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.
Prior to last year’s state election, the government pledged to invest into the profession by introducing registration.
“Our initial consultation has concluded, and work is now underway to finalise the Bill… [registration] will be a major boost for the state’s engineers, with the scheme reducing red tape and improving safety and accountability for projects,” said Mr Tim Pallas, Treasurer of Victoria.
In conjunction with associations like Professionals Australia, the government will seek further input from engineers.
“A registration scheme ensures there is appropriate investment and protection for the engineering profession,” said Chris Walton, CEO Professionals Australia.
Public safety depends on competent and qualified engineers. With record infrastructure spending on hospitals, road and rail, public safety is paramount, we must make sure the right people are doing the job!
We don’t want another Opal Tower debacle!
Registration is the first step to Engineering A Better Future. It provides the public with peace of mind that qualified engineers are making engineering decisions. Not only on government projects but through all aspects on engineering.
Engineer registration is around the corner. It’s already in Queensland and its only weeks away in Victoria. While still under consultation, we encourage engineers to seek assessment under a scheme.
Not only will you be recognised as qualified and competent, you will be prepared when legislation passes.
Register now with RPEng!