Victoria Office

Serving our members and the engineering profession in Victoria.

About Engineers Australia Victoria

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

Major Victoria Office 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 Victoria and beyond.


    The people of Engineers Australia's Victoria Office

    The Victoria Office 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 Division General Manager is Alesha Printz FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER.

    The Victoria Office 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 current Division Committee consists of the following members:

    Grant Scott FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER

    Deputy Presidents
    Benita Husband GAICD FIEAust CPEng NER

    Peter Sokolowski FIEAust CPEng RPEQ SMIEEE

    Committee Members
    Peter Farley FIEAust CPEng EngExec

    Guy Hodgkinson FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER

    James “Hoody” Hood AM FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER GAICD MAIPM CPPD

    Astrid Kaufman MIEAust CPEng NER

    Ross Kristinof MIEAust CPEng RPEQ NER

    Dr Craig Watkins FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER RPEQ MIEEE MIET

    Learn more about the members of the 2019 Division Committee.

    Facilities booking

    Engineers Australia's Victoria Office 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 8am - 8pm. 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: [email protected]

    For external clients

    To make room bookings, please contact Guest Relations. [email link: [email protected]]


    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 Victoria:


    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 Victoria:

    Click here to learn about Engineers Australia Victoria Office'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 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.


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

    Swinburne is ranked in the top 350 universities in the world by the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (2017). In Engineering, Swinburne is ranked in the top 250 in the 2018 Times Higher Education subject ranking.

    Swinburne has a long history of offering undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications. Its unique Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Professional) with guaranteed industry placement and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with optional placement have majors in:  

    • Architectural
    • Biomedical
    • Civil
    • Construction
    • Electrical and Electronic
    • Mechanical
    • Product Design
    • Robotics and Mechatronics
    • Telecommunications
    • Software

    In 2018, Swinburne will deliver an Australian first - the Bachelor of Engineering Practice (Honours) which combines theory with practice in a professional environment. 

    With a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, Swinburne and Engineers Australia are proud to be working together to inspire future engineers.


    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.


    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.


    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.

    Deakin University offers an innovative approach to teaching through PODBL (Project-Oriented Design-Based Learning). Students experience real-world engineering challenges and put together creative and original solutions.

    Deakin's industry connections, work placements and guest lectures can also offer a different perspective and career-shaping experience, enabling graduates to become forward-thinking and ready to tackle real-world engineering challenges.

    Industry-focus and R&D activities are also important to our School of Engineering.

    Industry-specific problems provide context and challenges for talented staff and students. Using state-of-the-art facilities within the Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET), they are able to tackle the toughest challenges of Australian industry. This assists in providing the solutions that will advance society and strengthen the economy.

    Deakin has specialists in many areas of engineering; infrastructure and environment, energy management, automation, manufacturing, product design and development, materials, additive manufacturing and more. Their facilities are world-class, with laboratories for advanced CNC machining, high-level 3D printing, VR/AR, energy and high-voltage, water treatment, concrete and corrosion testing, robotics and automation. Facing problems with a holistic approach, Deakin University can deliver solutions unrivalled by any engineering school in the country.

    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.

    Contact us

    Level 31
    600 Bourke Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000

    Phone: 1300 653 113
    Email us

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

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