Get assessed for state registration

Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales require some professional engineers to be assessed against competency standards and registered to practise.  

Engineers Australia understands these standards.  

Why choose Engineers Australia to get assessed?

  • Only we can assess all engineering qualifications, including those obtained overseas.  
  • Only we can assess all areas of professional engineering.  
  • Only we can offer you a Chartered pathway to registration.  

What are my assessment options?

Engineers Australia offers a number of simple assessment pathways for registration assessment. Explore your options by state.

Victoria

To be registered as a professional engineer in Victoria, your competence can be assessed through one of the following pathways and your outcome report provided to the Business Licensing Authority (BLA).

If you wish to practise in the Victorian building industry, you will also require a building endorsement assessment.

Assessment pathway for non-members

You can apply to be assessed by Engineers Australia under the BLA direct assessment pathway. This pathway includes an assessment of your qualifications, relevant experience, and demonstrated competency in key areas of engineering.

View the full assessment requirements (PDF)
 

Apply to get assessed

 

Assessment pathways for members

There are two pathways available to you:

  1. NER assessment
  2. Chartered assessment
     

I’m not NER or Chartered 

If you are a member of Engineers Australia but not currently registered on the NER or Chartered, you will need to assessed as eligible for NER registration or become Chartered before you can be issued an outcome report.  

View the full assessment requirements (PDF)
 

Apply to get assessed


I’m already NER or Chartered 

You’ve already successfully completed both components of the Victorian registration assessment. All you need to do is login to your Engineers Australia account and download your outcome report.  

If you require an outcome report in an area of engineering not directly matching your NER or Chartered area of practice, you may be required to provide additional evidence.  

View the full assessment requirements (PDF)
 

Download your report

 

Enquiries 

[email protected]

 

Queensland

To be registered as a professional engineer in Queensland, your competence can be assessed through one of the following pathways and your letter of assessment provided to the Board of Professional Engineers Queensland (BPEQ). 

Assessment pathway for non-members 

To demonstrate that you have met the professional standards required to register as a professional engineer in Queensland, you will need to be assessed as eligible to join the NER.

Once your eligibility has been assessed by Engineers Australia, you will be able to download a letter of assessment to provide to BPEQ.  

 

Apply to get assessed

 

Assessment pathways for members 

  1. NER assessment 
  2. Chartered assessment 

I’m not NER or Chartered 

If you are a member of Engineers Australia but not currently registered on the NER or Chartered, you will need to be assessed as eligible for NER registration or become Chartered before you can be issued a letter of assessment.  

 

Apply to get assessed

 

I’m already NER or Chartered 

You’ve already successfully completed the required assessment. All you need to do is login to your Engineers Australia account and download your letter of assessment.  

If you require an outcome report in an area of engineering not directly matching your NER or Chartered area of practice, you may be required to provide additional evidence.  

 

Download your report

 

New South Wales

 

Many engineers do not need to be registered.

Find out if you are one of them.

 

If you are a professional engineer who works on class 2 buildings or buildings with a class 2 part, you need to be registered. 

To be registered as a professional engineer in New South Wales, your competency must be assessed by NSW Fair Trading. If you don't meet their eligibility criteria, Engineers Australia provides four specific competency assessments on behalf of NSW Fair Trading.  

 

PE1 – pre 1989 engineering qualification 

If you have a pre-1989 engineering qualification, this assessment considers your qualification and experience.

View the full assessment requirements

 

Apply to get assessed

 

PE2 – less than two years of Australia experience 

You will need to demonstrate that in Australia or overseas that you have had a least five years of experience in the last 10 years on buildings similar to class 2, 3, 9a or 9c buildings.

View the full assessment requirements

 

Apply to get assessed

 

PE3 – non-accredited qualifications and experience  

If you don’t have a qualification which is equivalent to a Washington Accord qualification, this assessment considers your on-the-job experience as well as your qualification.

View the full assessment requirements

 

Apply to get assessed

 

DP(VT) – knowledge and skills of vertical transportation systems  

If you require registration as a design practitioner of vertical transportation, you will need to have a knowledge and skills assessment.

View the full assessment requirements

 

Apply to get assessed

 

Enquiries 

[email protected]