Competency Standards Stage 2 Revision
Professional Engineers, Engineering Technologists and Engineering Associates
New system for the Assessment of Stage 2 Competency
The 2012 competency standards are to be embedded in an online application and assessment system, known as eChartered. Applicants will be invited to provide evidence of competence against each of the sixteen Elements. The evidence is to be drawn from their work experience, specifically as they have encountered engineering problems or engaged in engineering activities as described in the Stage 2 Competency Standards. For more information about eChartered, including key transition dates please visit the eChartered website.
Introduction to the 2012 Revision
The Australian Engineering Competency Standards Stage 2 provide the basis for assessment for Chartered membership of Engineers Australia in all three occupational categories and for registration on the National Engineering Registers (NPER, NETR, NEAR). The 2012 review has looked carefully at competency standards for engineering professionals in use overseas and listened to feedback on the 2004 revision. A new approach to expressing competence has been adopted in the revised standards, which clarifies the required capability and broadens the application to all branches of the profession. The competency standards can be downloaded for:
For more information on how to apply for assessment against the revised competency standards, including key transition dates, please visit the eChartered website.
A year-long broadly-based consultation process has contributed remarkable insight to the expression of competence and the overall effect of the revised standards. Consultation began with the National Assessors, then the College Board Chairs, the Division Presidents, Young Engineers Australia and Congress as a whole. National Committees for Engineering Associates and Engineering Technologists, the National Engineering Registration Board and the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland were also consulted. Consultation with these peak representative groups was followed by a series of Industry Forums in several Division Offices, attended by over 200 invited participants, and a presentation to the 2011 conference of the Australasian Association of Engineering Educators (AAEE).
A succession of draft Competency Standards have been available for comment on EA public web site since September 2011 and have received over 80 submissions.
Some of the profession's thought leaders have also made major contributions to shaping the revised competency standards and ensuring they match current practice.
For more information about key transition provisions and dates please visit the