Specialisations

Assessment and registration of specialist roles.

Like any profession, engineering practice has evolved to include specialisations and specialist roles. Specialisations are niche, distinct areas of engineering practice which originate from an area of practice or area of engineering.

Specialist roles can exist in any of the occupational categories and are usually nominated by business or government stakeholders in response to a vocational need.

There are currently three specialist roles – sea freight container inspection stand engineers, design practitioner vertical transport engineers and strata inspectors. Others are currently under development.

Assessment and registration

Engineers Australia has been appointed by the federal government to assess the qualifications and experience of engineering professionals who want to practice in a specialist role. We’re also required to keep a register of sea freight container inspection stand engineers and a panel of strata inspectors.

Because these specialist roles involve particular competencies for practice, additional assessment is required to be able to practice or be registered.

How to apply for assessment

Follow the steps outlined to be assessed in one of the specialisations.

To be eligible for assessment as a strata inspector, you need to be a member of Engineers Australia working as a professional engineer, engineering technologist or engineering associate.

You can apply if you’re an affiliate member, but you’ll first need to complete a competency assessment.

Assessment requirements

You’ll need to provide the following with your assessment application:

  • your EA member ID number
  • first name, surname and contact details
  • a verified CV demonstrating at least five years’ experience as a strata inspector or 10 years’ engineering experience. Your verified CV must include the name and contact details of a referee who can confirm your experience.
  • copies of three strata title project reports you have completed in the last five years. Each of these projects need to include:
    • project name
    • dates of project
    • location
    • your employer at the time
    • client’s name
    • name of at least one referee directly related to the project.

Include any project details which may support your application and demonstrate your understanding of the prescribed SBBIS requirements.

You’ll also need to agree to:

When you’ve prepared all your assessment documentation, email it to us explaining that you’d like to be assessed for registration on the strata inspector panel.

The fee to apply for assessment is $500.

Assessment outcome

You’ll be assessed by one of our qualified assessors who will review your documentation and may call you for an assessment interview. If your assessment is successful you’ll receive a letter of appointment via email.

To maintain your registration you’ll need to keep your EA membership valid and keep your CPD up-to-date.

To be eligible for assessment, you’ll need to be:

  • registered on the National Engineering Register as a professional engineer
  • registered on a state register if you’re practising in a state or territory that requires it
  • able to demonstrate a minimum of five years of experience in the specialisation
  • have valid state certification if required
  • be an independent worker, not employed by the site or premises authorities.

Assessment requirements

You’ll need to provide the following with your assessment application:

  • a current CV including your email address and mobile number
  • details of similar work you’ve completed in the last five years that involved the design or fabrication of steel structures similar to sea freight container stands. Also include:
    • the scope of work
    • dates that the work was undertaken
    • calculations and analysis from three similar structures from the past five years
    • the company you worked for at the time
    • the client for the works.

When you’ve prepared all your assessment documentation, email it to us explaining that you’d like to be assessed for registration as a sea freight container inspection stands engineer.

The fee to apply for assessment is $500.

Assessment outcome

You’ll be assessed by one of our qualified assessors. If your assessment application is successful you’ll receive a numbered letter from us via email certifying that you meet the requirements to be registered as a Sea freight container inspection stands engineer.

Visit the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website for more information.

To apply for a knowledge and skills assessment as a design practitioner vertical transport engineer, follow the steps laid out for DP(VT) on the NSW state registration page.

Specialist registers

Search our specialist registers for a qualified engineer.

Name

Business name

ABN/ACN

Email address

Contact number

Asit Das

P Das Consultancy Services Pty Ltd

27 114 021 713

[email protected]

0421 663 998

George Dahrie

Noviion Engineering

63 607 716 772

[email protected] 

or 

[email protected]  

03 9635 9789

Con Thanopoulos

Pupa Pty Ltd

16 604 440 851

[email protected]

0414 269 017

These qualified engineers can certify sea freight container inspection stands. 

Registration number 

Name 

Email Address  

State 

SF001 

Mark Hardie 

[email protected] 

 NSW 

SF002 

Edward Clarke 

[email protected] 

 VIC 

SF003 

Danish Rafique 

[email protected] 

 WA 

SF004 

Kah Khin Hon 

[email protected] 

 VIC 

SF005 

Marco Necchi 

[email protected] 

 QLD 

SF006 

Gary Gibson 

[email protected] 

 QLD 

SF008 

Keith Campbell 

[email protected] 

 WA 

SF009 

Alistair Inoue 

[email protected] 

 QLD 

SF010 

Alf Masatto 

[email protected] 

 QLD 

SF011 

David Murrant 

[email protected] 

 NSW 

SF012 

Craig Sanders 

[email protected] 

 NT 

SF013 

Boning Li 

[email protected] 

 WA 

SF014 

Paul Heyes 

[email protected] 

 VIC 

SF015 

Jai Rice 

[email protected] 

 QLD 

SF017 

Alan Leake 

[email protected] 

 TAS 

SF018 

Peter Busby 

[email protected] 

 SA 

SF021 

Colin Hooper 

[email protected] 

 QLD 

SF022 

Jeff Kazazi 

[email protected] 

 WA 

SF023 

Shane Matthews 

[email protected]  

 QLD 

SF024 

Jaya Taylor 

[email protected] 

 QLD 

SF025 

Tom Koorts 

[email protected] 

 QLD 

SF026 

Doug Meecham 

[email protected] 

 QLD 

SF027 

David Lait 

[email protected] 

 QLD 

SF028 

John Linsell 

[email protected] 

 NSW 

SF029 

Shaun Meares 

[email protected] 

 WA 

SF030 

Gerardo Suarez 

[email protected] 

 NSW 

SF031 

Adam Kelty 

[email protected] 

 NSW 

SF032 

Mark Nankervis 

[email protected] 

 VIC 

SF033 

Scott Ryan 

[email protected] 

NSW  

SF035 

Don Nicholls 

[email protected] 

 VIC 

SF036 

Roderick McDonald 

[email protected] 

 QLD 

SF040 

Pisit Homkesorn 

[email protected]jacobs.com 

 NT 

SFSI101 

Danish Rafique 

[email protected] 

 WA 

SFSI103 

David Harries 

[email protected] 

 NSW 

SFSI104 

Corey Donohoe 

[email protected] 

 WA