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How to apply for APER in Victoria

This page outlines the application process for being listed on the APER Victoria.

For complete details, please download the APER Victoria Guidelines, which provide the necessary information for understanding the APER program.

To be listed on the AIRAH Professional Engineer Register (APER) you must demonstrate that you are qualified and competent. You will need to provide documentation in support of your application.

  • All application for an APER accrediation are submitted online
  • Your physical document will have to be scanned and saved
  • Please ensure your documentation is prepared and ready to upload
  • Documents must be uploaded as PDFs and be under 10mb in size

As you begin the online application process, you will be guided through the steps. It is designed so you can see the process, including which steps you have completed and those that are outstanding. If interrupted, you can save and exit your application and return to it later. You may also view the documents you have uploaded at any time.

Each of the eight steps must be fully completed before recognition can be obtained. You will need to confirm completion and include the date of completion in order to proceed.

Stage 1: Membership and enrolment

Step 1: Account creation

Create an AIRAH account online if you don't have one yet.

Step 2: Contact details

Confirm your contact details and, if applicable, indicate an area of specialisation in which you operate within the mechanical engineer – HVAC&R building services discipline.

Step 3: Proof of identity

Confirm your identity in accordance with the recognised 100-point identity check utilised within relevant state and federal government agencies. Supporting documents must be certified by an authorised witness.

You can view the APER Proof of Identity Requirements here.

Stage 2: Eligibility and experience

Please visit this page to check you are eligible for APER.

Step 4: Qualifications

Provide your qualifications and upload supporting documents as proof. All qualifications must be submitted in English as PDF documents and they must be certified by an authorised witness.

More information on the proof of qualifications requirement can be found in the APER Proof of Identity Requirements.

Step 5: Professional and ethical conduct

Confirm your commitment to the APER Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct.

Step 6: CPD diary

Upload your continuing professional development activities as part of your application. You can download and save our online AIRAH CPD diary or compile the relevant activities in your own document.

More information on AIRAH’s CPD is available here.

Step 7: Resumé

Upload your detailed resumé containing work experience; demonstration of your competence and commitment; and referee details. This step requires the most information. A resumé template is available for download to help you with this step.

Once you have uploaded your detailed resumé, your application will be reviewed by the AIRAH Registrar to determine eligibility and completeness. The AIRAH Registrar will mark this step as “Complete” and then distribute your application to an assessor.

Stage 3: Assessment

Step 8: Interview and assessment

In the final step of your APER application, you will be contacted to arrange an interview. Your two professional referees will also be interviewed.

AIRAH Professional Engineer Register