On 1 July 2021, the registration of engineers engaged in the building industry transferred from the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) under the Building Act 1993 (the BA Act) to the Business Licensing Authority (BLA) under the Professional Engineers Registration Act 2019 (PER Act).
The PER Act introduces a new engineering registration scheme that is co-regulatory, led by the BLA, supported by Consumers Affairs Victoria (CAV) and the VBA.
If you were registered as a building practitioner in the category of building engineer under the BA Act, there have been some changes to your registration arrangements. If you held a registration as an individual under the BA Act on 30 June 2021, you were automatically transferred to a registration and endorsement under the PER Act.
Under the Professional Engineers Registration Act, you are now registered as ‘a professional engineer’. You will also have an endorsement on your registration that will entitle you to practise as a professional engineer in the building industry.
Please head to Consumer Affairs Victoria for more information.