Importance of registration
Professionals Australia believes the standard of professionalism among engineers must be maintained at the highest possible level to ensure competent practice, ethical conduct, maximum economic benefit and most importantly, the safety of the community.
Registration can play a key role in protecting the integrity of the profession and advancing its interests.
Professionals Australia believes that RPEng is the key to getting engineers the respect, recognition and reward they deserve.
Our registration scheme is industry led, and priced to cover the cost of assessment and administration of the register only.
The scheme focuses on delivering a career benefit to participants at an affordable price.
The cost is only $300 every three years.
Importance of engineers
Engineers play a vital role in Australian society and are drivers of our economic prosperity. They design, build and maintain infrastructure routinely used by the community – roads, railways, ports, water, electricity and gas, and perform key roles in feasibility scoping, structural design, damage control and maintenance – monitoring and addressing safety and quality throughout systems. In industry, our engineers work to ensure that manufacturing, mining and agriculture is world competitive through creatively designed and efficiently produced goods, systems and processes. In so doing, engineers drive innovation and national wealth creation.
By driving innovation through bringing reality to scientific advances, engineers are the key drivers of productivity and prosperity. It is hard to think of any significant driver of economic growth or productivity – be it the combustion engine, the production line, electricity transmission or our road and rail network – without engineers having been at the forefront of delivery.
Australia’s economic success is underpinned by the significant contribution made to the establishment and operation of industry by highly skilled engineering professionals. Similarly the design and delivery of critical infrastructure and major nation building projects depend on the application of engineering skills of the highest calibre.
Businesses and citizens look to engineers to provide the highest standards of quality and, above all, safety in the built environment. This is possible only in a society that has access to the services of engineering professionals in a diversity of disciplines who operate at the highest levels of competence and integrity.
Australia is fortunate to have a solid foundation of internationally respected engineering experience and expertise in its engineering firms, universities and professional associations. However, as Australia strives to become a seamless national economy with competition – internal and external – driving ongoing productivity growth, inconsistent legislation creates barriers and layers of red tape that hinder some of the most important service providers within the economy – engineers – need to be considered and addressed.