Defence Update: Reviews, Forums and Budget

With many initiatives underway in Defence, we provide a timely update to members. Engineering Workforce Review The engineering and technical workforce review has moved into phase three. This is the phase that is particularly considering strategies for the retention and attraction of the engineering workforce across Defence. It is critical that engineers across Defence (including…

Executive Ready Career Advancement Program

APESMA and Jo Fisher Executive have partnered together to deliver a program to help members take the right steps toward an executive career. When you’re ready to make the move to the very top of your career it is important to seek the right advice and develop the right strategies. The Executive Ready Career Advancement…

APESMA welcomes boost in SA mining and engineering skills

South Australia’s bid to better tap into the resources boom by increasing the state’s engineering trade skills will help the state recover from the ongoing impact of the Global Financial Crisis. CEO of APESMA, Chris Walton, welcomed confirmation of the Government's $38.3 million investment in a new Mining and Engineering Industry Training Centre to develop…

Vale Fred Edwards

It is with sadness that we note the passing of Fred Edwards, a Distinguished Life Member of the Association of Professional Engineers (APEA). Fred was first elected to Federal Council in 1956 and was active in the leadership of the Association as a Federal Committee of Management member until 1969. He also served as a…

Healthcare Technology Management Week: May 20-26.

Healthcare Technology Management Week recognises the vital contribution made by clinical technicians and biomedical engineers to community healthcare. In light of next week being Healthcare Technology Management Week, APESMA's Biomedical Engineering Committee extends its appreciation and thanks to all clinical technicians, biomedical engineers and other medical technology professionals in Australia. The efforts of these professionals directly improve…

Australians respect engineers and pharmacists

Two professions represented by APESMA have again been judged among the most trustworthy professions in Australia. Roy Morgan Research published this week found pharmacists and engineers were among the top ten most trustworthy jobs as rated by the Australian public. According to the research 88 per cent of Australians rated pharmacists as trustworthy, giving them…

Defence leadership and APESMA commit to change

APESMA and Defence leadership have finalised a landmark joint communique committing to work together to address engineering issues across the Department of Defence. This signed communique – by the Chief of Navy, Chief of Army, Chief of Air Force, Chief Executive Officer of DMO, the Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Deputy Secretary, People Strategies…

APESMA gives evidence at engineering Senate inquiry

After months of lobbying and consultation, CEO of APESMA Chris Walton gave evidence on behalf of members to the Senate Inquiry into the shortage of engineering last week. In his appearance before the Senate inquiry, Mr Walton said that the critical shortage of engineers would have an impact on every Australian. Read the Hansard transcript…