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Registrations open for ACT Engineers

Jane MacMaster, chief engineer at Engineers Australia, has announced she will step down in March.

Engineers can now apply for registration in the Australian Capital Territory as part of the Professional Engineers Registration Scheme.

The scheme applies to individuals providing professional engineering services in the ACT or for those working on projects for the ACT.

The first phase of registration has opened for those providing professional engineering services in the civil and structural areas of engineering.

The second phase is planned to open in July 2024 for professional mechanical engineers.

Registration for electrical and fire safety engineers will open in November 2024.

From 6 March 2025, all professional engineers will be required to be registered and will be subject to compliance and enforcement activity.

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Once an engineer has been granted registration they will remain registered for three years even if they change jobs. Fees are yet to be determined.

A public register will be established for registered professional engineers, and it will feature the name and registration details for each engineer, unless personal safety or national security grounds exist.

Engineers Australia has been approved as an assessment entity in the ACT to provide eligibility assessments on behalf of the ACT Government.

Compulsory registration for anyone providing professional engineering services enables significant enhancement of public safety and consumer protection.

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