Professional Member: Any person who is actively engaged
in the delivery of public works and services, holds a bachelor or post graduate
degree, may be admitted as a Professional Member. This person may be a staff
member or consultant to an organisation or public agency engaged in the
delivery of public works and services.
Associate Member: Any person who is actively engaged in
the delivery of or assisting others in the delivery of public works and
services may be admitted as an Associate Member. This person does not hold bachelor’s
degree in engineering or associated professional degree.
Under 35 Member: Any person who is actively engaged in
the delivery of public works and services who is under the age of 35 years may
be admitted as an Under 35 Member.
This grade of membership is available to persons not in full
time employment and enrolled in full time or part time studies in an accredited
/ recognised educational program in Australia (University or TAFE) as part of
Two-year engineering associateship, or
Three-year engineering-technology qualification,
A four-year professional engineering degree, or
Other two or more year course of study relevant
to practice in public works
The maximum term for Student membership is 6
Any member who has been a member continuously for a period of
at least five years may be designated a Fellow by resolution of the Membership
Committee in recognition of outstanding service to the Institute.
The criteria for designation as Fellow are to be determined by
the Membership Committee and could take into account the following:
Active involvement with the state executive,
Outstanding and continuing contribution to the
industry of public works and services
Outstanding and continuing contribution to their
Participation in the IPWEA continuing
professional development programs.
This grade is the highest that can be
bestowed on any member. It is awarded by the National Executive on the
recommendation of a State Division.
To be considered eligible the member must have first attained
the grade of Fellow and have served the community for at least twenty years in
relation to the delivery of public works and services.
The member must have made a major contribution to the
Institute for a minimum of ten years and the contributions must be outstanding
in character and well recognised by both the membership and the community
Senior (Over 65) Member:
This category is available to members who have retired from
the workforce but wish to remain associated with the institute or are over 65
years of age.
To be eligible for the status of Honorary Member of the IPWEA,
a candidate for this position must qualify under the following set of criteria.
Membership in the Honorary category should be reserved for members who are
worthy of this distinguished and acknowledged position, and are recognised
amongst their peers as Managers, Engineers, Technicians and Associated
engineering fields who have achieved leadership recognition as well as a highly
respected and knowledgeable level in their industry area, AND
Must have made a significant contribution
towards the IPWEA, Local Government and the greater IPWEA community of members
Must have retired from full time work in
Engineering related services or have attained the retirement age of 65 years
Recognition of candidates for the
status of Honorary Member should be considered in two (2) separate streams as
outlined below. Honorary Membership would then be able to be attained by
meeting the criteria as set out in category A or B below
Having been a duly elected member of the IPWEA
NSW Board or the LGEA for at least one term.
Having been a Regional Group Executive member
(president/ secretary or treasurer) for at least four (4) years
Having attained the membership level of Fellow.
Membership of the IPWEA for at least 15 years
Member of the Directorate(Water or Roads) or a
subcommittee of the IPWEA e.g. Technical sub committee
- Worked in or with the Local
Government industry for a 15 year period.
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