Why is CDR Report Required for Engineers to File Work Visa?

People are often found misleading and confuse that why CDR Report is required for Engineers? Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) is needed to get the professional experience of the person verified by MSA Engineers Australia while filing for Permanent Residency Visa under Skilled Migration. CDR Report for engineers is needed to be submitted by only those applicants whose graduation/post-graduation Universities are NOT a signatory of Dublin, Washington or Sydney Accord. According to EA guidelines, there is NO need of the CDR Report if the graduation university was part of either of the accords at the time qualification was obtained by the applicant.

CDR Report for Engineers is submitted to Engineers Australia migration skills assessment authority to verify the qualifications of applicants from Non-accredited universities. On the basis of the CDR Report, Engineers Australia qualifies applicants into 3 categories. Each category has its own cut-off score for receiving the Invitation for filing the Visa application.PR Visa process for the applicants starts by finding their occupation in the skilled occupation list and confirming that their score is at least 60 Immigration Points. Next step is to file the EOI (expression of interest) where the applicant provides all his details to the immigration department. On basis of EOI, the applicant receives the Invitation to file the Visa application within 60 days of receiving the invitation.

All the information regarding the experience & professional expertise has to be provided by the applicant at the time of EOI and once the applicant has received the invitation he cannot edit the information and have to submit the documents for the information provided by him. Therefore, it is imperative to prepare CDR Report for engineers according to EA guidelines and receive its result before filing the EOI. It is important to do so because EA qualifies applicants into 3 categories – Professional Engineer, Engineering Technologist, and Engineering Associate. Professional Engineer being the highest category has lowest cut-off Immigration score for getting the invitation for Visa.