Student & Graduates


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.

Student and graduate members have access to events, training, and networking opportunities to assist you maximise your chances of success in your career. 

Internship opportunities for engineering or business related projects at the Society’s National 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. Click here for more information.
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. More info here - Events Calendar.
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.
When transferring from Student grade to Member or Associate Member grades as a Graduate, the SAE-A provides a four year sliding-scale pricing structure to continue involvement in the most cost effective way.

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