Victorian-based engineers will soon be required to participate in a mandatory registration scheme being introduced by the Victorian government. The aim is to highlight the critical nature of engineering and increase public confidence in the profession. A similar registry currently exists in Queensland.
The Victorian government has been working closely with Engineers Australia on the registration scheme to ensure the complex nature of engineers’ work and the importance their role plays in safeguarding the general public remains at a very high level. They believe that it is particularly important in light of current and upcoming infrastructure projects such as the Metro Tunnel, West Gate Tunnel and the Level Crossing Removal Program.
The Victorian government have indicated that a long transition period would be necessary to the new scheme to avoid unwarranted disruption to both engineers and businesses.