Engineers Australia Migration Skills Assessment

Engineers Australia is the designated body for assessing skills and competencies of engineering occupations in Australia. It provides migration skills assessment for migrants with accredited qualifications or non-accredited qualifications. It is usually the first step towards your pathway to permanent residency.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Understand the criteria/checklist required to apply for a skills assessment with Engineers Australia by reading the Migration Skills Assessment Booklet.
  2. Choose the relevant pathway.
  3. Gather relevant documents to apply for the skills assessment online.
  4. Apply.

Checklist for accredited qualifications

  • Recent passport photo
  • Passport
  • Academic degree qualification
  • Official academic transcript
  • CV
  • English test result – IELTS, PTE Academic, TOEFL iBT
  • Any name change document

All the document must be colour scans of the original document.

Checklist for non-accredited qualifications

Migrants with a non-accredited qualification are required to complete a Competency Demonstration Report (CDR). The applicant must show that he/she has the core technical engineering knowledge and has demonstrated the application of that knowledge. The CDR includes a statement on the continuing professional development (CPD), three career episodes and a summary statement.

The CPD shows that you are up to date with the developments in your field of engineering. You will be required to provide the CPD in a table format which include the name of the course, the date, the duration, the venue and the name of the organiser.

The core purpose of the career episode is to demonstrate your engineering education and/or work experience. Each episode focuses on a specific period or aspect of your engineering activity. It can include activities completed as part of your university education, a project you are working on or even a particular engineer problem that you were required to solve.

Once that is completed, you are required to analyse the career episodes with the key competency elements for the nominated engineering occupation. The analysis will be included in the Summary Statement.

  • Recent passport photo
  • Passport
  • Academic degree qualification
  • Official academic transcript
  • CV
  • English test result – IELTS, PTE Academic, TOEFL iBT
  • Any name change document
  • Relevant registration certificate
  • Documentary evidence of employment i.e. employment reference letter and payslips
  • List of CPD
  • 3 Careers Episode
  • Summary Statement

All the document must be colour scans of the original document.

Pathways

Depending on your qualification, there are different pathways. The 5 pathways are:

  • Australia Qualification pathway
  • Washington Accord pathway
  • Sydney Accord pathway
  • Dublin Accord pathway
  • Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) pathway

In most situation, if your qualification is not accredited or it is from a non-Accord listed country, you will have to apply under the CDR pathway. Click each link above to identify if your qualification is listed under one of the Accord.

Assessment fees

  • Competency Demonstration Report Assessment Fees
  • Australian Accredited Engineering Qualification Assessment Fees
  • International Accords Qualification Assessment Fees
  • Additional Assessment Services Fees
  • Administrative Fees

Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) assessment fees

MSA Fees 2020 – 2021 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Standard Competency Demonstration Report $795.00 (AUD) $874.50 (AUD)
Competency Demonstration Report +

Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST)

$1,155.00 (AUD) $1,270.50 (AUD)
Competency Demonstration Report +

Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST)

$1,020.00 (AUD) $1,122.00 (AUD)
Competency Demonstration Report +

Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST) +

Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST)

$1,380.00 (AUD) $1,518.00 (AUD)

Australian Accredited Engineering Qualification assessment fees

MSA Fees 2020 – 2021 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Australian Engineering Qualification Assessment $265.00 (AUD) $291.50 (AUD)
Australian Engineering Qualification Assessment +

Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST)

$625.00 (AUD) $687.50 (AUD)
Australian Engineering Qualification Assessment +

Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST)

$490.00 (AUD) $539.00 (AUD)
Australian Engineering Qualification Assessment +

Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST) +

Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST)

$850.00 (AUD) $935.00 (AUD)

International Accords Qualification assessment fees

MSA Fees 2020 – 2021 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment $428.00 (AUD) $470.80 (AUD)
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment +

Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST)

$788.00 (AUD) $866.80 (AUD)
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment +

Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST)

$653.00 (AUD) $718.30 (AUD)
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment +

Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST) +

Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST)

$1,013.00 (AUD) $1,114.30 (AUD)

Additional assessment services fees

MSA Fees 2020 – 2021 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Separate Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment $410.00 (AUD) $451.00 (AUD)
Separate Overseas PhD Assessment $275.00 (AUD) $302.50 (AUD)
Separate Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment +

Overseas PhD Assessment

$635.00 (AUD) $698.50 (AUD)

Administrative fees

MSA Fees 2020 – 2021 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Informal Review $285.00 (AUD) $313.50 (AUD)
Formal Appeal $540.00 (AUD) $594.00 (AUD)
Standard Administration Fee $110.00 (AUD) $121.00 (AUD)
Fast Track Fee $305.00 (AUD) $335.50 (AUD)

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