Engineers Australia: Important Changes and Updates – March 2021


Engineers Australia 2021 Updates in Qatar

Engineering occupations are always in demand in Australia and Dream Harbour Global assists Engineers who are residing in Qatar and want to immigrate to Australia from Qatar.

For Australia immigration, the Engineers Australia is the assessing authority of engineering professionals and responsible to conduct skills assessment of applicants to assess their engineering skills.

The Engineers Australia has announced some important changes and updates for Migration Skills Assessment.

In this edition, you will find important changes and updates for Migration Skills Assessment that have happened or are scheduled to happen shortly.

Fee Increase 

Upon approval, a fee increase of around 2% will be applied across all Migration Skills Assessment fees for the financial year 2021/22. Effective from 1st July 2021, the increase is based on a combination of the consumer price index, wage price index and producer price index. The fee schedule will soon be announced on the Fees for Migration Skills Assessment page

English Test Result Validity Update

As of 1st March 2021, Engineers Australia started accepting IELTS, TOEFL iBT and PTE Academic English test results no more than three years later than the test date (compared with the previous cap at two years) at the time of receiving the application.

Documents and Forms Updates

As necessary, EA will update the Migration Skills Assessment documents, forms, and other requirements according to internal and external procedure changes.

Processing times

The current waiting times for Migration Skills Assessment applications are:

  • Accredited Qualifications pathway Assessment: 8 weeks
  • Accredited Qualifications pathway Assessment with Fast Track: 18 working days
  • Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) pathway Assessment: 12 weeks
  • Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) pathway Assessment with Fast Track: 20 working days.

Source: Engineers Australia’s Migration Agents Newsletter


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