Professional Engineers Registration Act 2019

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Background

The Professional Engineers Registration Act 2019 (the Act) is due to commence 1 July 2021.

The Act introduces five areas of engineers for registration:

  • civil
  • structural
  • mechanical
  • electrical
  • fire safety.

This will apply to engineers providing professional engineering services in and for Victoria.

Public consultation open

The consultation is now open for six weeks from 26 August to 7 October 2020.

A suite of materials for public consultation includes:

  • guidance material on key terms in the Act such as the meaning of professional engineering service, prescriptive standards, direct supervision and the five areas of engineering
  • the proposed Professional Engineers Registration (General, Exemption and Assessment Scheme Fees) Regulations 2019
  • the proposed Code of Conduct for Professional Engineers, and
  • options for setting fees for the registration and endorsement of professional engineers.

These materials have been developed in consultation with a range of engineers, peak professional engineering bodies and the Victorian Government agencies involved in delivery of infrastructure and engineering services.

You can view these materials and participate in the public consultation by providing your feedback at Engage Victoria.

To stay informed on progress of implementation of the Professional Engineers Registration you can subscribe to receive Professional Engineer Registration Scheme updates.