Affiliate and Companion Membership

A guide to the application process, requirements and benefits for Affiliates and Companions.

Affiliate and Companion membership

Affiliates

Affiliate membership of Engineers Australia is open to those who are not eligible for Student, Graduate, Member or Fellow grades. You may have completed a qualification; have an active interest in the engineering profession; are a member of a technical society; or have attained a level of industry experience. 

Companions

Companion membership is open to those who are not eligible for other grades of membership but have reached a level of attainment in a field related to engineering that is equivalent to that required for election as a Fellow or has attained a level of experience comparable to the grade of Fellow.

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Benefits of Affiliate and Companion membership

Recognition

Gain the competitive edge in the global market by being a part of an elite community committed to engineering a better world.

Awards

Celebrate your accomplishments through a range of awards and prizes for engineering projects, innovation and excellence. The program includes awards, medals and scholarships offered through Engineers Australia’s Divisions, Colleges and at a national level; including the prestigious Australian Engineering Excellence Awards.

Engineering Executive

If you are interested in pursuing management and leadership opportunities in both the private and public sectors, you can have your achievements recognised through the Engineering Executive (EngExec) post-nominal.

Knowledge

Access Australia’s premier engineering network and have world-class professional development and technical resources at your fingertips.

Technical resources

Engineers Australia membership includes access to world-class resources designed to help you with research and professional development. The online library offers technical databases, conference papers, industry journals, handbooks and more; exploring all areas of engineering.

News and updates

For relevant news, including current industry issues, policy, and major events, keep your eye out for the monthly edition of Create, our magazine, and register for your fortnightly Industry Newsletter, sent to all Engineers Australia members. In addition to active social media channels, the Engineers Australia website is a great source of news updates and local events.

Networking and events

With a technical program of more than 1,000 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities across all areas of engineering each year, it’s easy to maintain and expand your professional network.

Career centre

Engineers Australia encourages lifelong learning and gives you access to tailored career services, comprehensive internal and external resources, guidance and advice. Whatever stage you’re at in your engineering career, Engineers Australia is ready to support you, introduce you to new networks and to help you shape or give back to the profession.

Voice

Have a say in the direction and future of your profession.

Advocacy

Engineers Australia ensures members’ interests are represented and voiced to government through ongoing advocacy activities and media engagement. Keep up-to-date with news and advancements from the engineering industry through our online newsroom , media releases, and tweets.

Volunteering and learned groups

Build your professional reputation and industry knowledge by joining 5,000 other members undertaking office bearer roles and voluntary tasks each year. Local and National groups are involved in advocacy activities and raising the profile of engineers, facilitating professional connections, learning opportunities and increasing engagement in engineering activities.

Exclusive member rewards

Ignite

Ignite is the new benefits program designed to unlock the full value of your membership. Engineers Australia members receive exclusive offers and discounts to support your business, professional and personal lives; from respected organisations such as Macquarie Bank, Avis and OzForex.

Learn more about Ignite

Guide and checklist for Affiliates

  • At least one primary identification document – a passport photo page, a current driver's license or a copy of your birth certificate
  • Qualification certificate
  • Academic transcript
  • Previous Assessment Letter from EA can be uploaded in lieu of qualifications
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Résumé. 

When completing your online application you will be asked to nominate whether you are applying for Affiliate or Companion membership. The category for Affiliate is:

  • Affiliate (AffilIEAust) – Not eligible for membership in an occupational category, you may have a qualification; have an active interest in the engineering profession; are a member of a technical society; or have attained a level of industry experience.

If you are not sure which category you belong to or have any specific questions, please contact our Member Services Team.

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Guide and checklist for Companions

  • At least one primary identification document – a passport photo page, a current driver's license or a copy of your birth certificate
  • Qualification certificate
  • Academic transcript
  • Previous Assessment Letter from EA can be uploaded in lieu of qualifications
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Résumé. 
  • Support from at least 2 current Engineers Australia Fellow members; OR
  • Statutory declaration explaining why you have been unable to obtain Fellow support.
  • A Statement of Support from a Fellow Member of a reciprocal Engineering body.

When completing your online application you will be asked to nominate whether you are applying for Affiliate or Companion membership.

  • Companion (CompIEAust) – Not eligible for membership as a Member or Fellow in an occupational category but has reached a level of attainment in a field related to engineering, or having interest in common with engineering, that may be deemed equivalent to the level of attainment in engineering required for election as Fellow or has attained a level of experience comparable to the grade of Fellow. 

If you are not sure which category you belong to or have any specific questions, please contact our Member Services Team.

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Additional Information

If you are unsure which application form to complete, or have questions about your application, please contact our Member Services Team on 1300 653 113.

Fees

Upon submission, payment of an assessment fee is applicable to all grades other than Student, First and Second Year Graduates.
Annual fees appropriate to the Membership grade are paid to finalise the application.

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