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    Dear All,

    The response to my query regarding the benifits of migration of
    Eurpoeans to Oz was overwhelming and very informative. Thanks to all
    those who participated in the discussion.
    A lot of discussion is going on regarding IT jobs . What about other
    Engineering disciplines? Is there any Instrumentation/Automation
    Engineers in this group? What are their prospects in Oz? For overseas
    qualified Engineers, is it mandatory to have a license or
    registeration to work in private/Govt. companies?

    Expecting a hot debate in this subject.

    With regards,
    George.

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    Unfortunately, the job situation does not seem to be very promising for
    engineers in disciplines other than electronics and high-tech.
    Registration and licensing is not mandatory to practice, but IEAust
    membership can look impressive on a resume. Once one gets IEAust skills
    assessment, membership is very easy to come by.


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      On 18 Jul 2003 12:03:24 -0700, [email protected] (migrant) wrote:
      A lot of discussion is going on regarding IT jobs . What about other Engineering disciplines?
      IT is not usually considered an engineering discipline in many
      countries, including Australia and the USA. In the case of Australia,
      IT professionals go through the ACS for their assessment, instead of
      the IEAust.

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        I'm a civil engineer, flyiong to Melbourne on Monday 21 July and
        starting a full time job on Monday 28 July.


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          Originally posted by NJFOZ
          I'm a civil engineer, flyiong to Melbourne on Monday 21 July and starting a full time job on Monday 28 July.




          Did you apply for jobs or was one already lined up through say a company
          transfer? I am asking as we are heading out to Melbourne in Nov and
          hubby is a civil engineer specialising in Railway Structures in the UK.
          We are currently searching for work through the internet.



          Jo


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            Dear Migrant,

            It has to be a prophecy to comment on engineering prospects in Oz. For
            researching engineering job prospects check this link
            http://www.engineercareer.com.au/eng...blic/index.asp from Engineers
            Australia aka IEAust.

            FYI - following letter to the editor was published in the June 2003 issue of
            Engineers Australia:

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            "Attitudes towards migrants

            I refer to "Careers - your questions answered" in the May Issue of Engineers
            Australia, particularly the sentence "Your observation of industry being
            reserved about giving an opportunity to immigrants has a ring of truth about
            it, but this is not in any discriminatory way".

            It is regrettable that this attitude prevails among Australian employers. To
            suggest that this is not discriminatory is like putting one's head in the
            sand. It is discriminatory by stealth.

            While migrants often find it difficult to get employed, foreign nationals
            are being offered senior management positions in organisations when they
            have no local experience. In most cases these people are male and from the
            US or United Kingdom. Some are successful, but some are not, leaving within
            a short period and still getting a huge payout.

            Secondly, what is so great/unique about local experience? It is not "rocket
            science". Migrants goes through all kinds of processes in their homeland
            before approval to migrate is granted. When they arrive, there are more
            tests including an assessment of their skills and qualifications by the
            National office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

            These experiences should be considered as valid exposure to the Australian
            environment. Most Australian engineers would never have experienced a
            similar and at times stressful exercise. Any migrant who has gone through
            these processes and still arrives in Australia is more than capable to do
            the tasks required in employment. Migrants should not be further victimised
            by the "lack of local experience" excuse.

            From personal experience in seeking employment, I fail to understand the
            logic on how experience gained from working in a local supermarket is
            superior to work experience in construction when the job applied for is in
            civil engineering.

            In my opinion, migrants have a lot to offer in terms of work attitude,
            knowledge and skills. I hope that employers "see the light", change their
            attitude and reassess their selection criteria. They should no longer place
            undue and unwarranted emphasis on local experience when dealing with
            applications from migrants.

            There is no gain to Australia if this deplorable practice continues.

            NAME WITHHELD
            Camberwell, Victoria"
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            A follow-up letter from F. Lario of Brisbane in the July issue is worth a
            read.

            BTW, I have no connection with the authors of the letters except for the
            fact that I cannot agree more.

            May Almighty help engineers in their tool's paradise.



            "migrant" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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            Dear All, The response to my query regarding the benifits of migration of Eurpoeans to Oz was overwhelming and very informative. Thanks to all those who participated in the discussion. A lot of discussion is going on regarding IT jobs . What about other Engineering disciplines? Is there any Instrumentation/Automation Engineers in this group? What are their prospects in Oz? For overseas qualified Engineers, is it mandatory to have a license or registeration to work in private/Govt. companies? Expecting a hot debate in this subject. With regards, George.

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