SAE-A Student Membership

SAE Australasia is dedicated to providing you with the support you need to in the early stages of your professional career by substantially increasing your employability in the automotive industry and we are working on making Australian qualifications recognised internationally.

Students and graduate members have access to events, training, and networking opportunities to assist you maximise your chances of success in your career.  Students are eligible to attend SAE-A events at heavily discounted student prices.  

Internship opportunities for engineering or business related projects at the SAE-A Office. This is a great opportunity to be mentored by practicing senior engineers and given responsibility for specific projects to allow your personal brand to be developed and recognised. Projects are available from time to time. No vacancies are currently available.

Recognition of your qualifications by using the SAE-A post nominals to identify yourself in the engineering community. You can use these post nominals on LinkedIn, business cards, email signatures etc, to promote your involvement with the SAE-A. The SAE-A grading guidelines can be viewed here.

Access to relevant training and information sessions, delivered through webinars and classroom sessions. The SAE-A has focused this training on the skills that employers look for that are generally not taught in universities.

A national forum for networking, which covers OE, the accessories (modified vehicles), and the vehicle service industry sectors. Investing time in networking events is essential in building your contacts.


Subscription to the quarterly VTE magazine, monthly VTE e-newsletter, and weekly event updates that include technical articles and industry news. These publications are designed specifically to enable you to understand your industry and keep abreast of its latest developments.

Optional joint membership with the SAE International, which gives you access to an additional range of training courses, magazines, and other benefits at a reduced price.

Join Student Membership HERE

Apply to upgrade your Membership HERE (Note: you will need to be logged in as a current member)

Student members who transfer to a professional membership get the first year at the student price, followed by a sliding scale pricing structure over 4 years to continue involvement in the most cost-effective way.