AIRAH Professional Engineer Register (APER) How to apply

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

For complete details, please download the APER Queensland 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.

How to apply for the AIRAH Professional Engineer Register (APER)
Please note:
Documents must be uploaded as PDFs and the files should 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.

The online APER application process involves 3 stages and 8 steps

You may view your progress at any point during the application process.

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.


Step 1
Create account

Create an online account on the AIRAH website.

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.

Click here for the APER Proof of Identity Requirements.


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

Step 4

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.

Click here for more information on AIRAH’s CPD.

Step 7

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.


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.

For more information, please see our frequently asked questions.

You can also find details on AIRAH's professional registration advocacy submissions here.

We recommend exploring the links below for detailed information on the application process, eligibility requirements, providing your qualifications, and more.

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