Corporate Structure





Organisational Chart


National Congress

National Congress is a representative body of some 50 members, which elects and monitors the Council of Engineers Australia. The responsibilities and structure of National Congress are determined by the Royal Charter and By-laws.

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Council is Engineers Australia's governing body of nine members, and its role is comparable to that of a company board. It appoints and liaises with the Chief Executive, sets regulations and policies, sets strategic directions, and monitors the organisation's financial sustainability and performance.

Management of the organisation is the responsibility of the Chief Executive and staff, and Council sets specific roles for division committees, college boards, and other committees, boards and groups.

Councillors are elected by the National Congress for two-year terms, and current and past National Congress members may nominate for Council positions. National Congress also elects the National Vice President Finance and the Deputy National President, who generally becomes National President a year later.

Council includes the National President, Deputy National President and Past President, the National Vice President Finance, and five other Councillors.

The responsibilities and structure of Council are determined by the Royal Charter and By-laws.

Division Committees

Each of Engineers Australia's nine divisions is led by a division committee of the division members. A division committee is responsible to and under the direction of Council, and:

  • Sets division strategies within the Strategic Plan
  • Provides leadership and direction to the division groups and office bearers
  • Guides and liaises with the division staff
  • Provides advice to Council on strategic issues and division matters
  • Provides a public voice for Engineers Australia within the division.

Council defines these responsibilities in the Division Regulations.

Some division committees form advisory sub-committees or convene division advisory forums of division group and other stakeholder representatives.

The Office Bearer Election Regulations sets out Council's requirements in this area.

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Division Groups

A division group delivers specific services to the members of the Division, within a specific field of practice, area of interest or geographic area. This may include facilitating pprofessional interaction and delivering continuing professional development.

  • To view a list of Division Groups in your area, click on the links at the top left of this page.

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College Boards

Each of Engineers Australia's eight colleges is led by a College Board of the college members. College Boards are under the direction of Council, and are responsible for a variety of tasks for steering the college and participating in the life of Engineers Australia.

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National Panels and Committees

National panels and committees promote and advance the science and practice of a particular engineering interest. They are often formed as a consultative group for a particular engineering industry base or for an engineering discipline interest group.

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Special Interest Groups

Council has formed a number of special interest groups, to provide specific support and strategic engagement to segments of the membership. Special interest groups are led by a national committee or board, under specific terms of reference set by Council.

Some special interest groups have allied division groups, which liaise with the national committee but are responsible to the Division Committee.

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Technical Societies

There are two types of Technical Societies incorporated and unincorporated.  Incorporated are governed by their own constitutions but elect to be aligned with Engineers Australia as a Technical Society. Unincorporated Technical Societies are governed by a Technical Society Committee, which is responsible to and under the direction of Council. Technical Society members are not obliged to be members of Engineers Australia.

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Overseas Chapters

Engineers Australia has around 5000 overseas members, including Australians living or working overseas and locals who have studied or worked in Australia. Our overseas chapters have been formed in selected locations where our members are clustered. Each chapter is managed by a volunteer elected Executive Committee, and receives staff support from Engineers Australia's national office.

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