Selecting your ANZSCO Code

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Choosing the right ANZSCO code for your application with the EA is one of the main steps you need to take when applying for the Migrations Skills Assessment. The main choice to make here is whether you are to apply as a Professional Engineer or as an Engineering Technologist.

ANZSCO code descriptions are given in the following website:

The main difference between Professional Engineer and Engineering Technologist Occupational Categories is that the Professional Engineer in majority of ANZSCO codes should demonstrate a vast and deep design experience in his Career Episodes. The design experience should be major and include all the design stages relevant to his profession. The Career Episodes should cover majority of responsibilities listed in the ANZSCO code description  for immigration.

If an Engineer applies as a professional Engineer but does not demonstrate such profound design experience he might be “downgraded” to an Engineering Technologist occupational category (233914) by the EA or asked to provide more details related to design as a response to his application.

Also Professional Engineers and Engineers Technologists should have a relevant degree – these requirements are described on page 6 of the MSA booklet that you can download from the EA website.

Please pay attention the Engineering Technologist ANZSCO code is a general code and you can apply under it even if your specific profession is not listed within the Engineering Technologist ANZSCO code specializations.

We are in CDR sample provide free advice and guidance to our Clients in case we think that you have chosen the wrong ANZSCO code for your application. We will direct you to the right ANZSCO code so you have a successful application on the first attempt as 99.9% of our Clients do.