To be considered eligible for assessment for registration:

  • You must have completed at least five years of relevant work experience four years post-graduation in the area relevant to the discipline in which you seek registration.
  • This experience must have been gained within the last ten years.
Nature of experience:
You must demonstrate competency in the following five elements from the ‘Australian Engineering Competency Standards Stage 2: Experienced Professional Engineer’ in the relevant area or areas of engineering:

  • Element 1 – Deal with ethical issues
  • Element 2 – Practice competently
  • Element 4 – Develop safe and sustainable solutions
  • Element 6 – Identify, assess, and manage risks, and
  • Element 13 – Engineering knowledge – according to their area of practice including a knowledge of standards and practices.

Resumé Requirements

When submitting your application, you’ll be required to upload a detailed resumé. This document will need to be detailed enough for our assessors to make informed decisions about your eligibility.
Your resumé must include: 
  • Examples of demonstrating the 'Australian Engineering Competency Standards Stage 2' as listed above and expected of an experienced professional engineer
  • Names of your Employers/Organisation;
  • Summary of the services/products provided by each employer/organisation;
  • Job titles;
  • Length of employment;
  • Brief description of your roles;
  • And examples of your work activities at each employer/organisation.
    • Names and contact details of persons who can corroborate your experience
    • Details of any training in the areas you claim competency
Your work experience should outline your use of theories, concepts, and practices to solve real world problems related to your discipline.

If you require a resume template meeting acceptable standards for referencing or utilisation, feel free to download and employ our resumé template here.

Professional Referees

We require the details of three eligible referees to verify your professional experience, competencies and your commitment to professionalism.
Two of the three referees will be interviewed. 

Referee Evidence to provide:

 1. Provide three signed referee declaration forms::

  • Provide each referee with a declaration form to fill in and sign.
  • Include all three signed copies as part of the supporting evidence in your application.
Click to download   the referee declaration form.

2. Provide one Written Reference:
  • One of the referees must provide a written reference.
  • This written reference will be from the third referee who will not be interviewed.
  • A template is provided to assist referees in crafting the written reference

Click to download   a reference letter template for your referees to populate as relevant to your application.


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