Professional standards library

Our professional standards library includes downloadable copies of the areas of practice, areas of engineering and member policies. 
Also included is information about assessment types and copies of the assessment competencies.

Use these documents for Chartered assessment.

Areas of practice

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineering deals with the development of aircraft and spacecraft. The purpose of aerospace engineering is to achieve optimal integrated aerospace systems. 

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Amusement rides and devices

Amusement rides and devices engineering deals with certification in line with the relevant Australian Standard of design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, service and maintenance associated with fixed and mobile amusement rides.

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Asset Management

Asset management is the coordinated activity of an organisation to realise value from assets.

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering deals with combining design and problem-solving skills in applying engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes. 

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Building Services Engineering

Building services engineering deals with the internal environmental and environmental impact of a building.

Use these documents for NER or State registration assessment.

Areas of engineering

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineering deals with the development of aircraft and spacecraft. The purpose of aerospace engineering is to achieve optimal integrated aerospace systems. 

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Amusement rides and devices

Amusement rides and devices engineering deals with certification in line with the relevant Australian Standard of design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, service and maintenance associated with fixed and mobile amusement rides.

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering deals with combining design and problem-solving skills in applying engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes. 

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Building Services Engineering

Building services engineering deals with the internal environmental and environmental impact of a building.

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering deals with the application of physical sciences (physics and chemistry) and life sciences (microbiology and biochemistry), together with applied mathematics and economics to produce, transform, transport, and properly use chemicals, materials and energy. 

Competency assessments are used to ensure engineering professionals who want to work within Australia meet the benchmarked qualifications and competency standards to practise.

Engineers Australia uses two sets of competency standards per occupational category. Each one is used for a different purpose.

Entry to practice

Entry to practice assessments (sometimes called stage 1) are used to assess some membership applications and some migrant skills assessment applications.

If you need to complete an entry to practice competency assessment, you’ll be assessed against the entry to practice competencies for your occupational category.

Download the entry to practice competency assessment documents for:

Independent practice

If you want to apply for a Chartered or NER credential you’ll be assessed using an independent practice assessment (sometimes called stage 2). You’ll be assessed against the 16 elements of competency that are related to your occupational category. These sit across four core areas:

  1. Personal commitment.
  2. Obligation to community.
  3. Value in workplace.
  4. Technical proficiency.

Download the independent practice competency assessment documents for:

If you have any questions about competency assessments or applications for migration skills assessment, Chartered or NER please contact us.

Member policies

Code of ethics and guidelines on professional conduct
Engineers Australia | August 2022

Code of ethics

The Code of Ethics and Guidelines on Professional Conduct defines the values and principles that shape the decisions made, and provides a framework for members of Engineers Australia to use when exercising their judgment, in engineering practice and as members of Engineers Australia.

Engineers Australia | February 2017

Conflict of interest policy

Engineers Australia seeks to ensure that the manner in which it operates, and the actions of employees, members, office bearers and other volunteers, conform to acceptable standards of integrity and good conduct.

Engineers Australia | October 2019

CPD policy

CPD can be taken in many ways including formal, structured learning as well as private study. Engineers Australia has conditions around the types of CPD you complete towards your continued membership.

CPD policy (PDF)
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Engineers Australia | December 2019

General Regulations

The Board of the Institution of Engineers Australia (Engineers Australia) has, by resolution, made the  following regulations under By‐Law 32 of the 2015 By‐Laws

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Engineers Australia | September 2022

Office Bearer Handbook 2022

This document is intended to help our office bearers – and those considering volunteering – to understand our requirements and guide them as they work in partnership with other parts of the team to deliver our strategy and goals.

Our accreditation management system (AMS) evaluates Australian education engineering courses against the entry-to-practice competencies for the levels of professional engineer, engineering technologist and engineering associate.

Accreditation management system

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Engineers Australia | August 2022

AMS-GEN-09 Accreditation information guide for EA volunteers

Read this guide if you're an EA member volunteering to assist with accreditation of engineering education courses from higher education or VET providers.

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Engineers Australia | August 2019

AMS-MAN-10 Accreditation criteria user guide for higher education

This document sets out the accreditation criteria you'll need to follow to have your higher education (tertiary) institution's courses accredited with Engineers Australia. Use this with the AMS-MAN-11 procedures manual.
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Engineers Australia | May 2021

AMS-MAN-11 Procedures manual for higher education

This manual sets out the process and procedures you'll need to follow to have your higher education (tertiary) institution's courses accredited with Engineers Australia.

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Engineers Australia | August 2018

AMS-MAN-20 Accreditation criteria user guide for VET

This document sets out the accreditation criteria you'll need to follow to have your VET institution's courses accredited with Engineers Australia. Use this with the AMS-MAN-21 procedures manual.
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Engineers Australia | July 2018

AMS-MAN-21 Procedures manual for VET programs

This manual sets out the process and procedures you'll need to follow to have your VET institution's courses accredited with Engineers Australia.