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APER Victoria eligibility

To apply for accreditation on the AIRAH Professional Engineer Register (APER) for Victoria you must provide evidence that you have the required qualifications, knowledge, and professional experience and competence.

The eligibility requirements for APER Victoria were set to exceed the international standard for engineer registration and are aligned with the requirements of the Business Licensing Authority (BLA) for Professional Engineers registration in Victoria.

To be eligible for AIRAH Professional Engineer Register (APER) Victoria status, you must:

1. Hold a relevant qualification

Have completed an acceptable qualification in one of the disciplines of engineering. Acceptable qualifications include a:

  1. Four-year, full-time bachelor’s degree or a Master of Engineering from an accredited Australian institution; 
  2. Part-time equivalent degree; 
  3. Previously recognised historical equivalent qualification; 
  4. Qualification gained elsewhere that satisfies the requirements of the Washington Accord for recognition as a Professional Engineer.

2. Have relevant experience

Have been working in the field of mechanical engineering – HVAC&R building services for a minimum of five years post-graduation, have the relevant work experience, and be able to demonstrate that this has translated into competence and commitment in your discipline.

3. Provide references

Have two other suitable engineers vouch for your work experience.

4. Meet CPD requirements

Be able to demonstrate a commitment to the engineering profession by:

For more information, please see our frequently asked questions.

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