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Chemical Engineer (ANZSCO 233111)

Design and prepare specifications for chemical process systems and the construction and operation of commercial-scale chemical plants, supervise industrial processing and fabrication of products undergoing physical and chemical change, and investigate the properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and other materials and assess and develop their engineering and commercial applications.

Tasks Include

  • preparing designs for chemical process systems and planning control systems for processes such as those used to remove and separate components, effect chemical changes, test and evaluate fuels, transfer heat, and control the storing and handling of solids, liquids and gases
  • monitoring the operation and maintenance of equipment to achieve maximum efficiency under safe operating conditions
  • ensuring correct materials and equipment are used and that they conform to specifications
  • diagnosing malfunctions in chemical plants and instituting remedial action
  • studying product utilisation and pollution control problems
  • reviewing plans for new products and submitting material selection recommendations in accordance with design specifications and factors such as strength, weight and cost
  • planning and implementing laboratory operations to develop new materials and fabrication procedures for new materials to fulfil production cost and performance standards
  • conferring with producers of materials, such as metals, ceramics, polymers, cements and elastomers, during the investigation and evaluation of materials suitable for specific product applications
  • reviewing product failure data and implementing laboratory tests to establish or reject possible causes, and advising on ways to overcome any problems

Skill Level: 1

Occupation List: MLTSSL

Your Potential Pathways to Permanent Residency

189 Independent

190 State491 State491 Family186 Direct494 SESR482 TSS407 Training485 Graduate


Education Requirement

It is important to select a course that will enable you to become a Chemical Engineer.

Education Average Cost per year (AUD)Access to Graduate Visa
Bachelor of Engineering$23,500 – $40,425/year, 3 – 4 years total.Yes
Master of Engineering$23,500 – $40,425/year, 2 years total.Yes

 Skills Assessment with Engineers Australia

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Recognised Qualification


If your accredited qualification is issued by a signatory of one of the following accords

  1. Australian Qualification Pathway
  2. Washington, Sydney or Dublin Accords.
Other QualificationsComplete a competency Demonstration Report

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