Engineers Australia is designated assessing authority for engineering occupations which features in the various federal and state Skilled Occupation lists of approved by Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Hence, Australian immigration applicants with an engineering occupation must keep track of all important rule changes announced by Engineers Australia.
Latest Engineers Australia announcements
Find below some important updates released by Engineers Australia in last few weeks:
- Skill Assessment Fees updated
Engineers Australia has updated or changed the fees for the Migration Skills Assessment services w.e.f. 1st September 2018. Please refer to the latest fee structure for skill assessment.
- Fast Track Time Frame extended
In view of the high demand request for Fast Track service, Engineers Australia is extending the Fast Track processing time frame with effect from 1st April 2018. The Fast Track applications will be allocated to an assessor for processing within 20 working days from April 1, 2018.
- Rule for Ethical Standard and Plagiarism
The EA has reminded the applicants about the Engineers Australia Code of Ethics, especially, the demonstration of integrity. It asks the applicants to refer to Section C and Section D for further details regarding plagiarism, fraudulent documents and ethical behavior.
Consequences of unethical conduct and plagiarism
If an applicant is found guilty of Career Episodes written by another person or persons, it will be considered as unethical behavior and hence, may result in the serious consequences, listed which includes but not limited to
1) Immediate rejection of the application along with the imposition of a 12-month ban
2) Mandatory reporting of the applicant’s details to the Department of Home Affairs
The information you provide to engineers Australia are checked with different government agencies for verification. The EA also reserves the right to use the software applications to check your submitted content to match it with the published content and with the other submitted applications till date. Supplying the misleading information is taken as the sever breach of ethical conduct.
As per the instructions given by Engineers Australia, the Career Episodes must be based on work conducted personally by you and must be written entirely in your own words. In case you provide the work conducted by others as your own and/or use other people’s words (templates, Career Episodes, online sources etc.) is considered plagiarism and is a violation of Engineers Australia’s code of ethics, which may lead to sever consequences, such as 12 month ban or reporting of your details to the Department of Home Affairs for further investigation and action.
Guidelines given by EA for writing your career episodes
Here are some key instructions for writing your career episodes:
- It is not sufficient to merely describe work in which you were involved.
- Career Episodes must be written in the first person singular clearly indicating your own personal role in the work described.
- Remember, it is what I did, not what we did or what ‘I was involved in’ and describe how you did it.
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