Skill Assessment

Skilled Migration Assessment 

There are four main occupational categories within the engineering practice in Australia that you an apply for:

  • Professional Engineer

  • Engineer Technologist

  • Engineering Associate

  • Engineering Manager



Professional Engineer

Engineering Professional Category

Engineering Professional Category

Professional Engineers are required to take responsibility for engineering projects and programs in the most far-reaching sense. This includes the reliable functioning of all materials, components, sub-systems and technologies used; their integration to form a complete, sustainable and self-consistent system; and all interactions between the technical system and the context within which it functions. The required academic qualification is an Australian 4 year bachelor degree in engineering at a University following 12 years of schooling or equivalent.

The Professional Engineer:

  • Focuses on overall systems.

  • Pursues engineering opportunities in a holistic way, taking environmental, community & social issues into account

  • Applies systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects

  • Applies systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.

  • Applies established engineering methods to complex engineering problems

  • Applies leadership & management skills



Engineering Technologist

Engineering Technologist Category

Engineering Technologist Category

The required academic qualification is an Australian 3 year bachelor of technology degree in engineering following 12 years of schooling or equivalent. Engineering Technologists normally operate within broadly-defined technical environments, and undertake a wide range of functions and responsibilities. They are often specialists in the theory and practice of a particular branch of engineering technology or engineering-related technology (the technology domain), and specifically in its application.

The Engineer Technologist:   

  • Focuses on interactions within the system

  • Applies established engineering methods, techniques, tools and resources within the technology domain

  • Advances engineering technology



Engineering Associate  

Engineering Associate

Engineering Associate

The required academic qualification is an Australian 2 year Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree in engineering following 12 years of schooling or equivalent. Examples of their roles may include feasibility investigation, scoping, establishing criteria/performance measures, assessing and reporting technical and procedural options; design and development; component, resources and materials sourcing and procurement; construction, prototyping, manufacture, testing, installation, commissioning, service provision and de-commissioning; tools, plant, equipment and facilities acquisition, management, maintenance, calibration and upgrades; operations management; procedures documentation; presentation and reporting; maintenance systems design and management; project and facility management; quality assurance, costing and budget management; document control and quality assurance.

The Engineering Associate:

  • Focuses on specific elements of the system

  • Operates within codes and applies established practices and procedures

  • Provides technical support to construction managers and engineering professionals in research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of machines and equipment, facilities, distribution systems and installations

  • Assists in resource estimation and site inspection

  • Prepares, interprets, inspects and revises drawings, plans, diagrams, designs, maps and charts



Engineering Manager 

Engineer Manager

Engineer Manager

The required academic qualification is generally a bachelor degree or higher in engineering or in an engineering related field following 12 years of schooling or equivalent. Engineering Manager is a high level executive position involving the formulation of engineering strategies, policies and plans and the direction, administration and review of engineering operations for an organization.

The Engineering Manager:

  • Formulates engineering strategies, policies and plans and their direction

  • Administrates and reviews engineering operations for an organisation.

Applicants should note that this occupation is not an engineering occupation, but rather belongs to the Managers ANZSCO group. Consequently, a positive outcome will not allow automatic membership with Engineers Australia.