Every Engineering Students Should Know About CDR

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Every Engineering Students Should Know About CDR
« on: July 31, 2020, 02:33:57 PM »
Australia is not only the land of golden beaches and happy-go-lucky kangaroos, but also a place where students flock to in hoards in order to receive quality education and a satisfying job thereafter. In fact, according to a survey carried out by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and BAV Consulting (the brand strategy firm of the Y&R Group), Australia ranks number four in the 2017 Best Countries for Education list. This says a lot about the quality of education you can receive from Australian school and universities.

One of the most popular courses in Australia though is engineering. Thousands of students come every year to the country to study engineering in reputed universities such as the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales and the University of Queensland (some of the top institutions for engineering in the country). While getting into colleges entails a straightforward process, getting a job thereafter can be difficult. You will have to prepare something called CDR, which is an acronym for Competency Demonstration Report.

So if engineering is your passion (as well as your qualification of course) and Australia is your dream career destination, then you absolutely need to know about CDR. In this blog, you will find absolutely everything you need to know about this report.

What Is CDR?
While we have already told you that it stands for Competency Demonstration Report, CDR is a lot more than just an acronym. CDR is not applicable for native Australians and is only required if you are an immigrant from a nation, which is not a signatory or a member of the Sydney Accord, the Washington Accord or the Dublin Accord. In essence, this report is a combination of a group of documents that are meant to display your engineering skills as well as your knowledge of the English language. The Institute of Engineers Australia is the one in charge of CDRs.

CDR is mandatory, and if you wish to immigrate to Australia as an engineer, you will have to make sure that your report is in full compliance with the specifications laid down in the Migration Skills Assessment booklet published by the EA or Engineers Australia – the association responsible for the hiring of migrant engineers in the country.

A typical CDR consists of the following documents:

  • The application form CDR
  • A self-signed and attested copy of your report clearly stating that your report has been exclusively written by you
  • Scanned and attested copies of your academic record
  • A copy of your CV
  • CPD listing or Continuing Profession Development listing
  • Your English test results, preferably IELTS
  • Career Episode Reports or CERs – 3 of them
  • A summary of your competencies and abilities based on your CERs
Each of the above documents should be valid and in order, if you want to get through. The failure of submission of even of them can lead to your application being rejected.

The other documents you need to furnish include a recent passport-style photograph, your passport, certificates of your academic degree, official academic transcript as well as English translations of all of these documents in case they are in a different language.

The purpose of the CDR is to ensure that only competent engineers get through Australia as after all a form of assessment of your engineering qualifications. Engineers Australia places a lot of importance on this report, so you have to be careful how you write it out.

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