International registers

International registers allow engineering professionals to access global work opportunities.

International registers allow engineering professionals to access work opportunities in other countries. The registers also enable businesses to recruit from a larger pool of talent.

Engineers Australia is an authorised member of four international registers.

The APEC Engineer Register is an initiative of the federal government and Engineers Australia. The register recognises substantial equivalence of professional competence in engineering. This recognition allows professional engineers in the Asia-Pacific region to access employment opportunities in the region.

To be eligible to register you need to have:

  • successfully completed an Engineers Australia accredited or recognised engineering course
  • been assessed for a Chartered credential by Engineers Australia
  • a minimum of seven years’ post-graduate practical experience with at least two years in responsible charge of significant engineering work
  • continuing professional development (CPD) at a satisfactory level as per a five-year practice review audit.

To be in responsible charge of engineering work means you have:

  • planned, designed, coordinated and executed a small project or
  • undertaken part of a larger project based on an understanding of the whole project or
  • undertaken broadly-defined and/or multi-disciplinary work.

If you’re a Chartered professional engineer you can apply for registration. Login to the EA portal and complete the registration application for Members.

Professional engineers with a Chartered Fellow credential can apply for registration without further assessment. Login to the EA portal and complete the registration application for Fellows.

When you’re registered on the APEC register, you can use the post-nominal APECEngineer and IntPE(Aus). These post-nominals confer similar recognition to APEC Engineers in India, Ireland, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom.

Learn more about the APEC Agreement on the International Engineering Alliance website.

The International Professional Engineers Agreement (IPEA) is a reciprocal agreement that recognises substantial equivalence of professional competence in engineering. It enables overseas professional engineers or those who have a substantially equivalent role to the Australian professional engineer to register and vice versa.

To be eligible to register you need to have:

  • successfully completed an Engineers Australia accredited or recognised engineering course
  • been assessed for a Chartered credential by Engineers Australia
  • a minimum of seven years’ post-graduate practical experience with at least two years in responsible charge of significant engineering work
  • continuing professional development (CPD) at a satisfactory level as per a five-year practice review audit.

To be in responsible charge of engineering work means you have:

  • planned, designed, coordinated and executed a small project or
  • undertaken part of a larger project based on an understanding of the whole project or
  • undertaken broadly-defined and/or multi-disciplinary work.

If you’re a Chartered professional engineer you can apply for registration. Login to the EA portal and complete the registration application for Members.

Professional engineers with a Chartered Fellow credential can apply for registration without further assessment. Login to the EA portal and complete the registration application for Fellows.

When you’re registered on the IPEA you can use the post-nominal IntPE(Aust).

Learn more about the IPEA Agreement on the International Engineering Alliance website.

The Register of International Engineering Technologists (IETA) is a reciprocal arrangement. It enables overseas engineering professionals who have a substantially equivalent role to the Australian engineering technologist to register and vice versa.

To be eligible to register you need to have:

  • successfully completed an Engineers Australia accredited or recognised engineering course
  • been assessed for a Chartered credential by Engineers Australia
  • continuing professional development (CPD) at a satisfactory level as per a five-year practice review audit.
  • a minimum of seven years’ post-graduate practical experience working as an engineering technologist and applying engineering knowledge. Two of those years must be in responsible charge of engineering work.

To be in responsible charge of engineering work means you have:

  • planned, designed, coordinated and executed a small project or
  • undertaken part of a larger project based on an understanding of the whole project or
  • undertaken broadly-defined and/or multi-disciplinary work.

If you’re a Chartered engineering technologist you can apply for registration. Login to the EA portal and complete the registration application for Members.

You can also apply for your Chartered credential at the same time as you apply for IETA registration.

Engineering technologists with a Chartered Fellow credential can apply for registration without further assessment. Login to the EA portal and complete the registration application for Fellows.

When you’re registered on the IETA you can use the post-nominal IntET(Aus).

Learn more about the IETA Agreement on the International Engineering Alliance website.

Engineers Australia is a participant in the International Engineering Technicians (AIET) agreement. This reciprocal arrangement enables overseas engineering professionals who have a substantially equivalent role to the Australian engineering associate to register and vice versa.

Similar registers are being established in the UK, Ireland, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand.

To be eligible to register you need to have:

  • successfully completed an Engineers Australia accredited or recognised engineering course at Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree level
  • been assessed for a Chartered credential by Engineers Australia
  • a minimum of five years’ practical experience and at least one year as a fully qualified engineering associate
  • continuing professional development (CPD) at a satisfactory level as per a five-year practice review audit.

If you’re a Chartered engineering associate you can apply for registration. Login to the EA portal and complete the registration application for Members.

Engineering associates with a Chartered Fellow credential can apply for registration without further assessment. Login to the EA portal and complete the registration application for Fellows.

When you’re registered on the AIET you can use the post-nominal IntETn(Aus).

Learn more about the AIET Agreement on the International Engineering Alliance website.

International registers

Open up opportunities to work overseas or recruit highly skilled, engineering professionals for your project.