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 | August 2022

Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineering uses the core knowledge of the environment to create innovative solutions for a sustainable future.

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Fire Safety Engineering

Fire safety engineering deals with the protection of life, property, and environment through the application of engineering principles, rules and judgement to the phenomenon of fire, its physical effects and the reaction and behaviour of people to fire.

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical engineering deals with the mechanics of soil and rock and its applications to engineering elements.

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Heritage and conservation engineering

Heritage and conservation engineering deals with the application and adaptation of all the traditional disciplines of engineering, together with an understanding of the elementary scientific principles involved which might not be directly referenced in current practice procedures.  

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Information, Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering

Information, Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering (ITEE) deals with scientific and engineering design to develop computer modelling tools, broadband capability, improve telecommunications systems, hardware and software, systems for media broadcasting and sound, and sophisticated electronics. 

Use these documents for NER or State registration assessment.

Areas of engineering

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Information, Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering

Information, Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering (ITEE) deals with scientific and engineering design to develop computer modelling tools, broadband capability, improve telecommunications systems, hardware and software, systems for media broadcasting and sound, and sophisticated electronics. 

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering deals with the application of the principles of engineering and physics with the study of advanced materials for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. 

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Mechatronics Engineering

Mechatronics engineering is multidisciplinary and deals with integrating electrical and mechanical systems. It can include a combination of robotics, electronics, computing, telecommunications, systems, control, product engineering, and electronics to create functional, smart products.

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Naval Architecture

Naval architecture deals with the safe design and specification of marine vessels and structures. The naval architect can also be involved in the construction, repair, refit or operation of such marine vessels and structures. 

Engineers Australia | July 2022

Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum engineering deals with four main sub-disciplines which are reservoir, drilling, production, and formation evaluation engineering.

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

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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 | May 2021

AMS-TPL-310 Accreditation submission self study report

Use this template in your accreditation application for higher education (tertiary) engineering courses. Use this with the AMS-MAN-11 procedures manual.
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Engineers Australia | November 2019

AMS-TPL-311 Admissions and enrolments template

Use this template in your accreditation application for higher education (tertiary) engineering courses. Use this with the AMS-MAN-11 procedures manual.
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Engineers Australia | May 2021

AMS-TPL-312 Engineering school academic staff profile template

Use this template in your accreditation application for higher education (tertiary) engineering courses. Use this with the AMS-MAN-11 procedures manual.
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Engineers Australia | May 2021

AMS-TPL-313 Staff CV pro forma template

Use this template in your accreditation application for higher education (tertiary) engineering courses. Use this with the AMS-MAN-11 procedures manual.
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Engineers Australia | May 2021

AMSi-CKL-04 EP Data references for evaluation template

Use this template in your accreditation application for higher education (tertiary) engineering courses. Use this with the AMS-MAN-11 procedures manual.