Update: Engineer registration VIC

For too long, engineers have not received the respect and recognition for the work they do!  Now, the Victorian Parliament has concluded its initial consultation work to finalise a registration scheme for engineers.  Registration serves to recognise an engineer’s qualifications, competency, experience and professional ethics.  “[Registration] will give Victorian engineers an edge and keep shonky operators out of the industry,” said Mr Pallas. …

Engineering capacity in VIC

The Victorian Capacity Building Workshop was run to identify practical initiatives that can be implemented and accelerated through a collaboration between industry, government and training providers. The aim of the workshop is to avoid cost blowouts,delays and problematic commercial projects that are inevitable unless engineering capacity can be built within government and the construction sector today.

WA Community Cabinet

The Association of Professional Engineers Australia (APEA) was invited to the final Community Cabinet for 2018 held in Ellenbrook, Western Australia. Represented by Dr Wen Chen, took the opportunity to discuss lifting the standing of engineering through Engineering A Better Future.

Issues women face in the workplace

It has been a year since the hashtag #metoo spread virally in October 2017, which has been used to bring attention to the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. However, as we approach the end of 2018, a great number of working women still sadly experience a range of discriminatory issues in the workplace that are not limited to sexual harassment.

Infrastructure spending to continue

The Association of Professional Engineers Australia (APEA) would like to congratulate the Victorian ALP on its landslide victory in last weekend’s election. For the next four years, we can expect further investment in infrastructure namely hospitals, road and rail e.g. Frankston Hospital, the North East Link and an Airport Rail Link to mention but a few. Record spending in infrastructure projects will require greater investment in qualified and skilled engineers to plan, design and implement these projects safely and on-time.