The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) is a not-for-profit professional organisation for engineers in the country of New Zealand. It has about 20,000 members who are either engineers or are interested in the field of engineering. People who are interested in New Zealand skilled migration visa have to first get the nod from the IPENZ which serves as an assessment authority to see that the applicants have the required skills or not.
For skilled migration, New Zealand authorities require you to show that you have sufficient ICT content in your tertiary-level qualification (which is possible only if you hold a Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor, Graduate Diploma, or Master’s degree from New Zealand, Australia or one of the Washington Accord member countries.
All the other visa applicants are considered non-ICT professionals who have to demonstrate that they have acquired the required skills and knowledge through their work experience. These non-ICT applicants have to submit a KA02 Knowledge Assessment report in the specified format which includes two work episodes that can showcase that how you’ve acquired the skills and how you’ve applied them in real work conditions.
Types of IPENZ Competence Assessment Reports you can write
Engineers interested in migrating to New Zealand can fill up the KA01 IPENZ competence assessment form if they have graduated from a Washington Accord member country or a university that is considered equivalent to the New Zealand universities.
All the other ICT professionals have to submit the KA02 for New Zealand skill assessment. In this report, one has to mention how their work experience has helped him or her to pick up a range of ICT skills and how he or she applied them in their work area.
IPENZ Migration Skill Assessment Process
IPENZ is now known as Engineering New Zealand. IT professionals who have graduated from countries or universities that are not members of Washington Accord have to submit the KA02 report according to the IPENZ guidelines and the prescribed format.
Here is a quick overview of the process that the organisation follows to assess the eligibility of an applicant for skilled migration:
- New Zealand's skilled migration visa is only for people who are 55 years or younger and possess skills essential for the economic growth of the country. It allows you to live, study and work in the country indefinitely - and include your spouse and children who are 24 or younger in your application. At present, only those people who score 160 points or more in their visa application are considered eligible for this visa.
- In the 'Work Experience' section of your visa, you must show that you are a skilled person. A non-ICT IT professional or engineer has to prove his or her skills through the KA02 form which is a Knowledge Assessment form evaluated by IPENZ (now known as Engineering New Zealand).
- The KA02 form has five steps which are as follows:
- Instructions and Guidance
- Showcase that you are skilled and knowledgeable enough to solve 'complex engineering problems' (as defined in Appendix One of the form).
- Identify your engineering discipline and field (from the list given in Appendix Two)
- The Knowledge Assessment form is designed to capture information that can prove that you match the Washington Accord's knowledge profile.
- Knowledge Profile
- Read all about the Context and performance indicators carefully to be able to provide the evidence of your knowledge level appropriately.
- Provide a brief summary of key aspects of your knowledge of each element of the Knowledge Profile (including how you acquired the skill and how you developed it)
- When you mention education programs or CPD (Continuing Professional Development) programs, focus on the advanced projects you worked on and how you later used those skills to solve real-life problems.
- Make it all about your personal contribution. Write in the first person and use 'I' or 'me' instead of 'we' or 'us'.
- Evidence of Application of Knowledge
- Include 3-4 work episodes or study episodes where you can see how you applied your engineering knowledge to solve the complex engineering problems. You can include how you defined the scope of the problem, the solution or design you developed for it, and the analysis techniques you used. Mention the engineering models you used and how you tested those models.
- If you have limited work experience after graduation, mention the project work you did during your study period.
- To prove that your work or study episodes are genuine, it is a good idea to submit the actual calculations or analyses work you did or reports you prepared during the project.
- Supplementary Evidence
- You need to submit certified copies of your academic transcripts and a summary of your work history (along with samples of specific engineering projects or activities) to IPENZ
- In the KA02 report meant for New Zealand skilled migration, you do not need to list all your CPD activities. Instead, you need to provide the summary of all the activities (even those that go beyond the recent six years) that you undertook to bridge the gap between your qualification and the Washington Accord qualification.
- Payment of Fee
- The Knowledge Assessment fee needs to be paid to IPENZ to start the process.
How can WriteCDR help you with IPENZ skill assessment?
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We are fully aware of the IPENZ guidelines and skill assessment parameters, keep the details of our clients fully confidential and have already written KA02 reports for professionals of 60+ disciplines (include Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering etc).
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