Brisbane City Council – Step in right direction

APESMA has taken the first step towards recognising professionals APESMA members have been active in campaigning for a review of Specialist and Senior Professional (SSP) contracts since problems arose last year as a result of workplace redesigns. At the Division Consultative Committee (DCC) level APESMA called for a review of the Specialist and Senior (SSP)…

Members bargain for more at ElectraNet

After voting down an initial low offer last year, APESMA members at South Australia’s electricity transmitter ElectraNet have now bargained for a better outcome. At the conclusion of the enterprise bargaining round, members were able to secure incremental wage increases of 4.5 per cent for each of 2012, 2013 and 2014, back dated to mid-2011. …

Seizing the opportunity of the Senate inquiry

For several years many APESMA members have felt the various impacts of the engineering skills shortage in Australia. While the problem is complex and somewhat patchy, it is nevertheless a widely accepted problem with serious impacts on the profession, the economy and the community. In recognition of the seriousness of the skills crisis, APESMA lobbied…

Victorian Government needs more Engineers

APESMA has argued for more engineers to be hired to stop infrastructure blowouts in its submission to a Victorian parliamentary inquiry. Chris Walton – CEO of the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia said only engineers had the right skills and experience to know how much it should cost to build different types…

APESMA welcomes WA?s push to secure local jobs

APESMA has welcomed an announcement from the West Australian Government today that it would do more to pursue engineering and design job opportunities flowing from the state’s resources sector. CEO of APESMA, Chris Walton, said today’s announcement was made after APESMA had identified new ways to create local engineering and design jobs by harnessing the…

Professional engineer survey shows solid salary growth

Professional engineer salaries maintained an upward trend according to the results of the December 2011 APESMA/Engineers Australia Professional Engineer Remuneration Survey. The survey, conducted over September and October 2011, reported an average annual increase in professional engineer salaries of 4.6%, the same level of average increase reported in December 2010 survey. The Australian Bureau of…

We need your input into engineering education reforms

APESMA is drafting its submission to the Senate Inquiry into the engineering skills shortage. We now need you input into our recommendations. We are releasing our recommendations in sections, so we can find out what you think – in detail. The first section addresses education and government procurement. Read through these recommendations and provide comments…