10 Commandments to Produce a Perfect CDR Report for Engineers Australia

Many engineers who apply for Skilled Migration Visa to Australia are afraid of writing their own Competency Demonstration Report simply because they do not understand its technicalities and fear getting rejected by Engineers Australia. Many candidates lack time to go through EA guidelines carefully and try to use bits and pieces from the CDR sample they get their hands on or examples of Career Episodes and Summary Statements available online – thus, making the biggest mistake one can making while preparing a CDR report for Engineers Australia. Plagiarism in CDR report is a sure-shot way to get it rejected right away. This is the reason why we offer CDR Plagiarism Checking and Removal services too.

Here are the 10 Commandments shared by our best CDR writing experts that can certainly help you win your Australian Visa:

  1. Always begin your Career Episode with an idea of what project you are talking about, and the company or organisation for which you worked at the time. 
  2. Read through the ANZSCO Code of your engineering discipline in detail and cover all (or as many as possible) of the responsibilities or tasks it mentions.
  3. Remember the purpose of submitting a CDR. The EA assessor wants to see what engineering or technical problems you faced and what solutions you came up with. Try to keep the problems relevant to your engineering discipline tasks as mentioned with the ANZSCO codes.
  4. Design components carry high weightage in EA assessment. Try to mention at least two designs you have worked on and mention all the details associated with them.
  5. Keep track of engineering or technical calculations you performed during your project, their results and outcomes, and the process you used for them. Include all these details in your Career Episodes and refer to them in the Summary Statement.
  6. Mention any Standards or Codes you followed, trainings you attended, and software you used. This lends authenticity to your CDR and also shows how you grew as an Engineer.
  7. In the CPD list, mention the meetings you participated in presentations, workshops and seminars you attended. In the Career Episodes, showcase the documentation work or literature review you did or presentations you gave to clients or other stakeholders of the project. This shows how committed you are to your profession.
  8. Any innovations, dealing with other team members and/or clients, and valuing team work and capabilities to lead the team are some of the personality traits EA looks for in a potential Visa 189 candidate. If you can show how much your company saved money because of your negotiations or innovations, EA is bound to give you some brownie points for it.
  9. In one or more of your Career Episodes, do mention how you handled environment, health and safety related ruled and regulations. Any social activity or in-company measures that you undertook to comply with environment or safety-related standards and avoid health-related risks can be mentioned here.
  10. Do not forget to mention your professional achievements at the end of your Career Episodes. These can include the Project Outputs, Recognition you received for your work, and the Goals or Targets you met. 

Remember that EA only looks for facts and details. Do not try to fib when it comes to your CDR report. You must be able to prove any claims that you include in your CDR – even if it is loosely related to it. Also, do not copy from others. Introspect well and you should be able to come up with a winning CDR for EA in due time.

We offer various levels of high-quality CDR services at very reasonable prices. These include writing CDR from scratch using your resume and inputs that you share us through a questionnaire we send you, editing and proofreading your CDR, CDR review service, and checking the plagiarism (as we mentioned above).

WriteCDR has an excellent track-record of winning positive assessments by EA in the first attempt for its clients. To know more about how our experts can help you, you can contact WriteCDR CDR team at [email protected]


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September 18, 2018