About the Chartered Credential

Learn about the benefits of becoming a Chartered Engineer.

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 Engineering Register (NER)
  • 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.

Are you ready to begin your journey to Chartered Status? Start the process today!

About the Chartered Credential

Chartered Status relates that you practice in a competent, independent and ethical manner; and indicates you are a leader in your field.

Chartered Status represents:

  • High standards of professionalism
  • leadership
  • 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 Associate – Chartered Engineering Associate (CEngA)

Chartered assessment process

As an engineer, you have four pathway options for attaining Chartered status. They are:

  1. The Professional Development Program (PDP) pathway: The path to take if you want staged assessment and support throughout your Chartered journey.
  2. The Engineering Competency Report (ECR) pathway: This option is great if you are confident and have been in the workforce as an engineer for three or more years.
  3. The Mature Experienced Engineer (MEE) pathway: The pathway for Senior engineers with at least fifteen years experience, including five years in position(s) of major responsibility in the design or management of important engineering work.
  4. The Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) pathway: A choice for those who have attained a corresponding status in an overseas professional organisation with whom Engineers Australia has a mutual recognition agreement.
  5. Defence: A streamlined pathway if you hold a Navy Charge Certificate or certain Airforce ranks and qualifications.
  6. Special Areas of Practise: You can become Chartered in Systems or Cost Engineering. Application options vary dependent on your membership status with associated Systems and Cost international bodies.



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If you have a concern regarding the assessment received or have not received an Assessment outcome in line with the Assessment timeframe guidelines, please contact Member Services on 1300 653 113 or memberservices@engineersaustralia.org.au