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I have some queries about employment reference as mentioned in SMC book6 (1119), page no. 22. It mentioned that:

Before you lodge your application
1. Obtain evidence such as employment references and detailed duty statements covering the
required period. Employment references must:
• be written on the official letterhead of the company or government department providing the
• The letterhead should indicate clearly the full address of the company and any telephone, fax
numbers, e-mail and website addresses;
• The name and position of the person authorised to sign the employment reference should be
typed or stamped below that person’s signature;
• The contact telephone number of the person writing the reference should be included in the
• The letter should indicate the exact period of employment (including whether permanent or
temporary, full or part-time), position(s) held, the 5 main duties undertaken and the salary
earned – positions should not be described by generic titles (eg. research officer, public
servant) but according to the nature of the duties undertaken (eg. research chemist, accounts
clerk); and
• A payslip from your current employment should also be included – this is especially
important from applicants working in government departments.

My questions:
1. Is it mandatory to have all these statements written in all employer's employment reference letter/work experinece letters?
2. In some work experience letters, the contact no. of the person written the referece is not printed. Will it affect negetively? Is there any solution for this kind of problem?
3. Only work experience letter is enough for proof of empolyment for both Engineers Australia and visa application?

Pls. advice


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