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ACT Engineers’ registration a win for community safety

Engineers Australia 2 mins read

 

 

Engineers Australia has welcomed the registration of engineers in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), calling it a win for consumer confidence and public safety.

 

“The Professional Engineers Registration Scheme reinforces the ACT Government’s commitment to public safety and consumer protection and signals a new era of professional recognition and operational efficiency within the Territory’s engineering sector,” said Engineers Australia CEO Romilly Madew AO.

 

The registration process will commence in phases, starting on 6 March 2024 for civil and structural engineers. This will be followed by the inclusion of mechanical engineers in July 2024, and electrical and fire safety engineers in November 2024. By 6 March 2025, registration will become mandatory for all professional engineers, ensuring adherence to compliance and enforcement protocols.

 

“Registration will benefit industry and the broader community through enhanced public safety, reduced re-work costs, improved system performance, and heightened industry and consumer insight into professional competencies. Additionally, it fosters professional acknowledgment, increases mobility and trade opportunities, and supports legislative efficiency for regulators,” Ms Madew said.

 

The establishment of a public register of registered engineers will further bolster transparency and trust in the engineering profession. This register will list names and registration details, safeguarding personal and national security.

 

Ms Madew said Engineers Australia was proud to be appointed as an assessment entity by the ACT Government, facilitating eligibility assessments for registration.

 

“As we move towards a more regulated and secure engineering environment, Engineers Australia remains dedicated to supporting our members through this transition, ensuring they continue to lead with excellence and integrity,” she said.

 

About Engineers Australia 

 

As Australia’s national body for engineering, we’re the voice and champion of our 120,000- plus members. Providing them with the resources, connections, and growth they need to do ethical, competent, and high-value work in our communities.

 

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Media: Lisa McKoy 0468 366 691 | lmckoy@engineersaustralia.org.au

 

 

 

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