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. It protects the title of “Professional Engineer”. 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 with a staged implementation.
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 verify the qualifications, experience and competency of professional engineers for registration.
Once assessed by an assessment entity as eligible the engineer with the apply to the Victorian Government for registration.
APEA is an assessment entity in Queensland and expects to be in Victoria.
You can find out more information by visiting https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/engineers
Association of Professional Engineers (APEA – a division of Professionals Australia) expect to be an assessment entity for registration in Victoria (as we currently are in Queensland).
We get a lot of questions about Victorian Engineering Registration, we have answered commonly asked questions in the drop downs below.
If you can’t see your question here, please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 1300 273 762 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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