Early career membership

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So you’ve finished study, and you might have even landed your dream graduate position. Making a difference in the world is the end goal, but what’s the next step you take? 

Join EA and stand out.

No matter what discipline of engineering you work in, we have high-quality training and professional development opportunities available 24/7. 

We also have the resources to help you plan and network for career growth.

 

See how our members get the most value out of their membership

 

BECOME A GRADUATE MEMBER

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What does membership give you?

Membership with EA helps you to accelerate your career and start making an impact right now. 

We give you:

  • Online training and CPD to expand your knowledge and value
  • Publications and thought leadership to keep you on top of industry changes
  • Networking and meaningful connections with peers and mentors, online and offline
  • Discounts on membership as you’re just starting out


There’s also the opportunity to start working towards becoming Chartered - really setting yourself apart from your peers.

 

Discounts on membership

We know that when you’re starting out, it’s not always an easy choice to invest in your future. That’s why for the first three years as a graduate, we offer your full suite of membership services at lower fees.

Calculate your membership fee.

 

If you hold an accredited Australian qualification in engineering, you may be eligible to join as a Graduate Member in your occupational category.

Please check that your qualification is accredited by Engineers Australia by viewing our list of accredited programs.

Access Australia’s premier engineering network and have world-class professional development and technical resources at your fingertips.

In a diverse profession with so many exciting opportunities, you may want some guidance and advice from time to time. Whatever stage you’re at in your engineering career, Engineers Australia offers a range of resources to support you.

Career Centre

Already part of the engineering team? Take advantage of the Career Centre's information on career planning and working internationally. Engineers Australia encourages lifelong learning and is committed to working alongside industry employers and you, at every stage of your career. 

Events and networking

Stay current and ensure your skills are kept up-to-date with a range of events and networking opportunities. With a technical program of more than 1,000 activities each year, you can quickly build your professional network and accrue your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours! 

myCPD

Take the initiative and develop your engineering skills through myCPD, Engineers Australia's convenient online training tool. 

Resources

Engineers Australia membership also includes access to world-class resources designed to help you with research and professional development. The online library offers technical databases, conference papers, industry journals, handbooks and more; exploring all areas of engineering.

News and updates

As you shape your career, it is critical you stay informed of the ever evolving body of knowledge and changes within the profession. For relevant news, including current issues in industry, policy, and major events, keep your eye out for the monthly edition of Create, and register for your fortnightly Industry Newsletter, sent to all Engineers Australia members. In addition to active social media channels, the Engineers Australia website is a great source of news updates and local events.

Gain the competitive edge in the global market by being a part of the elite community committed to engineering a better world.

Post-nominals 

Looking to set yourself apart from other graduates? Membership post-nominals (GradIEAust/GradTIEAust/GradAIEAust) mean peers and employers instantly recognise your commitment to the profession and personal development. 

Awards

You can also get noticed by industry leaders through a range of awards and graduate prizes supported by Engineers Australia. Celebrating excellence not only honours individual achievement and leadership, but raises the profile of the engineering profession.

Chartered

Take the next step of your professional career by becoming Chartered. Start by tracking your experience through the Self Assessment and Industry Review until you are ready to apply.

Global mobility

As you look to enter an increasingly global profession, it’s important to know that you’ll be supported wherever your career takes you. Engineers Australia facilitates the mobility of members through accreditation, international Accords and Mutual Recognition Agreements with like-minded organisations. If you’re looking to join more than 5,000 members working around the globe, we have an active international program with multiple overseas Chapters.

Have your say in the direction and future of your profession.

Volunteering 

Build your professional reputation and industry knowledge by joining 5,000 other members undertaking office bearer roles and voluntary tasks each year. Getting involved with expert groups offers you the opportunity to learn from others and engage with professionals working in your chosen field. 

Learned Groups

Local and National groups are involved in advocacy activities and raising the profile of engineers, facilitating professional connections, learning opportunities and increasing engagement in engineering activities.

Advocacy

Engineers Australia is committed to speaking for the profession, influencing policy and shaping a better engineering future. Members’ interests are represented and voiced to government through ongoing advocacy activities and media engagement. Keen to know more? Follow @EngAustralia on Twitter to keep up-to-date on news announcements and dialogue between Engineers Australia, key journalists and politicians. The latest media releases are available on the Engineers Australia website.

Member Rewards program

Unlock the full value of your membership. Engineers Australia members receive exclusive offers and discounts to support your business, professional and personal lives; from respected organisations such as Avis and OzForex.

Learn more about Member Rewards

 

But don't just take our word for it...

 

 

Graduate checklist and guide

  • At least one primary identification document – a passport photo page, a current driver's license or a copy of your birth certificate
  • Degree certificate (testamur)
  • Letter of Completion for Graduates who have not yet received their award
  • Academic transcript

Please note: Assessment fees are not applicable to First and Second Year Graduates.

Membership is open to those who have completed an Engineers Australia accredited or recognised Australian qualification in engineering or have received a positive outcome from a Stage 1 Competency Assessment or Migration Skills Assessment.

Please note: If you have finished your studies (in an eligible course) but haven't yet attended your institution's Graduation Ceremony, you are still eligible to apply for Graduate membership as a "Graduand". Special conditions apply regarding evidence of completion - you can use either your official transcript, or a Letter of Completion from your institution.

Graduates looking to further their engineering career should apply for Engineers Australia membership at the grade of:

  • Graduate (GradIEAust)
  • Technologist Graduate (GradTIEAust)
  • Associate Graduate (GradAIEAust).

 
View a list of Engineers Australia accredited courses

Application is easy! Simply, log into myPortal with your EA ID and password.

If you do not have an EA ID, please create an account.

How much does it cost?

Calculate your Graduate membership fee

Am I eligible for early career membership?

You can become a Graduate Member with EA if you have: 

 

Please note: If you have finished your studies (in an eligible course) but haven't yet attended your institution's Graduation Ceremony, you are still eligible to apply for Graduate membership as a "Graduand". Special conditions apply regarding evidence of completion - you can use either your official transcript, or a Letter of Completion from your institution.

This means you can apply for Engineers Australia membership at the grade of:

  • Graduate (GradIEAust)
  • Technologist Graduate (GradTIEAust)
  • Associate Graduate (GradAIEAust).

 

How do I apply?

Application is easy! Just log into myPortal with your EA ID and password.

If you do not have an EA ID, please create an account.

 

How much does it cost?

You are eligible for reduced membership fees for your first three years as a graduate, depending on your date of graduation. Every application also pays an assessment fee - but we waive this fee for first and second-year graduates.

Calculate your membership fee.

 

What documents will I need to apply?

  • At least one primary identification document – a passport photo page, a current driver's license or a copy of your birth certificate
  • Degree certificate (testamur)
  • Letter of Completion for Graduates who have not yet received their award
  • Academic transcript

Please note: Assessment fees are not applicable to First and Second Year Graduates.

 

Can I apply if I’m not working as an engineer yet?

Certainly! Plus, as a Graduate member you'll have access to advice and resources through the Career Centre to assist you in finding a job. You can also find work placement opportunities through EA Connect, an exclusive, free service for Student and Graduate members.


 

What if I am a postgraduate student?

Postgraduate engineering students may be eligible for Engineers Australia membership as a graduate, with a concession on membership fees.

Contact our Member Services Team by calling 1300 653 113 to find out if this applies to you.

 

How long will it take to process my application?

Our turnaround time is currently about three business days. If you’ve been waiting longer than this, please call our Member Services Team on 1300 653 113.
 

Questions? Call our Member Services Team on 1300 653 113.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact our Member Service Team on 1300 653 113 or send them an email at [email protected].

Additional Information

If you are unsure which application form to complete, or have questions about your application, please contact our Member Services Team on 1300 653 113.

Fees

Upon submission, payment of an assessment fee is applicable to all grades other than Student, First and Second Year Graduates.
Annual fees appropriate to the Membership grade are paid to finalise the application.

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Moving to Australia

Engineers Australia provides fair and accurate skills assessment services to engineers who wish to migrate to Australia. As the designated assessing authority for engineering occupations, we utilise our expertise to administer impartial assessments appropriate to every applicant.

Click here for more information on the skills assessment process for engineers

 

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