As a member of SAE-A you will be recognised for your qualifications and industry experience. Learn more about each professional membership grade below.
The Directors may elect as an Honorary Member for such period and under such conditions as they may from time to time determine any person (whether already a member or not) who, in the opinion of the Directors, has contributed conspicuously to, or is eminent in, any of the branches of automotive or associated engineering in which the Society is interested. An Honorary Member shall have all the rights and privileges of a Member without the obligation to pay an entrance fee or annual subscriptions. There will be no more than two Honorary Members elected in any one year. Nominations for Honorary Members shall be presented to the Directors one meeting prior to the meeting of the Board where the election shall be held.
The Directors may elect as a Life Member any member or former member who, in the opinion of the Directors, has contributed conspicuously to the work of the Society. Notwithstanding anything hereunder the SAE-A Board of Directors can, from time to time, nominate up to two Life Members, and such election by the Directors shall be subject to confirmation at the next consecutive meeting of the Board before the election shall take effect. A Life Member shall have all the rights and privileges of a Member without the obligations to pay any transfer fee or annual subscription.
Applicants who have experience in leading major engineering developments or activities, or have had an extensive career in positions of responsibility in engineering and have exceeded the requirements for Member grade of SAE-A and will have attained the following additional requisites:
- held position(s) of major responsibility in charge of significant automotive engineering activities for at least 25 years, or
- have been in charge of the design and development of an automotive engineering product of nationally recognised importance, or
- have high educational qualifications in engineering and have made a noteworthy contribution to the science of automotive engineering in Australia, or
- have contributed to automotive engineering in Australasia to an exceptional degree as a result of an extensive career in positions of responsibility, and
- have satisfied the Directors of their worthiness for election to this grade.
For professional engineers in the mobility industry, who have been practicing for a minimum of 5 years in an appropriate position of responsibility within the automotive or associated industries, and who holds an engineering degree or equivalent.
For persons who are professional engineers possessing the basic qualifications for Member grade but who have not yet attained the experience and level of responsibility to qualify for the grade of Member.
Persons elected to this grade: (a) Hold an engineering or science degree, an Advanced Diploma (TAFE) in engineering or technology within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) or an equivalent technical qualification accepted by the Directors,
and (b) Are engaged in relevant engineering or associated technical activities accepted by the Directors.
For persons who are trade and technically qualified with TAFE or equivalent Certificate but who have not yet attained the technical qualifications, experience or level of responsibility to qualify for the grade of Associate Member. Persons elected to this grade must hold a TAFE Certificate III or Certificate IV in engineering or technology within the Australian Qualifications Framework or have completed a recognised apprenticeship in the automotive industry, or an equivalent technical qualification accepted by the Directors.
For persons engaged or interested in mobility engineering, who do not wish to be graded. Affiliates are unable to vote, be involved in standards development, or be nominated for Board of Director role.
Application grading will be determined by the applicants educational qualifications and the level of responsibility in their professional career. A detailed current resume outlining the training, education and areas of responsibility must be clearly highlighted. The application must also contain two referees, preferably current members of the SAE-A who can verify the statements of experience and qualifications submitted by the applicant.
Recognition of your qualifications by using the SAE-A post nominals to identify yourself in the engineering community. You can use the SAE-A post nominals on LinkedIn, business cards, company stationery etc to promote your involvement with SAE-A.