As part of your application as an AIRAH Registered Professional Engineer, you must provide evidence of:

To help you prepare your resumé, AIRAH has created a template that can be downloaded here.
Please note that your resumé must be uploaded as a PDF under 10MB in size.


Your detailed resumé should include the following:


To demonstrate you have the work experience, competence and commitment you will need to prepare a detailed resumé, including:

  • Names of your employers/organisations
  • Summary of the services/products provided by each employer/organisation
  • Job title
  • Length of employment
  • Brief description of your role
  • Examples of your work activities at each employer/organisation
  • Demonstration that your experience has resulted in competence in the four defined areas.

Your work experience should outline your use of theories, concepts and practices to solve real- world problems related to your discipline. You will need to show that you have the required professional experience of the law, codes and standards; can identify, assess and manage risks; know and can apply engineering principles; can analyse problems and develop safe and sustainable solutions; can work with others; and can make sound decisions.



Your competence and commitment should demonstrate that your experience has translated into engineering competence and that you are committed to high standards of professional and ethical conduct.

You will need to provide evidence that you have gained adequate professional experiencein four areas, using examples from your own career.

You will need to show:

  1. Evidence you apply Mechanical Engineer – HVAC&R technical knowledge and understanding to your engineering activities, specifically:

    1. Applying appropriate theoretical and practical methods to identify or define problems, opportunities or projects
    2. Combining ideas and contributions of different people and disciplines to arrive at appropriate engineering and technical solutions
    3. Developing creative and innovative solutions, designs and technological approaches to engineering problems
    4. Undertaking technical evaluation and optimisation to address the brief you were given or requirements you identified
    5. Planning and execution of technical work and projects.


  2. Evidence that you can handle the wider implications of your work as a Mechanical Engineer – HVAC&R, specifically:

    1. Ability to handle health, hazard and safety aspects and meet legal and legislative requirements
    2. Ability to handle sustainability and resilience aspects and to work effectively with other disciplines to achieve optimum outcomes for the built environment
    3. Ability to handle commercial and economic aspects.

  3. Evidence of your interpersonal, leadership and communication skills, specifically:
    1. Managing interpersonal relationships
    2. Demonstrating leadership in a professional role
    3. Communicating ideas and plans by report writing and oral presentation.

  4. Evidence of your personal commitment, and of working to high standards of professional and ethical conduct, specifically:
  • Undertaking continuing professional development (a diary of CPD activity must be provided as a separate document)
  • Working in an ethical manner – complying with AIRAH’s Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct (please see the following section for more information).



Adhering to AIRAH’s Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct demonstrates your responsibility and commitment to society and professional engineering. The Code is not a behavioural guide or rule book. It provides the foundations of an ethical culture, sets ethical benchmarks, and inspires the public’s confidence in AIRAH members.

Click here to view the AIRAH Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct


You will be asked to provide the contact details for two professional referees who meet strict eligibility requirements. The referees are required to verify that the work you have outlined in your resumé is true and accurate.

Applicants must ensure the professional referee details are accurate and current. The referees must be aware of the nomination and that they will be contacted in relation to the application.

Professional referees must satisfy one of the following requirements:
  • Be an AIRAH Registered Professional Engineer (ARPEng) or hold RPEng, CPEng, CP, RPEQ or equivalent professional status
  • Be an engineer with a bachelor’s degree (or hold a historically or internationally recognised equivalent. or higher qualification) in the discipline or in a similar discipline for which the applicant is seeking accreditation. This referee must also have more than seven years of relevant work experience.

For each referee you will be required to provide the following information:
  • Name
  • Company
  • Position
  • Phone (business and home)
  • Email
  • Accreditation status (e.g., ARPEng, RPEng, CPEng, RPEQ, CP)
  • Academic qualifications
  • Work relationship (e.g., manager, supervisor, colleague)
  • Period of relationship (minimum of 12 months required).

For more information, please see our list of frequently asked questions.

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