Engineers Australia: Graduate Membership

A Graduate Membership with Engineers Australia gives a young professional engineer the right tools to hit the ground running in their early career stages.

Membership is available to graduated engineers who an accredited or recognised course in Engineering, and are no more than four years out of University.

Want to get involved? Apply for Graduate Membership now!

Benefits of Graduate Membership

Knowledge

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 includes access to a wide range of resources to help with tertiary studies and research. The online library offers world-class technical databases, conference papers, industry journals, handbooks and more; exploring all areas of engineering.

News and updates

Keep up-to-date with news, trends and technology across the full breadth of engineering disciplines.

Recognition

Post-nominals 

Get instant, recognisable and credible recognition as a passionate and talented young engineer with an Engineers Australia Post-nominal. All Student Members are entitled to the GradIEAust/GradTIEAust/GradAIEAust post-nominal, which shows your commitment to the profession and your personal development.

Awards

Get noticed by industry leaders through a range of awards and graduate prizes supported by Engineers Australia.

Chartered

Get the inside lane on the journey to becoming a Chartered Engineer. Chartered status is an immediate and ironclad accreditation of a competent, independent and ethical engineering professional.

Voice

Volunteering 

Build your professional reputation, industry profile and and knowledge by joining 5,000 other members who fill volunteer roles with Engineers Australia each year. Engineers Australia has many volunteer groups across different career stages, interests, disciplines and locations.

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.

Graduate Roadmap

The Engineers Australia Graduate Roadmap provides a structured program of activities and products tailored to your professional and personal development needs.

The information you need, when you need it.

During the first three years of Graduate membership, you’ll receive monthly advice to advance your career and make the most of your membership.

Start your career journey with our annual calendar of live and online events.

Monthly presentations designed to help you develop the personal and professional skills needed to start your engineering career.
Quarterly events held live across Australia and online, covering essential careers topics.
The Young Engineers business skills series is back in 2016 with new topics to further challenge and inform you.

Find out more

We've also got an exclusive member benefits program; Ignite, to help you get the absolute most of your membership with exclusive offers from respected organisations such as Avis and OzForex.

Getting Started

Keen to take the jump as an Engineers Australia Graduate Member? Find out what you'll need to get started below:

Am I Eligible?

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

Document checklist for graduates

  • 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.

What's the cost?

Other FAQs

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

Certainly! Plus, as a Graduate member you'll have access to loads of resources and networks to assist you in finding a job.

What if I am a postgraduate student?

Postgraduate engineering students seeking to further their engineering career may be eligible for Engineers Australia membership as a graduate, with a concession on membership fees.

Engineers Australia will then contact you to advise you of your login details which will enable you to apply for a concession using our online application system.

How long does it take to process my application?

The turnaround time is typically around three business days, although it may take a little longer. Rest assured we'll be in touch as soon as possible!

Want Further information?

If you've got questions about your Engineers Australia membership, contact our Member Services Team on 1300 653 113.