Engineers Registration Bill 2019 Passed

November 4, 2019 BY Amanda Searle


The Victorian Legislative Council (the Upper House) voted on and passed the Professional Engineers Registration Bill 2019, which will introduce broad-based registration for engineers via the Professional Engineers Registration Act 2019.

The mandatory registration scheme will cover five disciplines: civil engineering; mechanical engineering; electrical engineering; structural engineering; and fire safety engineering.

Once the scheme is introduced, one of the major requirements will be to commit to a minimum log of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) hours. These can be accrued via on-the-job learning, training courses and seminars including the Speaker Series and IBTech Insight Series held at ARBS 2020.

It is understood there will now be a period of consultation and development of regulations to support the act. To see the Bill visit:!OpenDocument