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    Dear friends,
    I have got a PR visa and now am finding out info on settling in
    Australia. I have qualified as a Electrical engineer for immigration
    purposes but I understand that I have to get some australian
    qualifications to practise as an engineer. Exactly what are the exams
    I have to pass and where do I lok of rthis info. I am unable to get
    this info from IEAust site or maybe am overlooking it , can someone
    please advice me on this.
    Thanks
    Warren

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    working qual for an electrical eng

    It is not usually compulsory to be a member of IEAust to get work as
    an engineer in Australia, but many employers expect this.

    The information you need is on the IEAust website.

    Jeremy
    On 28 Aug 2003 02:06:15 -0700, [email protected] (Warren) wroteear friends,I have got a PR visa and now am finding out info on settling inAustralia. I have qualified as a Electrical engineer for immigrationpurposes but I understand that I have to get some australianqualifications to practise as an engineer. Exactly what are the examsI have to pass and where do I lok of rthis info. I am unable to getthis info from IEAust site or maybe am overlooking it , can someoneplease advice me on this.ThanksWarren
    This is not intended to be legal advice in any jurisdiction

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      working qual for an electrical eng


      Originally posted by Warren
      Dear friends,
      I have got a PR visa and now am finding out info on settling in
      Australia. I have qualified as a Electrical engineer for immigration
      purposes but I understand that I have to get some australian
      qualifications to practise as an engineer. Exactly what are the exams
      I have to pass and where do I lok of rthis info. I am unable to get
      this info from IEAust site or maybe am overlooking it , can someone
      please advice me on this.
      Thanks
      Warren
      The IEAust site is not very clear on how to become a member, there are
      plenty of links for upgrading or renewing your membership, or how to
      become a certified engineer, but for all this you'll have to become a
      member first...

      On the Membership Homepage on the right side there is one link which
      will lead you to the http://www.ieaust.org.au/membership/res/down-
      loads/IEAGMApp.pdfapplication form. However, the form doesn't
      tell you the fee and I can't find that information right now...



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        working qual for an electrical eng


        If you have a skills assessment from IEAust, you can become a member.
        All forms are there on their website.


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          working qual for an electrical eng

          Warren
          In answer to your questions.

          1. For most purposes, engineering is not a registrable occupation in
          Australia. So there is usually no legal requirement to be a member of
          IEAUST - however, it would be helpful in persuading an employer to
          offer him a job. Plus professional networking, training etc.

          2. The two websites I would visit are the IEAUST website, and NOOSR,
          which has information on skill assessment options for those who
          already have PR (or for Australian citizens who have been trained
          overseas). I think they have a leaflet on engineering.
          http://www.ieaust.org.au
          http://www.detya.gov.au/noosr

          3. He may need to apply to IEAUST, but the process could be different
          as he already has PR and does not need to apply for pre-application
          skill assessment. Perhaps get in touch with IEAUST and ask them?

          4. He should not commit to any particular course of study without
          some advice in writing from IEAUST as to the degree to which it will
          make him suitable for membership.

          Jeremy
          On 29 Aug 2003 10:30:10 -0700, [email protected] (Warren) wrote:Hi Friends,A friend of mine is in a strange situation, 15 years back he graduatedas an electrical engineer and worked in the electrical field for 8years and was a senior electrical engineer when the then blooming ITindustry caught his fancy and he jumped into the IT bandwagon. As aresult he got 7 years of experience in IT and has been succesful ingetting a PR visa as an IT professional.Now considering the dirth of IT jobs in Australia he is anxious toknow how to complement his previous electrical experience andqualifications with some australian qualifications and be eligible forthe Electrical engineer jobs available in OZ.His questions are1. Can he apply for elec engineer jobs in OZ?2.What is the procedure to become a Professional engineer as perAustralian standards.3. Since he already has PR should he again apply to IEAust and go thruthe CDR route since his qualification is not covered by the WashingtonAccord?4. Will doing a Postgraduation in Australia help him get recognised asan electrical engineer?answers to these questions will put a lot of minds at ease. ThanksWarren
          This is not intended to be legal advice in any jurisdiction

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            working qual for an electrical eng

            Thanks Jeremy for your answers, you saved me from losing all my hair.

            Quote
            "1. For most purposes, engineering is not a registrable occupation
            in
            Australia. So there is usually no legal requirement to be a member
            of
            IEAUST - however, it would be helpful in persuading an employer to
            offer him a job. Plus professional networking, training etc."

            With respect to the above answer does it mean that he can start his
            own electrical maintenance/contracting company using his overseas
            qualification as an electrical engineer, ofcourse, after fulfilling
            all other formalities. Is there a site where I can look for
            information on this aspect. Any advice appreciated

            Thanks
            Warren

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            • #7
              working qual for an electrical eng

              That sounds to me more like a tradesman (electrician) role and
              registration would most likely be required.
              Not sure where you would get details but I'd start at the NOOSR
              website again (in respect of tradesmen) and the TRA website.

              Jeremy
              On 30 Aug 2003 07:19:04 -0700, [email protected] (Warren) wrote:Thanks Jeremy for your answers, you saved me from losing all my hair.Quote "1. For most purposes, engineering is not a registrable occupationin Australia. So there is usually no legal requirement to be a memberof IEAUST - however, it would be helpful in persuading an employer to offer him a job. Plus professional networking, training etc."With respect to the above answer does it mean that he can start hisown electrical maintenance/contracting company using his overseasqualification as an electrical engineer, ofcourse, after fulfillingall other formalities. Is there a site where I can look forinformation on this aspect. Any advice appreciatedThanksWarren
              This is not intended to be legal advice in any jurisdiction

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                working qual for an electrical eng


                Warren: If your friend can get skills assessement from IEAust with a CDR
                or under under Washington or Sydney Accord, he can get mebership of
                IEAust. He may like to speak to IEAust for more details about his
                particular situation.


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