Fast track your assessment

    Have your application assigned to an assessor within 20 working days.

    Why use Fast Track?

    Migration Skills Assessment (MSA) applications can take a long time to process. However, you can fast track your application to be assigned to an assessor within 20 working days.

    Simply select 'Fast Track' when completing your application online.

    Already have an existing MSA application that you want to fast track? Use our online form.

    Application service charter

    MSA pathways

    Applications claiming times: Fast Track 

    Applications claiming times: standard

    Competency Demonstration Report (CDR)

     20 working days 12 weeks

    Accredited Australian qualifications
    Washington Accord qualifications
    Sydney Accord qualifications
    Dublin Accord qualifications

     18 working days  8 weeks


    When considering our service charter, please be aware that:

    • exact waiting times can vary depending on the number of incoming applications
    • waiting times are based on the date of receipt of all required information. 

    Application status updates

    You will be sent an email when the status of your application changes.

    If you would like to know where your application sits in the queue, you can send a blank email to [email protected] 

    You will receive an automated reply that contains the submission date of the applications that we have reached for processing. 

    For example, if you contact us in October and receive a date in August, that means we have processed all applications submitted before that date and all those submitted after it are still to be processed. The time frame between the date you are sent and your application submission date should help provide an indication of where you sit in the queue.

    Christmas and new year shutdown period 2021–2022

    Engineers Australia will shut down from 24 December 2021 to 7 January 2022.

    Applications lodged between 7 December 2021 and 31 January 2022 may experience a service delay. Fast Track applications may take longer than the advertised 20 working days to be claimed but will be addressed first upon our return to work.

    We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and look forward to working closely with you again in the new year.