Australian subcontinent is increasingly becoming a hot cake in terms of amateur and experienced engineers who are desirous of lucrative and promising opportunity in this ever-growing sector. And with Australian recruiters opening up to international talent, there has been absolutely no stopping to aspirants from across the globe in crossing Australian boundaries.

Engineers Australia is the designated assessing authority for most engineering occupations. 1. Occupational Categories in Engineering Engineers Australia recognises three occupational categories within the engineering practice in Australia:

 Professional Engineer

 Engineering Technologist

 Engineering Associate For migration purposes, the additional category of Engineering Manager is also recognised.

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER 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 (Please refer to Appendix page 31 for more information)

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST The required academic qualification is an Australian 3 year bachelor of technology degree in engineering following 12 years of schooling or equivalent. The Engineering Technologist:  Focuses on interactions within the system  Applies established engineering methods, techniques, tools and resources within the technology domain  Advances engineering technology (Please refer to Appendix page 37 for more information)

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. 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

 

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