Australian government bodies like Engineers Australia (EA) evaluate engineers’ skill set from across the world who wishes to work in Australia. The same is done, along with migration skill assessment tests. Engineers Australia (EA) needs a prospective candidate to submit a Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) report. Only after successfully submitting these Migration Skill Assessment tests can an engineer work in Australia.
Competency Demonstration Report is essential for a candidate to crave the CDR report,
- Three Career Episodes,
- Summary Statement and
- CPD (Continuing Professional Development)
. The Career episodes contain three essays (1000 to 2500 words) to be written in the first person only. The candidates describe through the career episodes the different aspects of their experience as an engineer. But unfortunately, even after all the efforts mentioned above, the results might be far from satisfactory.
Engineers Australia can question a candidate to re-execute a CDR Report, evaluate a candidate for an occupational category lesser than what he was aiming for, or simply discard it- based on certain technicalities that are totally unknown to the candidate. There are many highly disappointed and upset Engineers after post-evaluating their CDR report by EA since they have pegged as “Engineering Associate” or “Engineering Technologist.” The catch is if one is assessed for any occupational category other than one applied for, it may result in losing the opportunity for the candidate to be on the SOL list and may even be called for the immigration interview.
Why Engineers Australia (EA) Give Negative Assessment ?
- Career Episode contents are not detailed through a proper paragraph, instead of bullet points are being used by a candidate.
- Career episodes should be numbered appropriately as 1.1, 2.1, and 3.1 and so on.
- Plagiarized content is another major reason. Candidates are often caught copying content in their CDR projects.
- Excessive use of tables, photos, or diagrams in their CDR Report. The same needed a proper explanation for all such analyses.
- Some candidates also present their projects in only two career episodes.
- Candidates often stress teamwork instead of highlighting the role they have played in the project. EA Simply will not assess the CDR report where the candidate has not properly explained the duties and responsibilities undertaken by them in previous projects.
- Engineers Australia prefers candidates who write their CDR Report in Australian English. So, in the absence of proper formatting of the CDR Report, the assessor may form a negative impression.
- Another Serious mistake made by the engineers is to skip details of the companies they are working for and the project’s objectives in which the candidate was part.
- Spelling and grammatical mistakes are often negated by the candidate as well as poor writing skills will lead to the negative assessment of the candidate’s CDR Project Report by the EA.
- A summary report is a benchmark to the full career story. Hence you should be transparent in showcasing your job-related experiences. If it leads to any such confusion, there could be a negative assessment.