Engineering Qualifications Assessment for Australia – English Competency
When applying to Engineers Australia for engineering qualification assessment or for an Australian skilled migrant visa you must show you meet the English requirements. In Australia, all engineering business is dome in English.
If you need to do an IELTS test, you must do this before you lodge your assessment application
You can demonstrate English proficiency by:
(a)Â Â Â Â Â Showing you hold an eligible passport from one of the following countries (you will not be required to sit the IELTS test):
- United Kingdom (UK)
- New Zealand
- United States of America (USA)
- Republic of Ireland
(b)Â Â Â Including an IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) Number with your application to show you have a band score of at least six (6) on each of the four (4) components – speaking, reading, listening and writing.
Your test results must be from a test you sat no more than two (2) years before the day of making your application.
The IELTS is a test designed to assess an applicant’s English language ability. It has an academic test and a general training test. For engineering work take the general training test.
IELTS examinations are available worldwide and further information is available on their website.
See: International English Language Testing System
The important points are:
You must do the test before before you make an assessment application.
You must score at least 6.0 in each component of the IELTS general test
And most importantly:
If your IELTS English score is below this, you may find an alternative path to a visa, but it will be practically impossible for you to get an engineering job in Australia.
Do not try and work the system – improve your English to succeed as an engineer migrating to Australia.