From 1 July, the Victorian Government will begin to phase in registration for professional engineers working in the state. This will require any person conducting an engineering service in Victoria in certain areas outlined below to be registered as a professional engineer.
Like other professions such as builders and architects, engineers will have a registration scheme that certifies and 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.
APEA can provide assessments for Victorian registration for both members and non-members. Click here for more information.
APEA will be providing assessments for Victorian registration in the following area's:
Civil Engineering - mandatory registration from 1 October 2022
Structural Engineering - mandatory registration from 1 October 2022
Electrical Engineering - mandatory registration from 1 June 2023
Mechanical Engineering - mandatory registration from 1 December 2023
The Victorian Engineers Registration Scheme is a co-regulatory model where assessment is undertaken by an approved assessment entity prior to the engineer applying for registration with the Building Licensing Authority.
The Association of Professional Engineers Australia has been an assessment entity in Queensland for almost a decade and has been approved by the BLA as an assessment entity in Victoria.
Step 1. The assessment entity will verify the qualifications, experience and competency of professional engineers for registration.
Step 2. Once assessed by an assessment entity as eligible, the engineer with then apply to the Victorian Business Licencing Authority for registration.
You can find out more information by visiting https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/engineers
When you choose to be assessed through us you'll receive:
- The simplest and best value engineer assessment process on the market
- Free continuing professional development
- Additional benefits and discounts if you also become a member of Association of Professional Engineers Australia. Please visit our Member Benefits Page.
Please see our comprehensive FAQ section below for any queries you might have.
If you can’t see an answer to a question you have below, please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 1300 273 762 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Victorian Engineering Registration