Mechanical engineers registration

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The Professional Engineers Registration Act 2019 (the Act) commenced on 1 July 2021. This Act requires you to be registered with the Business Licensing Authority (BLA) to provide professional engineering services in or for Victoria, unless you work under the direct supervision of a registered practising professional engineer or only in accordance with a prescriptive standard. For more information, view Overview and timeline.

Registration will become mandatory for mechanical engineers on 1 December 2023. If you do not lodge an application by this date, you must stop providing professional engineering services until your application is lodged and approved. Fines of up to $96,000 apply for non-compliance.

Start your registration process now 

Registration is a two-step process: 

  1. Apply to an assessment entity to have your qualifications and experience or competencies assessed (takes up to 90 days).
  2. Lodge a registration application with the Business Licensing Authority to get your registration (takes around 4-5 weeks). 

You will need to provide a copy of your Professional Engineer Registration Victoria – Report on Outcome of Qualifications and Experience Assessment report, which you will get from the assessment entity. 

How to apply for registration 

Only individuals, not companies, can apply for registration as a professional engineer. Find out more about eligibility for registration and how to apply

After you lodge your application

If your application is successful, you will receive confirmation of your professional engineer’s registration through myCAV. You will receive an email to advise that your certificate is available in myCAV.

For more information, see After you lodge your application.

More information

For more detailed information on the registration process, see Registration steps.