For more than 60 years we have represented professionals like you.
We represent professionals from a wide variety of disciplines including engineering, science, IT, pharmacy, management, translators and interpreters, architecture, surveying and many more. We were originally registered as the Association of Professional Engineers, Australia (APEA) – in September 1946.
APEA was the first organisation to ensure that professionals be recognised and rewarded for the high-value work they do. The Professional Engineers Case finalised in 1961 saw engineers across Australia received salary increases averaging more than 40 per cent. Even more importantly it set the precedent for work value and benchmarked salaries for professionals.
We have been building on the precedent established by the 1961 decision ever since. It has set up and maintained a series of awards for engineers, scientists and other professionals.
Following our successes smaller associations chose to amalgamate in the 1990s, many professionals said they wanted to be represented by an organisation that understood the needs of professional employees. We became the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia (APESMA) following mergers between the following organisations (year of merger in brackets):