Become a Member
The Environmental Consultants’ Association (ECA) is the professional body representing commercial environmental consultants throughout Western Australia. Full, Corporate & Associate membership of the Association is available to commercial environmental consultants who possess the appropriate qualifications and experience. The ECA represents the interests of its members and promotes development of the environmental consulting industry. All members shall accept and uphold the ECA’s Code of Conduct.
Full membership is open to professionals with appropriate experience and qualifications and whose primary role is environmental consulting. The minimum criteria for Full Membership are:
- Provision of services that are relevant to the scope of interests of the ECA;
- Minimum of three years experience in provision of professional environmental consulting services;
- Substantially engaged in the provisions of professional environmental consulting services; and
- Commitment to accept and uphold the ECA’s Code of Conduct.
To register your consultant profile, please provide substantiating evidence of your qualifications and experience.
To register your professional services please list only those in which you are personally experienced (ie: not services provided by your organisation or disciplines that you may have a limited knowledge of), competent and can provide supporting evidence of personal competence. List only your key (and current) services that you are able to deliver, and note that additional services may be registered annually at membership renewal time (subject to provision of adequate supporting evidence).
Applicants are required to provide specific and detailed information to enable the ECA to independently substantiate their qualifications, experience and skills. Inadequate or unclear information will lead to delays in assessment of the application and will likely initiate a request for further information.
Corporate Membership is open to corporate bodies which are non-Government, non-academic bodies engaging in commercial environmental consulting. Corporate applicants must employee at least one Full Member of the Association.
SUSTAINING CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP:
Sustaining Corporate Membership is open to corporate bodies which are non-Government, non-academic bodies engaging in commercial environmental consulting. Sustaining Corporate applicants must employee at least on Full Member of the Association.
Associate Membership is open to individuals who are currently engaging in professional environmental consulting in service areas that are relevant to the ECA, but who do not meet the criteria for Full Membership. This may apply to those who have less than 3 years professional experience or have retired from consulting but wish to remain connected with the Association.
Correspondent Membership is open to any person or organisation wishing to remain informed about the activities of the ECA. This includes those engaged within the environmental consulting industry as well as any other organisation (e.g. government agencies, other professional organisations, universities, not-for-profit groups and others).
- Please select the appropriate membership category below and a list of relevant fields will be displayed.
- The application can be saved and completed in stages. In the green banner at the bottom input your email address and click ‘save draft’.
- There are two parts to the application process for full membership, namely: membership to the association, and nomination of service categories. Applications for membership can be submitted and processed in advance of applications for service categories to unlock the benefits of membership sooner. Service category applications are the most time consuming part of the application process and can be completed at later stages as time permits.
- Note that for service category selections, these categories should be the core consulting services of the applicant at the time of nomination. Please carefully consider which categories to apply for by reviewing our definitions. For some categories there may be some elements that are common to most roles such as data management and project management. Applications for such categories will only be successful where it can be proven that this is the primary service of the applicant. It is rare that applicants will be approved for more than three or four service categories, and a degree of currency is expected.
- All service category nominations will be considered by the Membership Sub-committee with regard to internally established standards. If those standards are not demonstrated in the application then further information may be requested, or the application may be rejected.