Australia is one of the most sought-after destinations for immigrants. The country is becoming part of a greater global landscape when it comes to business and work opportunities.
Being resourcefully rich country in the world, Australia has attracted numerous people who are in search of opportunities. To expand its industries throughout the country, Australia is keen to attract skilled workers in a variety of sectors. Therefore, qualified professionals can expect a wealth of opportunities and some of the best average salaries in the world here.
In recent years, there has been strong demand for professionals with Chemical Engineering skills in Australia. However, according to the University of NSW, Australia’s demand for engineers far exceeds its supply of graduates, which offer professional Chemical Engineers across the world an opportunity to migrate and be a part of this land of opportunities.
If you are keen to move Australia and your profession is Chemical Engineer in accordance with the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) 2331-11, then you are presently in demand by employers in Australi
Chemical Engineer Chemical engineers generally use scientific and engineering principles to research, develop and manufacture chemicals, food, fuels, and a wide range of other products. Their duties include designing and preparing specifications for chemical process systems along with supervising the construction & operation of commercial-scale chemical plants, industrial processing and fabrication of products undergoing physical and chemical changes.
Chemical engineers’ daily activities are extremely diverse and largely depend on the role and the sector in which they work. In general, their duties include the following:
- To prepare the designs for chemical process systems and planning control systems for processes include those used to remove and separate components, test and evaluate fuels, effect chemical changes, transfer heat, and control the storing & handling of solids, liquids and gases.
- To monitor the operation and maintenance of equipment to obtain maximum efficiency under safe operating conditions
- To ensure correct materials and equipment are used and that they comply with specifications
- To diagnose malfunctions in chemical plants and initiating remedial action
- To study product utilization and pollution control problems
- To review plans for new products and submit material selection recommendations in concert with design specifications and factors including strength, weight and cost
- To plan and implement laboratory operations to develop new materials and fabrication procedures for new materials
- To confer with producers of materials like metals, polymers, ceramics, cements and elastomers, during the investigation and evaluation of materials suitable for specific product applications
- To review product failure data and implement laboratory tests to establish or reject possible causes, and finding ways to overcome any problems
Most occupations in the Chemical Engineer unit group (Group 2331) have a level of skill equivalent to a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some cases, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may also be required along with the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Besides, registration or licensing as a Chemical Engineer may also be required in Australia.
Occupations within the Chemical Engineer Group
- 233111 Chemical Engineer
- 233112 Materials Engineer
Note: while a similar occupation might appear in the same Chemical Engineer group, if not particularly listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.
Language Skills Requirement
Aspirants need to have a particular language skill level. Applicant should have
- IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall; or
- TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93); or
- PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall
- Australian Graduate Exceptions apply in some states/territories
- Priority Skilled Lists might apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
- Countries exempt from submitting IELTS include the UK; New Zealand; Canada; US; and Ireland
To receive a positive skills assessment form Engineers Australia, applicants wishing to be assessed as a Chemical Engineer might have to submit a Competency Demonstration Report (CDR).
A Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) is a combination of customized documents required to demonstrate the competency of your engineering and English language skills to the Institution of Engineers Australia. In most cases, engineers interested in migrating to Australia to work there need to provide a full CDR report to Engineers Australia for assessment.
WWICS always advise engineers aim to migrate to Australia to make sure that their CDR reports are in full compliance with Migration Skills Assessment requirements for Engineers Australia. In case an applicant’s Competency Demonstration Report (CDR report) fails to meet all engineering competency assessment elements, his/her CDR application will be suspended (generally for 11 months) leaving him/her with no chance to migrate to Australia until the end of suspension period.
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