If you’re a civil or structural engineer practising in Victoria, time is running out for you to be registered by 1 October 2022.
While that might seem like plenty of time to get registered, you actually need to start your pathway to registration by 30 June 2022 to meet that deadline. This includes getting your competency assessed.
Electrical and Mechanical engineers also need to be registered with the Business Licensing Authority (BLA) between now and December 2023.
Where to start?
Engineers Australia is here to help you, with a range of pathways to registration.
In this free information session, we’ll take you through what you need to know about your registration requirements in Victoria, what you need for your assessment of competency, and a range of options for your next steps.
Have your questions about the pathway to registration answered by our team of experts throughout the webinar.
Who should attend?
We recommend attending this webinar if you're any one of the following:
- Civil and structural professional engineers practising in Victoria.
- Engineers who are working on projects that are based in Victoria, even while residing outside Victoria.
- Electrical and Mechanical engineers working on projects in Victoria.
You do not need to be a member of Engineers Australia to attend.
Why choose Engineers Australia to get assessed?
- Only we can assess all engineering qualifications, including those obtained overseas.
- Only we can assess all areas of professional engineering.
- We are the only Australian assessment entity with a Chartered pathway to registration.
Many engineers put pressure on themselves to get it right all the time, but failure is inevitable as an engineer and it’s what you do in response that counts.
The main objective of this webinar is to study the case histories that illustrate what went wrong, why it went wrong, and how to avoid similar tragedies and learn lessons for future prevention. It will also reinforce the idea that continuous improvement is the key to reduce risk in Tunnelling.
This webinar will cover three projects from different dimensions:
- Burney Tunnel Project (Melbourne City Link) by Ed Taylor
- Lane Cove Tunnel by Brendan Donohue
- Dundas Road Sinkhole Incident by Eric Hudson Smith
5.30 - 5.35 pm - Introduction to event & speakers
5.35 - 6.20 pm - Presentations
6.20 - 6.30 pm - Q&A
6.30 - 7.00 pm – Networking (Sydney office only)
Engineering Support (Tunnelling), John Holland
Ed is a Charted Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, and past President of the Australian Tunnelling Society.
His tunnelling experience commenced in Melbourne’s sewer and water construction boom period of the early 70’s during the innovative period of hard rock TBM development. This experience lead to a period on the Thomson Dam tunnel works in the early 80’s and then to the Melbourne City Link Road Project, the first in Australia utilising large road headers. This was the first of four major road tunnels where he was employed in engineering management roles for the contractor. Other notable recent projects were Downtown Line Contract 935, Singapore and North West Rail Link, and the Melbourne Metro project in Melbourne.
Ed’s experience on various infrastructure tunnels has enabled him to develop a unique range of technical competencies for which he is well renowned. Over the years he has fine-tuned the balance between the technical requirements of large civil infrastructure projects and the practical needs of construction requirements.
Consultant, Donohue Consulting Pty Limited
After being employed by Thiess Pty Ltd for almost 20 years Brendan is now self-employed and offering his services to the building and civil construction industry.
In this consulting role since 2014 Brendan has undertaken many assignments on most of the major Infrastructure projects in NSW. These projects include Westconnex Stage 1B, Moorebank Intermodal, Northern Beaches Hospital, Canberra Light Rail, New Intercity Train Maintenance Facility, Parramatta High School and the Meadowbank High Schools and BMA’s Blackwater Coal Mine. More recently, he assisted a medium size Services contracting company in its purchase of another Services company.
The roles undertaken have covered the full scope of project services from Project documentation, Tender preparation and evaluation, project delivery and project completion on the client’s side, the Project Manager’s team and the Construction team. Since February 2020, Brendan has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Lipman Group Holdings Pty Ltd, a NSW based building company.
Consulting Geotechnical Engineer, Geosite Pty Ltd
Eric Hudson-Smith has a Master’s Degree in Engineering and over 40 years’ experience on a wide range of projects in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Mongolia and Iran. He has worked on soft ground tunnelling projects for both Owners and Contractors at various stages of feasibility, tender document preparation, tendering, design, construction, claims, litigations and operating tunnel maintenance in Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.
Projects have included bored and cut and cover tunnels, microtunnels, pipejacks and HDD projects, cross passages and deep shafts for road, rail, sewerage, materials handling, power and water supply schemes. He was Chair of the WA Chapter and Deputy National Chair, Australian Tunnelling Society, 2004-2015 and has been an active committee member since.
What is the common factor of these names – Stevenson, Telford, Watt, Bolton, Newcomen, Wolfe, Perkins, Brown, and Parnell? They are all names of very significant engineers AND they are all street names in Newcastle’s CBD.
Why is this so?
Please join us for a guided audio tour around Newcastle CBD and find out why – you will also hear many other interesting facts about our Engineering past.
Newcastle as we know it was shaped by mining, transporting and loading of coal, commencing with the first convict settlement in 1804. Engineers Australia, through Engineering Heritage
Newcastle, has been active in recording, researching and conserving the engineering heritage of Newcastle to allow engineers and the community to appreciate the built environment in which we work and live.
Important: Numbers are strictly limited for this event. Online registration is essential to secure your position and audio tour kit and headphones. Register early to avoid disappointment.
Remember to bring: Your water bottle, hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes.
Please see this link to a pdf file of the ‘Walk Information Guide’ please either bring along a printed copy or save the pdf file to your phone or tablet for reference during the tour, there will be limited printed copies available on the day.
Metered Parking - If applicable please ensure you have arranged sufficient metered parking for at least 3 - 4 hours
Wet weather plan - In the event of cancellation due to wet weather you will be contacted on the day via email to advise.
Mandatory registration for professional engineers in Victoria working in the building sector or who are civil or structural engineers in any industry need to be registered by 1 October 2022.
With a deadline of 1 October looming, Engineers Australia is encouraging all engineers to prepare now, recommending that engineers begin the registration process at least five months prior to the deadline.
Those who are not registered on time will either need to work under the direct supervision of a registered engineer or only work in accordance with a prescriptive standard.
This is the second step in the plan to roll out mandatory registration for all fire safety, civil, structural, electrical, and mechanical engineers in Victoria. Fire safety engineering registration became mandatory on 1 December 2021.
The registration process
To become registered, applicants must first be assessed by an approved entity. Engineers Australia is one such entity. Registration can then be obtained through the Business Licencing Authority (BLA).
For assessment, most engineers will go through a two-step process. First is the completion of an ‘entry to practice’ assessment, to determine their qualifications and training. The second requirement is to undertake an ‘independent practice’ assessment to determine experience and competency. Engineers Australia has created a ‘Get assessed’ webpage which houses further information on the registration process and assessment options.
Alesha Printz FIEAust CPEng, General Manager of Engineers Australia in Victoria, says Engineers Australia is the only one stop shop, able to provide outcome reports for all five Areas of Engineering.
Engineers Australia can also provide statements of eligibility for building industry endorsement in all five Areas of Engineering.
“Engineers Australia is able to undertake assessments for engineers who do not hold a Washington Accord degree and is the only Australian assessment entity that can do so,” she says.
Chartered Engineers Australia members or members on the National Engineering Register are eligible for registration without the need for further assessment. If you qualify, you are able to download a Victorian Registration Outcome report from MyPortal.
This will not apply if you require registration in an area for which you are not Chartered or registered on the National Engineering Register.
Engineers Australia is running free information sessions specifically on Victorian registration during May and June.
Complex projects account for over 4% of the world’s GDP, yet only 8% of them complete on budget and on time. Currently, humans are responsible for all of the tasks within a project, even the repetitive and complex ones they’re unsuited to, instead of the high-value, creative, lateral thinking activities for which people are uniquely qualified. By expanding our workforce to include machines, better decisions will be made and better projects delivered.
There are processes within the construction industry that are at risk of being disrupted. These disruptive technologies that continue to enter the market may be better and cheaper than their predecessors. Do they compete simultaneously on price, performance, and customization? Join us in this session to find out.
The world is accelerating its investment into linear infrastructure, much of it with a focus on sustainability and resilience. Time is the biggest lever available to ensure that trillions of dollars of projects planned or in delivery now starts delivering on benefits defined at the outset.
Meg Cummins BEng(Hons) MIEAust
Water Engineer, Aurecon
Meg completed her Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Environmental) (Honours) (Scholar) at the University of Wollongong and is a Water Engineer with Aurecon. Meg has a passion for Humanitarian Engineering, aspiring to increase WASH services across the globe. Meg also works to inspire the next generation of change makers through her role as Scouts NSW Assistant Chief Commissioner (Youth Engagement).
Meg is co-leader of Aurecon’s Sustainable Development Goals team, actively raising awareness of and integrating the Global Goals within the industry.
John Hilton BEng(Hons) FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Group Capability Leader Bridges and Civil Structures and Design Director, Bridges, Aurecon
John is Aurecon’s Global Capability Leader for Bridges and civil structures. He is currently a member of the Engineers Australia Civil College Board and chair of the main committee for the Bridge Standard, AS5100.
John has a particular interest in the development and delivery of bridges which better address the sustainability challenges facing the planet. John will discuss work done around the concepts of “design to last”, “design out waste” and “design for adaption” with examples showing the influence of materials choice, the role of Bridge Standards and the influence of BIM and the digital twin.
Dara McDonnell MSc MBA FIEAust CPEng NER CEng MICE
Associate Principal, Arup
Dara is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and an Associate Principal at Arup. He is a bridge and civil structures engineer with experience in the design and assessment of bridges structures ranging from concept design to assurance of existing assets.
Dara has worked in several countries including Ireland, the Middle East and Japan prior to coming to Australia 12 years ago. He is a member of three FIB Task Groups, one of which focusses on the on the reliability and safety evaluation of existing structures.
Dara has a particular passion for sustainable design and is an advocate of sustainable design practices for bridges within Arup.
Rozelle Interchange engineers will provide insight into the challenges, innovations and achievements on the project. From award of the tender, Design refinements, through to construction the team are delivering a world class product with some Australia-first sustainability innovations.
The Rozelle Interchange Project is one of the most complex, design and construct infrastructure projects undertaken in a densely populated urban environment in Australia. The Project is comprised of over 22km of tunnelling, 12 bridge structures, over 35 major traffic switches, 4 cut and cover structures all being constructed in conjunction with delivering 10 hectares of new parkland. The team will provide insight into the vast scope of the project as well as innovations that have led to the project’s success to date.
The Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link will provide a new underground motorway interchange to City West Link and provide an underground bypass of Victoria Road between the Iron Cove Bridge and the ANZAC Bridge, with links to the approved Western Harbour Tunnel.
The interchange in Rozelle will be mostly underground and located at the site of the old Rozelle Rail Yards. By building the interchange mostly underground, the project will deliver new active transport options in Rozelle and up to 10 hectares of new open space.
Building a project of this size poses several challenges from design, through construction and delivery. Our team will discuss the specifics of several innovations as well as the general construction that has taken place since the contract was awarded to the JHCPB JV.
Senior Project Engineer
Senior Project Engineer