The Australian Government is always looking for people with an engineering qualification who want to migrate to Australia. Once you are eligible you can take up permanent residence. Due to the demand for engineering professionals, the Department of Home Affairs has a large range of occupations on the skilled occupations list.
|Item Number||Occupation||ANZECO Code||Assessing Authority|
|1.||Engineering Manager||133211||Engineers Australia|
|2.||Engineering Professionals nec||233999||Engineers Australia|
|3.||Engineering Technologist||233914||Engineers Australia|
|4.||Environmental Engineer||233915||Engineers Australia|
|5.||Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)||323111||Engineers Australia|
|6.||Chemical Engineer||233111||Engineers Australia|
|7.||Agricultural Engineer||233912||Engineers Australia|
|8.||Materials Engineer||233112||Engineers Australia|
|9.||Civil Engineer||233211||Engineers Australia|
|10.||Geotechnical Engineer||233212||Engineers Australia|
|11.||Structural Engineer||233214||Engineers Australia|
|12.||Electrical Engineer||233311||Engineers Australia|
|13.||Electronics Engineer||233411||Engineers Australia|
|14.||Industrial Engineer||233511||Engineers Australia|
|15.||Mechanical Engineer||233512||Engineers Australia|
|16.||Production or Plant Engineer||233513||Engineers Australia|
|17.||Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)||233611||Engineers Australia|
|18.||Petroleum Engineer||233612||Engineers Australia|
|19.||Civil Engineering Draftsperson||312211||Engineers Australia|
|20.||Civil Engineering Technician||312212||Engineers Australia|
There are a number of options to apply for a skilled migrant visa to work or study in Australia. But which one you apply for depends on your qualifications and experience. You may need to lodge an expression of interest and complete a points test. Once you do that you then need to wait for an invitation from the states or territories before you can lodge an application. There are also different options when looking for permanent residency visas.
You can apply while living overseas or in Australia. When applying for skilled visas or regional visas for Australia, your nominated occupation must be on the medium and long-term strategic skills list. The following are the visas you may be eligible for:
Engineers Australia is the skill assessing authority for conducting skill assessments for engineers with work experience or studying in Australia. Contact them before you lodge a visa application for Australian migration.
It is hard work migrating to a new country. Engineer Australia tries to make the process simple with a six-step process:
There are six assessment pathways. The right one for you depends on your qualification and educational background. It will also depend on whether you have a degree or higher qualification. You must also meet the minimum academic requirements.
The following are the five assessment pathways available when your qualification is:
The Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) is based on your competencies and undergraduate degree. You need to provide evidence of your:
Components of the CDR assessment include:
With so many visa choices available when applying to work in Australia in an engineering profession, the process is complex. The specialists at Direct Migration Experts can help you every step of the way. We are registered migration experts and can assess your situation to help you make the right choices and decisions. We can also assist with the documents you need and making your EOI, visa application and skills assessment.
Call us on 1300 015 592 to talk to one of our experienced consultants.