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Professional Engineers Act 2002 – 10 November 2014

Professional Engineers Regulation 2003 – 1 February 2016

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An individual may apply, in the approved form, to the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland for registration as a registered professional engineer for an area of engineering. The application must be accompanied by: satisfactory evidence of the applicant’s eligibility for registration; if there is an assessment scheme approved for the area of engineering the applicant is applying to be registered in—the assessment entity’s assessment of the applicant against the qualifications and competencies provided for under the scheme; any other documents, identified in the approved form, the board reasonably requires to decide the application; and the application fee and registration fee prescribed. For the definition of ‘area of engineering’, refer to section 7A of the Act. For eligibility requirements, see sections 9 and 10 of the Act.

  • Sections 7, 7A, 7B, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 27A, 28, 32, 34, 114, 115; Regulation 17A, Schedule 2

A person who is aggrieved by a registered professional engineer’s conduct in carrying out professional engineering services may make a complaint about the conduct to the board, using the approved form. For the definition of ‘professional engineering services’, refer to Schedule 2 of the Act.

  • Sections 7, 36AA, 37, 39, Schedule 2

The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland is established as a body corporate. The functions of the board include: to assess applications made to it under this Act; to register persons who are eligible for registration and issue certificates of registration; to conduct, or authorise, investigations about the professional conduct of registered professional engineers and contraventions of this Act, etc. For a full listing of the functions of the board, refer to section 80 of the Act.

  • Sections 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 98

The board must make a code of practice to provide guidance to registered professional engineers as to appropriate professional conduct or practice. An approved code of practice is admissible as evidence in a disciplinary proceeding brought by the board against a registered professional engineer.

  • Sections 108, 112; Regulation 18A

An entity may apply, in the approved form, to the Government for approval of a proposed assessment scheme for 1 or more areas of engineering, or proposed areas of engineering, to be conducted by the entity. For suitability requirements, refer to section 112B of the Act.

  • Sections 112B, 112C, 112F, 112G, 112J, 112K, 112L, 112M, 112N
Reason for law

To protect the public by ensuring professional engineering services are provided by a registered professional engineer in a professional and competent way; to maintain public confidence in the standard of services provided by registered professional engineers; and to uphold the standards of practice of registered professional engineers. (Section 3)

Relevant links

Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland

Search Register

Code of Practice

Engineers Australia

Australian Earthquake Engineering Society

Engineering, Construction and Resources Innovation Hub [Department of State Development]





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