Skilled Migration to Australia

October 13, 2015

Engineers Australia is the designated authority to assess professional qualifications in engineering for the purposes of skilled migration to Australia. If you want to migrate to Australia and require an engineering skills assessment, please do the following:

1. Read the Migration Skills Assessment Booklet

2. Prepare and submit your application.

Information on this page does not apply if:

  • You are an Australian permanent resident or citizen (visit Stage 1 Competency Assessment)

  • You have engineering technician or trade qualifications (visit the Skilled Occupation Listing SOL to find your assessing authority)

Current assessment turnaround time

Regularly updated advice on the dates of applications under current process may be sought by sending a blank email to with the sole word 'Status' in the email subject line. You will receive an automatic response.

Generally, for:

  • Non-accredited qualifications – turnaround is currently about 10 weeks from the date of receipt. Note this time can be highly variable depending on numbers of incoming applications

  • Accredited Australian and Accord qualifications – currently about 6 weeks.

Please do NOT contact Engineers Australia within these timeframes, as it will further delay processing times for all applications.

Under SkillSelect, DIBP specify that an assessment outcome (and IELTS test result) be obtained PRIOR to lodging your Expression of Interest (EoI), but mandate that any assessment letter MUST predate the date of any formal invitation extended. In the event that an applicant does NOT hold an assessment letter at the time of EoI lodgment, then any claim for urgent assessment to meet an anticipated invitation will NOT be entertained.

Application process
I have non-recognised qualifications

The Summary Statement tables below will assist you in preparing your CDR. Choose the one relevant to your occupational category and complete it after you have written your three Career Episodes. Then print your Summary Statement and include it with your application.

  • Summary Statement of Professional Engineer

  • Summary Statement of Engineering Technologist

  • Summary Statement of Engineering Associate

  • Summary Statement of Engineering Manager

  • Refer to Section A and C of the MSA Booklet

I have accredited qualifications 
  • Application for Assessment of Australian Engineering Qualifications

  • Application for Assessment of Professional Engineering Qualifications (Washington Accord)

  • Application for Assessment of Engineering Technologist Qualifications (Sydney Accord)

  • Application for Assessment of Engineering Associate Qualifications (Dublin Accord)

  • Refer to Section A and B of the MSA Booklet

I need an Opinion on my Skilled Employment
  • Refer to Section D of the MSA Booklet












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