What is KA02 Report for New Zealand Skilled Immigration?

The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) is now known as Engineering New Zealand. It is a non-profit professional organisation for engineers, which works to promote the interests and integrity of its members, the profession of engineering, and the industry in general. The organisation serves the voice of ‘engineers’ and advice its members, employers, and government on all matters related to the profession. It also accredits engineering qualifications of New Zealand skilled immigration visa applicants according to the internationally-benchmarked standards (which essentially mean the Washington Accord standards in this case).

For NZ skilled immigration, you’ll need to demonstrate that you have the appropriate competence in your specific area of expertise and that you can work in your field independently. You’ll either have to register as a Chartered Professional Engineer or complete a Knowledge Assessment report.

Chartered Professional Engineers (CPEng) eligibility requirements require you to:

  • Hold an engineering qualification in your domain that is accredited by Washington Accord
  • Meet the assessment requirements to demonstrate that you meet the competency standards,
  • Commit to the CPEng code of conduct and agree to be re-assessed every six years.

Engineers from abroad who do not possess Washington Accord qualifications can apply for New Zealand immigration assessment through the KA02 report (Knowledge Assessment 02 report). This report allows you to demonstrate the required engineering skills and knowledge – which you can prove through narrating Study or Work Episodes where you acquired and applied those skills. You also need to submit some Work Records to show that you actually worked on the complex engineering problems you’ve mentioned in your report.

Common problems Skilled Migration New Zealand applicants face

Engineering New Zealand or IPENZ guidelines are quite clear about what elements you need to include in your KA02 report. However, you need to fully understand what exactly does it mean by the ‘complex engineering problems. WriteCDR has a team of highly qualified engineers who very-well understand the nuances of your specific domain and can offer you assistance in coming up with the Work Episodes that can highlight each element appropriately and adequately.

Language skills are also a big pain for engineers from abroad who want to migrate to New Zealand. Preparing a KA02 report requires good English writing skills. It has to be grammatically correct and be able to demonstrate that you’ve good communication skills. Remember that once a KA02 report gets rejected, there is no use submitting it again for re-assessment. IPENZ is known for its strict rules when it comes to skill assessments.

IPENZ competence assessment process is evidence-based. You need to submit work records, email correspondences, or files to show that you actually worked on the project you’ve written about in your work episode. If you do not have the files with you, you might have to prepare them too. The absence of calculations, charts, and sections that relate to your work episodes may result in the rejection of your KA02 report.

Normally people include 1-4 work episodes in their KA02 report and if you are not aware of what you should focus on or how to highlight your technical skills and knowledge, you may find it difficult to pen the report that can show you in the favourable light.

There is a deadline to submit your KA02 report to IPENZ. Normally, you receive a reminder email three to six months before your assessment date. But if you don’t, you are responsible for enquiring about your submission deadline. Waiting until the last minute to prepare your KA02 report can prove fatal for your visa application.

How can WriteCDR help you in your New Zealand immigration process?

Our team of highly qualified engineers with extensive experience in different domains is fully capable of extracting the right kind of information for you, identifying opportunities to showcase your engineering skills and knowledge, and tailoring a KA02 report that is perfectly in sync with your particular CV or resume.

With their industry experience, it is easier for them to offer you ideas and suggestions on what Study Episodes and Work Episodes you might include in your Knowledge Assessment report.

Our engineers have been offering report writing services to New Zealand migrants for several years – and understand well what the IPENZ assessors look for in a particular report. They can incorporate various elements (of your specific domain) in the work episodes they craft for you exactly where they should be.

Once an engineer prepares the KA02 report for you, it gets checked by another engineer from the same or closely-related domain to ensure that the technologies and other specialties mentioned in your work episodes are congruent with the ANZSCO occupation under which you are applying.

We have a separate team of proficient editors and proofreaders who check the reports for grammatical and spelling errors, make sure that the flow of language is smooth and interesting to read, and that all the IPENZ guidelines are followed correctly.

We also use advanced tools and software to make sure that your report is completely original and 100% plagiarism-free.

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To discuss more about New Zealand immigration and IPENZ skill assessment process, write to us at info@writecdr.com.