To get recognition as a Chattered Engineer in Australia, Engineers Australia requires one to choose an appropriate eChartered Competency Assessment pathway from four options available. Below are the four EA’s eChartered Competency Assessment pathways: Pathway 1: Professional Development Program or PDP, Pathway 2: Engineering Competency Report or ECR, Pathway 3: Mature Experienced Engineer or MEE and Pathway 4: Mutual Recognition Agreement or MRA
Whichever the eChartered pathway selected, the engineer seeking the Chartered Status recognition will be required to submit a number of documents/items. The submission items are meant to provide documented evidence to be used by Engineers Australia to assess the level of engineering competency of the applicant.
Below are four main submission items required by the Institution of Engineers Australia for registration as a chartered professional engineer.
1. Engineering competency claims (ECCs)
2. Engineering Experience Record (EER)
3. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Record
4. An up to date CV
Depending on the eChartered pathway selected, the number of engineering competency claims (ECCs) will vary between 11 and 16. Those who opt for Engineering Competency Report or ECR pathway are required to submit 16 engineering competency claims (ECC). Each engineering competency claim presents a detailed explanation of personal engineering involvement in technical projects. Engineering competency claims are usually prepared based on Stage 2 Competency Standards published by Engineers Australia. Basically, Engineers Australia Stage 2 Competency Standards are based on four main elements:
1. Personal commitment as an engineer in service
2. Demonstration of value at the workplace
3. Clear demonstration of technical proficiency
4. Obligation to the community as an engineer
Engineering Experience Record (EER) is a short description of employment and job roles in about 700 words. The process of preparing the above submission items is time consuming and relatively complex. However, with background knowledge on the requirements, it can be easy to prepare all submissions.
Engineers Base Consultants can assist you to prepare for your Chartered Status (CPEng) registration with Engineers Australia. We are experienced in preparation of engineering competency claims, engineering experience record and other documents.
1. Filled ECC Sheet (blank ECC sheet will be provided by us)
2. An up to date CV (can be a rough copy)
3. Filled CPD form (the form will be provided by us)
4. Deadline requirements
The pricelist is based on the ECR Pathway. In case other pathways are chosen, the values per item may change.
(a) Engineering Experience Record (EER): the EER has a maximum of 700 words
(b) Engineering Competency Claim (ECC): Each competency claim should be between 500-700 words
(c) Engineering Competency Report (ECR): has 16 ECCs total length 8000 - 11200 words
(d) Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Engineers Australia Competency Assessment Stage 2: Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)
As stated by Engineers Australia, Chartered status is a certification of personal engineering competency. A Chartered Professional Engineer is deemed to have attained the highest level of engineering professionalism through practice. To be registered as a chattered professional engineer by Engineers Australia, one needs to demonstrate engineering competency in areas such as leadership, expertise, quality and safety.
eChartered Competency Assessment Pathways
Service Requirements and Pricing: Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) Stage 2