AIRAH Professional Engineer Register (APER)

In Australia, states and territories are responsible for statutory registration of engineers. Statutory registration ensures engineers meet professional conduct, education, training and competency standards. The registration requirements are different for each state and territory. Professional engineers must register in each jurisdiction where they plan to practise.

APER is administered by AIRAH and is designed to meet the requirements of the Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ), Business Licensing Authority (BLA) in Victoria, and other state- and territory-based schemes as they are released. Please review the APER Queensland and APER Victoria guidelines as there are slight differences in the requirements for professional engineers registration in each state.

For more information about Professional Engineers Registration and an outline of current requirements in different states and territories, please click here.



Please note: Currently registration in NSW is directly with the department of NSW Fair Trading. A pathway where registration may be achieved via a professional body of engineers approved by NSW Fair Trading  (such as AIRAH) is being developed. More information regarding registration of engineers in NSW may be found here.
The Western Australian Government is proposing to amend the Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011 (WA) to require engineers to be registered to carry out building engineering work. More information regarding registration of engineers in WA may be found here.

For any additional questions or assistance with your application, please email [email protected] or call the national office on 03 8623 3000.

We recommend exploring the links below for detailed information on APER, including how to apply, providing your qualifications, CPD activities, and more.


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