Engineers Australia Skills Assessment Consultancy

Engineers Australia skills assessment authority is the designated body for most engineering occupations.

Have your skills and qualifications assessed by the Engineers Australia Skills Assessment body?

Engineers Australia provides fair and accurate skills assessment services to engineers who wish to migrate to Australia. Engineers Australia is a designated assessing authority for engineering occupations. They utilize expertise to administer impartial assessments appropriate to every applicant.

Engineers Australia promotes a guarantee of excellence for our migration services. They are trusted by the Department of Home Affairs, utilized by engineers around the world and associated with prestigious international accords and organizations.

Fees

Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) assessment fees

MSA Fees 2020 – 2021 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Standard Competency Demonstration Report $795.00 (AUD) $874.50 (AUD)
Competency Demonstration Report +
Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST)
$1,155.00 (AUD) $1,270.50 (AUD)
Competency Demonstration Report +
Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST)
$1,020.00 (AUD) $1,122.00 (AUD)
Competency Demonstration Report +
Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST) +
Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST)
$1,380.00 (AUD) $1,518.00 (AUD)

Australian Accredited Engineering Qualification assessment fees

MSA Fees 2020 – 2021 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Australian Engineering Qualification Assessment $265.00 (AUD) $291.50 (AUD)
Australian Engineering Qualification Assessment +
Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST)
$625.00 (AUD) $687.50 (AUD)
Australian Engineering Qualification Assessment +
Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST)
$490.00 (AUD) $539.00 (AUD)
Australian Engineering Qualification Assessment +
Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST) +
Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST)
$850.00 (AUD) $935.00 (AUD)

International Accords Qualification assessment fees

MSA Fees 2020 – 2021 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment $428.00 (AUD) $470.80 (AUD)
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment +
Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST)
$788.00 (AUD) $866.80 (AUD)
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment +
Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST)
$653.00 (AUD) $718.30 (AUD)
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment +
Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST) +
Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST)
$1,013.00 (AUD) $1,114.30 (AUD)

Additional assessment services fees

MSA Fees 2020 – 2021 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Separate Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment $410.00 (AUD) $451.00 (AUD)
Separate Overseas PhD Assessment $275.00 (AUD) $302.50 (AUD)
Separate Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment +
Overseas PhD Assessment
$635.00 (AUD) $698.50 (AUD)

Administrative fees

MSA Fees 2020 – 2021 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Informal Review $285.00 (AUD) $313.50 (AUD)
Formal Appeal $540.00 (AUD) $594.00 (AUD)
Standard Administration Fee $110.00 (AUD) $121.00 (AUD)
Fast Track Fee $305.00 (AUD) $335.50 (AUD)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I want to apply for my Migration Skills Assessment. What should I do?

The first step is to choose your assessment pathway. Please read the instructions regarding an online application.

You can then login to myPortal and start lodging your application.

Do I need to provide evidence of my English language competency?

Yes, all applicants applying to have their skills assessed by Engineers Australia are required to provide evidence of their English Language competency.

Which English test results can I provide as part of my skills assessment?

IELTSTM, TOEFL iBT® and PTE ACADEMIC are the three test results we currently accept.

Please note: TOEFL PBT and Cambridge English test are currently not accepted.

For PTE, you must send your PTE Academic score through Pearson’s online secure portal to “Engineers Australia” so that we can verify your result. Please refer to Pearson’s website for detailed instructions on how to do it.

What are the accepted scores for my English competency test?

The following table indicates the minimum required scores for each module:

IELTS TOEFL iBT® PTE ACADEMIC™
Listening 6 12 50
Reading 6 13 50
Writing 6 21 50
Speaking 6 18 50

Does Engineers Australia accept combined test results?

We may, on a case by case basis, accept multiple test results, provided that all the tests results are valid at the time of submission of the application, and the required score is reached for each module at least once.

We may accept a combination of multiple TOEFL iBT® or multiple IELTS, but NOT a mixed combination of the two different tests.

For Example:

Providing both test results below would be satisfactory, as long as both tests are valid at the time of submission.

Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Test 1 13 15 19 20
Test 2 10 14 22 20

How long is my English test result valid for?

Your English test result needs to be no more than two years old on the day we receive your application.

I have limited engineering experience. Can I still apply for an assessment of my Engineering qualification?

Yes, you can still apply. Please note that Work Experience is not a mandatory requirement. It is possible for you to demonstrate your competencies by referring to your undergraduate engineering qualification and the project/work experience elements of your academic study.

Note that you must provide an employer reference letter if you have relevant experience of twelve months or more, or if the work experience provides a basis for a Career Episode.

I am not sure whether my qualification is accredited or not. What do I need to do?

Please refer to the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) website Qualification Checker to make sure your qualification is accredited through the representative body of the signatory country.

Please note it is your responsibility to make sure your qualification is indeed an accredited program before you apply through the Accredited Qualifications pathway. No refund will be provided if your qualification has later been assessed as not accredited.

What does “Fast Track” visa mean?

If you chose our “Fast Track” service, your application will be expedited and will be assigned to an assessor within the Fast Track timeframe as advertised on our website.

The current processing time for a Migration Skills Assessment can be found here. You will be able to select the Fast Track service option at the time of your application lodgement or you may submit your Fast Track service request online after the lodgement.

The time frame for receiving an outcome, however, depends solely on the quality of the lodged application. This means that if the application is completely decision ready, it can be finalised within a few days of being assigned to a case officer. However, if the assessor requires additional documentation, then it is up to you to provide the additional documentation as swiftly as possible. Returning applications are assigned directly to the assessor and do not go into the queue again.

Engineers Australia is not responsible for the length of time to finalise assessments as a result of incorrect or incomplete applications.

What if I have different spelling of my names on different documents?

Generally, Engineers Australia will consider the name appearing on the passport as your official name.

If there are discrepancies in your name across the different documents, or if you are using different spellings of your names, you need to provide official name change documents, which may include: Marriage Certificate, a Gazette Publication, and an Official Letter/Certificate issued by Registry.

Please note that a Statutory Declaration or Affidavit will not be accepted as an official name change document.

Can a migration agent create an EA ID on my behalf?

If you already have an EA ID number, a CID number or a membership number you must provide it to your agent. If you do not yet have a number, your agent will be able to create one for you.

Can I add additional services (e.g. Work Experience assessment or a PhD assessment) to an already initiated or lodged application?

If you intend to add the additional services to an initiated but not yet submitted application, you need to cancel the un-submitted application by pressing cancel and start a new application. At the beginning of any new application, you can select the type of service you require and can add additional services to your new application at this point.

Note that you cannot add additional services to a submitted application. However, along with receiving a positive outcome for your submitted application, a link will be provided on the status bar of your myPortal where you can lodge a secondary application and request the additional services. (Refer to the relevant User Guides)

Can I add documents to my application after I have submitted and paid for it?

You will not be able to add documents after the application has been submitted. If you wish to send us important information before your application reaches an assessor, you may email your request. Your email will be attached to your application for your assessor’s attention.

Can I cancel my application and get a refund?

If your application status is “Awaiting Assessment” and you believe that the application was submitted incorrectly, you may send an email to member services requesting to cancel your application. However, we will require you to submit and pay for the correct application before a refund can be arranged for the cancelled application.

Please note your application processing time will reset when a new application is submitted.

How can I change my nominated ANZSCO occupation after my online submission?

By sending Email to Engineers Australia members Services

What if my assessor needs more documents?

Firstly, please make sure you have provided all the requested documents listed on our MSA Booklet in your application. A decision will be made based on the provided information and documents. There may be no further correspondence if there are any shortcomings.

In the case of your assessor needing more information or documents, a request for additional information will be sent to you through MyPortal, which allows one month for you to address the shortcomings. You will find the details of your assessor’s requests by clicking on “Provide Additional Information” and provide the additional information and documents accordingly. A decision on your application will be made, based on all the information and documents submitted, including the additional information and documents.

My assessor has requested additional information. I did not provide the documentation, and now if I log into MyPortal I can no longer see the request. What can I do?

In the case of receiving a Request for Further Information, you will have one month to address the shortcomings. The request will expire after one month and your application will return to the assessor, which means no further documents can be submitted. Failure to provide the requested information within the specified time frame may result in your application being completed as unsuccessful.

My assessor has requested additional information. I will not be able to provide it by the date indicated in the notification I received. What can I do?

Please Think Higher Migration Consultant. Explain your situation. Applicants who have genuine difficulties in providing the documents within the required timeframe may be granted an extension

What if I am not happy with the outcome of my assessment?

You can apply for a review of your application. Relevant forms and fees are available from our website. During a review, your application will be reviewed by an independent assessor and you will be notified about the result of your review through email. A review may take up to eight weeks. A review can only be requested within three months of receiving the original assessment outcome.

What if I am not happy with the outcome of my review?

If you are still not happy with the results of your review, you can seek an Appeal. Relevant forms and fees are available from our website.

An application for an appeal may only be submitted after a Review outcome is received. Please note that if you submit your Appeal without prior Review, the Appeal fee may be forfeit.

During an Appeal, your application will be reviewed by an Independent Review Panel of Professional Engineers.

You will be notified of the results of your appeal through email. An appeal may take approximately nine months at this stage. An appeal can only be requested within six months of receiving the original assessment outcome.

Please note the outcome of the Appeal is FINAL in the review process.

Fees

Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) assessment fees

MSA Fees 2020 – 2021 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Standard Competency Demonstration Report $795.00 (AUD) $874.50 (AUD)
Competency Demonstration Report +
Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST)
$1,155.00 (AUD) $1,270.50 (AUD)
Competency Demonstration Report +
Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST)
$1,020.00 (AUD) $1,122.00 (AUD)
Competency Demonstration Report +
Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST) +
Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST)
$1,380.00 (AUD) $1,518.00 (AUD)

Australian Accredited Engineering Qualification assessment fees

MSA Fees 2020 – 2021 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Australian Engineering Qualification Assessment $265.00 (AUD) $291.50 (AUD)
Australian Engineering Qualification Assessment +
Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST)
$625.00 (AUD) $687.50 (AUD)
Australian Engineering Qualification Assessment +
Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST)
$490.00 (AUD) $539.00 (AUD)
Australian Engineering Qualification Assessment +
Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST) +
Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST)
$850.00 (AUD) $935.00 (AUD)

International Accords Qualification assessment fees

MSA Fees 2020 – 2021 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment $428.00 (AUD) $470.80 (AUD)
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment +
Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST)
$788.00 (AUD) $866.80 (AUD)
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment +
Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST)
$653.00 (AUD) $718.30 (AUD)
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord Qualification Assessment +
Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (+$360 Excl. GST) +
Overseas PhD Assessment (+$225 Excl. GST)
$1,013.00 (AUD) $1,114.30 (AUD)

Additional assessment services fees

MSA Fees 2020 – 2021 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Separate Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment $410.00 (AUD) $451.00 (AUD)
Separate Overseas PhD Assessment $275.00 (AUD) $302.50 (AUD)
Separate Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment +
Overseas PhD Assessment
$635.00 (AUD) $698.50 (AUD)

Administrative fees

MSA Fees 2020 – 2021 Fee Excl. GST Fee Incl. GST
Informal Review $285.00 (AUD) $313.50 (AUD)
Formal Appeal $540.00 (AUD) $594.00 (AUD)
Standard Administration Fee $110.00 (AUD) $121.00 (AUD)
Fast Track Fee $305.00 (AUD) $335.50 (AUD)

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