Students who progress through to a state or national level of F1 in Schools, SUBS in Schools or Space in Schools in Australia will receive certification from Engineers Australia.
The peak body for the engineering profession in Australia will issue each competitor with an individual certificate to recognise them as "High School Cadet Engineers".
"We are enthusiastic about inspiring students to capitalise on new engineering skills to become the best in the world in whatever profession they choose," said Dr Bronwyn Evans AM, CEO of Engineers Australia.
"Their experiences will have developed in them an ongoing life-long connection and understanding of the role engineering plays in our community," she added.
Dr Michael Myers, Executive Chairman of Re-Engineering Australia Foundation, competition organisers for F1 in Schools in Australia, said that the certification would leave a "lasting impression and inspiration" on competitors.
"Our research indicates that students respond to the heroes and role models in society they come in contact with who do good things. Engineers, and the projects they work on, provide excellent examples of how the students could change the world if they were to choose an engineering pathway," he added.