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CDR Sample - anyone used?

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My oh has been told he needs to write a CDR to have his work experience assessed as an Electrical Engineer for EA. Has anyone used the services of the website CDR Sample? They have advised they can write the CDR for you based on a detailed c.v. and by asking some questions.

 

My oh works long hours and 6 day weeks overseas at the moment so he will really struggle to find the time to write the CDR himself. Any advice appreciated!


Skills assess (CDR) 14/10/11, +ve 02/12/11, WA SS submitted 05/12/11, SS granted 06/12/11, 176 applied 08/12/11, WA confirmed to DIAC 09/12/11, CO 19/12/11, PCC uploaded 20/12/11, Meds finalised 22/12/11, Visa granted 22/12/11!!!!!!!!!, Flights booked 8th May 2012:biglaugh:

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Sorry i don't know the answer, just bumping it up so you might get a reply, best of luck

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hi,

 

Just seen your post - did your husband do a CDR??? I have just completed one myself and received a positive outcome.

 

Whats your latest????


CDR Sub. 16.04.11 +ve Outcome 11.08.11 IELTS L8.5/R9/W8.5/S9 VIC SS Sub. 15.10.11 VIC SS App. 21.11.11 176 Sub. 25.04.12 CO 01.05.12 MEDS 09.06.12 PCC's 19.06.12 VISA GRANT 28.06.12 FLIGHTS BOOKED - 02.06.13!!!

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Well done on your positive outcome! My husband has just about finished his CDR and we're hoping to submit it to EA over the next couple of weeks. We're just desperate to get a positive outcome so we can apply for our visa!


Skills assess (CDR) 14/10/11, +ve 02/12/11, WA SS submitted 05/12/11, SS granted 06/12/11, 176 applied 08/12/11, WA confirmed to DIAC 09/12/11, CO 19/12/11, PCC uploaded 20/12/11, Meds finalised 22/12/11, Visa granted 22/12/11!!!!!!!!!, Flights booked 8th May 2012:biglaugh:

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Good luck with your CDR, but you didn't mention whether you used the services of CDR sample website or not.

 

I need to know because I may need to prepare my CDR also.

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I did my CDR for Engineers Australia earlier this year and it took approx 2 months from start to finish during the evenings. If you download the literature from the website for compiling the CDR it guides you through the process but you have to do it your own way and in your own words....I passed without having to produce any further information but had to wait 16 weeks for the assesment period.

 

Its not quite as daunting as it sounds once you get into it! and i believe they will help you to get the result you want, i found they responded to email queries promptly and very helpful over the phone etc

 

good luck


RSMS 119 Visa & Nomination Granted 16th Nov 2011 (Occupation 312511).

Nom certified 12/04/11, Nom submitted 14/06/11, Visa submitted 19/10/11, CO 26/10/11, Meds 07/11/11

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My husband downloaded everything from the EA website and prepared his CDR following the guidelines. We then sent it off to CDR sample for them to review it. We didn't want to risk leaving anything out. They said his career episodes were good but that his summary statement needed a bit more work. They told him that he had not covered each of the competencies full enough. He had only given one example per competency. Chris and Mel, how many competencies did you provide for the summary statement? He's going to update the statement with more examples then we will send it off. It's such a pain that it takes so long!! We're just a bit frustrated as we originally submitted through the Washington Accord as his university degree was mutually recognised. Unfortunately they decided that he was an electronics engineer based on this as although the title was electronics and electrical they decided there wasn't enough electrical components. For the past 6 years he's been working as an electrical engineer - hence the CDR! We've already filled out all the visa forms online and keep refreshing them so they don't expire!

 

Good luck everyone with doing yours. We'll report back when we get an answer (I assume sometime in January!)


Skills assess (CDR) 14/10/11, +ve 02/12/11, WA SS submitted 05/12/11, SS granted 06/12/11, 176 applied 08/12/11, WA confirmed to DIAC 09/12/11, CO 19/12/11, PCC uploaded 20/12/11, Meds finalised 22/12/11, Visa granted 22/12/11!!!!!!!!!, Flights booked 8th May 2012:biglaugh:

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In general i had several examples for the competencies although for a few i only had one. I used the template version from the EA website (pretty shoddy template).

 

For my career episodes i think my word total was quite high and i thought they might pull me on that but when i phoned EA they said dont worry about it as its only a guide. If you do have any concerns i really did find EA very helpful either by email and pariculary by phone.


RSMS 119 Visa & Nomination Granted 16th Nov 2011 (Occupation 312511).

Nom certified 12/04/11, Nom submitted 14/06/11, Visa submitted 19/10/11, CO 26/10/11, Meds 07/11/11

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jacb, I wouldn’t worry about thinking you might have missed something, they don’t just turn around and say you haven’t done enough.....a colleague of mine who emigrated last year was contacted by EA for additional information which they wanted in his assessment regarding his summary statement and Career Episodes. You do get a second bite of the cherry to amend to what they are looking for and as advised by them.


RSMS 119 Visa & Nomination Granted 16th Nov 2011 (Occupation 312511).

Nom certified 12/04/11, Nom submitted 14/06/11, Visa submitted 19/10/11, CO 26/10/11, Meds 07/11/11

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