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Registration in Victoria

Pathways to becoming PEV registered through the IStructE assessment processes

The Institution of Structural Engineers is an approved assessment entity for the Victoria Business Licensing Authority.

This means that existing Chartered Members, potential Chartered Members and non-members can become PEV registered via the IStructE assessment processes.

You can review the full Victoria Assessment Scheme document for details of the eligibility criteria and assessment process.

Contact the Membership Team if you have any queries or would like to discuss the assessment process.
The IStructE has two assessment pathways available to applicants:
 

Assessment Pathway 1, Option A

For non-IStructE members. You will use this pathway if you hold an accredited Washington Accord qualification, or equivalent, and you are seeking registration in Victoria only.

Your application process is as follows:

  1. Email [email protected] to request the application form

  2. Submit the application form along with the evidentiary documents and application fees to start the assessment

  3. You will need to pass the Institution’s Professional Review Interview. Full details of this assessment and the timeframe will be sent to you when you submit your application

  4. When you have successfully completed the IStructE assessment you will be provided with a ‘Report on Outcome of Qualifications and Experience Assessment’

  5. You will then need to complete and lodge your application with the BLA through Consumer Affairs Victoria’s ‘myCAV’ portal, uploading the required evidentiary documents and paying the registration fee

The Business Licensing Authority will notify you when your application has been assessed.
 

Assessment Pathway 1, Option B

For non-IStructE members. You will use this pathway if you do not hold an accredited Washington Accord qualification, or equivalent, and you are seeking registration in Victoria only.
Your application process is as follows:

  1. Email [email protected] to request the application form

  2. Submit the application form along with the evidentiary documents and application fees to start the assessment

  3. You will undergo a review of your academic qualifications to determine the appropriate method for you to demonstrate equivalence to the required standard

  4. If the review finds that your portfolio of qualifications is substantially equivalent to the published standard you will be able to advance to step v of the process. If the review finds that you do not meet the published standard you will be invited to undergo additional assessment via either the Technical Report Route or Institution Examinations. Full details will be provided to support you through this process.

  5. If successful in the academic review stage, you will then need to pass the Institution’s Professional Review Interview. Full details of this assessment and the timeframe will be sent to you when you submit your application

  6. When you have successfully completed the IStructE assessment you will be provided with a ‘Report on Outcome of Qualifications and Experience Assessment’

  7. You will then need to complete and lodge your application with the BLA through Consumer Affairs Victoria’s ‘myCAV’ portal, uploading the required evidentiary documents and paying the registration fee
     

Assessment Pathway 2

You will use this pathway if you are already registered as either MIStructE or FIStructE, or if you wish to gain Chartered Structural Engineer registration as well as registration in Victoria.

For MIStructE and FIStructE your application process is as follows:

  1. Email [email protected] to start the process

  2. The Membership Team will check your records and then send you a ‘Report on Outcome of Qualifications and Experience Assessment’

  3. You will then need to complete and lodge your application with the BLA through Consumer Affairs Victoria’s ‘myCAV’ portal, uploading the required evidentiary documents and paying the registration fee

  4. The Business Licensing Authority will notify you when your application has been assessed.​

For non-members your application process is as follows:

  1. Email [email protected] to request the application form

  2. Submit the application form along with the evidentiary documents and application fees to start the assessment

  3. You will need to pass the Institution’s Professional Review Interview and Chartered Membership Exam. Full details of these assessment steps and the timeframe for assessment will be sent to you when you submit your application

  4. When you have successfully completed the IStructE assessment you will be provided with a ‘Report on Outcome of Qualifications and Experience Assessment’

  5. You will then need to complete and lodge your application with the BLA through Consumer Affairs Victoria’s ‘myCAV’ portal, uploading the required evidentiary documents and paying the registration fee

  6. The Business Licensing Authority will notify you when your application has been assessed.

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