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…

Member Advantage: QANTAS Club

Travel in comfort and style with savings on Qantas Club memberships. Your benefits program gives you access to corporate rates to join or renew your Qantas Club membership and save over $300*. Enjoy Qantas and partner lounges across Australia and the world and invite a family member or colleagues to join you. You also receive…

Member Advantage: Exchange with OFX

International payments made safe and simple with your Member Advantage benefits program. New year – new savings! Through your benefits program, experience better-than-bank rates when you open an OFX account. Use it to pay for holidays, international invoices, overseas loan payments, and more*. You’ll enjoy $0 transaction fees on every transaction over AUD250, better than…

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.