With more than 115,000 individual members, Engineers Australia is Australia’s peak body for engineers. We are also the Australian government’s approved authority to assess skills and competencies for the engineering profession.
Our work with the Department of Home Affairs, migration agents and other international organisations streamlines the migration process.
Each year we assess the skills of thousands of overseas engineers to help them move forward with their migration goals. We help both fully-qualified engineers and engineering students with skills assessment for temporary or permanent migration.
There are various pathways to migration depending on where you received your engineering qualification, the type of qualification you have and whether it’s accredited. Details about each pathway and a step-by-step guide on how to apply are covered on the migration skills assessment page.
Using a migration agent
You can use a migration agent, legal practitioner or other exempt person to help you prepare and submit your migration skills assessment application.
A migration agent can help you with your Engineers Australia migration skills assessment as well as your visa requirements. Search for a registered migration agent or legal practitioner on the Department of Home Affairs website.
Moving to or studying in Australia
The decision to move to or study in another country is exciting but can also be daunting. As well as finding work and somewhere to live, there’s so much to learn about your new country’s culture and customs. The Australian government produces many resources on its websites to guide you. Below are links to some of these:
- Migration to Australia.
- Skilled occupation list.
- Life in Australia – this downloadable booklet is available in many languages.
- Settling in Australia and Learning English.
- Job Search.
- Australian citizenship.
- Migration Agents Registration Authority.
- Professional Year in Engineering - a comprehensive government-recognised program aimed at international graduates. The program includes classroom training and an industry placement to help you build your network, learn about the expectations of Australian employers and prepare you to work as an engineer in Australia.
Resources for students
Several resources are available to help students looking to study in Australia. These links are to Australian government websites:
- Visa options for studying in Australia.
- Study in Australia portal.
- Support for international students.
- Course search on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for overseas students (CRICOS).
- Tuition protection service.
Each state and territory also has its own information and resources for migrants and students. Be sure to research your options before you make plans.