The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is registered and accredited to offer both degree and vocational 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; Provider #PRV14008), a CRICOS Provider (Provider #03567C) and a FEE-HELP provider.
EIT is also a Registered Training Organization (RTO) in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector – provider number 51971, registered with and regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
EIT is a sister company of the well-known and reputable engineering training organization, IDC Technologies. IDC has been operating for over 30 years, from offices throughout the world, delivering practical short courses to well over 500,000 engineers and technicians.
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
The Dublin Accord is an agreement for the international recognition of Engineering Associate qualifications. Signatories that have full rights of participation in the Accord are listed here:
Australia - Engineers Australia (2013)
Ireland - Engineers Ireland (2002)
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)
Four EIT Bachelors programs are now accredited under the “Sydney Accord”.
The Bachelor of Science (Civil and Structural Engineering), Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering), Bachelor of Science (Industrial Automation Engineering) and Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) qualifications are provisionally recognized by Engineers Australia and (through the Sydney Accord) by leading professional associations and societies in Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong China, Ireland, Korea, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States.
The Sydney Accord is an agreement for the international recognition of Engineering Technologist qualifications. Signatories that have full rights of participation in the Accord are listed here:
Australia - Engineers Australia (EA) (2001)
Chinese Taipei - Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (IEET) (2014)
Hong Kong China - Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) (2001)
Ireland - Engineers Ireland (EI) (2001)
New Zealand - Engineering New Zealand (EngNZ) (2001)
South Africa - Engineering Council South Africa (ECSA) (2001)
United Kingdom - Engineering Council United Kingdom (ECUK) (2001)
United States - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) (2009)
Two EIT Master's programs are now accredited under the “Washington Accord”.
The Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) qualification is fully recognized by Engineers Australia (through the Washington Accord) and the Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems) is provisionally recognized by Engineers Australia (through the Washington Accord). In addition, these qualifications are recognized (through the Washington Accord) by leading professional associations and societies in Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong China, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey United Kingdom, United States and Pakistan.
The Washington Accord is an agreement for the international recognition of Professional Engineer qualifications. Signatories that have full rights of participation in the Accord are listed here:
Australia -Engineers Australia (EA) (1989)
Canada - Engineers Canada (EC) (1989)
Chinese Taipei - Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (IEET) (2007)
Hong Kong China - Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) (1995)
Ireland - Engineers Ireland (EI) (1989)
Malaysia - Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) (2009)
New Zealand - Engineering New Zealand (EngNZ) (1989)
Singapore - Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) (2006)
South Africa - Engineering Council South Africa (ECSA) (1999)
Sri Lanka - Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) (2014)
United States - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) (1989)
United Kingdom - Engineering Council United Kingdom (ECUK) (1989)
Pakistan - Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) (2017)
Recognition under the Accord is pending for other EIT programs – ask your Course Advisor.
In Australia, national accreditation of higher education qualifications is undertaken by the Australian Government regulator; (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency) – by Law, TEQSA
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, registered with and regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
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 (
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 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 New Zealand Qualifications Authority has evaluated the Professional Certificate Of Competency in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and SCADA Systems (Micro-credential) delivered by Engineering Institute of Technology and has assessed it to be equivalent to 8 credits (80 notional learning hours) at Level 5 on the New Zealand Qualifications 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 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
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
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.
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
Members of other engineering organizations may be able to claim credit for professional development and are advised to check with their own organization.
EIT is a member of Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) which is a peak body representing Australia’s high-quality independent higher education providers.
With more than 130,000 students enrolled at 120 providers, 10% of Australian higher education students have chosen an independent provider. And with significant growth in enrolments, independent education is the fastest growing sector of Australian higher education.
IHEA's diverse membership includes large independent Universities, colleges, business schools, niche providers and professional associations offering a range of educational programs from bachelor degree through to doctoral studies. IHEA members provide accredited courses in disciplines including law, business, agricultural science, architecture, engineering, theology, art and design, photography and hospitality management.