory, safety and environmental conditions
- Conducts formal and informal reviews of mining operations
- Prepares operation and project estimates and controls expenditure when mines come into production
- Consults with geologists and other engineers on the design, selection and provision of machines, facilities and systems for mining, infrastructure such as access roads, water and power supplies, and protection or restoration of the environment
Mining Engineer & Immigration to Australia
If you are a Mining Engineer, before you apply for Australian skilled migration as a Mining Engineer, you must have had your skills assessed as suitable for your occupation by an assessing authority for your nominated occupation
Engineers Australia is the designated authority to assess professional and Para-professional qualifications in engineering for the purposes of skilled migration to Australia for most engineering occupations.
Occupational Categories in Engineering
Engineers Australia recognises 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 recognized (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 PhD 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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