Victoria passed the Professional Engineers Registration Act in 2019. It requires professional engineers in five areas of practice (civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and fire safety) to be registered and applies across all industries. The laws commence on 1 July 2021.
Engineers Australia continues to engage with the key parties developing the regulations and guidance material for the Act, including Consumer Affairs and the Office of Projects Victoria. The documentation to support the Act will be released for public consultation soon. At that time Engineers Australia will engage with members to seek your views. Importantly, we will provide several opportunities for members to participate.
NSW passed the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 in June. Among other things, the Act created a requirement for professional engineers to be registered to practise independently. Like Victoria, it applies across all industries, starts with the same five areas of practice, and commences on 1 July 2021.
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