Professional Engineers engaged in a professional engineering service must be registered under the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (QLD), unless they work under the direct supervision of an RPEQ. An article published in the Engineers Australia Magazine September 2010 Edition explains:
A successful assessment of qualifications and competencies under Part 2 of the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (Qld) is required before lodging an application with the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland for registration as a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ). Applicants must apply for assessment under an approved assessment scheme. The Minister for Public Works Housing and Information and Communication Technology has approved Engineers Australia Approved Assessment Scheme. The accreditation scheme is currently being updated with revised competency standards and assessment processes.
Engineers Australia will issue a Letter of Assessment to be sent to the Board of Professional Engineers QLD with Form 2 - Applying for registration as RPEQ.
Engineers Australia will assess an engineer's qualifications and competencies in the following areas of engineering, as set out in its approved Assessment Scheme:
Members of Engineers Australia in the occupational category of Professional Engineer have a qualification that meets the requirement of Part 2 of the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (Qld).
Applicants who are not members of Engineers Australia may apply for assessment of qualifications under the approved Assessment Scheme:
- providing a copy of your Migration Skills Assessment letter from Engineers Australia, confirming that you meet the current academic requirements for standing as a professional engineer in Australia.
Information on MSA is available at: www.engineersaustralia.org.au/migration_skills/.
- providing a copy of your Stage 1 Assessment letter from Engineers Australia, confirming that you meet the current academic requirements for membership of Engineers Australia as a professional engineer.
Information on Stage 1 assessment is available at: www.engineersaustralia.org.au/stage-1
Members of Engineers Australia who are current CPEng and those registered on the National Professional Engineers Register (NPER) have demonstrated competencies that meet requirement of Part 2 of the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (Qld).
Applicants who are not members of Engineers Australia must also demonstrate that they meet the competency requirements in their area of engineering. The required standard for competency is published as the Stage 2 Australian Engineering Competency Standards. Instructions on how to prepare an application for assessment of competence will be provided to non-members who have qualifications confirmed as meeting the requirements of the approved scheme.
Further help with applying for assessment of you qualifications and competencies and the correct application form is provided through the following table. Please select one of the following by clicking "Yes":
|1.||Are you already registered on NPER in your required area of engineering?||Yes|
|2.||If you are not on NPER, are you a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)?||Yes|
|3.||If you are not a CPEng, are you a Member of Engineers Australia?||Yes|
|4.||If you are not a Member of Engineers Australia, do you wish to join?||Yes|
|5.||Are you applying for assessment without joining Engineers Australia?||Yes|
The same standards and processes are applied to the assessment of qualifications and competencies under Part 2 of the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (Qld) whether or not an applicant chooses to join Engineers Australia.