Assessment fees and additional services

Learn about migration skills assessment fees and other paid services.

Engineers Australia provides a professional assessment service to help you to secure a migration visa. Our fees cover the costs associated with this comprehensive assessment of your qualifications.

We also provide additional paid services associated with migration skills assessment including fast-track applications, overseas engineering PhD qualification assessments and reviews of relevant skilled employment.  

Migration skills assessment fees

Our migration skills assessment fees for the 2022 to 2023 period are set out below.

International Accords qualification assessment fees

Item/s Fee excl. GST
AUD
Fee incl. GST
AUD
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord qualification assessment $445 $489.50
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord qualification assessment plus
relevant skilled employment assessment
$820 $902
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord qualification assessment plus
overseas PhD assessment 
$680 $748
Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord qualification assessment plus
relevant skilled employment assessment plus
overseas engineering PhD assessment
$1055 $1160.50

Australian accredited engineering qualification assessment fees

Item/s Fee excl. GST
AUD
Fee incl. GST
AUD
Australian engineering qualification assessment $275 $302.50
Australian engineering qualification assessment plus
relevant skilled employment assessment
$650 $715
Australian engineering qualification assessment plus
overseas engineering PhD assessment
$510 $561
Australian engineering qualification assessment plus
relevant skilled employment assessment plus
overseas engineering PhD assessment
$885 $973.50

Competency demonstration report (CDR) assessment fees

Item/s Fee excl. GST
AUD
Fee incl. GST
AUD
Standard competency demonstration report $825 $907.50
Competency demonstration report plus
relevant skilled employment assessment
$1200 $1320
Competency demonstration report plus
overseas engineering PhD assessment
$1060 $1166
Competency demonstration report plus
relevant skilled employment assessment plus
overseas engineering PhD assessment 
$1435 $1578.50

Additional services

Fast-track applications

Until 30 June 2023 we are offering free fast-track skills assessments for eligible migrant engineers living in Australia.

If you aren't eligible for the free fast-track skills assessment, you can still fast-track your application. 

This option carries a fee but your application can be assigned to an assessor within 20 working days. This doesn’t mean you’ll receive an outcome in this timeframe. The time it takes to process your assessment depends on the quality of the documents you provide and whether we need to ask you for more information.

Before you start your fast-track application read the detailed instructions on the migration skills assessment page.

Once you've lodged your fast-track application, you can login to your account on the EA portal to check the status. Status updates appear throughout the assessment process until finalised. You can also email us to request an update on the status of your fast-track application.

Overseas engineering PhD qualification assessment

We can assess your overseas engineering PhD to determine if it’s equivalent to an Australian engineering PhD for migration purposes. You don’t need this service if you completed your PhD in Australia.

Relevant skilled employment

We can review documentary evidence of your employment. This option is available for all engineering occupation categories except engineering manager, where it’s a mandatory part of the CDR assessment.

Additional services fees

Item/s

Fee excl. GST
AUD

Fee incl. GST
AUD
Fast-track assessment fee (additional to MSA assessment fee) $315 $346.50
Separate relevant skilled employment assessment $425 $467.50
Separate overseas engineering PhD assessment $285 $313.50
Separate relevant skilled employment assessment plus
overseas engineering PhD assessment
$660 $726
Review fee $295 $324.50
Appeal fee $560 $616
Standard administration fee $110 $121.00