OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS ASSESSMENT KIT

FOR RECOGNITION OF PERSONS INTENDING TO APPLY FOR SKILLED MIGRATION TO AUSTRALIA WITHIN THE ENGINEERING PROFESSION

SEPTEMBER 2004

www.engineersaustralia.org.au Overseas Qualifications Assessment Education and Assessment Engineers Australia 11 National Circuit BARTON ACT 2600 AUSTRALIA

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CONTENTS
SECTION A Introduction and Background Introduction 1. Assessment for Migration Purposes 2. Occupational Categories in Engineering 3. Pathways to Recognition 4. English Language Requirements 5. Certification of Copies of Documents 6. Steps in the CDR Assessment Process SECTION B Self-Assessment 1. Introduction 2. Determination of an occupational category 3. Australian Engineering Competency Standards 4. Using the Self-Assessment Charts 5. Deciding whether to proceed SECTION C Compiling a Competency Demonstration Report 1. Introduction 2. Steps in preparing a CDR 3. Components of the CDR 4. Assessment of the CDR 5. The Review Process SECTION D Checklist and Dispatch 1. Checklist 2. Fee Payment and Dispatch SECTION E Competency Standards and Self-Assessment Charts Professional Engineer Engineering Technologist Engineering Associate 20 26 32 18 18 12 12 12 16 16 10 10 10 10 10 4 4 4 4 7 7 8

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SECTION A Introduction and Background 3 .

Pathways to Recognition There are two pathways to recognition of your qualifications: a) Through Accredited Engineering Qualifications 2. 1.au Download relevant Application Form a) Accredited Qualifications b) Non-Recognised Qualifications Australian Qualifications all three levels Washington Accord For Professional Engineers Sydney Accord For Engineering Technologists Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) Accreditation Check Re-Submit Yes No Yes No Outcome Outcome SECTION A 4 . community & social issues into account • Solves diverse problems. You should read this kit carefully before proceeding to the Application Forms. or equivalent. Applicants seeking assessment for migration purposes should first get a copy of the latest ‘General Skilled Migration Booklet (6)’ from the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) (www. taking environmental. Engineering Associate Academic qualification is an Australian two year advanced diploma of engineering following twelve years of schooling. or equivalent. 3. b) Through a Competency Demonstration Report (CDR). This section provides you with an introduction to the assessment of qualifications in engineering for migration purposes.gov. The Engineering Associate: • Focuses on specific elements of the system • Works within codes and applies established practices and procedures. Engineering Technologist Academic qualification is an Australian three year engineering technology degree following twelve years of schooling. or equivalent. The various successful pathways to recognition are shown schematically below: Read Information on Website www. Occupational Categories in Engineering Engineers Australia recognises three occupational categories within the engineering team in Australia: • Professional Engineer • Engineering Technologist • Engineering Associate Shown below is a description of the engineering qualifications and the workplace role for each occupational category. Professional Engineer Academic qualification is an Australian four year professional engineering degree following twelve years of schooling. The booklet list occupations and contact details of the relevant assessing authorities. This booklet will help applicants understand the requirements for General Skilled Migration to Australia. The Professional Engineer: • Focuses on overall systems • Develops and applies new engineering practices • Applies leadership & management skills • Pursues engineering opportunities in an holistic way.immi. Further details on the general role descriptions for each occupational category are presented in Section E.org.Introduction This Kit has been developed by Engineers Australia to assist you in preparing your submission for an engineering qualifications assessment.au). Assessment for Migration Purposes Engineers Australia is the designated assessing authority for most engineering occupations. You should first check this booklet to determine that your skilled occupation is listed as being assessed by Engineers Australia as there are some engineering occupations which are assessed elsewhere. The Engineering Technologist: • Focuses on interactions within the system • Modifies and adapts established engineering practices • Advances engineering technology.engineersaustralia.

iei.org.abet. Canada The Canadian Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers www.New Zealand www.org. The Washington Accord applies only to accreditations conducted by the signatories within their respective national or territorial boundaries.org) is an agreement between the engineering accreditation bodies.a) Accredited Qualifications These are accredited Australian engineering qualifications and overseas engineering qualifications that are recognised through formal agreements with engineering accreditation bodies in other countries.org. This is known as the Washington Accord. While Australia is a signatory country it is not listed here.washingtonaccord. Persons who hold Australian engineering qualifications at the Trade or Technician level must not apply to Engineers Australia for assessment. These qualifications are readily recognisable through database listings of accredited programs.co. listed below. Please note that if your Australian qualifications are at the post-graduate level (eg Postgraduate Diploma.org Please Note The Accord only applies to professional engineering degrees accredited and delivered in the signatory countries. Some other countries are currently seeking full membership of the Washington Accord.org.nz The Engineering Council of South Africa www. Master of Engineering.ie The Institution of Professional Engineers. PhD) but your undergraduate engineering qualifications are from overseas you cannot apply using this pathway. Please refer to the website above. • and the other deals with Engineering Technologist programs.engineersaustralia. SECTION A 5 .au). Application forms for these pathways are available from the Engineers Australia website (www.uk United States of America The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology www.ipenz. For overseas qualifications there are two pathways • one deals with undergraduate Professional Engineering programs. Australian Qualifications If you have Australian undergraduate engineering qualifications at the Professional Engineer. to recognise as equivalent the undergraduate professional engineering courses of study which are accredited and delivered in those countries. If you consider your qualifications fall under the Washington Accord you should complete the Washington Accord application form and provide the required documentation and assessment fee. The Accord does not apply to: • Qualifications at lower academic levels or • Postgraduate qualifications in engineering.za South Africa United Kingdom The Engineering Council of the UK www.ca Hong Kong SAR The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers www. Please note that all references to ‘qualifications’ refer to your undergraduate engineering qualifications.ecsa. The following overseas countries are signatories to the Washington Accord. This is known as the Sydney Accord. Details of the relevant assessing authority for these occupations can be found in the General Skilled Migration Booklet available from the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs. If you have Australian engineering qualifications you must apply using the Australian Qualifications application form.hkie.engc. Engineering Technologist or Engineering Associate level you should initially apply using the Australian Qualifications Application Form.hk Ireland New Zealand The Institution of Engineers of Ireland www. Washington Accord The Washington Accord (www.ccpe.

org. Sydney Accord The Sydney Accord is an agreement between the engineering accreditation bodies. b) Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) If your engineering qualifications are not recognised through the agreements listed above you may seek recognition through a competency assessment process. If you wish to seek another engineering occupational classification other than the one specified in your qualifications you will need to submit a CDR. above to initially determine in which occupational category you might apply. The Sydney Accord applies only to accreditations conducted by the signatories within their respective national or territorial boundaries.cctt. If your application under the Sydney Accord is successful the occupational classification given to you will be according to the engineering discipline specified in the program title.ie The Institution of Professions Engineers. If you wish to seek another engineering occupational classification other than the one specified in your qualifications you will need to submit a CDR.co.nz The Engineering Council of South Africa www. The following countries are signatories to the Sydney Accord. You should then turn to the relevant Self-Assessment Chart to see if you can demonstrate the required competency elements.engc.org. If you consider your qualifications fall under the Sydney Accord you should complete the Sydney Accord application form and provide the required documentation and assessment fee. While Australia is a signatory country it is not listed here. Canada The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists www.ipenz. If your qualification is not listed as accredited under the Washington Accord. A CDR Application Form is also available from the Engineers Australia website (www.uk Please Note The Accord only applies to engineering technologist qualifications accredited and delivered in the signatory countries. If this is not the case you should undertake further study and/or workplace activity to develop the required competency elements before making your application. The Accord does not apply to: • Qualifications at lower academic levels or • Postgraduate qualifications in engineering.org.au).ecsa. You should refer to section 2. listed below. you will be invited to submit a Competency Demonstration Report. If you are satisfied that you have demonstrated all of the competency elements you may prepare your submission. you will be invited to submit a Competency Demonstration Report (CDR).za South Africa United Kingdom The Engineering Council of the UK www. Section E of the Overseas Qualifications Assessment Kit provides you with Self-Assessment Charts for each occupational category. SECTION A 6 .Your qualifications will be checked with the relevant Washington Accord accreditation body.hkie.org. to recognise as equivalent the Engineering Technologist programs of study which are accredited and delivered in those countries. If your qualification is not listed as accredited under the Sydney Accord.ca You should first check that your qualification is listed as an accredited Engineering Technologist program with the relevant body before applying. If your application under the Washington Accord is successful the occupational classification given to you will be according to the engineering discipline specified in the program title.engineersaustralia. Section C of the Kit provides detailed instructions on how to prepare your submission. New Zealand www.iei. Your qualifications will be checked with the relevant Sydney Accord accreditation body. The Competency Demonstrations Report (CDR) provides you with the opportunity to establish that your engineering knowledge and competencies are equivalent to those of the appropriate occupational category within the engineering team in Australia. Hong Kong SAR The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers www. The Overseas Qualifications Assessment Kit guides you in determining your occupational category and preparing your CDR submission.hk Ireland New Zealand The Institution of Engineers of Ireland www. If you have Australian qualifications you must apply using the Australian qualifications application form.

listening. And where possible an official stamp indicating the status of the person certifying the document.Certified copies of previously certified copies will not be accepted. • Applicants who have successfully completed a Masters degree or PhD program at an Australian university.4.ielts. Barrister or Judge authorised in Australia or in the country of application A Justice of the Peace authorised in Australia or in the country of application • • • • • • 4. This should be clearly printed or evident in the official stamp. • Applicants who have lodged a migration application prior to 1 July 1999 which is still current. the solicitor must sign each page. Applicants are required to have achieved a minimum of Band 6 in each of the four modules of speaking.The following classes of persons are authorised to certify copies of documents: • A current member of Engineers Australia other than at the grade of student. 2. Such applicants must provide a certified copy of the letter of authority from an Australian Diplomatic Post. Commissioner for Oaths. Please make sure your email and contact addresses are up to date. A staff member of Engineers Australia An officer of an Australian Diplomatic Post A Notary Public authorised in the country of application A Commissioner for Oaths (Declarations) authorised in the country of application A Solicitor.If you employ the services of a legal firm. Please note that the above IELTS exemptions are determined on a case by case basis and Engineers Australia reserves the right to require an IELTS assessment result if it is deemed necessary. It will not be satisfactory for the name of the law firm to appear in lieu of the actual name and signature of the solicitor certifying your documents.org). Collective responsibility implied in the use of “we”. • Applicants who have completed an Australian undergraduate engineering qualification. These applicants should also check the English language requirements for their migration application with DIMIA. (c) (d) (e) 3. Certification of Copies of Documents Many applications for a skills assessment are delayed because documents are not properly certified. The assessors will contact you by letter or email if there are any omissions in regard to certification. English Language Requirements All applicants applying to have their skills assessed by Engineers Australia are required to provide evidence of their English language competency. is not acceptable. Applicants should note the following points concerning certification of documents: 1. The following applicants may be exempt from the requirement to provide an IELTS assessment result: • Applicants who are native English speakers. accompanied by the name of the law firm. Notary Public. Details of locations where IELTS assessments are conducted may be found on the IELTS website (www. 5.Proper certification will appear on each page to be certified. You must provide a properly certified copy of the ORIGINAL document. the address of the person certifying the document the phone number and if possible the email address of the person certifying the document. and should show: (a) (b) the signature of the person certifying the document the name of the person certifying the document. reading and writing in either the general or academic modules of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (www. ie.ielts. Justice of the Peace.org). Please Note You must arrange for an original IELTS Test Report Form to be sent to Engineers Australia directly from the Test Centre. SECTION A 7 . or indicating the name of the law firm. The Membership number must be shown.

Provision of an additional letter will require a Statutory Declaration explaining the reason for the additional letter together with an administration fee of AUD$75.Please Note Assessment of your application will not proceed if you submit copies of documents where the class of person certifying the copy is not one of those listed above or where the requirements stated above are not complied with. You should follow the guidelines in Section C carefully when compiling your CDR. SECTION A 8 .engineersaustralia. If you have appointed a person to act as your agent you must complete the authorisation form. Section D: Checklist of documentation and dispatch This section provides you with a checklist of the required material and dispatch address. Steps in the CDR Assessment Process The following sections in the Kit assist you to undertake the self-assessment and prepare your Competency Demonstration Report. Section B: Self-Assessment This part of the Kit guides you through a self-assessment process. professional development and/or undertake further study to acquire the competencies Yes Prepare Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) Dispatch to Engineers Australia with lodgement fee If there are any deficiencies in your submission you will be notified in writing. Steps in the CDR Assessment Process Read Qualifications Assessment Kit 6. Determine Occupational Category Undertake Preliminary Self-Assessment Decide whether to proceed with CDR Decision No Organise your workplace practice. Section C: Compilation of a Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) This part of the Kit provides you with guidelines for a description of your personal engineering practice and an identification of your engineering competencies. It is the substantial component of your application which provides the basis for Engineers Australia’s assessment of your competencies. The assessment fee is specified on the CDR application form. If the application is successful you will receive a letter of recognition suitable for migration purposes. If you feel you have the necessary competencies you should proceed to Section C of the Kit. You should note however that a positive self-assessment is not a guarantee of success.org. This form may be found on the reverse of the application form or on the website (www. Section E: Self-Assessment Charts These charts allow you to determine your level of competency. This is known as the Competency Demonstration Report or CDR.00. Section F: Application forms You should complete the CDR application form provided. Please Note Only one original letter of recognition will be issued. By undertaking the self-assessment you can determine whether you have the necessary competencies to justify proceeding with your application. The steps in the assessment process are shown below. Your application will be rigorously assessed on the basis of the information and evidence you provide.au) under ‘Overseas Qualifications’.

SECTION B Self-Assessment 9 .

Use the chart to make a self-assessment of your competencies in the occupational category for which you are seeking assessment. You can do this by organising your professional work. Introduction The purpose of this Section is to enable you to determine whether you have the necessary competencies to proceed with your application for a formal CDR assessment. Deciding whether to proceed If you can demonstrate that you have successfully applied all of the specified competencies you should now compile your Competency Demonstration Report (CDR). or by undertaking professional development programs and/or further study so that you acquire those competencies.1. 3. 4. The unit title describes a particular area of performance. Australian Engineering Competency Standards Engineers Australia has developed a set of Australian Engineering Competency Standards for each occupational category. When you feel that you have acquired the competencies at the required level of performance you should undertake another selfassessment to decide whether to proceed with a formal assessment. and the elements are the necessary components or activities which make up that unit of competency. where (eg: the work site). elements and indicators. You should determine your most appropriate occupational category by considering both your engineering qualifications and your workplace role. Using the Self-Assessment Charts Self-Assessment Charts for each of the occupational categories are shown in Section E. and how you applied these competencies. The competency standards for each occupational category are shown in detail in Section E. Further details of the role descriptions can be found in Section E. Note: If you have completed the self-assessment and cannot demonstrate all of the competencies it is recommended that you do not proceed with the preparation of your CDR. Instead you should take steps to develop the necessary competencies. 2. These standards are at the Stage 1 or graduate level. Before proceeding with your self-assessment you will need to determine which occupational category in the engineering team you wish to be assessed against. Determination of an occupational category Re-read the Introduction (Section A Part 2) and familiarise yourself with the specified qualifications and the workplace roles of the occupational categories in the Australian engineering team. If you feel that you have successfully demonstrated these competencies in your engineering practice then make notes in the comments column as to when. Carefully look at each of the three core competencies and their respective elements. Do not submit these with your formal application for assessment. This is the level for entry to practice in the profession. Each element has a set of indicators which describe ways in which the element would typically be demonstrated. Note: these charts are for your personal use only. Competencies are expressed in terms of units. SECTION B 10 . 5.

SECTION C Compiling a Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) 11 .

The CDR must not be bound but presented in loose leaf A4 format. Please Note A submitted CDR which is incomplete when submitted or which does not meet the stated requirements will not be assessed. Applicants must make copies of all documents sent to Engineers Australia. 3. Your CDR will be assessed against the competency standards of the occupational category specified by you. Engineers Australia will not assess your competencies against an occupational category higher than the one you have specified. You should note that the CDR must be all your own work. The report is my own work and is a true representation of my personal competence in written English. I confirm that I understand that members of the engineering team in Australia are required to display a commitment to exercising professional and ethical responsibility in all aspects of their work’. • that such application meets the competency standards of the relevant occupational category in Australia. Components of the CDR: You must first complete the CDR Application Form. You must carefully follow the instructions provided in preparing your CDR. Do not proceed with this section unless you have completed the self-assessment in Section B and believe that you have demonstrated all of the relevant competency elements in your engineering education and/or workplace practice. your full name together with your sworn declaration (shown below). Applicants who request photocopies and return of documents will be charged a AUD$75. Steps in preparing a CDR: The flow chart below shows the steps you need to take in preparing your CDR: Complete Application Form Assemble certified copies of academic testamur(s) and associated academic transcript(s) Prepare Curriculum Vitae Identify Continuing Professional Development Write three Career Episodes Prepare a Summary Statement of evidence for the competency elements Submit all specified documentation to Engineers Australia for assessment 3. Introduction This section deals with the compilation of a Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) describing your engineering practice. Do not present documents in a bound format as they must be dismantled for filing.00 administration fee. Printed Name: Signature: Date: SECTION C 12 .1. You should realise that you are entering into a final assessment. The major assessable features of the CDR are your narratives written in English of three career episodes and a Summary Statement of the competency elements you have claimed. You should.1 Cover Page Your Competency Demonstration Report must have a cover page with a standard passport size photo. type your CDR using a word processor and remember to keep a copy. The purpose of the CDR is to demonstrate: • how you have applied your engineering knowledge and skills. where possible. All submitted material becomes the property of Engineers Australia. 2. Declaration: The following declaration must be signed and presented on the cover page: ‘All statements of fact in this report are true and correct and I have made claims of acquired competencies in good faith.

is not acceptable. Your CV should be no more than three A4 pages.Proper certification will appear on each page to be certified. Where qualifications are not in the English language you must provide copies of both the original language document and a certified translation.If you employ the services of a legal firm. accompanied by the name of the law firm. Justice of the Peace. Barrister or Judge authorised in Australia or in the country of application A Justice of the Peace authorised in Australia or in the country of application 4. the solicitor must sign each page. (e) And where possible an official stamp indicating the status of the person certifying the document. The Membership number must be shown. Please Note Assessment of your application will not proceed if you submit copies of documents where the class of person certifying the copy is not one of those listed above or where the requirements stated above are not complied with.3 Curriculum Vitae (CV) To gain a full perspective of your engineering workplace practice.The following classes of persons are authorised to certify copies of documents: • A current member of Engineers Australia other than at the grade of student. For each qualification you must provide a certified copy of the academic testamur and the academic transcript ( list of subjects studied and results obtained). Please make sure your email and contact addresses are up to date.4 Identification of Continuing Professional Development A brief summary of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) you have undertaken during the three years preceding your application for assessment must be included in your CDR. A staff member of Engineers Australia An officer of an Australian Diplomatic Post A Notary Public authorised in the country of application • • • A Commissioner for Oaths (Declarations) authorised in the country of application A Solicitor. You must provide a properly certified copy of the ORIGINAL document. • • • SECTION C 13 . The name and contact details of the translator must be provided on the English language version. 3. Collective responsibility implied in the use of “we”. or indicating the name of the law firm. Engineers Australia requires a Summary Statement of your employment history from graduation to date. Notary Public. • conferences at which you have delivered papers or attended. Applicants should note the following points concerning certification of documents: 1. It will not be satisfactory for the name of the law firm to appear in lieu of the actual name and signature of the solicitor certifying your documents. 3. For each workplace provide: • organisation name and location including contact details where possible • dates and duration of employment • title of position occupied by you • your defined role (provide a duty statement where available) and/or a brief description of your activities Employer reference letter(s) must be provided if you have relevant work experience. and should show: (a) the signature of the person certifying the document (b) the name of the person certifying the document.Certified copies of previously certified copies will not be accepted. This should be no more than one A4 page. 2. 3. This should be clearly printed or evident in the official stamp. If your current name is not the same as that on your degree documents you must provide evidence of your name change.2 Certified copies of qualifications and academic record(s) You must provide certified true copies of your original degree testamur and any other subsequent engineering qualifications together with their associated academic transcripts. The assessors will contact you by letter or email if there are any omissions in regard to certification. This CPD may take the form of: • short courses you have attended. Commissioner for Oaths. (c) the address of the person certifying the document (d) the phone number and if possible the email address of the person certifying the document.3. ie. Certification of documents: Many applications for a skills assessment are delayed because documents are not properly certified. • formal post-graduate study.

Please Note You must arrange for an original IELTS Test Report Form to be sent to Engineers Australia directly from the Test Centre. Please note that it is not sufficient to merely describe work in which you were involved. This is necessary to construct the Summary Statement.particularly if that contribution was of a novel nature or critical to the implementation of the task/project. The following applicants may be exempt from the requirement to provide an IELTS assessment result: • Applicants who are native English speakers. • a particular engineering problem that you were required to solve. and be identifiable in the assessment. The narrative. not what ‘we did’ or what ‘I was involved in.6 Writing your three career episodes You are required to present a narrative on each of three separate career episodes. Please note that the above IELTS exemptions are determined on a case by case basis and Engineers Australia reserves the right to require an IELTS assessment result if it is deemed necessary. • Applicants who have lodged a migration application prior to 1 July 1999 which is still current. Each narrative must be in your own words (a minimum of 1000 words for each narrative) and must be written in English. will also provide evidence to the assessor of your communication skills. • a project you have worked on or are currently working on. being written in your own words.org). • the name of the organisation. Applicants are required to have achieved a minimum of Band 6 in each of the four modules of speaking. 3. Each narrative should follow the format shown below: a) Introduction This introduces the reader to the narrative and should include such things as: • the chronology .ielts. Remember. This section would be about 50 words.ielts. • a specific position that you occupied or currently occupy. The purpose of this is to assess the nature of the contribution which you may have made to the engineering project or task . reading and writing in either the general or academic modules of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (www. These applicants should also check the English language requirements for their migration application with DIMIA. Please Note Career Episodes must be written in the first person singular clearly indicating your own personal role in the work described. listening.3. • the title of the position occupied by you. Such applicants must provide a certified copy of the letter of authority from an Australian Diplomatic Post. Your own role in the work must be clearly described by you. • the geographical location where the experience was gained.’ The narrative should be written in a spontaneous way and not be artificially constructed around the competencies specified in the charts. • Applicants who have completed an Australian undergraduate engineering qualification. You must number each paragraph in each of your career episodes. Details of locations where IELTS assessments are conducted may be found on the IELTS website (www. It may be: • an engineering task undertaken as part of your educational program.the dates and duration of this career episode.5 International English Language Test Result All applicants applying to have their skills assessed by Engineers Australia are required to provide evidence of their English language competency. • Applicants who have successfully completed a Masters degree or PhD program at an Australian university. Each narrative should emphasise any engineering problems identified and any particular problem solving techniques used by you.org). it is what ‘I did’. A career episode is a documented component of your engineering education and/or work experience which captures a particular period or distinct aspect of your engineering activity. SECTION C 14 .

The required format for the matrix is shown below: Summary Statement of Competencies Claimed Competency How and where element demonstrated eg PE 2. This section would be about 500 . In this section you must describe in detail the actual work performed by you. The Summary Statement must address all competency elements. 3.4. Narrative 3. • the objectives of the project.1000 words. Narrative Summary Statement of competency elements claimed by you indicating how and where applied The Summary Statement must be presented in the form of a table identifying each competency element claimed. c) Personal Workplace Activity This is the body of the narrative and the key assessable component. CE3.100 words.b) Background This sets the scene and provides the context in which you were studying/working. The results of your analysis are reported in the form of a Summary Statement of competency elements claimed. Narrative 2.7 Preparation of the Summary Statement Complete the three narratives then analyse them for the presence of the competency elements of the relevant occupational category. It should include such things as: • the nature of the overall engineering project. d) Summary This section sums up your impressions of the work and your role in it. Paragraph reference in Career Episode Identify relevantparagraph(s) where application of the element is demonstrated eg CE2. This section would be about 200 . CE1. • how the project fared in meeting the goals/requirements.3 A brief description of how achievement of the element is demonstrated and where (the site/situation) the element was applied by you.4. Please Note Do not address the indicators. eg paragraph 4 in Career Episode 2 would be CE2. • how you applied your engineering knowledge and skills. and indicating how and where it was applied. Assessment is made on a holistic basis and it is not expected that every indicator will be met. • how your personal role contributed to the project. The Summary Statement cross-references the relevant set of competency elements with the particular paragraph in your Career Episode where each element occurs. The numbering of the paragraphs in each career episode will allow you to construct the Summary Statement table by identifying the exact location in the narrative where evidence for the particular competency element can be found.500 words.11 SECTION C 15 . • the nature of your particular work area. • how you worked with other team members. The process is represented schematically below: 1. Remember it is your personal engineering competencies that are being assessed. It should include such things as: • your view of the overall project. • the tasks delegated to you and how you went about accomplishing them.your own role must be clearly identified.6. This section should include such things as: • technical details of the work. This section would be about 50 . • any particular technical difficulties/problems you encountered and how you solved them. • a statement of your duties (provide an official duty statement where available). • strategies devised by you including any original or creative design work. • a chart of the organisational structure highlighting your position. It is not sufficient to describe the work performed by a team or group .

Provision of an additional letter will require a Statutory Declaration explaining the reason for the additional letter together with an administration fee of AUD$75. 5. If there are any deficiencies in your submission you will be notified in writing.4. Under Australian Privacy Legislation your permission will be required to forward copies of documents to the Committee. Assessment of the CDR Your CDR will be assessed to determine the presence of the competencies for the relevant occupational category. This letter of recognition will be suitable for migration purposes.00 review fee. When requesting a review your signature will denote your consent to this dissemination of file documents. The Review Process Requests for a review must be in writing under your signature (not by email) and sent to: Overseas Qualifications Assessment Review Education and Assessment Engineers Australia 11 National Circuit BARTON ACT 2600 AUSTRALIA The request for a review must be accompanied by a AUD $200. Applicants seeking a review should understand that all necessary documentation from their file will be photocopied and forwarded to the Review Committee. SECTION C 16 . Please Note Only one original letter of recognition will be issued.00. If it is found that the competencies you have demonstrated meet the Australian Engineering Competency Standards you will be notified in writing specifying the occupational category in which you have been recognised.

Section D Checklist and Dispatch 17 .

1. This fee is not refundable and is subject to change. Completed Application Form Application fee Letter to appoint person to act as agent [where applicable] Original English language test (IELTS) assessment result. CDR. SECTION D 18 . Your competed Application Form. Passport style photo and signed declaration Three Career Episodes Summary Statement of evidence for the competency elements Please note that all submitted material becomes the property of Engineers Australia. Checklist Before you dispatch your CDR you should use this checklist to ensure that you have completed all the necessary steps and provided all the required documents. Do not bind documents. and assessment fee should be sent direct to: Overseas Qualifications Assessment Education and Assessment Engineers Australia 11 National Circuit BARTON ACT 2600 AUSTRALIA Note: CDR assessments may take up to 10 weeks from the date of receipt. Assemble your submission by placing documents in the order shown below. [where applicable] Curriculum Vitae Employer reference letter(s) [must be provided if you have relevant work experience] Continuing Professional Development CDR Cover Page with full name. Please DO NOT contact Engineers Australia within that time frame. 2. You must arrange for this to be forwarded directly to Engineers Australia from the Test Centre. Certified true copies of academic testamur(s) Certified true copies of academic transcript(s) Certified evidence of registration under the relevant licensing authority in the country in which you are practising. Fee payment and dispatch The assessment fee as specified on the Application Form must accompany your CDR. Contact will cause delays to all applicants.

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and for ensuring as far as possible that policy decisions are properly informed by such possibilities and consequences. and all interactions between the technical system and the environment in which it functions. and in devising and updating the Codes and Standards that govern it. One hallmark of a professional is the capacity to break new ground in an informed and responsible way. SECTION E 20 . their integration to form a complete and self-consistent system. environmental and economic outcomes over the lifetime of the product or program. and for managing risk. they are primarily concerned with the advancement of technologies and with the development of new technologies and their applications through innovation. for ensuring that technical and non-technical considerations are properly integrated.PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF ROLE Professional engineers are required to take responsibility for engineering projects and programs in the most farreaching sense. working to optimise social. and ensuring that the engineering contribution is properly integrated into the totality of the undertaking. interacting effectively with the other disciplines. professions and people involved. they may contribute to continual improvement in the practice of engineering. Alternatively. and that costs. creativity and change. business and government. The latter includes understanding the requirements of clients and of society as a whole. They may conduct research concerned with advancing the science of engineering and with developing new engineering principles and technologies. This includes the reliable functioning of all materials and technologies used. and may establish their own companies or move into senior management roles in engineering and related enterprises. risks and limitations are properly understood as the desirable outcomes. Professional engineers have a particular responsibility for ensuring that all aspects of a project are soundly based in theory and fundamental principle. The work of professional engineers is predominantly intellectual in nature. Professional engineers may lead or manage teams appropriate to these activities. Professional engineers are responsible for bringing knowledge to bear from multiple sources to develop solutions to complex problems and issues. Professional engineers are responsible for interpreting technological possibilities to society. In the technical domain. and for understanding clearly how new developments relate to established practice and experience and to other disciplines with which they may interact.

d. achieve a solution. and quantify the significance of the assumptions to the reliability of the solution Ability to investigate a situation or the behaviour of a system and ascertain relevant causes and effects e.1. b. Sound knowledge of mathematics to the level required for fluency in the techniques of analysis and synthesis that are relevant to the broad field of engineering.1 Ability to undertake problem identification. Broad educational background and/or general knowledge necessary to understand the place of engineering in society ENGINEERING ABILITY d. c. and their main properties. physical and conceptual models of situations. particularly computer-based tools and packages. c etc PE1 KNOWLEDGE BASE f. identify the source and nature of the problem and take corrective action e. devices and systems relevant to the broad field and related fields Awareness of current tools for analysis. ability to verify the credibility of results achieved.3 Techniques and resources a. understanding of the relevant techniques and ability to apply them to representative problems and situations to a significant level of technical complexity and challenge Ability to ensure that all aspects of a project or program are soundly based in theory and fundamental principles and to recognise results. critical issues. Ability to develop and construct mathematical. analyse and interpret data and form reliable conclusions Ability to perceive possible sources of error. visualisation. b. systems and devices. to a level that engages with current developments in that area. preferably from first principles. and competence in applying mathematics. formulation. PE1. devise appropriate measurements. and to other disciplines with which they may interact PE1. PE1. calculations or proposals that may be ill-founded. and ability to select appropriate materials and techniques for particular objectives Awareness of current technical and professional practice. synthesis and design. and to potentially related fields Sound basic knowledge of the physical sciences. and understanding of their applicability and shortcomings Ability to characterise materials.PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER STAGE 1: UNITS AND ELEMENTS OF COMPETENCY Units are numbered PE1. science and engineering science to the analysis and solution of representative problems. Elements are numbered PE1. Ability to identify the nature of a technical problem. h. and competence in the use of a representative selection of these Appreciation of the accuracy and limitations of such tools and the assumptions inherent in their use. PE2 PE2. and solution a.2 etc Indicators are denoted by a. c. to a reasonable approximation Proficiency in a substantial range of laboratory procedures in the discipline. make appropriate simplifying assumptions. situations and challenges in those areas Knowledge of materials and resources relevant to the discipline. and information sciences underpinning the broad field of engineering and potentially related fields. eliminate or compensate for them where possible. and the current state of developments in the major technical areas that constitute the discipline Advanced knowledge in at least one area within the discipline. and appreciation of scientific method Strong grasp of the areas of engineering science that support the broad field of engineering Ability to work from first principles in tackling technically challenging problems b. PE1. ability to utilise such models for purposes of analysis and design.2 In-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline a. d. Understanding of how new developments relate to established theory and practice. c. and quantify their significance to the conclusions drawn Ability to construct and test representative components or sub-systems in a laboratory setting PE1. f. PE2 etc. g. b. and strong grasp of principles and practices of laboratory safety Ability to design and conduct experiments. b. life sciences. Knowledge of the major technical areas comprising least one engineering discipline. SECTION E 21 .4 General Knowledge a. simulation.1 Knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals a.

e. that meet the user requirements • seek advice from appropriate sources. check performance of each element and of the system as a whole • check the design solution against the engineering and functional specifications • quantify the engineering tasks required to implement the chosen solution • devise and document tests to verify performance and take any corrective action necessary d. achieve multidisciplinary outcomes. and processes • specify the equipment and operating arrangements needed • ensure integration of all functional elements to form a coherent. integrating technical performance with social. SECTION E 22 . and environmental responsibilities and the need to employ principles of sustainable development a. for purposes of analysis or design. and ensure that the engineering contribution is properly integrated into the total project Appreciation of the nature of risk. imprecise information. process or system into manageable elements. Ability to address issues and problems that have no obvious solution and require originality in analysis Ability to identify the contribution that engineering might make to situations requiring multidisciplinary inputs (see also PE2. including advice on latest applicable technologies • identify and analyse possible design concepts.3) and to recognise the engineering contribution as one element in the total approach g. sustainability and all other factors Ability to comprehend. and justify and defend the selection Understanding of the importance of employing feedback from the commissioning process. users. demonstrating capacity to: • elicit.2 and PE2. and identify any possibilities for further improvement • develop and complete the design or plan using appropriate engineering principles. resources. Ability to select an optimal approach that is deliverable in practice. c. and approaches to developing and maintaining safe and sustainable systems Ability to interact with people in other disciplines and professions to broaden knowledge.4 Proficiency in engineering design a. and from operational performance. and b. Alternatively. holistic approach to incorporate all considerations Understanding of the process of partitioning a problem. design methodology. experience as a member of a team conducting such a major design exercise. b. environmental.2 Understanding of social. economic and political context in which they operate. cost. using engineering methods and standards.c. with the integrity and performance of the overall system as the paramount consideration Ability to conceptualise and define possible alternative engineering approaches and evaluate their advantages and disadvantages in terms of functionality. and propose and agree optimal solution • ensure that the chosen solution maximises functionality. understand and document the required outcomes of a project and define acceptance criteria • the impact of all development and implementation factors including constraints and risks • write functional specifications. PE2. Appreciation of the interactions between technical systems and the social. and appropriate tools and resources to design components. global. self-consistent system. environmental and economic outcomes Ability to utilise a systems-engineering or equivalent disciplined. c. systems or processes to meet specified performance criteria Experience in personally conducting a variety of such designs typical of the engineering discipline Experience in personally conducting a major design exercise to achieve a substantial engineering outcome to professional standards. both of a technical kind and in relation to clients. and wide-ranging and conflicting technical and non-technical factors Understanding of the need to plan and quantify performance over the life-cycle of a project or program. cultural.3 Ability to utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operational performance a. d. PE2. and of re-combining these to form the whole. and the relationships between these factors Appreciation of the imperatives of safety and of sustainability. assess and quantify the risks in each case and devise strategies for their management b. cultural. c. Proficiency in employing technical knowledge. safety and sustainability. d. to effect improvements h. Ability to engage with ill-defined situations and problems involving uncertainty. f. d. the community and the environment PE2.

b. including proficiency in accessing. systematically searching. At least one substantial project should be conducted individually. b. Ability to locate. and receptiveness to change b. to identify opportunities for improvement Ability to apply creative approaches to identify and develop alternative concepts and procedures Awareness of other fields of engineering and technology with which interfaces may develop. Introductory knowledge of the conduct and management of engineering enterprises and of the structure and capabilities of the engineering workforce Appreciation of the commercial.1 Ability to communicate effectively. b. Experience in personally conducting and managing an engineering project to achieve a substantial outcome to professional standards. c. project reports. comprehend and apply new information. and openness to such interactions Propensity to seek out. and ability to demonstrate a key contribution to the team effort and the success of the outcome A Stage 1 graduate should have undertaken and completed two or more construction projects. High level of competence in written and spoken English Ability to make effective oral and written presentations to technical and non-technical audiences b. and at least one as part of a team. briefs. Readiness to challenge engineering practices from technical and non-technical viewpoints. from wide range of sources Readiness to engage in wide-ranging exchanges of ideas. or as a member of a team conducting such a project. e. c. d. Accredited degree programs should provide and require such project work for all students. PE2. d. c. d. SECTION E 23 . analysing and evaluating relevant publications Ability to assess the accuracy. c. proposals. Familiarity with Engineers Australia’s Code of Ethics. e. financial. and technical directions Awareness of document identification and control procedures b. PE3. reports of investigations.5 Ability to conduct an engineering project a. and commitment to them a. and commitment to their tenets Awareness of legislation and statutory requirements relevant to the discipline and field of practice Awareness of standards and codes of practice relevant to the discipline and field of practice PE3 PE3. and marketing aspects of engineering projects and programs and the requirements for successful innovation Ability to assess realistically the scope and dimensions of a project or task. d. c.2 Ability to manage information and documentation a. e. reliability and authenticity of information Ability to produce clear diagrams and engineering sketches Fluency in current computer-based word-processing and graphics packages Ability to maintain a professional journal and records and to produce clear and well-constructed engineering documents such as progress reports.4 Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities. as a starting point for estimating costs and scale of effort required Understanding of the need to incorporate cost considerations throughout the design and execution of a project and to manage within realistic constraints of time and budget General awareness of business principles and appreciation of their significance PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES f.6 Understanding of the business environment a. designs.ability to demonstrate a key contribution to the team effort and the success of the outcome PE2. with the engineering team and with the community at large a.3 Capacity for creativity and innovation a. e. PE3. Understanding of project management techniques and ability to apply them effectively in practice Have produced at least one major report demonstrating mastery of the subject matter and ability to communicate complex material clearly to both technical and lay readers c. catalogue and utilise relevant information. at least one investigative project and at least one major design project. Capacity to hear and comprehend others’ viewpoints as well as convey information Effectiveness in discussion and negotiation and in presenting arguments clearly and concisely Ability to represent engineering issues and the engineering profession to the broader community PE3. and any other compatible codes of ethics relevant to the engineering discipline and field of practice.

in technical and team issues Demonstrate capacity for initiative and leadership while respecting others’ agreed roles b.7 Professional Attitudes a. to supplement it Take charge of own learning and development. develop effective interpersonal and intercultural skills. based on reasoning from first principles and on developing experience b. d. including relations with clients. and build network relationships that value and sustain a team ethic Mentor others. SECTION E 24 . benchmark against appropriate standards. Recognise limits to own knowledge and seek advice.6 Capacity for lifelong learning and professional development a. and accept mentoring from others. e. suppliers and stakeholders as well as professional and technical colleagues Demonstrate intellectual rigour and readiness to tackle new issues in a responsible way Demonstrate a sense of the physical and intellectual dimensions of projects and programs. f. understand the need to critically review and reflect on capability. c. d. c. determine areas for development and undertake appropriate learning programs Commit to the importance of being part of a professional and intellectual community: learning from its knowledge and standards. and related information requirements. PE3. prioritising competing demands to achieve personal and team goals and objectives Earn trust and confidence of colleagues through competent and timely completion of tasks Communicate frequently and effectively with other team members Recognise the value of diversity. as a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member a. invite peer review. b. or undertake research.PE3.5 Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams. and contributing to their maintenance and advancement Improve non-engineering knowledge and skills to assist in achieving engineering outcomes c. Manage own time and processes effectively. Present a professional image in all circumstances. PE3.

2 Ability to manage information and documentation PE3. with the engineering team and with the community at large PE3.2 In-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline PE1. Element PE1 KNOWLEDGE BASE Achieved Your comments (eg notes on when. cultural. and solution PE2.PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER Self-Assessment Chart Note: Do not include this chart with your submission. It is for your personal use only. and commitment to them PE3.3 Techniques and resources PE1. as a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member PE3. formulation.3 Ability to utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operational performance PE2.6 Understanding of the business environment PE3 PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES PE3.5 Ability to conduct an engineering project PE2. and environmental responsibilities and the need to employ principles of sustainable development PE2.5 Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.4 Proficiency in engineering design PE2.7 Professional Attitudes 25 .1 Ability to undertake problem identification.6 Capacity for lifelong learning and professional development PE3.2 Understanding of social. global.1 Knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals PE1.1 Ability to communicate effectively. where and how achieved) PE1.3 Capacity for creativity and innovation PE3.4 Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.4 General Knowledge PE2 ENGINEERING ABILITY PE2.

They are often specialists in the theory and practice of a particular branch of engineering technology or engineering-related technology. Engineering technologists may lead or manage teams appropriate to these activities. but they are not expected to exercise the same breadth of perspective as a professional engineer. and for synthesising overall approaches to complex situations and complex engineering problems. for system integration. their expertise may be at a high level. and so on. Persons may also be recognised as engineering technologists who hold degrees in fields related to engineering. and who have developed expertise and experience in applying their knowledge in conjunction with engineering work. Such certification should be fully acceptable in the public domain and should not require further endorsement by other practitioners perceived to be more highly qualified. agriculture. For this purpose they need a strong understanding of scientific and engineering principles and a well-developed capacity for analysis. renewable energy systems.ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF ROLE Engineering technologists normally operate within a relatively well-defined technical environment. mine management. or testing laboratories. adaptation and management in a variety of contexts. and in its application. complex building services. The work of engineering technologists combines the need for a strong grasp of practical situations and applications. biomedical technology. and many technologists build their career paths in this direction. with the intellectual challenge of keeping abreast of leading-edge developments in their particular field. and undertake a wide range of functions and responsibilities. or with the application of established principles in the development of new practice. Some may establish their own companies or may move into senior management roles in engineering and related enterprises. Some engineering technologist qualifications include an emphasis on technical management as well as a grounding in a particular area of technology. mining. and fully equivalent to that of a professional engineer. The competencies of engineering technologists equip them to approve and certify many technical operations such as calibration and testing regimes. or carry the same wide-ranging responsibilities for stakeholder interactions. employing professional engineers and other specialists where appropriate. compliance with performance-based criteria for fire safety. often in new contexts. and design of components and sub-systems and of installations such as building services in circumstances that do not call for significant new development. Their expertise lies in familiarity with its current state of development and its most recent applications. SECTION E 26 . They may also contribute to the advancement of particular technologies. Examples of such specialisation include product development for manufacturing. Within their specialist field. information technology and software development. optical communications. The work of technologists is most often concerned with applying current and emerging technologies. Examples might be in geology and geotechnics. Technical management is seen as an appropriate field of specialisation in itself. and management and maintenance of processing plants. manufacturing management.

logistic. and quantify their significance to the conclusions drawn Ability to construct and test representative components or sub-systems in a laboratory setting c. to a level that engages with current developments in that area Ability to ensure that applications and extensions of the technology are soundly based in theory and fundamental principles Formal knowledge of the management of technical operations including business. identify the source and nature of the problem and take corrective action Awareness of current technical and professional practice. b.4 General Knowledge a. human resource. e. e. b.ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST STAGE 1: UNITS AND ELEMENTS OF COMPETENCY Units are numbered ET1. devices and systems relevant to the field of specialisation Awareness of relevant current tools for analysis. critical issues. Familiarity with mathematical and physical modelling techniques relevant to the field of specialisation.3 Techniques and resources a. h. and/or of the technologies supporting a particular industry sector Competence in applying mathematics. g. c. devise appropriate measurements. and understanding of their applicability and limitations Ability to characterise materials. product and process development. and managed approaches to innovation ET1. situations and challenges in the technology and its utilisation Knowledge of relevant materials and resources and their main properties. synthesis and design. and competence in their use Appreciation of the accuracy and limitations of such tools and the assumptions inherent in their use. and appreciation of scientific method Strong grasp of the areas of engineering science that support the technology Ability to work from first principles in tackling technically challenging problems in the area of specialisation Appreciation of the future need to apply fundamental knowledge to ongoing developments in the technology and to new technologies relevant to the area of application b. established theory and practice. ET1. Educational background and/or general knowledge necessary to understand the place of engineering and technology in society f. ET2 etc. Knowledge of all aspects of an engineering technology and its major industrial. ET1 KNOWLEDGE BASE h. organisational. and the current state of developments in the technology and its major areas of application Understanding of how new developments in the technology or its areas of application relate to d. c. and/or information sciences underpinning the technology and related technologies. g. ability to utilise these techniques for purposes of analysis and design. financial.2 etc. particularly computer-based tools and packages. ET1. ET1. b.1. SECTION E 27 . d. Sound knowledge of mathematics to the level required for fluency in the techniques of analysis and synthesis that are relevant to a branch of engineering technology and its major areas of application. e. simulation. and ability to select appropriate materials. and strong grasp of principles and practices of laboratory safety Ability to design and conduct relevant experiments. f. and procurement aspects. science and engineering science to the analysis and solution of representative problems.2 In-depth knowledge and understanding of the technology and its applications a. preferably from first principles. commercial and community applications. eliminate or compensate for them where possible. Indicators are denoted by a. Elements are numbered ET1. calculations or proposals that may be ill-founded. i. life sciences. marketing.1 Knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals a. resources and techniques for particular applications Ability to recognise results. and to related technologies Sound basic knowledge of the physical sciences. c etc. Ability to verify the credibility of results achieved. ET1. to a reasonable approximation Proficiency in the range of laboratory and testing procedures relevant to the technology. analyse and interpret data and form reliable conclusions Ability to perceive possible sources of error. d. and to other technical areas with which they may interact Advanced knowledge in at least one area of application of the technology.

understanding its properties. d. • specify the equipment and operating arrangements needed • quantify the engineering tasks needed to implement the design • devise and document tests to verify performance • if appropriate. Experience in personally conducting and completing an engineering project appropriate to the field. b. b. and ability to demonstrate a key contribution to the team effort and the success of the outcome Ability to ensure that all proposals and designs emphasise safety. or the behaviour of a system. and ensure that such interfaces function effectively Ability to adapt the technology to a variety of situations. reliability. ability to identify the nature of a technical problem. Knowledge of the factors likely to be important in particular areas of application of the technology. and achieve a solution Ability to quantify the significance of the assumptions to the reliability of the solution and take further steps if necessary Ability to investigate a situation. ET2. formulation. identification of shortcomings. costeffectiveness. c. and at least one as part of a team. d. and ability to understand and manage them Ability to appreciate and manage the interactions between the technology and other parts of an overall technical system. product quality and value. c. Ability to design equipment or installations utilising the technology Experience in personally conducting a significant design exercise to achieve an engineering outcome to professional standards. ET2.3 Proficiency in design of equipment or installations utilising the technology a. Have produced at least one substantial report demonstrating mastery of the subject matter and ability to communicate complex material clearly ET2. produce technical manual for users of the equipment or installation Alternatively. demonstrating capacity to: • understand and document the required outcomes of a project or program utilising the technology • evaluate and confirm the appropriateness of the proposed use of the technology • develop and complete the design using appropriate engineering principles. processes. and ability to demonstrate a key contribution to the team effort and the success of the outcome A Stage 1 graduate should have undertaken and completed at least one construction project. components. to a high standard. c. experience as a member of a team conducting such a significant design exercise. and solution a. resources.4 Ability to conduct an engineering project a. one investigative project and one design project. At least one of these should be conducted individually. ability to conduct such measurements or tests and accept responsibility for accuracy and validity b.2 Ability to apply and adapt the technology a. and identify any underlying causes relevant to the field of specialisation Ability to recognise problems that have origins outside the area of specialisation and communicate them to an appropriately competent person c. Accredited degree programs should provide and require such project work for all students. or experience as a member of a team conducting and completing such a project. equipment or systems.ET2 ENGINEERING ABILITY ET2.5 Ability to ensure reliable operation a. and where appropriate certification of compliance with standards and codes and/or performance-based criteria Where the technology is itself a medium for measuring or testing materials. maintainability. Thorough understanding of standards and codes of practice relating to the technology and its applications Understanding of the concept and processes of inspection and testing of equipment or installations which utilise the technology. SECTION E 28 . or quantities. define operating interfaces with other technologies. and userfriendliness b. codes and standards ET2. Within the relevant field of specialisation. make appropriate simplifying assumptions. possibilities and limitations Ability to identify and solve effectively a wide variety of practical problems arising from application of the technology in different contexts b. b.1 Ability to undertake problem identification. formulate an approach to its solution.

environmental. Introductory knowledge of the conduct and management of engineering enterprises and of the structure and capabilities of the engineering workforce Appreciation of the commercial. ET3. b. e.3 Capacity for creativity and innovation a. as a starting point for estimating costs and scale of effort required Understanding of the need to incorporate cost considerations throughout the design and execution of a project and to manage within realistic constraints of time and budget General awareness of business principles and appreciation of their significance f.2 Ability to manage information and documentation a. b. cultural. catalogue and utilise relevant information. d.1 Ability to communicate effectively. financial and marketing aspects of engineering projects and programs and the requirements for successful innovation Ability to assess realistically the scope and dimensions of a project or task in the field of specialisation.8 Understanding of the business environment a. reliability. e. analysing and evaluating relevant publications Ability to assess the accuracy. Appreciation of the evolving nature of technology and its applications Capacity to contribute to the advancement of technology and its adaptation to new applications or situations Readiness to apply fundamental knowledge to ongoing developments in technology. Readiness to challenge engineering and technological practices from a technical and nontechnical viewpoint. appreciate the imperative of sustainability. reports of investigations. project reports. c. with the engineering team and with the community at large a. d. and openness to such interactions Propensity to seek information from widest practicable range of sources Readiness to engage in wide-ranging exchanges of ideas. communicate and manage technical risk associated with use of the technology Appreciate the interactions between technical systems and the social. assess. and approaches to developing and maintaining sustainable systems b. designs.7 Capacity to contribute to advancement of technology a. economic and political context in which they operate. Fluency in written and spoken English Ability to make effective oral and written presentations to technical and non-technical audiences Capacity to hear and comprehend others’ viewpoints as well as convey information Effectiveness in discussion and in presenting arguments clearly and concisely Ability to represent engineering issues and the engineering profession to the broader community ET2. including proficiency in accessing. b. b.6 Responsibility as technical expert a. c. Ability to locate. e. e. and to embrace new technologies relevant to the industry sector or field of application b. to identify opportunities for improvement Ability to apply creative approaches to identify and develop alternative solutions Awareness of other fields of engineering and technology with which interfaces may develop. c. and authenticity of information relevant to the field Ability to produce clear diagrams and engineering sketches Fluency in current computer-based word-processing and graphics packages Ability to maintain a professional journal and records and to produce clear and well-constructed engineering documents such as progress reports. Ability to communicate the significance of the technology and its use in a particular context. ET3. and receptiveness to change c. systematically searching. d. d.d. Understanding of fundamental properties and limitations of the technology and ability to identify circumstances that suggest a significant problem ET3 PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES ET3. SECTION E 29 . briefs. proposals. analyse. and technical directions Awareness of document identification and control procedures ET2. c. to other technical and non-technical stakeholders in a project or program Ability to identify. c. ET2.

Understand the need continually to review own strengths. and commitment to them a.7 Professional Attitudes a. and contributing to their maintenance and advancement Improve non-engineering knowledge and skills to assist in achieving engineering outcomes b. prioritising competing demands to achieve personal and team goals and objectives Earn trust and confidence of colleagues through competent and timely completion of tasks Communicate frequently and effectively with other team members Recognise the value of cultural diversity. and build network relationships that value and sustain a team ethic Mentor others. and any other compatible codes of ethics relevant to the technology and its areas of application. b.ET3. Familiarity with Engineers Australia’s Code of Ethics. determine areas for development and undertake appropriate learning programs Commit to the importance of being part of a professional community: learning from its knowledge and standards. develop effective intercultural skills. and accept mentoring from others.4 Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities. in technical and team issues Demonstrate capacity for initiative and leadership while respecting others’ agreed roles b. f.6 Capacity for lifelong learning and professional development a. based on reasoning from first principles and on developing experience b. Present a professional image in all circumstances. to supplement knowledge and experience Take charge of own learning and development. Manage own time and processes effectively. c. d. suppliers and stakeholders as well as professional and technical colleagues Demonstrate intellectual rigour and readiness to tackle new issues in a responsible way Demonstrate a sense of the physical and intellectual dimensions of projects and programs. including relationships with clients. c. d. SECTION E 30 . ET3.5 Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams with the capacity to be a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member a. and related information requirements. or undertake research. c. c. Recognise limits to own knowledge and seek advice. e. ET3. and commitment to their tenets Awareness of legislation and statutory requirements relevant to the technology and its areas of application Familiarity with standards and codes of practice relevant to the technology and its areas of application ET3.

3 Techniques and resources ET1.1 Ability to undertake problem identification. It is for your personal use only.8 Understanding of the business environment ET3 PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES ET3.4 Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.1 Knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals ET1.5 Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams with the capacity to be a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member ET3. Element ET1 KNOWLEDGE BASE Achieved Your comments (eg notes on when.1 Ability to communicate effectively.ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST Self-Assessment Chart Note: Do not include this chart with your submission. and commitment to them ET3.6 Capacity for lifelong learning and professional development ET3. formulation.6 Responsibility as technical expert ET2.2 In-depth knowledge and understanding of the technology and its applications ET1.7 Professional Attitudes 31 .2 Ability to manage information and documentation ET3. with the engineering team and with the community at large ET3. and solution ET2.5 Ability to ensure reliable operation ET2.3 Proficiency in design of equipment or installations utilising the technology ET2.7 Capacity to contribute to advancement of technology ET2.4 General Knowledge ET2 ENGINEERING ABILITY ET2.3 Capacity for creativity and innovation ET3.2 Ability to apply and adapt the technology ET2. where and how achieved) ET1.4 Ability to conduct an engineering project ET2.

employing professional engineers and other specialists where appropriate. Given a good knowledge base. and will be more knowledgeable than a professional engineer or technologist on detailed aspects that can contribute very greatly to safety. They may be expert in installing. information and communications systems. in the operation and maintenance of advanced plant. experienced operators in these areas often develop detailed practical knowledge and experience complementing the broader or more theoretical knowledge of others. for example. associates may build further on this through high levels of training in particular contexts and in relation to particular equipment. and so on. however. Many develop very extensive experience of practical installations. In other instances. They may be expert in selecting equipment and components to meet given specifications. manufacturing or process plant. Engineering associates may lead or manage teams appropriate to these activities. Such certification should be fully acceptable in the public domain and should not require further endorsement by other practitioners perceived to be more highly qualified. Again. laid down in recognised standards and codes of practice. The competencies of engineering associates equip them to certify the quality of engineering work and the condition of equipment and systems in defined circumstances. Associates need a good grounding in engineering science and the principles underlying their field of expertise. and in managing or supervising tradespeople in these activities. electrical and electronic equipment. Equipment-specific or context-specific training in a particular job are not sufficient to guarantee generic competency. to ensure that their knowledge and skills are portable across different applications and situations. and to become expert in their interpretation and application to a wide variety of situations. SECTION E 32 . the use of advanced software to perform detailed design of structures. Other examples might be in the construction of experimental or prototype equipment. and in assembling these to form systems customised to particular projects. Some may establish their own companies or may move into senior management roles in engineering and related enterprises. These might include. associates may develop high levels of expertise in aspects of design and development processes.ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF ROLE Engineering associates focus mainly on practical applications. Engineering associates are often required to be closely familiar with Standards and Codes of Practice. mechanical components and systems. testing and monitoring equipment and systems. Aircraft maintenance is an excellent example. cost or effectiveness in operation.

and specify remedial action f. c. Awareness of current technical and professional practice. EA1. and competence in their use Proficiency in laboratory and testing procedures relevant to the field. c etc.1 Application of standards and codes of practice a. b. Elements are numbered EA1. a. critical issues. e. c. f. and ability to apply this knowledge in normally-encountered situations.3 Techniques and resources a. performance and operating characteristics of plant and equipment used in the field of engineering Ability to apply analytical techniques and knowledge of engineering science to quantify requirements. analyse and interpret data and form reliable conclusions Knowledge of common sources of error and their avoidance: ability to recognise known sources of error.1 Knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals Engineers Australia considers it essential for Engineering Associates to have a level and breadth of fundamental knowledge that ensures portability of their skills across different operating environments. EA1. e. c. Awareness of standard design practices and tools currently used in the field.ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE STAGE 1: UNITS AND ELEMENTS OF COMPETENCY Units are numbered EA1. and to the specification of equipment and materials (where appropriate. conduct relevant measurements and tests. Thorough understanding of the standards and codes of practice relating to the field of engineering and appreciation of their range of applicability Ability and commitment to apply the relevant standards and codes in all work undertaken Ability to inspect engineering work or installations that are subject to recognised standards and codes. and to other technical areas with which they may interact e. and strong grasp of principles and practices of laboratory safety Ability to calibrate and use measuring instruments. eliminate or compensate for them where possible. Ability to select and combine available components to form systems meeting given specifications: • Understand and document the client’s functional requirements • Analyse the functional requirements and develop a performance specification • Confirm that the specification can be met by standard components and equipment in compliance with applicable standards and codes of practice SECTION E b. particularly computerbased tools and packages. awareness of the further scope of relevant engineering sciences Knowledge of the properties of materials commonly used in the field of engineering Analytical skills sufficient to understand and quantify operating situations and to recognise when they may exceed the limits of accepted procedures Appreciation of the future need to apply fundamental knowledge to ongoing developments in the field of engineering and to new technologies relevant to the field EA1. and to solve problems commonly encountered in the field Knowledge in the physical sciences. EA2 etc. EA1. b. detect shortcomings and verify compliance or otherwise.2 etc. and the current state of developments in field of engineering Ability to relate changing practices to existing knowledge and to question apparent departures from established principles Understanding of how new developments in the field of engineering relate to established theory and practice. Indicators are denoted by a.4 General Knowledge a. EA1 KNOWLEDGE BASE d. Knowledge of mathematics sufficient to understand from an analytical viewpoint the physical phenomena relevant to the field of engineering and to the technologies commonly employed. life sciences and information sciences sufficient to understand situations addressed by the field of engineering and the functioning and limitations of relevant plant and equipment Sound basic knowledge of the engineering sciences that support the field of engineering and the technologies employed. and quantify their significance to results and conclusions drawn Ability to construct and test representative components or sub-systems in a laboratory setting b. science and engineering science to the solution of problems and situations routinely encountered in the field of engineering EA2. d.2 Specifying and installing systems a.1. b.2 Knowledge and understanding of engineering and technology a. including software) to perform satisfactorily in particular situations Competence in applying mathematics. EA2 General knowledge necessary to appreciate the place of engineering and technology in society ENGINEERING ABILITY d. EA2. c. 33 . EA1. Sound knowledge and understanding of the functioning. and the functioning and limitations of relevant plant and equipment.

to perform detailed design of components and/or systems Ability to perceive unexpected or inconsistent results of the design process.8 Responsibility as technical expert a. Ability to communicate the significance of a technical issue to other technical and non-technical stakeholders in a project or program Ability to identify. new operational procedures etc: • Understand and document the objectives • Formulate performance measures including functionality. Ability to undertake feasibility studies for prototype development. diagnose faults or incipient faults.1 Ability to communicate effectively. economic and political context in which they operate Appreciate the imperatives of safety and of sustainability. detect and interpret unusual circumstances and bring these to attention Ability to conduct condition monitoring and maintenance programs in accordance with agreed standards and procedures. user impact. supervise installation of the system. and cost-effectiveness • Consult technical and other literature to identify available options • Evaluate options and quantify or rank each against the performance measures • Recommend and justify preferred option • Produce clear and concise report of the investigation. or satisfactory operation Ability to critically observe. verify satisfactory and safe operation according to agreed standards. EA2.• Select. upgrading. assembly and commissioning of engineering work EA2.4 Assessing technical and policy options a. cultural. Fluency in written and spoken English Ability to make clear oral and written presentations to technical and non-technical audiences Capacity to hear and comprehend others’ viewpoints as well as convey information SECTION E b. assess. calibrate test instruments and processes. or construct a prototype system • Conduct all required tests to confirm satisfactory operation • Document operating procedures EA2. c. c. record data. safety. procurement of new equipment. Ability to conduct expert analysis and testing of materials or processes using agreed procedures.6 Operations and maintenance a. and bring persistent problems to attention c. c. Ability to investigate technical malfunctions and their causes. and approaches to developing and maintaining safe and sustainable systems b. and propose and/or undertake remedial action EA2.5 Observation. specify and document the system including all necessary equipment. Ability to supervise and monitor the operation of complex plant. communicate and manage technical risk in area of expertise Appreciate the interactions between technical systems and the social. environmental. extension or replacement of plant or equipment. and provide advice on properties.3 Design procedures a. and propose and/or undertake remedial action EA3.9 Understanding of the business environment a. 34 . maintainability. training requirements. b. Evidence of having applied this training in a situation of responsibility and/or taken responsibility for certifying satisfactory condition or operation Candidates from mainly educational background: b. take corrective action. or deviations from normal performance. b. test and record progress of construction. Introductory knowledge of the conduct and management of engineering enterprises and of the structure and capabilities of the engineering workforce Appreciation of the commercial. Appreciation of the likely need to undertake advanced training in specific equipment or procedures and take responsibility for their condition or operation b. EA2. sustainability. Ability to utilise standard design practices. financial and marketing aspects of engineering projects and programs and the requirements for successful innovation Understanding of the need to incorporate cost considerations throughout the design and execution of a project and to manage within realistic constraints of time and budget General awareness of business principles and appreciation of their significance PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES b. comprehensible to both technical and non-technical readers EA2. d. with the engineering team and with the community at large a. including advanced software or other design aids. d.7 Specific training Candidates whose background has included advanced equipment-specific training: a. EA3 EA2. analysis and testing a. components and software • Where possible. condition.

Manage own time and processes effectively. searching. and any other compatible codes of ethics relevant to the field of engineering. b.2 Ability to manage information and documentation a. and openness to such interactions Propensity to seek information from widest practicable range of sources Readiness to engage in wide-ranging exchanges of ideas. Familiarity with Engineers Australia’s Code of Ethics. b. and contributing to their maintenance and advancement Improve non-engineering knowledge and skills to assist in achieving engineering outcomes EA3. c. and technical directions Awareness of document identification and control procedures b. Ability to locate. d. e. Recognise limits to own knowledge and seek advice. and accept mentoring from others. c. c. EA3.d. c. and related information requirements. and receptiveness to change b. suppliers and stakeholders as well as professional and technical colleagues Demonstrate appreciation of the evolving nature of engineering and technology. develop effective intercultural skills. or undertake research. Present a professional image in all circumstances. analyse.6 Capacity for lifelong learning and professional development a. including relationships with clients. c. d. to identify opportunities for improvement Readiness to apply creative approaches to identify and develop alternative solutions Awareness of other fields of engineering and technology with which interfaces may develop. in technical and team issues Demonstrate capacity for initiative and leadership while respecting others’ agreed roles EA3. b. prioritising competing demands to achieve personal and team goals and objectives Earn trust and confidence of colleagues through competent and timely completion of tasks Communicate continuously and effectively with other team members Recognise the value of cultural diversity. Readiness to challenge engineering and technological practices from a technical and nontechnical viewpoint. d. f. based on reasoning from first principles and on developing experience EA3. as a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member a. reliability and authenticity of information Ability to produce clear diagrams and engineering sketches Fluency in current computer-based word-processing and graphics packages Ability to maintain records and to produce clear engineering documents such as progress reports. SECTION E 35 . Effectiveness in discussion and in presenting arguments clearly and concisely Ability to represent engineering issues and the engineering profession to the broader community EA3. Understand the need continually to review own strengths. e. designs. and commitment to them a. e. and evaluating relevant publications Ability to gauge the accuracy. and to embrace new technologies relevant to the industry sector or field of application Demonstrate a sense of the dimensions and level of challenge of projects and programs. and commitment to their tenets Awareness of legislation and statutory requirements relevant to the field of engineering Familiarity with standards and codes of practice relevant to the field of engineering d.4 Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities. EA3.3 Capacity for creativity and innovation a.7 Professional Attitudes a. b. project reports.5 Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams. f. reports of investigations. c. to supplement knowledge and experience Take charge of own learning and development. e. d. proposals. and build network relationships that value and sustain a team ethic Mentor others. and readiness to tackle new issues in a responsible way Demonstrate readiness to apply fundamental knowledge to ongoing developments in engineering and technology. catalogue and utilise relevant information including proficiency in accessing. determine areas for development and undertake appropriate learning programs Commit to the importance of being part of a professional community: learning from its knowledge and standards.

1 Ability to communicate effectively.3 Design procedures EA2. Element EA1 KNOWLEDGE BASE Achieved Your comments (eg notes on when.ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE Self-Assessment Chart Note: Do not include this chart with your submission. It is for your personal use only.2 Specifying and installing systems EA2. as a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member EA3.4 Assessing technical and policy options EA2. where and how achieved) EA1. analysis and testing EA2.8 Responsibility as technical expert EA2.3 Techniques and resources EA1.6 Capacity for lifelong learning and professional development EA3.7 Specific training EA2.7 Professional Attitudes 36 .4 Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities. with the engineering team and with the community at large EA3.5 Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.5 Observation.3 Capacity for creativity and innovation EA3. and commitment to them EA3.2 Ability to manage information and documentation EA3.1 Application of standards and codes of practice EA2.4 General Knowledge EA2 ENGINEERING ABILITY EA2.1 Knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals EA1.6 Operations and maintenance EA2.9 Understanding of the business environment EA3 PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES EA3.2 Knowledge and understanding of engineering and technology EA1.

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