Young Engineers Australia

Young Engineers Australia (YEA) is the single largest subgroup within the Engineers Australia engineering community. For more than 25 years YEA has existed to represent, support and provide a voice for young engineers in Australia.

YEA has a current membership base of over 40,000 young engineers Australia-wide. With branches in every state and territory, it is highly effective in helping young engineers to grow and establish themselves as highly respected members of the engineering community.

YEA’s vision is to be an influential voice in our profession and a leader among young professional bodies.


The YEA National Committee is elected from young engineers across Australia and includes a diverse range of engineers from a range of backgrounds, experiences and industries.

The YEA National Committee is:

  • Steve Adamthwaite MIEAust – Chair
  • Samantha Chapman MIEAust – Deputy Chair
  • Averil Astall GradIEAust 
  • Tino Baya GradIEAust 
  • Sangeetha Kamath StudIEAust
  • Robert Koch MIEAust 
  • Zoe Little GradIEAust 
  • Matthew McCormick MIEAust CPEng NER
  • Cindy Ng MIEAust 
  • Alice Zhao GradIEAust 
  • Gurshan Nanda StudIEAust – Co-opted Member

YEA training and events

YEA branches in every state and territory deliver regular events, training and continuing professional development (CPD) to YEA members. YEA members also have access to all Engineers Australia online and in-person training and events.

Visit our Training and events page to see a full list of available events, training and CPD opportunities.


If you’re still studying or have recently graduated, we’ve developed a number of resources and online tools to help young engineers to prepare for the world of work.

  • Virtual work experience – bridge the gap between university theory and working practice by completing virtual work experience. We’ve partnered with GradAustralia to deliver eight virtual work experiences across seven engineering disciplines. Each one takes between two and five hours to finish and are accessed via the EA portal.
  • Career hub – find useful resume and cover letter templates and a range of other information to help you find work.
  • Internship hub – visit our internship hub to find out more about how internships work and how to apply for and prepare for an internship.
  • Get work-ready – visit EA OnDemand to see available resources to help you get work-ready.
  • Jobs board – get an advantage in the jobs market and find roles that are only advertised in the EA portal.

Visit our extensive resources library to read technical material, papers and a range of publications.

Engage with us

Engage with YEA members through various online channels including the YEA LinkedIn page and on EA Exchange. You can also network with other engineering community members on EA Exchange, it’s a good way to build networks with other engineers in various disciplines all around the country.

Each year Engineers Australia recognises outstanding engineering students who will contribute to the future of the profession with the Institution Graduate and College National Graduate Awards. Learn more about our Tertiary awards.

Email us or call 1300 653 113 if you have any questions.


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