Demands of engineers in Australia

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Demands of engineers in Australia

Demands of engineers in Australia’s is far exceeds its supply of graduates. The country imports more than double the number of Engineers who graduate from Australian universities each year and has done so for more than a decade. On the opposite end of the scale, major infrastructure projects across Australia have boosted demand for engineering professionals. Leading the pack in terms of spots available are civil, structural, geotechnical, and transport engineers – with 2,174 spots allocated for the 2016/17 year by the Department of Immigration. Engineers are in demand across all Australian states – both in urban and regional areas. The average civil engineer is bachelor degree qualified, and most are employed in the states of NSW, Queensland, and Victoria.

Competency Demonstration Report or CDR is a technical document that needs to be submitted to the Engineers Australia (EA) for the skills assessment process. It’s a representation of your engineering skills and competencies written in a long essay format.

Engineers who want to migrate to Australia have to go through Engineers Australia (EA) (the designated assessing authority for engineering occupations) first. The Migration Skills Assessment (MSA) accredits qualifications either from Australia or from countries who are a full signatory to the Sydney Accord, Dublin Accord, or the Washington Accord. Others countries which are not accredited by EA have to submit a Competency Demonstration Report (CDR).

This means that if you are an engineer, and want to go to Australia to work/settle as an engineer, then, you have to apply to EA with CDR. EA would then decide whether you are suitable enough to get your dream true or not. The respective authorities of Engineers Australia will thoroughly assess your report, credentials, and acknowledge the details shared by you. If the details are shared is good right now to match the standard of guidelines of authorities, the report will be approved and you will get to work there as an engineer. In simple words, it could be your ticket to getting your Skilled Migration Visa to Australia.

A CDR includes:

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) list: This list shows all you have done to grow as an engineer after completing your graduation in the field. This may include books you have read, tech seminars and workshops you have attended, and the training programs you were a part of. The sample of CPD clarifies the Engineering Knowledge of the applicant.

Three Career Episodes (CEs): EA lists competencies it is looking for engineers of different skill levels. The Career Episode writing allows you to showcase that. These three narratives have to be crafted very carefully. You need technical precision and the ability to follow the style sheet closely to pen down good-enough career episodes.

Summary Statement: A summary statement is not an ordinary summary. You have to fish out the exactly where you have highlighted a particular competency EA is looking for in your Career Episodes. Hence, you have to number the paragraphs of your Career Episodes as 1.1, 1.2, 1.3…; 2.1, 2.2, 2.3…; and 3.1, 3.2, 3.3… You can then mention these numbers in your Summary Statement. Detail explanation sample of all the competency element.

Resume Sample: Professional resume writing on the basis of the CDR sample. This may be the least demanding piece of CDR but is equally important.