Federal Budget 2019-20

The 2019-20 Federal Budget will again have a significant impact on Australia’s engineers. The budget touts major infrastructure spending, with some $29.5 billion in infrastructure spending allocated over the forward estimates. However, Professionals Australia remains cautious as to whether we will ever see many of the Budget initiatives come to fruition. Infrastructure is critical to…

Your guide to assessment

Engineer registration is on the doorstep in Victoria. Are you sitting down to get the paperwork ready? Here’s our detailed guide to assessment.   Who can do my assessment? There are several professional groups who can handle your assessment including the Association of Professional Engineers. Our scheme tries to keep things simple, providing cost effective…

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. …

Your rights as a casual employee

CASUAL EMPLOYMENT    In recent times, the Australian workforce has undergone a process known as casualisation. Close to 2.5 million workers in Australia are working on a casual basis.   Casual employees work on a ‘shift-to-basis’, and NO certainty of ongoing work.  Does your work fall under these indicators?   No guaranteed hours of work   Working irregular hours   No paid…

Member Advantage with HCF

GET UP TO A $200 EFT REWARD WITH HCF As a Professionals Australia Member Advantage member, you can access a great range of additional benefits when you join HCF as a corporate member. These include: A joining bonus: Get Couples or Family cover and receive a $200 EFT reward, or get Singles cover and receive…