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

It will introduce a registration scheme for professional engineers that will be phased-in over a two-and-a-half-year period.

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

Consultation

Two rounds of public consultation are scheduled to support the implementation of the Act.

The first round of public consultation is now open below until 7 October 2020.

The second round of public consultation will be held early next year. It will consult on the proposed registration and endorsement fees and the supporting regulatory impact statement.

Have your say

Provide your feedback until 7 October 2020.

We are seeking feedback from professional engineers. Your feedback will help ensure there is enough guidance to professional engineers to support the implementation and operation of the Act.

You can provide your feedback:

Several documents have been prepared to help with this consultation. These documents draw on the expertise of reference groups specifically convened to advise on the implementation of the Act. Members of the reference groups represent professional engineers working across Victoria on private developments and public infrastructure projects.

The consultation documents are:

  • guidance material on 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, and
  • options for setting fees for the registration and endorsement of professional engineers.

In addition to the regulations above, there will be two other sets of regulations on registration and endorsement fees and transitional arrangements.

Privacy collection notice

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.

The purpose of this online engagement is to consult on the materials developed to support the implementation of the Professional Engineers Registration Act 2019. The information you provided in your comments or submission will be considered by DJCS to finalise the materials.

Comments and submissions will not be published. De-identified information will be used to prepare and publish a summary report of the comments and submissions received and to provide answers to questions raised. De-identified information detailing particular matters will not be used in the summary report without your consent. We will contact you to seek your consent before quoting from your comments or submission.

You may make an anonymous comment or submission.

If you wish to make an anonymous submission or do not wish to provide your personal information, we will not be able to identify your comment or submission if you wish to access it, make a correction or require technical support.

Comments or submissions which consist of allegations or complaints against individuals and are not comments on the materials provided for consultation, will be referred for assessment and advice to the relevant area in DJCS, if appropriate.

You may access the information you have provided to DJCS by contacting engineers@justice.vic.gov.au

The DJCS Privacy Statement can be viewed at https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/privacy-statement