Information for engineers

A guide to the National Engineering Register.

About NER Search

Engineers Australia (EA) recently introduced a new registration framework called the National Engineering Register (NER).

When you are listed on the NER it becomes a badge of professionalism, demonstrating professional recognition and public trust.

Registration and application fees:

  • From 1 July 2016 an annual fee of AU$96 (GST incl.) will be invoiced with your annual EA membership renewal.
  • The assessment fee for Chartered members includes the NER registration fee for the balance of the current EA membership subscription year in which Chartered is obtained.
  • EA Members pay an assessment fee of AU$330 (GST incl.) which includes registration on the NER for the remainder of the current membership subscription year (30 June). Thereafter an annual fee of AU$96 (GST incl.) will be invoiced with the member’s annual EA membership renewal.
  • Non members pay an assessment fee of AU$550 (GST incl.) which includes registration on the NER for the remainder of the current financial year (30 June). Thereafter an annual fee of AU$165 (GST incl.) will apply.

From 1st of July, 2017:

  • With effect from the 1st of July, 2017, the assessment fee for EA Members will be AU$335.50 (GST incl.) for the 2017-2018 financial year. This includes registration on the NER for the remainder of the current membership subscription.
  • The assessment fee for non-members will be AU$555.50 (GST incl.) which includes registration on the NER for the remainder of the current financial year (30 June).
  • For overseas members the GST exclusive assessment fee will be $AU305.50 for the 2017-2018 financial year.
  • For overseas non-members the GST exclusive assessment fee will be AU$505.50.

Already on the Register?

If you are already on the NER and wish to add a further area of practice, apply here.

The cost for members to add an additional area of practice is AU$330.00 (GST incl) and for overseas members AU$300.00

From the 1st July, 2017, the cost for members will be AU$335.50 (GST incl.) and for overseas members AU$305.00

Registered Professional Engineers Queensland (RPEQ)

Queensland is currently the only Australian jurisdiction to apply regulatory registration for engineers. Being listed as a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) is a formal recognition of the qualification (or equivalent), experience and competency of an engineer. Only those who have been assessed in the occupational category of Professional Engineer are eligible to become RPEQ.

If you are a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), you automatically qualify for a letter of assessment from Engineers Australia. You can download your letter of assessment from MyPortal.

If you are registered on the National Engineering Register (NER) in the occupational category of Professional Engineer, you also qualify for a letter of assessment. You can download your letter of assessment from MyPortal.

You will need your letter of assessment when making an application to become an RPEQ with the Board of Professional Engineers Queensland.

If you need further information, contact the Member Services Team at MemberServices@engineersaustralia.org.au or on +612 6270 6555 or Toll Free: 1300 653 113.

Member services are available Mon–Fri 8:30am–6pm AEST

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