Early career membership

Your future success depends on owning your career through today's decisions.

Unpause your career today.

Unpause your career. Engineer your next step up

It's time to take the steps

If you're ready to hit 'unpause' on your career, there are three key plays you can make right now.

1. Connect

Progress is easier with the right people cheering you on.

We can help you connect with the right people with:

 

2. Learn

Learning is something to intentionally prioritise, and a clear pathway will help.

Access 24/7 training and professional development, including:

  • Our YEA CPD series, which bridges the gap between what you learned at university and what you need to know to succeed in your graduate position.
  • Our YEA Tech Talk Series, keeping you informed about technology that is constantly evolving.
  • Bite Sized Learning, mobile-friendly training that you can digest on your lunch break.

 

3. Grow

You don't have to make hard decisions alone.

Grow with EA with:

  • Mentor Match, our unique tool that taps into thousands of senior engineers to match you with someone in your field.
  • Getting started on your Chartered credential, really setting yourself apart from your peers.

 

Read more about these plays and download the Career Playbook.

 

 

BECOME A GRADUATE MEMBER

 

Don't have an EA ID? Create an account today!

 

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

 

 

Find out about 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.

What else does membership give you?

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

As an engineer, professional development and training are non-negotiable. You need to keep learning, even straight after you've finished university. Whatever stage you’re at in your engineering career, Engineers Australia offers a range of resources to support you.

Mentor Match

Mentoring is the number one way to guide your career development. What’s more useful than directed guidance from someone who’s been where you want to go? EA’s unique Mentor Match tool taps into thousands of senior engineers to match you with someone in your field. They might be across the city or across the globe, but we’ll connect you with them over a structured six-month program.

Jobs Board

Our members-only jobs board brings the best engineering employers in Australia straight to you. We advertise roles up to 4 years post-graduation, from graduate positions to internships and vacation placements. Your next opportunity could be waiting.

Events and networking

In person or online, whatever the circumstances - EA connects engineers at many levels over shared passions. These events often combine practical learning
with building your professional network, or sometimes just gathering to talk about your latest project or ideas. As an engineer (or a future engineer), you’re always welcome.

YEA CPD and Tech Talks series

Packed with practical learning that you can apply on the job, the CPD Series covers topics like communication, ethics and effective presentations. The Tech Talk Series keeps you informed about constantly evolving technology. No matter your field of engineering, there’s a Tech Talk for you; with topics from the latest versions of software to innovations you need to know about. You won’t find a more comprehensive way to keep up!

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 

If you're a practical person, EA has ways for you to build your professional network by giving back. Join one of our Young Engineers Australia (YEA) committees or groups, and move from attending events to creating them. From a Welcome to the Profession event, a Case Competition, or even a Hackathon, there’s plenty that we organise every year. Working as a team with other engineers forms professional relationships that will carry through your whole career.

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

 

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

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.

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.

 

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.

Additional Information

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

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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