The Strength of Chartered
In Australia, the award of Chartered Status is exclusive to Engineers Australia. Engineers with Chartered Status enjoy recognition by government, business and the general public worldwide.
Chartered Status certifies that you practice in a competent, independent and ethical manner; and indicates you are a leader in your field.
Chartered Status represents:
- The highest standards of professionalism
- Up-to-date expertise
- Quality and safety
- The ability to undertake independent practice.
Chartered Status 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 Status" it will state Not Current or give a date if the Member is currently Chartered.
Once Chartered Status has been obtained, you must:
- Meet ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and practice requirements
- Undergo audits of CPD activities.
Applications need to be made through the eChartered online assessment system using one of the Chartered Pathways.
All applicants must address The Australian Stage Two Competency Standards and demonstrate what the engineering competencies mean in practice.
Applicants must be current financial Members of Engineers Australia to be eligible to apply.
The benefits of Chartered Status
When you obtain Chartered Status with 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 ago your Chartered Status has been lapsed.
Less than 12 months
Former Chartered members whose Engineers Australia Chartered status has lapsed for less than 12 months will be readmitted to Chartered status automatically upon receipt of a completed Application for Readmission to Chartered Status form (see Application Forms below this section). However, if you previously had an outstanding or unsatisfactory CPD and Practice Review, you will need to provide additional information with the application. Please contact the Registration Team if you are unsure.
Greater than 12 months but less than 5 years
Former Chartered members whose Chartered status has lapsed for more than 12 months but less than 5 years may be readmitted to Chartered status upon receipt of a completed Application for Readmission to Chartered Status form (see Application Forms below this section). However, if you have not had a satisfactory CPD and Practice Review in the last three years, you will need to provide additional information with the application. Please contact the Registration Team on email@example.com if you are unsure.
Greater than 5 years
Former Chartered members whose Chartered status has lapsed for more than 5 years will be required to complete an Application for Readmission to Chartered Status form (see Application Forms below this section) and provide supporting documents including a statement of experience of minimum 2400 words claiming 16 Elements of Competence of Stage 2 Competency Standards.