Writing Stage 2 Competency Assessment

Writing Stage 2 Competency Assessment

by Jack Leo
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As an engineer, it is important to demonstrate your competency to practice in your field. One way to do this is through the Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) assessment process, which is required by Engineers Australia (EA) for engineers seeking to migrate to Australia or seeking professional recognition in their field.

The CDR assessment process is divided into three stages: Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3. In this blog post, we will focus on Stage 2 of the CDR assessment process, which is the writing stage.

What is Stage 2 of the CDR Assessment Process?

The Stage 2 of the CDR assessment process is the writing stage. This is where engineers write a report that demonstrates their competency in their field of engineering. The report is in English and must follow the guidelines set by EA.

The Stage 2 Competency standards are used as the basis of assessment for registration on the National Engineering Register (NER) and Chartered membership of Engineers Australia (CPEng). The Stage 2 Competency Assessment describes the profession’s knowledge and skill foundation. Engineering application abilities, and professional skills, values, and attitudes required to practice independently or unsupervised. The stage 2 competency requirements are similar in that they apply to professional engineers in leadership and management roles, and they orgnaize into four units.

Engineering Competency Claim:

According to your selection of assessment pathways, the number of engineering competency claims (ECCs) lies between 11 to 16. Those engineers who selected ECR (Engineering competency report) pathway have to provide 16 engineering competency claims (ECCs). The presented claims, report, record and resume provide information to Engineers Australia about the engineer’s involvement in the engineering projects. Engineering competency claims are presented with the elements of Stage 2 Competency Assessment Engineers Australia.

Engineering Experience Record (EER):

The Engineering Experience Record (EER) is a 700-word overview of job duties and employment. Preparing the above-mentioned submission items is a time-consuming and difficult task. If you have a strong understanding of the requirements, it can be simple to prepare all submissions.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Report:

CPD is an abbreviation for Continuing Professional Development, and it refers to the learning activities that professionals engage in in order to improve and grow their skills. CPD refers to a professional’s long-term commitment to improving their skills and proficiency.

Updated Resume:

You must upload your most recent Curriculum Vitae/ Resume with your Stage 2 Competency Assessment for chartered membership of Engineers Australia. Include both your most recent work experience and the one you are currently working on. It should be simple and well- written.

What are the Requirements for Stage 2 of the CDR Assessment Process?

The requirements for Stage 2 of the CDR assessment process include:

  1. A Career Episode (CE) report: Engineers are require to write a report that describes a specific engineering project or task that they have completed. The report is in the first person and must be between 2,500 and 3,500 words in length.
  2. A Continuing Professional Development (CPD) report: The Engineers are require to write a report that describes their ongoing professional development activities. The report is in the first person and must be between 500 and 1,000 words in length.
  3. A Summary Statement (SS) report: Engineers write a report that summarises their competency in their field of engineering. The report is in the first person and must be between 1,000 and 1,500 words in length.

How to Write a Successful Stage 2 CDR Report?

  1. Read and understand the EA guidelines: Before you start writing your CDR report, make sure you understand the guidelines set by EA. This will ensure that your report is according to the require format and meets the necessary standards.
  2. Use clear and concise language: The CDR report must be in English, therefore it is important to use clear and concise language to ensure that your report is easy to understand. Avoid using technical jargon and acronyms that may be confusing to the assessors.
  3. Use examples and evidence: To demonstrate your competency, it is important to include examples and evidence of your engineering knowledge and skills in your report. This can include drawings, calculations, and other relevant documents.
  4. Show your development and progression: The CDR report is not only about demonstrating your current competency. But also about showing how you have develop and progress as an engineer. Therefore, it is important to include information about your professional development activities and how they have helped you improve your skills.
  5. Proofread and edit your report: Before submitting your CDR report, make sure you proofread and edit it for grammar and spelling errors. This will help to ensure that your report is professional and of a high standard.

Conclusion

Writing Stage 2 of the CDR assessment process can be a daunting task. But by following the guidelines set by EA and using clear and concise language you can increase chance. Also, by providing examples and evidence, showing your development and progression, and proofreading and editing your report, you can increase your chances of success.

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