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

Leadership and management

Leadership and management deals with business management or administrative functions in an engineering environment.

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

Oil and Gas Pipeline Engineering

Oil and gas pipeline engineering deals with the efficient transport of fluids. This area of practice relates only to the transmission of petroleum and gas and related fluid pipelines.

Use these documents for NER or State registration assessment.

Areas of engineering

Engineers Australia | August 2022

Structural Engineering

Structural engineering deals with the understanding, prediction, and calculation of the stability, strength and rigidity of built structures.

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

No publications found.

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

Engineers Australia accredited programs cover
Engineers Australia | September 2022

Engineers Australia accredited programs

A comprehensive list of EA-accredited engineering programs from Australian tertiary and VET education providers. This list is updated regularly.

Engineers Australia | February 2013

National generic stage 1 competency standards 2011

This document provides an overview and history of the development of the entry-to-practice or stage 1 competency standards.
Engineers Australia | November 2019

Stage 1 competency standard for engineering associates

This document sets out the entry-to-practice or stage 1 competency standards for assessment as an engineering associate.
Engineers Australia | November 2019

Stage 1 competency standard for engineering technologists

This document sets out the entry-to-practice or stage 1 competency standards for assessment as an engineering technologist.
Engineers Australia | November 2019

Stage 1 competency standard for professional engineers

This document sets out the entry-to-practice or stage 1 competency standards for assessment as a professional engineer.