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Engineers Australia | March 2023

Engineering a resilient and sustainable rural, regional and remote road network

Engineers Australia's submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Regional Development, Infrastructure and Transport, calls on knowledge from Engineers Australia's position on climate change to make recommendations that highlight the growing importance of the regional road network in a heating climate.

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Engineers Australia | March 2023

Submission to national battery strategy

The Department of Industry, Science and Resources consulted on a National Battery Strategy issues paper. Engineers Australia's submission focuses on moving up the value chain, starting in mineral processing, covering all processes and precursors before mass manufacturing, assembly in niche applications and leveraging safety standards and ESG credentials for competitive advantage.

Engineering skills supply and demand
Engineers Australia | March 2022

Engineering skills: supply and demand

This discussion paper is designed to provide a broad view of the situation Australia is facing in relation to the supply and demand for engineering skills. It is a resource to prompt thought and discussion.

Enhancing productivity in infrastructure delivery policy directions paper
Engineers Australia | March 2022

Enhancing productivity in infrastructure delivery

This document provides recommendations for implementation by Australian governments, in collaboration with industry and academia, to increase productivity in the infrastructure sector and to determine how engineers can best contribute to these aspirations. 

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Engineers Australia | March 2022

Discussion paper: integrating DER in the grid

This discussion paper is intended to stimulate a conversation about what is possible for DER integration, and how Engineers Australia should engage with it.

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Engineering for Australia Taskforce | March 2022

Increasing women's participation in engineering education: actions for change

Engineering should be as diverse as the people it serves. For all Australian workplaces, diversity is good for culture and outcomes. Businesses thrive with a mix of ideas and views from people with different backgrounds and experiences. This paper explores actions for change. 

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Engineers Australia | March 2022

Engineering our future: South Australian election 2022

With many of the challenges facing Australia requiring an engineering solution, we need a re-think of our workforce to support engineers delivering on the big ideas and creating a more secure and resilient nation. This documents outlines our recommendations leading up to the 2022 South Australian election. 

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Engineers Australia | March 2022

Working with teachers on STEM projects

The guidance set out in these guidelines focuses primarily on establishing and maintaining sound relationships with teachers for each of the above endeavours.

NER direct assessment guide
Engineers Australia | March 2022

NER direct assessment

NER Direct assessment is open to members of Engineers Australia and non-members. This guide outlines the steps you need to take to get assessed. 

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Transport Australia Society | March 2022

Future of rail transport

This paper calls for increased use of rail in Australia’s land transport system. It aims to enable policy makers, delivery agencies, investors, operators and the public to better understand the land transport situation and scenarios where rail can play a larger role, develop strong visions for national land transport effectiveness and mobility goals, and establish timelines for delivering major changes in our national mobility systems.

Australia's skilled migration program submission
Engineers Australia | March 2021

Australia's skilled migration program

In this submission, Engineers Australia demonstrates that demand for engineers in Australia will always outstrip supply from domestic entry level graduates. A skilled migration program will, therefore, always be needed.

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Engineers Australia | March 2021

National Water Reform Draft Report

This letter builds on our August 2020 submission to the Productivity Commission’s National Water Reform Issues Paper, and highlights areas of strength and weakness from the Draft relative to our previous submission.

Future Fuels Strategy submission
Engineers Australia | March 2021

Future Fuels Strategy

Engineers Australia is a strong supporter of initiatives to reduce emissions, grow Australian industry, workforce and
strengthen our domestic fuel security. This submission provides general comments as well as specific answers to the questions posed under the priority initiatives.

Engineers Australia | March 2021

Victoria Draft Infrastructure Strategy

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Engineering for Australia Taskforce | March 2021

Barriers to participation in engineering and the value of interventions to improve diversity

Despite considerable effort, there is still much to be done to improve girls’ participation in STEM education and careers. The Engineering for Australia Taskforce has appreciated the need to act based on four issues they have identified. This paper reviews the international research literature that not only focuses on barriers to girls’ participation in engineering, but more importantly focuses on the value of interventions to improve diverse participation in engineering.

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Engineers Australia | March 2021

Enhancing productivity in infrastructure delivery

The purpose of this document is to engage Engineers Australia members and the engineering-adjacent community in a discussion about what it will take to increase productivity in the infrastructure industry, and to determine how engineers can best contribute to meaningful evidence-based policy development.

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Engineers Australia | March 2021

Engineering in the Australian curriculum F-Year 10 and Senior Secondary

There is no discrete definition of engineering or engineering capabilities in the Australian curriculum, unlike mathematics, science and technology. Rather, for foundation to year 10, engineering is addressed primarily across three learning areas: science, technologies and mathematics and through a specific focus on engineering principles and systems in the design and technologies strand within technologies learning area.

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Transport Australia Society | March 2021

Aviation infrastructure

This document has been produced with an aim to improve aviation in Australia and is intended to inform discussions contributing to Australia’s aviation economy, which is essential for communities, industries, businesses, and tourism. The focus of the paper is on the airport, from the air to the land side, including transport infrastructure planning and engineering, today and in the future.

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