In Australia, the award of Chartered Membership is exclusive to Engineers Australia. Professional engineers with Chartered Membership enjoy recognition by government, business and the general public worldwide.
Chartered Membership certifies that you practice in a competent, independent and ethical manner; and indicates you are a leader in your field.
Chartered Membership represents:
- The highest standards of professionalism
- Up-to-date expertise
- Quality and safety
- The ability to undertake independent practice.
Chartered Membership is open to those in the Member and Fellow grades of each occupational category:
- Professional Engineer – Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)
- Engineering Technologist – Chartered Engineering Technologist (CEngT)
Engineering Associates – Chartered Engineering Associate (CEngA).
Members can check their CPEng, CEngT or CEngA status by logging in as a Member. On MyPage, select "Update My Contact Details" and then "Membership". Against "Chartered Membership" it will state Not Current or give a date if the Member is currently Chartered.
Once Chartered Membership has been obtained, you must:
- Meet ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and practice requirements
- Undergo audits of CPD activities.
From 20 November 2012, applications need to be made through the eChartered online assessment system. For more information about eChartered please visit the eChartered website.
Applications using the 2004 Australian Engineering Competency Standards Stage 2 are now closed except in special circumstances.
Under what special circumstances can I apply after 30th June 2012 using the 2004 Competency Standards?
- If you are a PDP participant who has nominated to submit all CERs and your application for Chartered Status by 31st December 2012. (Note: this deadline has been extended to 31st January 2013. Please see PDP Participant Resources.)
- If you are involved in an academic course that uses the current competency standards, for example the University of Southern Queensland Master of Engineering Practice Program. Proof of enrolment will be needed.
- If you are re-submitting part of an application or an application for Chartered Status or registration as requested or approved by an Engineers Australia Assessor.
- Other circumstances subject to approval.
Applications to apply under category 4 above are no longer being accepted. If you have any concerns, please email Fiona Tregoning, eChartered Manager, at email@example.com explaining your situation.
The benefits of Chartered Membership
As a Chartered Member of Engineers Australia you:
- Possess defined engineering competencies that employers value
- Receive an internationally recognised badge of competence, benchmarked and transferable with standards applicable in other parts of the world
- Are recognised by the community, industry and governments as a professional and responsible contributor to the well-being of Australian society
- Have demonstrated engineering competence and your commitment to professionalism, which has been formally assessed by Engineers Australia and tested by your peers, and senior engineering professionals in your area of practice
- Have access to the National Professional Engineers Register (NPER), the National Engineering Technologist Register (NETR), or the National Engineering Associates Register (NEAR)
- Have reinforced your commitment to the Engineers Australia Code of Ethics
Have confirmed your commitment to excellence and currency of knowledge through Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Additional benefits many Chartered engineering professionals enjoy include:
- Being more employable, with greater responsibilities and faster promotions
- Higher remuneration
- Greater respect – whether it be in the boardroom or in a court of law
Access to a network of similarly qualified and experienced experts in your field.
This depends on how long your membership has been lapsed.
Less than 6 months
Former Chartered members whose Engineers Australia membership has lapsed for less than 6 months will be readmitted to Chartered Membership automatically upon receipt of a completed Application for Re-Admission to Chartered Membership form (see Application Forms on the upper right hand side of this webpage).
Greater than 6 months but less than 5 years
Former Chartered members whose membership has lapsed for more than 6 months but less than 5 years will be required to apply for readmission by completing the requirements in the application form (see Application Forms on the upper right hand side of this webpage).
Greater than 5 years
Former Chartered members whose membership has lapsed for more than 5 years will be required to complete the Chartered Membership assessment process. Please refer to the eChartered page. When you log into eChartered, you may not be able to see any pathways. Please contact the eChartered Team if this occurs.
Learn more about Chartered Membership
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