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Engineer Application

There are three classes of engineer requiring to be licensed:

  • Engineer Fire Safety;
  • Engineer Building Services; and
  • Engineer Civil.

Applying for a licence

  • Complete a Building Services Provider Application form (pdf, 716.5 KB) selecting the classes you are qualified to work in.
  • Attach a copy of your qualifications
    • Engineer Fire Safety:
    • listing on the National Engineers Register (NER) with the specific area of Fire Safety; or
    • recognition by Engineers Australia as a Chartered Professional Engineer (in the specific area of Fire Safety); or
    • appropriate degree (AQF-7) with a Graduate Diploma or higher qualification in Fire Safety AND three years design experience in fire safety engineering attested to by a senior engineer within the area of Fire Safety.
    • Engineer Building Services:
    • listing on the National Engineers Register (NER) with the general areas of Building Services; or
    • recognition by Engineers Australia as a Chartered Professional Engineer (in the general areas of Building Services); or
    • A degree in engineering (AQF-7) with a graduate certificate (or higher post graduate qualification) in building services, building mechanical services, air conditioning, building electrical services, building hydraulic services, fire safety systems, building acoustics or energy management in buildings, AND three years experience practising as a design engineer within the scope of work for Engineer - Building Services; or
    • a degree in engineering (AQF-7) AND five years experience practising as a design engineer within the scope of work for Engineer - Building Services attested to by a senior engineer within the area of practice of Building Services.
    • Engineer Civil:
    • listing on the National Engineers Register (NER) with the general areas of Civil, Structural or Environmental Engineering; or
    • recognition by Engineers Australia as a Chartered Professional Engineer in the general areas of Civil, Structural or Environmental Engineering; or
    • a degree in engineering (AQF-7) with a graduate certificate (or higher post graduate qualification) in civil, structural, geotechnical or environmental engineering, or soil science, AND three years experience practising as a design engineer within the scope of Engineer - Civil; or
    • a degree in engineering (AQF-7) AND five years experience practising as a design engineer within the scope of work for Engineer - Civil, attested to by a senior engineer within the area of civil, structural, geotechnical or environmental engineering.
  • Attach a statement of experience or a curriculum vitae (CV). This should be in summary form and include:
    • a list of projects you have worked on;
    • dates;
    • project size in square metres;
    • number of storeys; and
    • your role and a third party's contact details for verification.
  • Engineers listed with the NER only need to provide a copy of their registration.
  • Attach two detailed references from accredited past employers (practitioners or industry professionals) using the Referee Statements included in the application form.
  • Insurance - attach a certificate of currency for Professional Indemnity Insurance ($1 million).
  • Lodge all documentation at any Service Tasmania Shop
  • Pay the fee
  • Interstate applications may email or mail the completed application together with attachments and a certified passport size photo. Payment may be made by credit card, cheque or money order (made out to Department of Justice).

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Fees

$372.00 - Annual licence / renewal fee

$999.75 - Triennial licence / renewal fee

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - renewal applicants only

When you renew your licence, you will need to verify on your application that you have undertaken the required Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CPD equates to 30 points per year or the aggregate of 90 points over a three year licence period (Renewal applicants only).

Further information

Lost your Licence Card?

  1. Complete the Replacement Licence Card Application form (pdf, 133.3 KB)
  2. Take it to any Service Tasmania Shop
  3. Pay $38.75
  4. You will receive your card in 10-14 business days.