CDR Engineers Australia Rejected?

Australia Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) is a report that demonstrates that your skills and knowledge as an engineer meet the Australian standards. Engineers Australia (EA) evaluates your CDR report before deciding whether you fit into the occupational category you are applying for or not, which in turn forms the basis of the approval of your migration to Australia.

Guidelines For Avoiding CDR Engineers Australia Rejected

  • Your CV is the full summary of your engineering knowledge and work experience. It should comprise your employment, in a systematic manner such as – name and location of the organization along with its contact details, dates and durations of work, your job title, and your job liabilities as defined in the appointment letter and a brief description of what you did there.
  • CPD stands for continuing professional development. It means that it includes all that you did to keep up-to-date with the latest development in your field after your undergraduate qualification, and it must be mentioned in a list form.
  • Career episodes must be written in English. The required word length of each career episode is 1000 to 2500 words. It must be noted in the first person and highlight what you did as an individual in particular cases you set out to narrate. The whole format of the career episodes should look like an essay.
  • A summary statement is the combination of all the three career episodes stated by you.

Why are CDR Reports Being Rejected by Engineers Australia (EA)?


  • Career episodes contents are not detailed through a proper paragraph; instead, bullet points are being used by a candidate.
  • Plagiarism content is also one of the key reasons. Candidates often copy-paste contents from CDR samples and published materials.
  • By writing excessive tables, graphs calculations without any proper explanation for them.
  • Explain every contextual theory and engineering calculations that you have mentioned in your CDR project Report.
  • One project details are described in two or all three career episodes.
  • Engineers Australia needs information about your experiences rather than teamwork efforts. Candidates who use “we” instead of “I” face rejection by the EA.
  • EA prefers candidates who write their CDR report in Australian English and with proper format. In the absence of these points, there will be a negative impression or rejection by the EA.
  • Another grave mistake that candidates make is to skip details of the company and objective of the project in which the candidate was a part.
  • You are not writing details about your involvement in providing safety to the environment and your co-workers. It will create a negative caricature of you on the Engineers Australia, and you may face rejection by them.
  • Always proofread your CDR content before submitting it to the EA. Grammatical, spelling mistakes is one of the significant causes for rejection by the EA.