Emerging Engineers Leadership Program


Emerging Engineers Leadership Program

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The Emerging Engineers Leadership Program (EELP) supports the development of rising young engineering talent. 

Built for engineers with three - six years' experience, the EELP program is designed to bridge the gap between graduate capability and the Chartered credential.

The eight-month program consists of seven core modules selected to build the professional skills, business acumen and independent practice early career engineers need to become a Chartered Engineer. Increasing their value in the workplace and empowering them to springboard into more senior roles. 

Beyond the core modules, participants can customise the program with one or more electives, for an additional fee.

On completion of the program, participants will earn recognition in the form of a digital badge and have built a portfolio of evidence for their CPD log for when they commence their application for Chartered status.



Black Friday sale - enrol by 4 December 2022 and get 15% off:

EA member: $3,390 ex GST
Non-member: $3,898 ex GST

Next intake

3 March 2023


8 months

Customisation available

This program can be delivered exclusively for organisations with 10+ participants. You choose the modules, duration, and dates.

Is this program for you?

This program is available for individual engineers with three to six years' work experience or organisations employing this cohort.

For organisations looking to upskill graduate engineers, visit the Graduate Program page.

For organisations looking to understand their engineering workforce capability, visit the Engineering Skills Framework page.

How it works

This seven module program contains 48 learning hours includes interactive virtual workshops, self-paced courses and Engineers Australia micro-credentials with built-in learning and assessment.

Beyond the existing seven module program, participants also have the option for an additional fee to include further elective modules.

Program outline
  • This seven-module program contains 48 learning hours
  • Core modules are designed to be completed sequentially

Date: 3 March 2023, 45 minutes

Delivery: Facilitator-led virtual workshop

Delivery: Online self-paced 8 hours  

Topics we’ll cover:  

  • Introduction to risk management and safety

  • Drivers for risk management 

  • Legislation, standards and codes of practice 

  • Consequences of poor risk management 

  • Designer responsibilities 

  • Risk evaluation and mitigation 

  • Risk analysis 

  • Documentation 

Delivery: Facilitator-led virtual workshop, 4 hours, and online self-paced learning, 4 hours. In addition, 9+ hours preparing and completing your assessment.  

Topics we’ll cover: 

  • What does ethics mean?  

  • Distinguishing ethical and legal obligations  

  • Understanding your own ethical perspective  

  • Identifying and analysing ethical dilemmas  

  • Developing a framework for ethical decision-making 

For more information on this micro-credential

Delivery: Facilitator-led virtual workshop, 4 hours 

Topics we’ll cover:  

  • Key steps involved in writing effective technical documents  

  • Analysing audience and purpose to write tailored copy and use appropriate tone  

  • Organising information using planning methods 

  • Writing with clarity and impact  

  • Optimising layout  

  • How to review and proofread for quality 

Delivery: Online self-paced 8 hours 

Topics we’ll cover: 

  • Introduction to law  

  • Contracts and elements of a binding agreement 

  • Contractual concepts and remedies for breach of contract 

  • Disclosure in contracting and your obligation not to be misleading or deceptive 

Delivery: Facilitator-led virtual workshop, 3.5 hours 

Topics we’ll cover: 

  • The role of the leader 

  • What is leadership and management 

  • The leadership pipeline - the leaders journey from team leader to middle to executive 

  • The key elements of employee engagement and the leaders role 

  • Foundational leadership skills of growing and developing others - coaching and feedback 

  • Skills practice in coaching using the GROW model 

  • Skills practice in giving feedback using two different models 

  • Understanding 'above the line' behaviours and how to stay above the line as a leader 

  • Your ongoing professional development as a leader 

Delivery: Online self-paced, 8 hours and  9+ hours preparing and completing your assessment.  

Topics we’ll cover: 

  • Understanding risk  

  • Risk management standards  

  • Legal requirements and governance  

  • Risk framework  

  • Risk process  

  • Risk tools and techniques  

  • Risk mitigation  

  • Communicating with stakeholders 

For more information about this micro-credential 

Delivery: Facilitator-led virtual workshop, 3 hours 

Topics we’ll cover: 

  • The principles of negotiation 

  • The elements of successful and unsuccessful negotiations 

  • Five steps for preparing for a negotiation 

  • Negotiation case studies 

  • Practical activity - conducting a negotiation 

  • Tips and tactics for distributive and integrative negotiations 

  • Four negotiation styles - how to tailor your approach for different styles 

  • Dealing with challenges in negotiations 

  • Factors that get in the way of good negotiation 

  • Influencing tools and strategies 

  • A conflict management approach to negotiations. 

Elective modules

Participants can choose to customise their program with one or more of the following modules, for an additional fee.

Delivery: Facilitator-led virtual workshop, 4 hours, and online self-paced learning, 4 hours. In addition, 9+ hours preparing and completing your assessment 

Topics we’ll cover:  

  • The meaning of communication  

  • Trust and respect  

  • Confidentiality 

  • Audiences  

  • Communication formats  

  • Cost of communication  

  • Influential communications 

Delivery: Facilitator-led virtual workshop, 4 hours, and online self-paced learning, 4 hours. In addition, 9+ hours preparing and completing your assessment 

Topics we’ll cover:  

  • Stakeholders and shareholders  

  • Stakeholder theory  

  • Engagement techniques  

  • Stakeholder mapping  

  • Stakeholder negotiation  

  • Stakeholder support 

Delivery: Online, self-paced learning 8-10 hours and 2 x 1.5 hour live online facilitator-led workshops 

Topics we’ll cover:  

  • Definitions, Methodologies and Frameworks  

  • Roles, Stakeholders, and Communication Considerations  

  • Project and Organisational Governance  

  • Initiation  

  • Planning  

  • Execution  

  • Monitoring and Controlling  

  • Closure 

Delivery: Online self-paced 8 hours 

Topics we’ll cover:  

  • Project management mindset 

  • Measuring, tracking and reporting during projects 

  • Quality measurement and management 

  • Procurement planning and supply chain processes 

  • Successful partnerships and negotiations 

  • Team formation and operational dynamics 

  • Effectively addressing project risks and issues 

Towards Chartered

Towards Chartered

Take this course to build skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

1. Dealing with ethical issues
2. Practice competency
4. Deliver safe and sustainable solutions
6. Risk management
13. Local engineering knowledge

Learn more about Chartered Status.

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee you a competency. However, you will gain the base knowledge you need to develop these specific Chartered competencies.