Engineering Associate

Engineering associate

Engineering associate is one of the occupational categories Engineers can have their skills assessment done with the Engineers Australia for immigration purposes.  Engineering associate category  is Level 2 category and includes the following professions:

  • Building and Engineering Technicians nec (312999)
  • Civil Engineering Draftsperson (312211)
  • Electrical Engineering Draftsperson (312311) including specializations Electronic Engineering Draftsperson (312411)
  • Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson (312511) including specializations Telecommunication Field Engineer (313212)
  • Telecommunications Network Planner (313213) Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist (313214)

Qualifications that Engineering Associate should have are: an Australian 2 year Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree in engineering following 12 years of schooling or comparable education.

The Engineering Associate should carry out the following in their daily work:

  • Focuses on specific elements of the system
  • Operates within codes and applies established practices and procedures
  • Provides technical support to construction managers and engineering professionals in research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of machines and equipment, facilities, distribution systems and installations
  • Assists in resource estimation and site inspection
  • Prepares, interprets, inspects and revises drawings, plans, diagrams, designs, maps and charts.

This information is taken from the MSA booklet (page 5) available to download from migration skills assessment section on Engineers Australia website.  https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/For-Migrants/Migration-Skills-Assessment/MSA-StepByStep-Guide

Engineers who wish to apply as engineering associates should be aware that not all Engineering Associate professions are on Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). This list is renewed usually every year and certain professions are added and removed from this list.  The link to current MLTSSL can be found in the link below.


If you wish to apply for migration skills assessment with EA and wish to involve a specialist to deal with your CDR, please contact us today on cdr@cdrsample.com

We deal with all Engineering categories (Professional Engineers, Engineering Technologists & associates and Engineering Managers) for over 10 years and have a success rate close to 100%.

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