Engineers! When you apply for migration skills assessment with the Engineers Australia or with NZQA (IPENZ) it is crucial to choose the right ANZSCO code for your application. First thing you need to do is to check its description. If your engineering experience matches the ANZSCO code description under which you apply, your chances to pass the assessment successfully are high. This link provides information on ANZSCO code for the assessment with the Engineers Australia and NZQA (IPENZ) organizations For example, if you are a Professional Mechanical Engineer, your ANZSCO code would be 233512 and the description could be found in the link above. As a Mechanical Engineer, in your Career Episodes you need to demonstrate an appropriate design experience. Your design experience should include design of mechanical equipment, machines, components etc. and other competencies specified in the ANZSCO code description.In this particular case of Mechanical Engineering, you will need to demonstrate the following competencies: determining materials and equipment, piping, material flows, capacities and layout design preparation of plant / systems. As well, you will need to demonstrate all other relevant competencies as per Engineers Australia booklet in Knowledge and Skill base area and in Professional and Personal attributes area.
If you don’t have enough experience and especially design experience we would advise you to apply under Engineering Technologist occupational category. The ANZSCO code for Engineering Technologist is 233914 and this code is general for all specializations. Engineering Technologist category is less strict in their design requirements comparing to any Professional Engineering specialization and an applicant would be able to pass the assessment with less design experience or experience in his field in general. Engineering Technologist occupational category is currently on Skilled Occupations List (SOL).
If you have mixed experience and are confused about your ANZSCO code selection the best way is to apply under a code that is related to your degree and base one of the Career Episodes on the final year Engineering Project. Other Career Episodes should be based on work experience and you should only select projects that are relevant to the chosen ANZSCO code.If you are still confused about choosing the right ANZSCO code, please contact us on /and we would be glad to help you with your ANZSCO code selection and will assist in your CDR preparation.