The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is registered and accredited to offer both degree and vocational (diploma and certificate) programs. EIT is authorized by the Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) as a Higher Education Provider (www.teqsa.gov.au/national-register with registration number PRV14008).
EIT is a Registered Training Organization (RTO) in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector – provider number 51971.
EIT is a sister company of the well known and reputable engineering training organization, IDC Technologies. IDC has been operating for over 20 years, from offices throughout the world, delivering practical short courses to well over 500,000 engineers and technicians.
The finest engineering lecturers, with extensive real engineering experience in industry, are drawn from around the world. The learning is delivered to students through a blend of synchronous and asynchronous, online (eLearning) technologies, which includes live lectures and remote laboratories. EIT offers education awards in a growing array of engineering fields.
EIT (and many individual courses) has received recognition, endorsement and/or accreditation as a training provider from authorizing bodies based around the world, including those listed below. Please ask us for specific information for your location.
Students from any country should note that; as a general rule, any individual, with a professional qualification from any educational institution anywhere in the world, can take details of that qualification to their local professional body and ask for it to be assessed for recognition to add to their professional standing within their local jurisdiction.
Professional Engineering Institutions & Societies
Two EIT advanced diploma programs are now accredited under the “Dublin Accord”.
The Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation and Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering qualifications are recognized by Engineers Australia and (through the Dublin Accord) by leading professional associations and societies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Korea, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States. This professional recognition greatly improves the global mobility of graduates, and offers you the opportunity of a truly international career.
The Dublin Accord is an agreement for the international recognition of Engineering Technician qualifications. Signatories that have full rights of participation in the Accord are listed here:
- Australia - Engineers Australia (2013)
- Canada - Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (2002)
- Ireland - Engineers Ireland (2002)
- Korea - Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea (2013)
- New Zealand - Institution of Professional Engineers NZ (2013)
- South Africa - Engineering Council of South Africa (2002)
- United Kingdom - Engineering Council UK (2002)
- United States - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (2013)
Recognition under the Accord is pending for other EIT programs – ask your Course Advisor.
In most countries there are two forms of accreditation for engineering qualifications – national accreditation/recognition by the Government, and professional recognition by an Engineering society or association.
In Australia, national accreditation of higher education qualifications is undertaken by the Australian Government regulator; (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency) – by Law, TEQSA are absolutely critical to any higher education being recognized.
The other form of accreditation is ‘professional accreditation’ through engineering societies such as; Engineers Australia or Professionals Australia. This professional recognition may help in obtaining employment, although an employer's requirement for this seems not at the levels it used to be – generally because it is not a key requirement – the type of degree being studied and one's actual experience and training are far more influential with potential employers.
Students who successfully complete an EIT Master degree may be eligible to apply for Registered Professional Engineer (RPEng) status from Professionals Australia. Registered Professional Engineer (RPEng) is a new alternative to existing registration schemes which focuses on quality, affordability and a streamlined application process.
Professionals Australia has been approved by the Board of Professional Engineers Queensland to act as an assessment body which is the only legislated scheme in Australia. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis and individuals would need to satisfy all criteria. We recommend individuals contact Professionals Australia.
Few engineering Master, and no PhD, degrees are accredited by Engineers Australia. Remember, if a qualification is not accredited by Engineers Australia, you can still apply for professional recognition by Engineers Australia on an individual, case-by-case basis. EIT have two Advanced Diplomas accredited by Engineers Australia, and are continuing to work with Engineers Australia to achieve accreditation on our Master and Bachelor degrees as soon as possible.
It should be noted that whilst confident, EIT cannot guarantee or commit to when we will receive accreditation from Engineers Australia for any of our other qualifications.
Other EIT programs and courses are also recognized in specific countries, as described below.
EIT is registered and accredited to offer both degree and vocational (diploma and certificate) programs. EIT is authorized by the Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) as a Higher Education Provider (www.teqsa.gov.au/national-register with registration number PRV14008).
EIT is a Registered Training Organization (RTO) in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector – provider number 51971.
EIT is thus registered with and regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). ASQA is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector. TEQSA is Australia's independent national regulator of the higher education sector. They both regulate programs and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met.
EIT was declared an educational institution under Section 10 of the copyright Act 1968. The notice was published in accordance with section 10A(4) of the act in the Commonwealth of Australia's Business Gazette (number B56): “The Engineering Institute of Technology declares that its principal function is the provision of courses of study or training for the following purpose: the continuing education of people engaged in a particular profession or occupation.” – Dated 8th November 2011.
Many of the programs offered by EIT are nationally accredited and recognized qualifications and are listed on training.gov.au (TGA) (for VET qualifications) or on the National Register (for Higher Education qualifications).
TGA is the official National Register of information on VET Training Packages, Qualifications, Programs, Units of Competency and Registered Training Organizations (RTOs). EIT VET qualifications accredited to date can be viewed on EIT’s registration page on TGA under the “Scope” tab. You can find EIT on TGA by searching for our provider number – 51971.
The purpose of the Higher Education National Register is to be the authoritative source of information on the status of registered higher education providers in Australia. Information on EIT and our accredited higher education courses can be viewed at http://teqsa.gov.au/national-register/provider/prv14008.
Please note that many additional programs are also in the process of accreditation.
Members of Engineers Australia (EA) – are entitled to claim CPD hours for private study, short courses, and learning activities at the workplace. CPD hours can be claimed for our courses in most cases, but we would always advise individual members to check with EA if unsure regarding a specific course.
Professionals Australia - Students who successfully complete an EIT Master degree may be eligible to apply for Registered Professional Engineer (RPEng) status from Professionals Australia. Registered Professional Engineer (RPEng) is a new alternative to existing registration schemes which focuses on quality, affordability and a streamlined application process. Professionals Australia has been approved by the Board of Professional Engineers Queensland to act as an assessment body which is the only legislated scheme in Australia. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis and individuals would need to satisfy all criteria. We recommend individuals contact Professionals Australia.
EIT is a Skills Tasmania Endorsed Registered Training Organisation. If you reside in Tasmania and would like to register in one of our accredited programs, you may be eligible for some funding. Please find out more by visiting their website and looking through the information contained in the skills fund link: www.skills.tas.gov.au.
The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is a Participating Partner with the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and EIT programs and courses can be utilised by members to register for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). EIC’s Continuing Education Program is supported by The Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, The Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada, and The Canadian Academy for Engineering. EIC is a member of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training, with headquarters in Washington, DC.
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority in New Zealand recognises individual qualifications gained overseas on a case-by-case basis. Advanced Diplomas, for example, when registered at the time of award under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) are typically recognised as broadly comparable to a National Diploma at level 6 on the New Zealand Qualification Framework (NZQF).
The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) aims to promote a high level of education and training of practitioners in the engineering profession. Members may be able to claim CPD hours for EIT programs as part of Category 3, “individual activities”, and should contact ECSA for procedures (click here to find out more). ECSA is also a signatory to the Dublin Accord, an international agreement which provides international professional recognition of selected programs.
South African students who successfully complete an EIT Advanced Diploma and other qualifications have the option to apply for recognition within the education system by SAQA. On application by past graduates, SAQA has previously assessed the EIT Advanced Diploma as a “foreign qualification” at Level 6 (the same level that it is in Australia).
In practice, most EIT graduates have not applied to SAQA for accreditation, in part because the strength and international recognition of the qualification is already well documented.
Nationally recognised qualifications that have been achieved at EIT can be compared by UK NARIC to the UK framework. UK NARIC is the UK’s national agency responsible for the recognition of qualifications from overseas and provides services for individuals and organizations to compare international qualifications against UK qualification framework levels. UK NARIC is managed by ECCTIS Ltd which administers the service for the UK Government. Graduates of EIT’s Advanced Diploma programs in the UK can be confident that their international qualification has been officially evaluated as comparable to the BTEC /SQA Higher National Diploma (HND) standard / Foundation Degree Standard. A BTEC Higher National Diploma is at the same level of the National Qualifications Framework as NVQ / SVQ Level 4. Recognition will be at a higher level for graduate programs.
The Institute of Measurement and Control in the United Kingdom is Britain's foremost professional body for the Automation Industry. An EIT Advanced Diploma is recognised by the Institute of Measurement and Control as contributing to the ‘initial professional development’ required for eventual registration as Chartered or Incorporated Engineers. The Advanced Diploma is also approved by the Institute as providing CPD.
Your Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering or Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation from the Engineering Institute of Technology, combined with your career experience, would allow you to join the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The programs are recognised by the IET under the Dublin Accord and will assist those wishing to register as a Technician Member (TMIET) or Engineering Technician (EngTech) with the IET. Click here for details. The next step is also an option for you: apply for professional registration as an Engineering Technician. Details about the benefits of EngTech registration are available here.
IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence. EIT is an IEEE Continuing Education Provider. IEEE Continuing Education Programs are peer-reviewed by content experts. This peer review guarantees both quality of the technical content of learning materials, as well as adherence to IEEE’s strict criteria for educational excellence. All programs that pass this strict process are entitled to award IEEE Continuing Education Units (CEUs), recognised as the standard of excellence for continuing education programs in IEEE’s fields of interest.
The International Society of Automation (ISA) is a leading, global, non-profit organization that sets the standard for automation around the world. ISA develops standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, publishes books and technical articles, and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA has reviewed the curricula of the courses offered by the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) as they relate to the instrumentation, control and automation discipline and are enthusiastic about promoting their availability to the automation community. Full endorsement letter available here.
Students who successfully complete an EIT Advanced Diploma and other qualifications may be able to apply for recognition of their qualification within the local (home country) education system. Many countries have a process for “recognition of foreign qualifications” which is utilised by new residents when they have qualifications earned overseas. Although you will be studying from your home country you will be awarded an Australian qualification from the EIT, so your EIT qualifications may be able to be recognised as a “foreign qualification” if you apply through your local system. If you would like to find out more, please contact your local education authorities because it is not practical for the EIT to know the systems that apply in all countries. However, in many cases formal individual recognition within the home country may not be required because the international validity and accreditation of this credential is very sound.
Members of other engineering organizations may be able to claim credit for professional development and are advised to check with their own organization.