Professional Engineers Registration Bill 2019
The Victorian Government has now passed legislation requiring any person in certain areas (see below) conducting an engineering service in Victoria to be registered as a professional engineer, as is already the case in Queensland. This is a historic moment for the engineering profession in Victoria, and finally provides recognition of the vital role that engineers play in building our world and protecting our communities.
Registration will commence from 1 July 2021.
The Victorian Engineers Registration Scheme is a co-regulatory model where an assessment is done by a professional engineering body and then the engineer registers with the Business Licencing Authority. The assessment entities will assess an engineers’ professional eligibility inclusive of education, work experience and continuing professional development.
The Registered Professional Engineer of Professionals Australia (RPEng) title is a public demonstration that an engineer is qualified, competent and ethical – that you’re actually a professional engineer. Up to 28,000 Engineers will need to register.
It is expected that RPEng will be a pathway to registration in Victoria (as it currently is in QLD).
APEA with RPEng is an assessment entity in Queensland and intends to be in Victoria.
To be registered with RPEng, an engineer needs:
APPLY FOR RPENG
We get a lot of questions about Victorian Engineering Registration, we have answered commonly asked questions in the drop downs below.
- A 4-year bachelor’s degree or Master of Engineering (or recognised equivalent),
- A minimum of 5-years’ experience as an engineer,
- Three referees
- 150 hours of Continual Professional Development over the past three years.
- Commitment to and understanding of a Code of Ethics.
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