Jan 17, 2017

Registration roadshows target regional engineers

Registration roadshows target regional engineers

The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) is hitting the road in 2017 for a new round of registration roadshows.

BPEQ staff travelled to Ayr, Barcaldine, Charleville, Emerald, Roma, Toowoomba and Townsville in 2016.

This year BPEQ staff will visit regional centres including Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Gympie, Mackay, Mount Isa and Rockhampton.

BPEQ registrar Kylie Mercer said the registration roadshows were important to engage and educate engineers and other stakeholders in the regions.

BPEQ registrar Kylie Mercer.

“A great deal of engineering work in Queensland occurs outside the south-east region, so these registration roadshows are important to provide education seminars about the Professional Engineers Act and Queensland’s registration scheme,” said Ms Mercer.

“An added benefit is that engineers have the chance to ask any questions they have about the legislation and registration; they can also claim the seminar time as continuing professional development.

“BPEQ takes the view that direct engagement with the profession is the best way to ensure engineers understand their legal obligations and I encourage employers and managers to make contact with BPEQ to arrange a seminar for their workplace or team.”

BPEQ has proposed the following schedule for its registration roadshows:

  • Mackay and Rockhampton – February 2017
  • Mount Isa and surrounds – February 2017
  • Gympie, Maryborough and Sunshine Coast – April 2017
  • Cairns and surrounds – May 2017
  • Longreach and surrounds – June 2017
  • Beaudesert, Esk and Gatton – September 2017
  • Bundaberg and Gladstone – October 2017