Have your say on the Professional Engineers Registration Scheme

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is calling on engineers to help shape the future of the industry, with the first round of consultation on Victoria’s Professional Engineers Registration Scheme now open.

Public consultation gives engineers the opportunity to have their say on the scheme, which requires civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and fire safety engineers operating in Victoria to obtain registration from 1 July 2021.

As part of the consultation process, comment is sought on:

  • guidance material covering key terms and provisions of the Act
  • the proposed Professional Engineers Registration (General, Exemption and Assessment Scheme Fees) Regulations 2020
  • a proposed Code of Conduct for Professional Engineers
  • options for setting fees for the registration and endorsement of professional engineers.

The first round of public consultation closes on 7 October 2020.

About the Professional Engineers Registration Scheme

The Professional Engineers Registration Act 2019 will come into operation on 1 July 2021.

Engineers who provide professional services in the areas of civil, structural, electrical, mechanical or fire safety engineering will need to register with the VBA, unless they work under direct supervision of a registered engineer or only in accordance with a prescriptive standard.

A second round of public consultation will take place early next year, when proposed registration and endorsement fees and a supporting regulatory impact statement are released.

Find out more about the scheme by visiting Engage Victoria.

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