Victoria now requires some engineers to be assessed against competency standards and registered to practise.
Engineers Australia understands these standards.
Who needs to be assessed?
If you deliver a professional engineering service in the below areas, you need to be assessed before applying to the Business Licensing Authority (BLA) to be registered. This includes engineers living in other states and territories, but working on projects based in Victoria.
When do I need to be registered by?
|Area of engineering||Date registration becomes mandatory|
|Fire safety||1 December 2021|
|Civil||1 October 2022|
|Structural||1 October 2022|
|Electrical / electronics||1 June 2023|
|Mechanical||1 December 2023|
What are my assessment options?
To be registered as a professional engineer in Victoria, your competence can be assessed through one of the following pathways and your outcome report provided to the BLA.
If you wish to practise in the Victorian building industry, you will also require a building endorsement assessment.
Engineers Australia offers a number of simple assessment pathways for registration assessment. You don’t need to be a member.
Why choose Engineers Australia to get assessed?
- Only we can assess all engineering qualifications, including those obtained overseas.
- Only we can assess all areas of professional engineering.
- We are the only Australian assessment entity with a Chartered pathway to registration.
Where do I start?
Join one of our free information sessions to learn about your registration requirements and what you need for your competency assessment, plus ask our team of experts any questions.