Victoria Division

Serving our members and the engineering profession in Victoria.

About Engineers Australia Victoria

The Victoria Division serves and advocates for the engineering community in Victoria.

The division is led collaboratively by Division Manager, Herve Carlos and a Division Committee of 11 local members.

Major Victoria Division activities include public policy development and representation, industry engagement events, Fellow membership and Engineering Executive celebration, International Women’s Day celebrations and a variety of awards including the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards (AEEA) Victoria.

We also run technical presentations, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) sessions and workshops to assist members with the personal and professional development.

Engineers Australia members benefit from access to world-class CPD and technical resources; career services; the recognition they receive on the National Engineering Register and via Chartered status; valuable networking opportunities; global mobility through our International Accords; entry into our Awards Program; leadership and advocacy opportunities; management and leadership achievements being recognised through the Engineering Executive (EngExec) postnominal; and, access to an exclusive member rewards program, Ignite, among other benefits.

Start your membership today and enjoy the benefits of being part of a large engineering community in South Australia and beyond.

The people of Engineers Australia's Victoria Division

    The Victoria Division is governed by the Division Committee, which is responsible for the overall management of the Division in accordance with the Rules of Engineers Australia.

    The 2017 Division Committee consists of the following members:

    President
    Chris Stoltz FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER

    Deputy President
    Peter Farley FIEAust CPEng EngExec

    Guy Hodgkinson FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer

    Immediate Past President
    Geoff Hayes FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer

    Committee Members
    Li Bing MIEAust

    Carla Cher FIEAust

    Kirsty Johns MIEAust CPEng NER

    Damien Kennedy FIEAust CEng NER

    Robert Ladd AFIEAust CEngA EngExec NER

    Grant Scott FIEAust CPEng NER

    Natalie Waldie MIEAust CPEng

    Facilities booking

    Engineers Australia's Victoria Division has many well-appointed meeting rooms, providing ideal facilities for your meeting room needs. Located in the CBD, all meeting rooms are modern and comfortable, fully carpeted, and equipped with air conditioning/heating and state-of-the-art audio visual equipment. There are also onsite kitchen facilities available.

    Please note: Rooms are available Monday - Friday from 9am - 9pm. Rooms are not available for hire on Saturdays and Sundays.

    For Engineers Australia groups

    To request a room booking or information about availability please contact:

    Guest Relations

    Phone: (03) 9321 1709
    Email: guestrelations@engineersaustralia.org.au

    For external clients

    To make room bookings, please contact Guest Relations. [email link: guestrelations@engineersaustralia.org.au]

    Groups

    Engineers Australia's groups, Colleges and Technical Societies play an integral role in setting the professional standards and providing continuing professional development (CPD) for over 100,000 members from the full range of engineering occupations and career stages.

    As knowledge sharing platforms, these groups provide the opportunity for engineers to give back to, become involved in, and connect with their local engineering community.

    Find out how you can connect with your local engineering community.

    Find out about the groups available in the Victoria Division:

    Awards

    Engineers Australia plays an important role in promoting engineering excellence and the contribution engineering makes to the community. Our award programs seek to identify, recognise and reward outstanding achievement, eminence in the practice of engineering, and conspicuous service to the profession.

    Find out about the awards available in the Victoria Division:

    Click here to learn about Engineers Australia Victoria Division's presence and involvement in the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards.

    Building on its proud history Engineers Australia's Individual Awards confer recognition for outstanding individual engineering achievements and promote those engineers who show innovation and resourcefulness in their work. Engineers Australia Individual Awards recognise professional achievement, or engineering excellence in its various forms, and promote the profession of engineering.

    Individual Awards nominations at the Divisional level are open for inspiring engineers who demonstrate a contribution to the well-being of the people and communities of Australia, resourcefulness in planning, finding solutions to design problems, pioneering the use of materials and methods, use of sustainable engineering practices and innovative design and construction and aesthetic value.

    The Individual awards is a nominator-driven program. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

    Visit the Individual Awards page to nominate and find out more

    Schools Programs

    Engineers Australia is pledged to the engineering profession, its practitioners and its proponents. We are committed to guiding and assisting all engineers, including students of all levels pursuing a future in engineering.

    It is never too early for a student to learn and apply themselves to the goal of attending university for an engineering degree. Curious, inventive children are driven by creativity and aptitude, supported by devoted parents and guided by talented educators. Our goal is to provide a third point of inspiration and direction for future engineers, backing the efforts of their studies and the support of their families and schools.

    Find out more information on the programs and resources Engineers Australia has for students and educators.

     

    Principal Partners

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    We utilise a global delivery model. And we have more than 12,000 associates across 38 global locations, with delivery centres in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. We are experts in the aerospace, consumer, energy, medical, oil and gas, mining, heavy equipment, hi-tech, rail transportation, telecom and utilities industries.

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    We are proud of our robust internal processes. To ensure your IP security, solution quality and on-time delivery, we align with industry best practices and internationally renowned standards and frameworks. These include ISO 9001:2008, ISO 27001:2005 (information security), AS9100 C (aerospace), and ISO 13485 (medical devices). Cyient is a public limited company and listed on the NSE/BSE stock exchange.

    Deakin University’s School of Engineering is delighted to be a principal partner of Engineers Australia.

    The School has received multi-million dollar refurbishments and investments in the last two years to the extent that the vast majority of the equipment and laboratories are state-of-the-art and of world leading standard. These are complimented by the facilities in the Institute for Frontier materials also located at the Waurn Ponds Campus in Geelong.

    Led by the Head of School in Engineering Professor Guy Littlefair, the university has been successful in receiving a significant grant under the government's Regional Priorities Round of the Education Investment Fund (EIF).

    The $55 million Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET)* at the Geelong Waurn Ponds campus is an amazing resource for young engineers. CADET emphasises product design and development through virtual and physical modelling, simulation and prototyping and will offer activities and experiences for young people right from Year 8 through to PhD level.

    The school's programs, which include professionally accredited four year undergraduate degrees in Civil, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical and Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering, as well as the three year Engineering Science degree, are not simply research informed but are research led.

    Deakin is a significant leader in a number of engineering focused research areas, most notably manufacturing and materials where we rank in the top three universities in Australia. Industry also plays a significant role in the direction of our programs. Our engagement with large international corporations as well as local companies helps us develop industry ready graduates.

    Guest lecturers, in addition to placements and industry projects, all culminate in an experience that can be life changing as well as career making.

    The School also offers a Master of Engineering (one year full-time or part-time equivalent) and Master of Engineering (Professional) (two year full-time or part-time equivalent). Students can choose from specialisms in Mechanical, Electronics, Civil, Electrical and Renewable Engineering or Water Engineering. Many units in these programs can be taken off campus (online).

    Deciding where to study is not an easy task, but if you seek a modern and energetic approach with delivery from experts in their respective fields in state-of-the-art facilities, Deakin's School of Engineering is undoubtedly a sound and visionary choice.

    *CADET is a partnership between Deakin University and the Australian Government.

    La Trobe University has a long tradition of producing engineering graduates of the highest calibre who work in and contribute to a variety of industries. Because we recognise the increasing demand from employers for engineering graduates with the adaptable knowledge we are teaching our students to become flexible, innovative and entrepreneurial.

    Industry Connections

    We deliver forward-thinking degrees developed in consultation with industry. Our work-integrated learning program (WIL) bridges the gap between education and industry. Fourth-year undergraduates can complete a 6-month industry placement supported by a $10K scholarship. Industry placements are available both nationally and internationally and have included BMW, Thales and Melbourne Water.

    Courses

    Our undergraduate degrees include professionally accredited four year Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) and the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Industrial), a degree unique to La Trobe University.

    Masters Programs include Master of Electronic Engineering (one year full-time), Master of Engineering Management (2 years full-time) and Master of Telecommunications and Network Engineering (2 years full-time).  

    RMIT has a reputation for excellence in work-relevant education and high quality research. RMIT courses are constantly updated to meet the changing needs of business and the broader community, and to provide students with specialised content relevant to professional and personal success in a rapidly-changing world.

    With over 120 years of educational excellence, RMIT offers programs and courses ranging from postgraduate degrees by research to employment-focused diplomas and certificates. RMIT offers a global passport to study internationally with education that aligns with industry producing graduates that excel in an open world economy.

    RMIT can help you develop and build your career in many ways. We offer career advice and related services, as well as the extras that can make you the sought-after candidate for your dream job:

    • overseas study and work placements
    • finding a mentor who will help you build an effective network
    • participating in university decision-making
    • beefing up your business and entrepreneurship skills.

    Swinburne University of Technology is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

    Swinburne is ranked in the top 400 universities in the world and is in the top 100 for physics (in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results).

    Swinburne was recognised as above world standard overall in engineering research, and well above world standard in marine engineering.

    Swinburne’s Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences teach undergraduate engineering degrees in:

    • Biomedical
    • Civil
    • Computer Systems
    • Electrical and Electronic
    • Mechanical
    • Product Design
    • Robotics and Mechatronics

    At a post graduate level, students can study Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Ports and Harbour Engineering and Risk Management.

    Swinburne engineering students benefit from personalised teaching with a focus on hands-on learning and industry-connected projects. They learn how to solve real problems by combining an understanding of theoretical concepts with their applied engineering knowledge.

    Swinburne and Engineers Australia are working together to educate and inspire the next generation of engineers.

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    Open to all Australians, with membership strongest in Victoria where the Fund has existed since 1994 (VicSuper P/L commenced 1999 as trustee and administrator). The Fund’s goal is to be Australia’s leading retirement partner providing and inspiring better financial futures for their members.

    VicSuper specialises in financial education and advice, offering solutions to help improve your employees’ financial literacy with the aim of reducing financial stress and improving productivity in the workplace.

    Victoria University (VU) in Melbourne is well known for hands-on learning, practical work placement opportunities for students and extensive industry connections. The university’s focus is on creating work-ready graduates.

    Industry connections

    VU's College of Engineering and Science has strong partnerships with engineering, informatics and scientific organisations, both locally and globally, to inform curriculum and research, provide access to state-of-the-art resources and give students fantastic workplace learning opportunities. Industry connections and relevant, up-to-date skills are the hallmark of a VU education.

    This industry focus has also led to the development of curriculum and degrees that aren't available anywhere else in Victoria, such as Architectural Engineering.

    Problem-based learning

    The College champions the delivery of problem-based learning, an innovative teaching and learning approach that uses real-world problems to help students develop critical thinking, teamwork, communication and technical skills. Problems are derived from industry and community to provide an applicable context for learning and the development of essential knowledge that is sought by industry employers.

    Vocational and Higher Education

    VU is one of the few Australian universities to offer both vocational training (TAFE) and higher education. Flexible study pathways connect courses between certificates and diplomas offered at Victoria Polytechnic, the University’s TAFE division, and undergraduate degrees and postgraduate programs, including masters and PhDs offered at VU.

    Courses

    The College of Engineering and Science delivers a broad range of courses in:

    • Civil engineering
    • Electrical engineering
    • Electronic engineering
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Architectural engineering
    • Fire safety and risk engineering
    • Sport engineering
    • Building surveying
    • Project management
    • Plus, an extensive range of information technology and science courses.

    Research

    In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results, VU ranked at or above world standard in eight engineering-related fields including electrical and electronic engineering, mathematical sciences, applied mathematics, engineering, and mechanical engineering.

    Innovative and future-focused, VU's research covers alternative energy, applied informatics and mathematics, biotechnology, chemical and analytical science, fire safety and risk engineering, sustainable building, water resources and more.

    Student support

    VU provides comprehensive academic, career and financial support to its students, and offers a wide range of scholarship programs and international study opportunities.

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    They are wholly owned by QANTM Intellectual Property Limited, an Australian Securities Exchange listed company comprising Davies Collison Cave and FPA Patent Attorneys. Further information about QANTM Intellectual Property can be found here.

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    Contact us

    Level 31
    600 Bourke Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000

    Phone: 1300 653 113
    Email us

    Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Victoria Division Principal Partners