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Chartered is your mark of excellence.

By becoming Chartered, you measure your practice against international standards and earn the respect of your peers. What’s more, Chartered engineers are first in line for added responsibility and bigger projects. 

If you’ve just finished your studies, getting Chartered may seem a long way away. We recommend early-career engineers start their journey to Chartered as soon as possible then apply for the Chartered credential once they have at least five years’ experience.

Here's what they have to say about the Chartered process 


Why start early?

If you’re considering working towards Chartered now, the journey may not be as difficult as you think.  Engineers Australia provides plenty of support.  

Work smarter, not harder 

We’ve heard from plenty of early-career engineers that starting out and deciding to go for Chartered may seem like a challenge. Once you make the decision, there are some simple steps to get started:

  1. become familiar with the Chartered 16 competencies as your road map to build exactly the right skills 
  2. take advantage of Bite Sized Learning, available exclusively to our graduate members 
  3. capture everything you do in the eCPD log, so you don’t have to come back later and remember  

Are you an experienced practicing engineer?

If you're an experienced, practicing engineer with more than five years experience, then you may be eligible to get Chartered via smarter and more efficient pathways. To find out more, see the options available to you here.  

Learn from the best 

The path to Chartered is best walked with company. Gathering the right professional network to help you succeed is an important part of the journey. You can get started on that anytime, just: 

  • sign up to our Mentor Match program, where we’ll link you with a Chartered engineer in your specific Area of Practice 
  • attend our regular networking events, offered both in-person and online 
  • check out when the next Chartered information sessions are happening
  • take advantage of online learning including presentations from internationally recognised engineering leaders, via EA OnDemand


See the results 

It’s a no-brainer - the Chartered credential is recognised across the industry, internationally and with your industry peers. If you want to become the best engineer that you can be, or progress beyond being the ‘new kid on the block’, Chartered will help you to accelerate your career. 


What can you do to prepare?

Make your way through the three steps below.