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China got Washington Accord
Good news for Chinese Engineers that the Chinese Association for Science and
Technology (CAST) which is the representative body of China became full signatory of
the Washington accord on the 2nd June 2016, So the Chinese Engineers can assess
their Qualification from Engineers Australia without going through the Competency
Demonstration Report (CDR) pathway.
Migration Skills Assessment via the accredited qualifications pathway for Engineers
Australia is applicable for those Chinese Engineers who graduate in 2016 and
later. Chinese Engineering Education Accreditation Association, provides the list of
the accredited courses.
On 2nd of June 2016 at the International Engineering Alliance 2016 Meeting which was
held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, China Association for Science and Technology
(CAST) was officially approved by the Washington Accord (WA) as a provisional
signatory. China is the 18th signatory of Washington Accord. This great success
became possible for China by improving the quality of engineering education, by
enhancing quality of engineering training as per the international standards and by
improving the skills of technical personnel.
International Engineering Alliance (IEA) governing mutual recognition of engineering
qualifications and professional competence, with Six international agreements,
including; the Sydney Accord, the Washington Accord, the Dublin Accord, the
International Professional Engineers Agreement, the APEC Engineer Agreement and
the International Engineering Technologist Agreement. Washington Accord is the most
authoritative, internationalized and systemized. It was signed in 1989 by the
professional engineering groups of the United States, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia
and New Zealand. Washington Accord is an international agreement among bodies
responsible for accrediting engineering degrees. Its objective was to provide
equivalency of engineering education among its members, to improve the quality and
lay the foundation for international mutual recognition of engineering qualifications.
Since 2005, China started its reforms to get engineering accreditation system. Vice
President and Executive Secretary of CAST along his delegation consisting of members
from related institutions in China attended the IEAM 2016 held in Kuala Lumpur and got
this great approval for Chinese Engineers.
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